Thanksgiving at Lake Tahoe

By: Lake Tahoe

Are you the type of person that enjoys being in the center of it all? 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 make sure you get all the trimmings and then some more for leftovers.

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

For those wanting to stay in, Whole Foods can provide a take and bake Thanksgiving meal that’s scrumptious AND healthy. For a fully catered meal with all the Fixin’s, Cork & More will fit that bill. The Lake Tahoe Chart House has Prime Rib or Turkey family meals available to pick up hot on Thanksgiving. Echo Restaurant inside the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel has all your traditional favorites.

Happy Holidays!

Check out Lake Tahoe on Instagram

Summer Visit Lake Tahoe App Footer

Start Planning

Plan Your Trip Today!

Make planning easy with this guide to all the must-see vistas, must-eat dishes and must-experience attractions.

Plan Your Trip