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Things to do in Tahoe City

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Hotel
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“Go early, grab a table on the deck in the summer. Outstanding views of Lake Tahoe. ”
  • 116 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“This is EVERYONES favorite place for breakfast. Grab a coffee from the West Shore Market just across the street while you wait! ”
  • 99 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Great bread and pastries! Highly recommended. Half off bread and some pastries from 3-4pm”
  • 74 locals recommend
Bar
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“Classic bar and grill with a rustic flare right next to the Truckee River in Tahoe City. Full menu with great draft beer selections and great atmosphere. Popular spot with the locals. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“High-end destination for sophisticated, seasonal Californian cuisine, plus Lake Tahoe views.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Bar
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“Longtime, lakefront place with a patio for New American fare with Californian & Hawaiian flavors.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Tahoe City movie theater, usually only 2-3 showings a day. Call or check online to see what is playing. Beer and wine available.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great food, terrific wine list, beautiful views. Definitely one of our favorites in the area. Note: the photo by Airbnb is terrible - this is actually a really nice room with outstanding view of the lake. ”
  • 51 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Well stocked little grocery with good coffee, great sandwiches and fun curiosities. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“A great breakfast place in the heart of Tahoe City. A short drive from kings beach, but good food and cool atmosphere and friendly staff. Always busy so call ahead to check if there are wait times!”
  • 41 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Waterside spot featuring a bi-level patio with live music & seasonal American surf 'n' turf dishes.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great place to grab a beer. The food is pretty good as well and they usually serve food pretty late. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“If you are looking for local, organic, ingredients, then New Moon is your grocery store. Recently expanded and our local provider for organic food grown close to home.”
  • 20 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Highly recommend the pulled pork! Yum! Family friendly with great views of the lake (and heated outdoor seating!)”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
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“Want to hang at a more gritty local bar? This is the place...pool, shuffleboard, lots of TV's for sports and good times.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Museum
“History of the Tahoe area and the Truckee river. Pictures of pre-historic looking Mackinac trout for the fish loving.”
  • 14 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Hotel
“Go early, grab a table on the deck in the summer. Outstanding views of Lake Tahoe. ”
  • 116 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“This is EVERYONES favorite place for breakfast. Grab a coffee from the West Shore Market just across the street while you wait! ”
  • 99 locals recommend
Bar
“Classic bar and grill with a rustic flare right next to the Truckee River in Tahoe City. Full menu with great draft beer selections and great atmosphere. Popular spot with the locals. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Restaurant
“High-end destination for sophisticated, seasonal Californian cuisine, plus Lake Tahoe views.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Bar
“Longtime, lakefront place with a patio for New American fare with Californian & Hawaiian flavors.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food, terrific wine list, beautiful views. Definitely one of our favorites in the area. Note: the photo by Airbnb is terrible - this is actually a really nice room with outstanding view of the lake. ”
  • 51 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“A great breakfast place in the heart of Tahoe City. A short drive from kings beach, but good food and cool atmosphere and friendly staff. Always busy so call ahead to check if there are wait times!”
  • 41 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Waterside spot featuring a bi-level patio with live music & seasonal American surf 'n' turf dishes.”
  • 34 locals recommend

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