NORTH LAKE TAHOE, CA

Lake Tahoe was by far one of the most magical places we have ever been to! You are surrounded by snow-capped mountains, green grass, and the most beautiful crystal clear, blue water! Lake Tahoe is a place full of outdoor activities and adventures. If you are into hiking, biking, skiing, swimming, paddle boarding and boating then Lake Tahoe is the place for you. We are so excited to share with you some of our favorite restaurants, places to stay and things to do in Northern Lake Tahoe!

(Click on the links below to visit the website for each restaurant, bar, location.)

TOP RESTAURANTS

BREAKFAST:

  • THE LOG CABIN- The Log Cabin is a rustic, local, hot spot known for their delicious, homemade American breakfast. It is located near King's beach.

  • JAX AT THE TRACKS- Jax is a local Truckee diner that has amazing breakfast/brunch dishes. They have been featured on the Food Network, and they have amazing chicken and waffles, a laidback and welcoming atmosphere, and a great patio. 

 

LUNCH:

  • CHAR-PIT - Char-pit is a great lunch spot known for their juicy burgers, homemade milkshakes, and great outdoor seating. 

  • MARGS TACO BISTRO- Margs Taco Bistro is a Truckee hot spot known for their signature margaritas, tasty tacos, and an awesome outdoor patio.

 

DINNER:

  • PIANETA- Pianeta is a delicious Italian restaurant located in Truckee. It has a cozy, intimate atmosphere and excellent pasta dishes. Don't forget to make a reservation, because it books up fast!

  • TRUCKEE TAVERN AND GRILL- The Truckee Tavern and Grill is a modern spot featuring classic American dishes. They have a hip bar, signature cocktails, and great outdoor balcony seating. Make a reservation! 

 

TOP THINGS TO DO

GRAB A GLASS OF WINE AT A LOCAL WINERY:

  • TRUCKEE RIVER WINERY- Truckee River Winery is a super cute local winery with delicious wines, cheese plates, a super friendly staff and a fun atmosphere. They also have an awesome outdoor patio with lots of yard games such as bocce ball and corn hole. It's the perfect spot to spend the whole afternoon with friends!

  • UNCORKED - Uncorked is a hip wine bar in downtown Truckee with a variety of wines and great tasting options. You must try to the Rose! 

GO SHOPPING:

  • THE VILLAGE AT NORTHSTAR: The Village at Northstar has a variety of shops that is perfect for an afternoon of shopping! 

  • DOWNTOWN TRUCKEE: Downtown Truckee has a street full of unique and fun shops that you will want to check out!

IN THE SUMMERTIME:

  • SPEND THE DAY AT THE BEACH:

    • SAND HARBOR BEACH- Sand Harbor Beach is a popular Lake Tahoe beach that is in Nevada and has crystal clear blue water surrounded by snow capped mountains! You literally feel like you are in a movie! It’s great for boating, paddle boarding, kayaking, and hanging out on the beach! Get there early because the beach packs up! They have a great grill on the beach you can eat at for lunch and grab drinks! They also have a place you can rent paddle boards and kayaks from.

    • KINGS BEACH- Kings Beach is a great downtown public beach that is free! It gets packed but the water is pristine! You can rent paddle boards and kayaks! Also since it is downtown, you are surrounded by shops and restaurants.  

  • GO MOUNTAIN BIKING: There are numerous biking trails in North Lake Tahoe, so rent a bike for the day and hit the trails!

  • GO HIKING: There are tons of hiking trails in North Lake Tahoe ranging from easy to expert level.

  • GO GOLFING: Grab your clubs and hit up the luscious green golf courses of North Lake Tahoe. 

 

IN THE WINTER:

  • SPEND THE DAY ON THE SLOPES: 

    • NORTHSTAR: ​Northstar is an absolutely gorgeous ski resort for every level of skier! They also have a beautiful village filled with hotels, shops and restaurants. You can also use your Epic Pass at Northstar.

    • SQUAW VALLEY:  Squaw Valley Ski Resort is a one of the largest ski resorts in the US and was host of the Olympics in 1960. 

    • HOMEWOOD: Homewood is a smaller ski resort with lodging and restaurants on site. 

TOP PLACES TO STAY

-THE VILLAGE AT NORTHSTAR - The Village at Northstar is an awesome location to quickly get to the ski slopes or the lakes! There are a variety of hotels, condos and houses you can rent at the Village at Northstar, as well as a lot of restaurants, bars and shops you must check out. 

-TRUCKEE - Truckee is a cute town full of character, shops, restaurants, bars, and wineries. There are also numerous hotels and houses you can rent right in Truckee.

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