Thanksgiving at Lake Tahoe

By: Sam Pinsky

Are you the type of person who enjoys being in the center? If so, South Lake Tahoe is where you’ll want to go for your next Thanksgiving getaway. With Heavenly Mountain Resort at your doorstep, an ice rink in the Heavenly Village, and plenty of nearby trails to explore, you’re in for an unforgettable Lake Tahoe Thanksgiving on the South Shore. Zip over to Zephyr Cove Resort for a sunset walk on the beach, enjoy a lakeside dinner, and cruise on the waters of Lake Tahoe via the M.S. Dixie II. The south shore will ensure you get all the trimmings and some more for leftovers.

If you’re planning to visit Lake Tahoe for the Thanksgiving holiday, you’re in for a treat!

Many of our local restaurants get into the spirit and offer their variations on the traditional meal. Delicious sides, decadent desserts, and lakefront (or mountain) views are all served up to help you and your family create your best Thanksgiving memories yet. Here are some of our top picks for the best Thanksgiving dinner in Lake Tahoe for you and your guests:

Lakeview Dinner at Riva Grill at Ski Run Marina - Brand USA / LTVA
Lakeview Dinner at Riva Grill at Ski Run Marina – Brand USA / LTVA

Lake Tahoe Thanksgiving By the Water

Sage Room inside Harveys Tahoe
Sage Room, Harveys Lake Tahoe

Thanksgiving at Lake Tahoe’s Luxurious Casino Dining Options

A Lake Tahoe Thanksgiving Indoors

If you rent a vacation home in South Lake Tahoe and would prefer to cook your Thanksgiving dinner, a turkey from Overland Meat Company makes the perfect centerpiece. Plus, they also have bacon.

Whole Foods can provide a take-and-bake Thanksgiving meal that’s scrumptious AND healthy for those wanting to stay in. For a fully catered meal with all the fixings, Cork & More will fit the bill. The Lake Tahoe Chart House has Prime Rib or Turkey family meals available to pick up hot on Thanksgiving and they have Thanksgiving options at the restaurant.

Happy Holidays!

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