Lake Tahoe Area Guide

Lake Tahoe is California’s masterpiece. The basin of glistening waters and palatial mountains was formed out of calamitous volcanic activity and glacial works of art millions of years ago, giving rise to the astounding tourist attraction of today. Divided into North Lake Tahoe and South Lake Tahoe with equal parts gorgeous, Tahoe keeps locals and visitors occupied all year round. Ski resorts, warm-weather recreation, casinos, reputable nightlife venues, fantastic food, and perfect access to Reno, Carson City and Sacramento all make Lake Tahoe the ultimate vacation.


  • Population 21,388 (South Lake Tahoe)
  • Currency $1 U.S. = 100 cents
  • Opening hours General opening hours for stores are 10am until 9pm.


  • North Lake Tahoe Bonanza
  • Tahoe Daily Tribune
  • Tahoe Mountain News
  • Squaw Valley Times
  • Moonshine Ink
  • Emergency numbers: 911

Tourist Information

  • Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
  • 3066 Lake Tahoe Boulevard
  • South Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Phone: +1 530 544 5050
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