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Tahoe Information

 

Weather

The average daily temperature in June is around 12.8°C (about 55°F). Check the current local forecast here.

Currency

The official currency in Tahoe City is the US Dollar.  Click here for currency conversion.

Credit cards are widely accepted throughout the United States, and ATMs are readily available. Be aware that there may be a fee for ATM cash withdrawal and possible foreign transaction fees on credit card usage. Ensure you inform your bank before traveling abroad. It is advisable to exchange some cash before traveling to the United States.

Electricity

Electricity in the United States is 120 Volts at the standard frequency of 60 Hertz. The standard power sockets in the United States are Type A and B. If you travel with a device that does not accept 120 Volts at 60 Hertz, you will need to bring a voltage converter with you. You may also need a plug adapter if your appliance's plug has a different shape.

Attractions

Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, straddling the border of California and Nevada. It’s known for its beaches and ski resorts. Blue as a topaz and circled by majestic peaks, this High Sierra gem straddling the California-Nevada border is a bucket-list essential. Summer brings out the water toys—sailboats, stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, and almost anything that floats. There's no shortage of activities and fun when the weather heats up in Lake Tahoe.

Emerald Bay State Park
Emerald Bay State Park is a state park of California in the United States, centered on Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay, a National Natural Landmark. Park features include Eagle Falls and Vikingsholm, a 38-room mansion that is considered one of the finest examples of Scandinavian architecture in the United States.

Golfing in Lake Tahoe
With nearly as many golf courses as ski resorts, Lake Tahoe is a duffer’s paradise—not to mention that the views are alpine knockouts. Courses snake through glacially carved valleys, trim the edge of the lake, and meander links-style through tall conifers.

Hiking in Lake Tahoe
Hikers will find it easy to indulge their inner naturalist in Lake Tahoe. Glacier-carved granite slopes, snowmelt waterfalls, and wildflower-painted meadows are just a taste of what’s in store. Whether you choose to bag a 10,000-foot/3,000-meter peak or take a leisurely stroll along the shores of Emerald Bay, you’ll find stellar alpine vistas that will have you Instagramming nonstop.

Kings Beach
Lake Tahoe named Kings Beach after card shark Joe King, who won the town site from George Whittell nearly a century before poker had a cult cable-TV following. Kings Beach is kick back, in fact, this stretch of North Lake Tahoe wrote the book on mellow kick back. Sunny Kings Beach State Recreation Area is known as the “banana belt” of the North Shore because of almost nonstop sunshine making it a prime spot for anyone with a beach towel, especially large groups and families who like the easy parking and walking distance to grab-and-go eateries.

Truckee
Up and over the hill from Lake Tahoe’s north shore, Truckee offers an easy base for an adventure-filled trip. Historically a logging town, Truckee was also the site for major railroad construction in the 1860s. Today, its Old West-style downtown has morphed into an artistic hub, with historical sites and appealing boutiques and galleries. This creative culture earned Truckee the designation of a California Cultural District in 2017.
 

Visit the Tourism Bureau website for more information on traveling to Tahoe City.