Samuel L. Clemens first visited Lake Tahoe in 1861. His impressions of this heavenly landscape are memorialized in his book Roughing It written using his pen name, Mark Twain. Justin Majeczky created the video Fairest Picture, which beautifully summarizes the raw emotion Twain conveys in his writings. Come visit Lake Tahoe and enjoy the majesty that inspired Twain’s tribute to this stunning lake.
Roughing It was published in San Francisco in 1872. Rich illustrations bring this volume alive with both the wondrous untouched nature of Nevada and California, and the interesting cross-section of humanity encountered by Twain. Roughing It contains Twain’s personal narrative of his travels as a vagabond between the years of 1861 and 1866, including his time visiting Lake Tahoe. Roughing It is available in paperback or for free online through the Project Gutenberg. Come visit Lake Tahoe and see for yourself.
Take all the kids sledding, the four-legged ones too, when you visit Lake Tahoe!
Tahoe Rim Trail – Kingsbury North Trailhead is an excellent place to take children, pets, and adults of all ages.
Located at one of the entrances to US Forestry land offering a multitude of sledding, tubing and riding options.
The parking is abundant and free. Bring a thermos of hot chocolate, a couple of camping chairs and capture the photos of a lifetime. Public restrooms are provided.
This location is not frequented by many tourists, so enjoy the serenity.
Perhaps you are interested in doing some snow hiking. Park your car, put on your snow shoes and enjoy the scenery along the Daggett Loop Trail.
If your preference runs toward motorized toys, this end of the road location is the perfect place to launch some fun.
You will find the Tahoe Rim Trail – Kingsbury North Trailhead at the end of Andria Lane. Bring your family and play a while!
Travel North on Highway 50 out of South Lake Tahoe into Nevada. Take a right on Kingsbury Grade/SR 207. About ¼ mile before you get to the summit, take a left on North Benjamin lane. North Benjamin becomes Andria after a couple blocks. You will be traveling through a neighborhood. Do not worry, you are going the right way. When you get to the end of Andria Lane you have arrived. Enjoy the forest and be sure to bring back with you everything that you brought in.
Make yourself a Chocolate Peppermint Holiday Cocktail when you visit Lake Tahoe.
Chocolate Peppermint Holiday Cocktail
1 ounce Peppermint Schnapps
2 ounces Creme de Cocoa
1 Candy cane
(crushed for rim)
1. Place candy cane in a plastic Ziplock bag and smash it into candy cane dust with a hammer. This is especially therapeutic after encountering a sullen 15-year-old female.
2. Rim two martini glasses with the crushed
candy cane pieces. I used simple syrup and was able to rim the glasses early in
the day before company arrived, but water works as well.
3. Add about 6 cubes of ice into a cocktail
4. Add the 3 liqueurs and water into the
cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Strain mixture into the two prepared
glasses and enjoy!
*You can also put these ingredients into a Hydroflask, shake, and enjoy. (Skip the crushed candy cane when using a Hydroflask.) This is especially nice while watching the New Years Eve fireworks at 9 pm on the Nevada side of the the state line.*
Lake Tahoe is a winter wonderland. Skiers and boarders are flocking to our alpine paradise now that most ski resorts are open for business. Perhaps you would rather spend the day building a snowman. Use this link to find both fee and free sledding options for snow bunnies of every size.
Basecamp Beer Garden is a casual beer establishment in the heart of the Casino Corridor of South Lake Tahoe. Its chill “hang out” vibe provides the perfect environment to make new acquaintances when you visit Lake Tahoe.
In the courtyard you will enjoy live music from the Airstream Music Stage every night during the summer, and when weather permits the rest of the year. Come partake of Open Mic Night on Monday and Wednesday evenings, at the indoor stage adjoining the taproom.
The beer flows unhindered at the Outpost Brewing Company. They offer a nice variety of beers, including a selection of their signature beers on tap and those from other local breweries. Service is always very friendly, and the Beer Garden is extremely well maintained. Check out Happy Hour, it will not disappoint!
The Outpost Brewing Company provides good bar food with interesting offerings. I recommend trying the Chicken Bratwurst, goat cheese macaroni, and Kombucha on tap. If you are only here for the beer, then grab an order of Pretzel Bites. You can thank me later.
Seating is abundant at the Basecamp Beer Garden. There is indoor seating at the bar, small tables, couches, and long communal style tables. Outdoor seating includes picnic tables, table groups of four or six, and clusters of lounging chairs surrounding the firepits and game areas. There is plenty of room for dancing in front of the Airstream Music Stage.
Basecamp Beer Garden is kid & pet friendly, so bring all your small family members. At the Outpost Brewing Company smoothies and hot chocolate are just what the kids are hoping for. Don’t forget the Pretzel Bites, a snack the whole family can appreciate. Free courtyard activities include corn hole, ping pong, and board games.
Parking can be a real drag around Basecamp Beer Garden, due to its popular location. If you are not staying at the hotel, I recommend you park at Harvey’s Casino across the street and walk over. Parking is not free but its safe and convenient. Most of the year, you can park in the rear lot of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for free. You will have to walk an extra block, but it’s Tahoe where the air is clean and the view is spectacular.
