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Lake Tahoe Local Guide

Discover All There Is to Do In the Area

Welcome to Margaritaville Resort Lake Tahoe, where the serenity of island life meets the excitement of mountain adventure. Located in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, our resort is your gateway to both relaxation and exploration. Whether you’re looking to explore the mountains, spend a day on the lake, or simply soak up the stunning scenery, we’ve got it all. Dive into the ultimate Lake Tahoe experience with endless activities and breathtaking views, all just steps from your door. Your perfect escape starts here at Margaritaville Resort Lake Tahoe.

  • Lake Tahoe Summer Guide

  • Lake Tahoe Beaches

    Lake Tahoe beaches are gorgeous with amazing high-alpine scenery to match the serious beach scene around the shore. You’ll find miles of sandy beaches throughout Lake Tahoe that cater to every taste.

    Explore Lake Tahoe Beaches
  • Scenic Gondola Ride

    Walk out of your guest room door and over to a 2.4 mile ride up in the Heavenly Mountain Gondola with breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Tahoe.

    Heavenly Mountain Summer Activities
  • Golf

    Add 10% distance to your drive in the crisp, high altitude air. Golfing in Lake Tahoe is under some of the bluest ski you've ever had over your head.

    Lake Tahoe Golf Courses
  • Kayaking

    Lake Tahoe is known for its deep blue, crystal-clear waters, epic alpine views and 300+ sunny days per year making it a world-class kayaking destination.

    Kayak Rentals & Tours
  • Hiking

    Hike up glacier-carved granite slopes, find hidden waterfalls, top out on summit peaks, and discover alpine meadows painted with wildflowers. Lake Tahoe hiking boasts an extensive network of backcountry hiking trails that is sure to lead to your happy place.

    Lake Tahoe Hiking Trails
  • Entertainment and Nightlife

    As the sun sets, meander down to our lobby for some live music and good vibes. We neighbor casinos, speak easys and late-night options! Whether you prefer a lively night out or a relaxing night in, South Lake Tahoe's vibrant nightlife has something for everyone.

    South Lake Tahoe Nightlife
  • Lake Tahoe Fishing

    Tahoe’s waters are where the California state record Mackinaw was caught, weighing in at a whopping 37 pounds. Book a charter to increase your chances to catch the big one. Explore the many streams, rivers, and alpine lakes to land that trophy fish. From catch n’ release to catch n’ eat, Lake Tahoe and the surrounding waters will provide oodles of fish to catch and even more memories to bring back long after you leave.

    Lake Tahoe Fishing Guides
  • Heavenly Village Center & Shopping

    Walk over to Heavenly Village and enjoy the community of shops, eateries, and entertainment in the heart of South Lake Tahoe. Enjoy over 40 shops, a movie theater, mini golf, ice skating, spa and wellness, and more.

    The Shops at Heavenly Village
  • Hot Air Balloon Rides

    For a truly enchanting experience, take to the skies in a hot air balloon. Marvel at the sunrise or sunset over Lake Tahoe and the surrounding mountains while drifting serenely above the landscape.

    Lake Tahoe Balloons
  • Boating

    Lake Tahoe boating is a popular hobby around here and there are launch ramps all around the lake to prove it. Explore marinas, boat rentals, boat tours, and more.

    Boating, Marinas, Rentals & Launching
  • Mountain Biking

    Got a passion for pedaling? Whether you prefer dropped bars to dropper posts, you’ll find plenty of adventure at Lake Tahoe. Discover dirt trails, smooth pavement, technical climbs, swoopy turns, and exhilarating descents.

    Mountain Biking Trails
  • Zip Line

    Take in one-of-a-kind views of Lake Tahoe, Mt. Tallac, and Pyramid Peak as you race down Heavenly's 1,000-foot-long zip line.

    Heavenly Mountain Summer Activities
  • Scenic Drives

    Take a leisurely drive around Lake Tahoe, also known as America’s Most Beautiful Drive. At 22 miles long and 12 miles wide, Lake Tahoe is North America’s largest alpine lake. The lake contains enough water to cover the entire state of California to a depth of 14 inches. You can begin your travels at any point along the 72-mile route around the lake.

    The Most Beautiful Drive in America
  • Paddleboarding

    Lake Tahoe is one of the clearest, largest, and deepest alpine lakes in the entire world, making it the perfect place to paddleboard.

    Lake Tahoe Paddleboarding Guide
  • Cultural Exploration

    Lake Tahoe has more than its fair share of natural beauty, and when you want to take a piece home with you, stop by some of our favorite art galleries.

    Art Galleries in South Lake Tahoe
  • Dog-Friendly Activities

    If you think you’ll love Tahoe (you will), just imagine how much your dog will.

    Lake Tahoe: A Dog's Paradise
  • Axe and Dart Throwing

    Enjoy classic axe and dart throwing with a high tech twist. Walkable from our resort, and guaranteed to be a good time.

    Tahoe Axe and Darts
  • Comedy, Music & More

    Enjoy a night out filled with laughter, music, and unforgettable memories.

    Upcoming Events
    • Lake Tahoe Winter Guide

    • Ski & Snowboard

      Nestled at the base of Heavenly Mountain, your guest room is just a short walk to the Gondola. In addition to Heavenly in our backyard, Lake Tahoe is home to the highest concentration of ski resorts in the country within a 100-mile radius. With over 300 days of sunshine a year and over 500 inches of snow annually, the only thing missing is you and your goggle tan.

      Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts
    • Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing

      Cross-country skiing here dates back to the mid-1850s when famed skier Snowshoe Thompson carried mail across the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Over 160 years later, cross-country skiing still thrives in South Lake Tahoe.

      Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing
    • Sledding & Tubing

      There are multiple sledding hills, walkable from your guest room! If you forgot a sled, pick one up at Joe Merchant's on your way out.

      Sledding & Tubing Hills
    • Snow Biking

      With a frame specifically designed to fit around wider, squishier tires, you can ride a Lake Tahoe Fat Bike comfortably on snow, sand, and all the variable conditions in between.

      Fat Bikes in Tahoe
  • Snowmobiling

    Experience a thrill as you snowmobile Tahoe and cruise through the powder at your own speed and level of adventure. South Lake Tahoe snowmobile companies offer rides from gentle, circular tracks through meadows with peekaboo lake views, to cruising along the Tahoe Rim trail with expansive views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra that contrast the glistening white snow against the sapphire blue of the lake.

    Alpine Snowmobiling Adventures
  • Ice Skating

    Enjoy the Heavenly Village Outdoor Ice Skating Rink, located in the middle of the Heavenly Village, surrounded by local shops and restaurants.

    Heavenly Village Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
  • Dog-Friendly Activities

    If you think you’ll love Tahoe (you will), just imagine how much your dog will.

    Dog-Friendly Activities
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