South Lake Tahoe combines a diverse selection of restaurants and a variety of shops with a general appreciation of the great outdoors.
- Heavenly Village Lake Tahoe: Big-name brands and local shops sit side-by-side in Heavenly Village, where visitors can pick up souvenirs, gear for the slopes and unique gifts. Good food and live music make it easy to while away an entire day here.
- Emerald Bay: A short drive out of the city, this inlet is located within the Emerald Bay State Park and is home to the historic Vikingsholm Castle.
- Cascade Falls: A short hike along the trail provides breathtaking views of this Tahoe waterfall as well as of the lake itself.