Basecamp Beer Garden & Outpost Brewing Company are tucked back on a side street right against the California/Nevada state line. Take Hwy 50 from South Lake Tahoe toward the Nevada state line. Turn left onto Stateline Avenue. You will find the Basecamp Beer Garden at the corner of Stateline Avenue and Cedar Avenue. The address for Basecamp Beer Garden & Outpost Brewing Company is 4143 Cedar Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, California.
Bring the entire family to Kahle Park when you visit Lake Tahoe. You will find something for everyone at this high mountain respite.
Kahle Park consists of 19 acres of lush Tahoe forest and meadow located adjacent to Highway 50 and Kingsbury Grade/SR 207. Kahle Park is home to the Kahle Community Center. If you are arriving in Tahoe via east Highway 50, this is the perfect rest stop for the whole family.
You will find the following amenities at Kahle Park:
Group picnic pavilion
2 Soccer fields
Bicycle & Pedestrian path to Nevada Beach
You will find the following amenities at Kahle Community Center:
Full gym with weight room and indoor running track
Kids club drop in classes
Air Hockey, Table Tennis, Foosball and Video Games
Kahle Park and Community Center is located 0.9 miles from the California/Nevada state line, in Nevada. Travel north from South Lake Tahoe on highway 50 for 0.9 miles. You will have just passed the Lakeside Casino on your left. Take the next right (at the light) onto Kahle Drive. You will see county buildings on the right, follow the drive into the parking lot of Kahle Park.
If it is a busy weekend, there is additional parking in the parking structure adjacent to the county buildings. Parking is free! Come enjoy our hospitality!
The Lake Tahoe ski season is officially open. Mt. Rose is traditionally the first ski resort in the Lake Tahoe area to open its lifts. With a base elevation of 8,260 feet, Mt. Rose is able to make snow that will last.
Up to 40% off for veterans and active duty military who book on Caesars.com during Veteran’s Day weekend!
Caesars Entertainment values the courage and sacrifice of United States active-duty military personnel and veterans. Caesars Entertainment will deduct an extra 10% off the price of your stay (in addition to any other sale or hotel deals applied to your reservations) at their many locations including beautiful Lake Tahoe.
Home of the South Shore
Room presenting top-notch entertainment for the past 50 years. This intimate
venue is the perfect place to catch a show, whether your taste runs toward
rock, blues, country or the classics.
Home of the new Hell’s Kitchen Restaurant. Internationally renowned chef Gordon Ramsay is opening his third Hell’s Kitchen restaurant right here in Lake Tahoe this winter. Harvey’s Resort & Casino is renovating the historic Sage Room for occupancy of the new Hell’s Kitchen. Now taking reservations for Hell’s Kitchen.
Hotel Discount: Military Discount is available at Caesars Entertainment participating hotels located within the US. Exclusions apply.
Looking for some mind-blowing fun on your next Lake Tahoe visit? Book an appointment with Trapped in Tahoe, where you have one hour to race against the clock and escape your fate, or not………
Escape rooms are interactive themed rooms that demand creative problem solving skills to conquer the challenge. Your host will give you a mission and place your team in the themed room created for your particular challenge. You must find hints, explore clues, find pass codes, and unlock hidden compartments all while working together as a team.
Feeling trapped and freaking out? There is an “Emergency Door Key” near the exit for just such an occasion. Although the themed rooms are very authentic, there are no live actors to jump out and startle you. Expect to spend 90 minutes at Trapped in Tahoe. There is a pre-game set up, the 60-minute game, and then a debrief after the game. Arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time. If you are late and your team has already begun the challenge, you cannot join them.
The cost is $30 per person, per experience, with a strict 24-hour refund policy. Children under six are free. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. All minors must have a waiver signed by their guardian. Each game will accommodate between four and ten people. Share the experience with friends and family by purchasing gift certificates online for Trapped in Tahoe.
Trapped in Tahoe is located one block east of Highway 50 in South Lake Tahoe at: 3320 Sandy Way, Suite 1, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96250. Make reservations online at: https://trappedintahoe.com/ or call 530-600-3882. You can also e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Make reservations at Gordon Ramsey’s Hell’s Kitchen on your next visit to Lake Tahoe.
Internationally renowned chef Gordon Ramsay is opening his third Hell’s Kitchen restaurant right here in Lake Tahoe this winter. Harvey’s Resort & Casino is renovating the historic Sage Room for occupancy of the new Hell’s Kitchen. The new restaurant will keep the best of the old room, including the wood beams that were hewn from trees cleared when the original Harveys was built in 1940.
If you love the Sage Room Steak House, no worries, the historic Sage Room will combine its culinary tradition with the flavors of 19 Kitchen & Bar. Steakhouse lovers will enjoy panoramic Lake Tahoe views from Harvey’s 19th floor.
vacationed in Lake Tahoe during 2018 and “fell in love” with the Tahoe
basin. “It’s a perfect location for a third Hell’s Kitchen restaurant.”
The restaurant will incorporate many recipes from Gordon Ramsey’s cooking show.