Tahoe Vista Recreation Area

Lake Tahoe

Join the locals at the lawns and marina here.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Lake Tahoe attractions

2. Kings Beach State Recreation Area

1.24 MILES

In summer much of the action focuses on Kings Beach State Recreation Area, a 700ft-long beach that often gets deluged with sun-seekers and water rats. You…

3. North Tahoe Regional Park


North Tahoe Regional Park, at the northern end of National Ave, has hiking, biking, snowshoeing and cross-country ski trails, a disc-golf course and nice…

4. Crystal Bay Casino

2.57 MILES

Crossing into Nevada, the neon starts to flash and old-school gambling palaces appear. You can try your luck at the gambling tables or catch a live-music…

5. Tahoe National Forest

3.54 MILES

This forest can be accessed from Truckee; it features some great hikes leading you around Donner Summit.

6. Mt Rose Wilderness

5.41 MILES

This wild, dramatic and mostly treeless mountain sits just northeast of Lake Tahoe. The protected wilderness area is a popular destination for hikers and…

7. Watson Cabin

6.79 MILES

A few blocks east of the bridge over the Truckee River, this well-preserved 1908 settlers’ cabin made from hand-hewn logs is one of the town’s oldest…

8. Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park

6.92 MILES

Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park is the east shore's biggest draw with beaches and hiking for all. Summer crowds splash in the turquoise waters of Sand Harbor…