Sitting on Lake Tahoe’s northwest shore, Tahoe City is a small mountain town that draws a large crowd of visitors and is known for its relaxed atmosphere and small-town charm. The natural curve of the lake’s shoreline here makes for calm kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding conditions, as well as a great launch pad for boats at the Tahoe City Marina. There is a paved path that runs along the lakeside here, creating a space for scenic jogs, walks and bike rides.
Tahoe City was once a stop for those going to and from the Comstock Lode in the 19th century, and its historic heritage has been well preserved. It also served as a hub for hunting, fishing and logging due to the rich wildlife of the area. The outdoors provide a backdrop for skiing and mountain biking, depending on the season. Whether in the snowy winter or dry summer, visitors are drawn to Tahoe City’s quaint feel, as well as its dining and shopping options, year-round.
Tahoe City is located 15 miles off I-80, at the headwaters of the Truckee River. Follow State Route 89 south to the lake.