There is so much to do in the Tahoe-Truckee area, it can be daunting for visitors to try and figure it out on their own. With this Tahoe Guide, you don’t have to. We break it down for you by area — Truckee, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, North Shore, and West Shore — guiding you through a summary of what you can find in each community and its neighborhoods.

But first, we have provided you our top 5 links that we think are essential for any visit to the area. These are local services and activities that we don’t think we could live without!  Lastly, within each community, you’ll find important information about the area and what basic services are available, such as doctors, post offices, and banks. Don’t forget to check out our staff suggestions for some local favorites!


*** OUR TOP 5 – MUST HAVE LINKS For Summer 2014 ***

 North Lake Tahoe Summer Events - a comprehensive guide to EVERYTHING happening this summer.

Kayak and Stand-Up Paddleboard Rentals - the most popular way to get ON THE LAKE this summer!

North Lake Tahoe Water Shuttle - leave the car behind and dock hop in style!  Carries 12 passengers and 8 bikes!

Dining Options in North Lake Tahoe - find out the newest places to eat out or grab lunch to go!

Summer Activities 2014 - still looking for new ways to explore the area, check out our new Activity Guide!


North Shore Tahoe

The North Shore is composed of several communities, with Tahoe City and Kings Beach being the biggest. Both Tahoe City and Kings Beach have downtown areas with shops, restaurants, and community beaches…

North Shore Tahoe Guide


West Shore Tahoe

They don’t call the West Shore the “best shore” for nothing. With some of Tahoe’s most famous old mansions, picturesque beaches, and Old Tahoe neighborhoods, the West Shore is a local’s favorite…

West Shore Tahoe Guide



The gateway to Lake Tahoe, Truckee is also a must-see destination in its own right. A mountain town that grew with the railroad and lumber industries, Truckee retains many of its historic buildings and Old West charm…

Truckee Vacation Guide


Squaw Valley

A breathtaking valley with a lush meadow, meandering creek, and 9,000-foot granite peaks, Squaw Valley is a recreationist’s paradise…

Squaw Valley Vacation Guide

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