Destination guide

You want it? South Shore's got it

Think of a dream vacation. Any dream vacation. Then head straight to South Shore, Lake Tahoe, because whatever it is you're after, it's there. South Shore has got more going on than the whole of the rest of the Sierra Nevada put together. Whether you're looking for water sports, snow sports, hiking, biking, beaches, shopping, casinos, nightlife, or culture, a South Shore vacation rental's got it all and more. Add perfect weather and those signature Sierra Nevada mountain views into the mix, and you'll quickly realise you're on a winning streak with this one.

Things to do

The jewel in South Shore's crown

South Shore has a reputation for its beautiful places and people, and the jewel in its crown is Emerald Bay. The bay itself is a national landmark, and it's surrounded by its very own state park. You can take on board the architectural grandeur of Vikingsholm, or scuba dive among the protected wrecks out in the bay itself. Most first-timers on a South Shore vacation rental can't believe their good fortune in finding a place like this, and if you want to see how far you can push that luck, the casinos just over the state line can help you out.


Eeny, meeny, miny, moe

If you're looking to get active, your only problem is going to be deciding what to do first. In the winter, South Shore dishes up some of the best ski resorts in California. Fast-forward to the summer, and you can sun yourself on the beaches, swim in the cool waters of Lake Tahoe, or push the boat out, literally. Hikers and bikers have got miles of trails, while if your preferred pursuits are more in the indoor line, you can shop till you drop, hit the bars, or stick it all on red at one of the nearby casinos.


Fear not, your apres-ski is safe

South Shore is known for its dedication to the fine art of the apres-ski. But you can't have an apres-ski without a ski, and you're going to need plenty of the white stuff for that. Fortunately, a South Shore vacation rental will deliver regular dumps of snow in the winter, before following it up with the sorts of summers that dreams are made of. They tend to be hot and mostly dry, but the temperature can drop off considerably at night, so don't forget to stick a jacket in your suitcase.

Natural features

Because South Shore can't stand to be second best

South Shore likes to do everything bigger and better, so it's no surprise that it's nestled up against the southern edge of the largest alpine lake in North America. Lake Tahoe is unbelievably massive, and is home to all kinds of wildlife, including California golden trout and an occasionally unpopular tribe of beavers. Oh yes, and then there are the views. Set in the Sierra Nevada mountains, there's a whole lot of snow-capped eye candy about, and plenty of mountain creatures to go with it. Keep a beady eye out for those black bears.

Where to stay around South Shore?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,918 vacation rentals near South Shore. From 1,610 Houses to 437 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near South Shore for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in South Shore?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in South Shore. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • California: 52,666 vacation rentals
  • South Lake Tahoe: 2,738 vacation rentals
  • Truckee: 3,936 vacation rentals
  • Incline Village: 2,216 vacation rentals
  • Tahoe City: 3,075 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in South Shore! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in South Shore?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in South Shore:

  • South Lake Tahoe: 2,738 rentals
  • Truckee: 3,936 rentals
  • Incline Village: 2,216 rentals
  • Tahoe City: 3,075 rentals
  • Kings Beach: 3,212 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to South Shore?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in South Shore are:

  • Carson City, NV (CSN): 1,621 vacation rentals
  • Lake Tahoe Airport (TVL): 2,887 vacation rentals
  • Minden, NV (MEV-Minden-Tahoe): 2,348 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in South Shore?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in South Shore. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Sand Harbor: 4,674 rentals
  • Emerald Bay State Park: 2,285 rentals
  • Lakeside Beach: 3,508 rentals
  • Heavenly Village: 1,976 rentals
  • Resort at Squaw Creek Golf Course: 4,278 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around South Shore listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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