How to Spend 48 Hours in North Lake Tahoe
North Lake Tahoe is the ideal destination for a vacation no matter what time of year you choose to visit. While there is a ton to do in this small mountain town, it is the perfect destination for a relaxing vacation in our Tahoe weekend rentals!
If you are visiting during the summer, then be sure to check out the town’s best spots for hiking and swimming.
Eagle Rock is one of the most popular hiking trails in North Lake Tahoe because it is short but offers a fantastic view. There is a parking lot at the start of the trail which brings you to the top of Eagle Rock. Once you reach the top you will be rewarded with stunning views of the lake and the surrounding mountains.
Another popular hike is the Tunnel Creek Trail because it has some of the best views of the lake. The trail starts at the Tunnel Creek Café and immediately starts to climb. The trail is 4.7 miles long and is also popular among mountain bikers, so be aware of bikes as they sometimes come barreling down the mountain. The trail is uphill the entire way but offers stunning views when you reach the top.
If you want to cool off after a day of hiking, Commons Beach is one of the most popular beaches on the north side of Lake Tahoe. This beach is perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and watching the sunset with plenty of space for kids to run around and have fun. There are picnic shelters with BBQ grills if you want to have a cookout and every Sunday during the summer the beach puts on a free concert series.
If you are visiting Lake Tahoe during the winter, North Star is one of the most family-friendly ski resorts in the area with a diversity of runs, including beginner runs and black diamonds. The resort recently went through a $30 million upgrade, so it is a top-of-the-line ski resort and there is plenty of snow even on warm days. One-day adult passes for North Star cost $120.
After a day of skiing, head over to Truckee for some of the area’s best dining. This former railroad town is now an upscale hippie ski town and has some of the most unique cuisine in the Tahoe area. For a beautiful view of the lake, try the Cottonwood Restaurant. Housed in a historic ski lodge, Cottonwood is known for its giant Caesar salad.
Another restaurant to try in the area is Trokay. This restaurant serves French-inspired locally sourced cuisine and is famous for its venison with sunchoke. If you are looking for after dinner nightlife, stop by Moody’s Bistro Bar & Beats. This bar serves cocktails and live music until 1 a.m.
Stay in Tahoe Weekend Rentals
After a long night of exploring North Lake Tahoe, our luxury vacation rentals are the best place to come back to and relax. Each rental is thoughtfully designed to make your vacation as relaxing as possible and have all the amenities you need to make your vacation perfect. For more information on our Tahoe weekend rentals or a short term rental in Truckee, please contact us.