The North Lake Tahoe area is made up of several charming mountain towns that dot its northern shoreline. Kings Beach and Tahoe City are the most popular downtown areas for shopping and dining, but there are tons of hidden gems in between. Renting an Airbnb in North Lake Tahoe gives you an excellent home base for exploring all the lake has to offer, as well as scenic trails and slopes nearby.
Things To Do Near Your North Lake Tahoe Rental
North Lake Tahoe cabins have a pretty sweet backyard. And some have great views, like this Kingsbury vacation rental. Not only is Lake Tahoe just down the road, but your vacation rental is also close to rugged mountain trails for hiking or snowshoeing, paved bike paths for pushing a stroller or family biking, ski slopes in all directions, and scenic mountain golf courses. This list of things to do in Lake Tahoe can help you plan activities by the season.
Explore Lake Tahoe on the Water
If you’re staying in a North Lake Tahoe rental this summer, you should definitely rent a kayak or paddleboard and get out on the water. It’s a surreal experience to float on the crystal-clear water and watch huge, house-sized boulders pass by you below. Fun fact, Lake Tahoe is known for its water clarity and you can see to a depth of about 60 feet. Renting a powerboat or jetski is always another fun option. Families will have a blast wakeboarding or tubing!
Boat Inspections – Protect Lake Tahoe!
Before launching a boat, you’ll need to get it inspected for aquatic invasive species. Inspections are mandatory and help prevent invasives like quagga mussels from entering beautiful Lake Tahoe and the surrounding waterways. Be sure to plan ahead and visit TahoeBoatInspections.com to learn how to prepare for your inspection. Note that the Lake Forest Launch Ramp and Alpine Meadows Inspection Station are the closest locations to North Lake Tahoe rentals.
Discover Tahoe’s Public Beaches
No matter what time of year, spending time on Tahoe’s public beaches is always a treat. In the summer, soak up the sun and splash around with kiddos in the shallows. In the winter, bundle up and bring a mug of cocoa to watch the sunset behind the snow-capped peaks.
Check out this guide to Tahoe’s public beaches to find a beach close to your North Lake Tahoe Airbnb or Vrbo. With over 40 public beaches surrounding the lake, there are many options to choose from, several of which are pet-friendly and allow dogs. Parking can be tough in summer, which is why we love being able to walk or e-bike to the beach from North Lake Tahoe vacation rentals like this one in Kings Beach.