South Lake Tahoe in Northern California is the adventurous heart’s dream come true. Beautiful and popular, both the California and Nevada sides of the South Shore are home to many hot spots that are must-visits for both tourists and locals alike. While Tahoe holds beauty all around, don’t just follow the herd; this resort town holds hidden gems that will reward the adventurous visitor. Here are a few treasures that are sure to make your next trip memorable.
Bijou Community Park is South Lake Tahoe’s true community park. The park offers a vast array of recreation opportunities to both residents and visitors alike but many don’t know about all that this park as to offer. While being home to a gorgeous dog park and community areas, the park is also home to an impressive BMX park, skateboard park, and a top rated disc golf course.
Don’t miss out on what this park has to offer:
- Basketball court
- Bike Park
- Fenced dog park, open to the public
- Historic railroad exhibit
- One of the top disc golf courses in the country
- Open meadow, great for walking or just relaxing
- Restroom / concession facility
- Skateboard park
- Two covered gazebos with barbecue pits
- Volleyball courts
The Hangar – Taproom & Bottle Shop
One of the newer additions to the area, the Hanger has become a fast fan favorite. This taproom and bottle shop that features an impressive list of 30 rotating taps of unique craft brews perfect for that relaxed vibe. The lawn holds a serene dog-friendly, fenced-in park so you can even bring your favorite pooch along for the day.
Glazed and Confuzed Tahoe Donut
From humble beginning at the Tahoe Beach Retreat Hotel to a prime location at the Bijou Center, Glazed and Confused Tahoe Donut has been making waves all over social media as the new trending local. This shop shows off a decedent list of specialty foods and donuts like the Foghorn Leghorn (2 Glazed Waffle Donuts, 2 Jumbo Fried Chicken Strips) or the John Ritter Apple Fritter. You are sure to leave here satisfied by both flavor and the presentation of these sweet treats.
Chambers Landing Pier Bar
Tucked away in West Shore, the Chambers Landing Pier Bar is an absolute needed stop on your next visit to the area. This location is rich with community history and the landing pier presents a second to none view of Lake Tahoe while you indulge in one of their signature Chambers Punch, a drink invented by the founder Rick Brown.
The daytime Social House at Heavenly Village is the go to place for their amazing gourmet sandwiches on fresh-baked bread, but the true treasure of this location shines by night. During the nightlife of Social House keep an eye out for the hidden 1920’s style speakeasy that serves handcrafted cocktails.