Things to do in North Lake Tahoe

Take a walk on the quieter side ~ North Lake Tahoe, CA

The Area

A calming effect ~ That moves beyond just the water

Scenic strolls. Calming waters. Unblemished trails. And unforgettable views. Just another day in the life around the sunny shores and majestic landscapes of InvitedHome’s North Lake Tahoe rentals. Yes, there is a commanding peacefulness up in this part of the lake, one that inspires a sort of serenity that you and your family may have never quite reached before. Maybe it’s the surroundings or maybe it’s just the laid-back pace, but what you can be sure of is that North Lake Tahoe is its own little piece of vacation perfection.

The Neighborhood

By the bay ~ Or in the hills

Whether you choose a chalet by the bay, a modern-day cabin in the woods, or a discreet, secluded estate, North Lake Tahoe vacation rentals offer a little bit of something for everyone.  With plenty of quiet and secluded neighborhoods in the hills, by the lake and beyond, selecting the right rental should be as easy as the easy-going community in which it is nestled. Simply find the locality that most embodies the spirit of your next Tahoe vacation.

What to Do

It’s not all lazy relaxation ~ But it is less crowded

While you could easily waste the day away - and many happily do - just sitting by the lake or basking in the comforts of your beautiful, spacious surroundings, there’s still plenty to do in North Lake Tahoe should you and your family get that itch. Up around these parts, there’s plenty of casinos, watersports, museums, ski and hiking trails all just a short drive away.


Diamond Peak is the closest - and most exciting - ski area, complete with an ever-evolving terrain park, tree-lined trails, and cross-country and downhill skiing with a view. Learn more


From wakeboarding and waterskiing to fly fishing or just enjoy a peaceful meal as you take a sunset cruise, there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy the north side of the lake. Learn more


Why not get to know the very area that brings you so much joy a little better? Simply choose from the many museums, tours, and historic sites that make northern Tahoe so unique. Learn more

America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride

The name says it all, as you experience that fresh mountain air and crisp scenery while you bike all around the lake at this popular event. Learn more

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

With outdoor amphitheater surroundings as beautiful as the scenery and costumes on the stage below, enjoy a performance by the lake unlike any other. Learn more

Autumn Food & Wine Festival

An annual event that attracts foodies and oenophiles from all over, experience seasonal cuisines, lavish wine pairings, and various competitions and seminars. Learn more

Where to Eat

Keep it casual ~ Or dine in high-end delight

Dining around the North Lake Tahoe area can not only be a delicious occasion, but an other-worldly experience. Whether you’re just looking for a quick bite and beer or to make it an entire, high-end evening, there are plenty of culinary treats just a short trip from your North Tahoe vacation rental.


Frequented by happy vacationers and locals alike, this North Lake Tahoe institution has been serving up their world-famous, charbroiled burgers in Kings Beach since 1962. Learn more

Drunken Monkey

If you crave a little Asian-style fare, head to this unique lounge setting for some deliciously fresh seafood, sushi and sake, all skillfully prepared and affordably priced. Learn more

Fifty Fifty Brewing Co.

An award-winning craft brewery and restaurant, here you’ll find refreshing suds and tasty local cuisine in a lively atmosphere in the town of Truckee. Learn more

Jake's on the Lake

For high-end dining right on the waterfront, Jake’s combines scenic views, imaginative cuisine and an upscale atmosphere that embodies a mountain-aloha spirit. Learn more

Moody's Bistro and Lounge

Located in an old historic Truckee hotel, enjoy live music and locally sourced ingredients in a casual setting at this popular North Lake Tahoe hotspot. Learn more

The Soule Domain

A local favorite for more than 30 years, this upscale restaurant combines flavors from all around the world to create an intimate atmosphere that will get you in the mood. Learn more

Getting Around

Leave the car at home ~ Or just travel in style

  • Should you be traveling by private pilot or other charter-based services, your fastest air option will be Truckee Tahoe Airport.
  • Once you have landed, the North Lake Tahoe Express offers VIP shuttle service to various locations in the North Lake Tahoe area. 
  • Vacationing sans automobile? Let North Tahoe Limousine take you around town in their first-class fleet. 
  • Please note: With an elevation of more than 6,200 feet, the beauty of scenic North Lake Tahoe can be deceptive. Pack plenty of water, sunscreen and snacks before you head out for the day.