Tahoe is an amazing place to visit for so many reasons. Topping the list are about an infinite number of ways to get outside and enjoy the unparalleled splendor of nature. During the summer there is swimming and hiking, while winter brings with it some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the country. But there are so many things that go off the radar that will change the way you vacation in Tahoe once you discover them. The following are three of the best off the beaten path Tahoe attractions that the locals love.

Secret Harbor Beach

As the name would suggest, this Tahoe beach is one of the best-kept secrets in town. You can enjoy everything you love about the lake from its crystal-clear waters to its lush alpine surroundings, but this secret beach offers the feeling as if it was put here just for you. There are few places that offer more peace and beauty. You can also take a short hike to Secret Harbor Cove, which provides a spectacular view of towering cliffs over this beautiful lake. Find it on the east side of the lake along route 28 about 3 miles north of its intersection with Highway 50.

Marlette Lake

If Marlette Lake was anywhere else in the world, it would be the talk of the town. But this lake lies right beside one of the most incredible lakes in the world in Lake Tahoe, so it gets a bit overshadowed. But it is absolutely gorgeous and worth a visit. It sits within a crease of this massive mountain range, providing for some of the most incredible scenery in the area. It takes a bit of getting to through a 5-mile hike from Spooner Lake, but it is totally worth it, as you cannot find beauty and seclusion like this anywhere else in Tahoe.

Hit the Trail Less Traveled

Hiking is among the top activities in Tahoe, but many of the trails are so popular that you could have to fight against some crowds. If you are looking for something less hectic and just as beautiful, look to Round Top Lake Trail. This intermediate hike takes you through many of the personalities of Tahoe, from subalpine forest to stretches above the tree line where you can take in some truly majestic views. Find the trailhead by taking Highway 88, and subsequently following the Woods Lake Campground Road.

The Best Vacation Rentals to Go with It All

While they are not necessarily off the beaten path, the vacation homes provided by Tahoe Signature Properties provide another massive list of reasons why you will love vacationing in Tahoe. Enjoy the elegance and luxury of the living room filled with high furnishings, the kitchen with top of the line appliances, the dining room with charming décor, and the bedrooms with amazing beds. With the perfect blend of luxury and comfort, these homes and condos make for the perfect place to rest and to spend time with loved ones. Contact us today to book one of our beautiful vacation rentals and to learn more about Tahoe attractions!

When people think of Nevada, of course it is the famous Las Vegas strip that comes to mind. But with one visit to Lake Tahoe and the Sand Harbor park in particular, your perception of this amazing locale will shift entirely. Here you will find some of the most potent natural beauty and recreational opportunities that this amazing world has to offer. Here are some reasons to visit Sand Harbor in Tahoe on your next vacation.

Activities, Activities, Activities!

It would be quicker to name the activities you cannot do at this amazing lakeside location. If it involves a lake, you can do it here! Boating, fishing, picnicking, kayaking, swimming, hiking and scuba diving are just a few of the countless activities that will keep you busy at Sand Harbor.


There are many events throughout the year at Sand Harbor. One of the most notable of these events is the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. Not only will you enjoy the many plays that take over the beach, but the incredible background naturally provided. There are countless more events celebrating everything from art and history to music!

One of a Kind Beauty

If you find yourself on one of the beaches here, you might think you were in the south pacific, due to the cool blue waters and the white sands. This perception will fade quickly in the shade of massive mountains and lush forest. There is nothing quite like this contrast of beautiful beach and incredible wilderness. Simply admiring it will result in an unforgettable day.

Every Type of Weather

Each season offers unique weather and consequent beauty. The summer months offer the most comfortable temperatures with highs ranging from the 60s to 70s, making it the perfect time for your lake activities. The fall offers cool temperatures and incredible scene of changing leaves. The winter offers one of the most picturesque landscapes in the world, with white capped tress and snowy mountains. And of course, the spring offers wonderful temperatures and brilliant colors.

Wonderful Accommodations Nearby

You can find some of the most beautiful real estate and vacation homes in the Sand Harbor area. So when you are not enjoying the immense beauty of the natural landscape, you can enjoy the unparalleled comfort and beauty of the countless amazing vacation rentals that speckle the area surrounding Lake Tahoe.

There is plenty more where that came from! If you want to immerse yourself in some of the most incredible natural beauty, while also enjoying the comforts of world class vacation rentals, then Lake Tahoe and Sand Harbor in Tahoe is where you will find what you are looking for. Click here to book some of our nearby rentals, including Kings Beach!