Welcome to Tahoe
South Lake Tahoe has activities for all ages and seasons.
We would like to share with you some of the activities and attractions our family enjoys close to our home at 1800 Gentian Circle in South Lake Tahoe.
Please remember that when heading out early in the morning or arriving home later at night to BE AS QUIET AS POSSIBLE so as to not disturb our neighbors. Thanks!
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We hope you enjoy your time while staying in our home whether you are there for activities or leisure!
Cynthia and Dan
Please also remember to be BEAR AWARE. If you leave food in your car, the bears can smell it and may try to access it. When you get back to the house, please be sure to clean out anything that smells yummy to the bears.
DINING AND ENTERTAINMENT
Heavenly Village Cinemas (530)544-1110
1021 Heavenly Village Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
This is really the only movie theater in town, it’s nothing special but it is conveniently located in Heavenly Village, and on a day when the lifts shut down, it offers a welcome distraction.
There are some local theatre productions, you may check with the Lake Tahoe Community College http://ltcc.edu or with the casinos.
There are a few casinos at Stateline, NV, just a 10 minute drive from our house. They have restaurants, bars and concert venues. Montbleu has some great steak dinner specials during the weekdays at their Ciera restaurant if you get their players card. It is where the ski instructors go after a long day on the slopes to recharge!
Montbleu (888)829-7630 https://www.montbleuresort.com/
55 Hwy 50, Lake Tahoe, NV 89449
Other casino information may be found at:
There are also casinos in Reno, which is about a 45 minute drive from the house. They often have theatre productions as well as concerts.
Heavenly Village offers the occasional concert or other activity.
For dining, we have enjoyed the following places:
The Loft at Heavenly is a newly opened restaurant which also has a small theater where you can see a magic or burlesque show. We took our family to the magic show and everyone from age 6 to over 60 enjoyed it. The food at the restaurant was surprisingly good! The night of a magic show, a magician will make his way to people’s tables to perform slight of hand tricks.
You can make reservations for The Loft at :
The Chart House (775) 588-6276 392 Kingbury Grade, Stateline, NV 89449
This is your usual Chart House with a great view and salad bar. The menu is extensive and the service prompt and friendly.
Scusa Italian Ristorante is where the locals go for date night, and it happens to be very close to our house! Our daughter swears it offers the best ice cream for dessert! (530) 542-0100 http://www.scusalaketahoe.com/
2543 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Riva Grill On the Lake (530) 542-2600 http://www.rivagrill.com/
900 Ski Run Blvd, Ste 3, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
This restaurant is in the marina and has a nice view of the lake. It is a fun place for tacos in the bar and has special pricing during some days and evenings including Woody Wednesday which offers drinks at half cost. The food is classic upscale touristy, and gets good reviews. We enjoy sitting in the large bar area.
Base Camp Pizza (530)544-2273 http://basecamppizzaco.com/
1001 Heavenly Village Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
We like this place for a few reasons. First, the location at Heavenly Village, next to the gondola makes it so very easy to access following a day on the mountain. Secondly, there is almost always live music and games for young and old alike. Third, the pizzas are quite tasty and original. Lastly, who doesn’t like to sip beer from a mason jar next to a fire pit?
Blue Dog Pizza (530)541-0123 or (530) 541-0813 http://bluedogpizzatahoe.com/
2556 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
4000 Lake Tahoe Blvd, A1, South Lake Tahoe, CA
This is a top pick for pizza and they deliver! I know people who go there a few times during a week’s stay.
Himmel Haus (530)314-7665 http://himmelhaustahoe.com/
3819 Saddle Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
This is a very casual place, with board games to keep the family entertained. It is located just down the street from the California entrance to Heavenly and offers traditional German fare. We love how casual and family centered it is.
Macduffs Pub (530)542-8777 http://macduffspub.com/
1041 Fremont Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
If you have worked up an appetite for some good Scottish Food, the Shepard’s Pie is great here. The servings of everything are piping hot and wash down well with one of the local brews. This place is very casual and fun, with a sports bar/pub atmosphere.
Taqueria Jalisco (530)541-6516 3097 Harrison Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
If you are looking for a large take out meal or very casual taqueria, this is our favorite so far. The pricing is beyond reasonable for the amount of food they serve and it is very tasty! Their menu is on a two large whiteboards when you arrive, but they can tell you the menu over the phone. We like to place an order over the phone and pick it up 10 minutes later.
Fire and Ice (530)542-6650 https://www.fire-ice.com/locations/lake-tahoe-ca/
4100 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA
This restaurant is part of the Marriott Timber Lodge next to the Gondola at Heavenly Village. What we like about it is that you can sit outside next to a large fire pit while enjoying a beverage or a hot chocolate. The restaurant serves a Mongolian BBQ that is a fun, quick meal. If you have children, you might be able to coax a few coloring pages and crayons from the Marriott’s kids club.
Additional websites to assist you in planning for your activities during your stay in Lake Tahoe are listed below. They include information regarding activities and restaurants. Some also offer coupons.