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Tahoe City, California Travel Guide

Perched on the west side of the crystal-blue Lake Tahoe, at the headwaters of the Truckee river, Tahoe City is one of the best towns in all of Northern California. Full of charming culture, funky bars, beautiful views, and good eats, tourists flock to Tahoe City year-round. With over 15 feet of annual snowfall and also 300 days of sunshine, there truly is not a bad time to visit. It’s consistently ranked as one of the best ski towns in America, one of the best places for 4th of July fireworks, and one of the top mountain biking destinations in the United States. With all there is to do, you’ll be much more concerned with dodging crowds than staying entertained.

Things to Do in Tahoe City, California

Come summertime, Tahoe City is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. On the lake, try your hand at wakeboarding, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding. Off the lake, go mountain biking, zip lining, hiking, and take a stroll along the Beach Commons Park. In the wintertime, use Tahoe City as a home base for your skiing adventures to nearby resorts. Also, Tahoe City has a history dating back to the Gold Rush, so there’s a few great museums celebrating the region’s cultural heritage. Once the sun sets, Tahoe City is known for its outdoor concerts, breweries, and classic American eats.

Best Time to Visit Tahoe City, California

It depends what you're after! While many people would argue that summertime is pretty unbeatable here, Tahoe City is a cozy and quiet winter wonderland if you're fond of cold weather activities.

Price and Availability Index in Tahoe City

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Tahoe City is in July, while the cheapest month is in November. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Tahoe City is in the high season in July. Tahoe City has its low season in November, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Tahoe City tends to be Wednesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Tahoe City tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The weather in Tahoe City

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Tahoe City. The warmest months in Tahoe City are July and May, when temperatures reach 90 ˚F. The coolest month is February, when temperatures drop to 6 ˚F. The wettest month in Tahoe City is January with 21.29 inches of rain, while the driest month is December with 0.48 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Tahoe City

Choose the perfect accommodation for your trip at AllTheRooms.com. We aggregate Airbnb, VRBO, Homeaway and more. We have 1093 vacation rentals, hotels and other accommodation types in Tahoe City ranging from budget options to luxury places to stay. A trip to Tahoe City can be affordable - our lowest price accommodation is available at $11 per night. The average price of accommodation in is $289 per night.

If you need an internet connection during your stay in Tahoe City, then you can choose from over 831 places to stay that provide WiFi internet. We have 7 accommodations that come with a breakfast included. Choose from 30 places to stay that provide gym facilities, so you won't miss a single workout. Driving to Tahoe City? Then choose one of the 688 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. 157 accommodations come with a pool or jacuzzi

Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 278 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

AllTheRooms aggregates vacation rentals, hotels and other unique accommodation types from 7 providers in Tahoe City, including 400 places to stay from Airbnb, 372 accommodations from VRBO and 63 places to stay from Homeaway

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