The North Shore of Lake Tahoe is comprised of several communities, between Tahoe City and Kings Beach, including Dollar Point, Carnelian Bay, Cedar Flat, and Tahoe Vista. Both Tahoe City and Kings Beach have popular downtown areas with shops, restaurants, and community beaches. Tahoe City, which calls itself “the heart and soul of Lake Tahoe,” sits above Commons Beach, home to a popular playground and the Foothills Farmers Market in the summer. A brand new bike bath connects Commons Beach to the east end of town that goes all the way to Dollar Hill or follow it south towards the West Shore all the way to Sugar Pine State Park.
A vacation rental or ski lease in Tahoe City or Kings Beach (or any area in between) lets you easily explore all of the North Shore and puts you within minutes of recreational activities and shopping and dining. The area ski resorts of Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, and Northstar are all within a 10-15 minute drive.