South Lake Tahoe travel guide

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You're Going to Love South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe is the largest city in El Dorado County, California. It's also a stone's throw from Nevada and attracts thousands of tourists each year.

The area is the perfect destination for those who want to have access to the kind of casinos and entertainment for which Nevada is well known. You can also enjoy the wild landscapes and climate that make California one of the most pleasant vacation destinations.

South Lake Tahoe is home to a few resorts that combine luxurious hotels and casinos. Between the casinos, the ski slopes, and the lake, your itinerary will be packed!

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When to Visit South Lake Tahoe

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The winters can be cold, but the warm and dry summers are characteristic of the weather you will find in California. Traveling to South Lake Tahoe during the winter is ideal if you are into skiing, but there are more outdoors activities in the summer if you are more interested in the lake and state parks.

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Where to Stay in South Lake Tahoe

Most of the hotels and resorts are located in the eastern section of South Lake Tahoe. The Heavenly Mountain Resort, Lake Tahoe Resort, Harrah's Lake Tahoe, Harvey's Lake Tahoe, the Montbleu Resort, and the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino are right on the state line between California and Nevada. If you want to be closer to the lake and marina, the Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge & Spa, the Postmarc Hotel and Spa Suites, or the Alder Inn are better options.

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The Cost of Living in South Lake Tahoe

Shopping Streets

The best place to shop in South Lake Tahoe is the Tahoe Crescent V Shopping Center located on the state line and near the main hotels and resorts. You will find some art galleries inside of the shopping center, sporting goods stores, clothing stores, and a food court. You should also check out the Factory Stores at the Y if you like shopping at outlet stores. Here, you will find Big 5, Van Heusen, TJ Maxx, and other clothing stores.

Groceries and Other

If you stay at one of the main hotels on the state line, you will find a Raley's inside of the Tahoe Crescent V Shopping Center as well as different smaller convenience stores in the area. There is a Kmart located in the western portion of the city. The cost of groceries is slightly above the national average since the cost of living in California tends to be a little higher. You should expect to pay $3.38 for a gallon of milk, $1.78 for a dozen of large eggs, and $6.99 for a pound of ground beef at the local Raley's.

Where to Eat in South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe is primarily known for offering an upscale traditional American dining experience. Your hotel or resort will probably have its own dining spot, but make sure you check out Nephele's, Evan's American Gourmet Cafe, and LewMarNel's Steaks & Spirits. An upscale meal should cost at least $40 to $50. There are many more affordable dining options in the area if you are not looking for a luxury experience. Make sure you stop by Sprouts Cafe for an original take on healthy food, Jalisco Grill if you enjoy Mexican fast food, and Dough Custom Pizza. You should be able to find fast-food meals between $10 and $20.