Pack the car, prep your playlist, and hit the road – Tahoe Awaits

On The Road Again

From one-day adventures to thousand-mile journeys, Lake Tahoe is the perfect spot to finish, start, or travel through on your road trip.

Scenic views of Emerald Bay from the Road Sunset from Cave Rock Winter Driving in South Lake Tahoe


Off The Beaten Path

There’s a plethora of fun hikes and bike rides to take within the Tahoe Basin, but we recommend setting aside some time for a short drive to some of the more remote sections of our area. Roar into spring by seeing the many waterfalls like the five-hundred-foot Horsetail Falls west of Echo Summit. In the summer, sing your way through the wildflowers on Carson Pass or fall in love with autumn by leaf-peeping in Hope Valley.

A road trip is all about the journey and does not need to end once you get to Lake Tahoe

The sun is out. ☀️
The temperature is 60°F.
Ready to go to the beach?

Day Trip Your Heart Out To Adventure

Escape the mundane. Explore the hidden gems. Experience real communities. Get up close and personal to natural wonders. How? By going on a road trip! Using Lake Tahoe as a base camp, you can take a dip in the same hot springs as Mark Twain. Visit the state park where the 1st European settler spotted a Giant Sequoia. Or, combine it with a bigger excursion on one of the many classic routes like the Rural Nevada road trip.

Virginia City Nevada
Virginia City, Nevada

Situated on the shores of Lake Tahoe and surrounded by the massive peaks of the Sierra Nevada, Lake Tahoe is the perfect base camp for day trip adventures. For history buffs or just those curious about the Wild West, a trip to the historic wooden boardwalk streets and re-enacted shoot-outs of Virginia City are a must. Sore from all those hikes and slopes you conquered? Well, just a short drive from the Tahoe Basin are a handful of world-class hot springs like the 1862 David Walley’s Hot Springs where Mark Twain was “relieved of pain and gained in spirit.”

Roads were made for journeys, not destinations.


Have a week or more and want to make a REAL road trip out of it? Lake Tahoe is in the center of a myriad of options. Get some elbow room by heading east onto LIFE Magazine’s “Loneliest Road In America” and see things like the Sand Mountain Recreation Area. Sample Northern California’s iconic attractions by heading west. You can enjoy Napa’s legendary wine. See iconic Yosemite National Park. And even act out the intro of Full House by taking in the Golden Gate Bridge. Lovers of high alpine beauty must pencil in a trip on Highway 89. Throughout its 250 miles, you’ll get a little bit of everything from history to scenery.

Base Camp Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is the perfect spot to setup shop for adventure. Enjoy world-class dining alongside quick to-go options. Deep dive into Tahoe’s roaring history by visiting century old places like the Tallac Historic site. Take in all the views by land, by sea, AND by air.

Motorcycles on the road by Lake Tahoe

Take ALL Of Tahoe In From A Motorcycle

Looking for another way to experience Tahoe? Consider a motorcycling outing! A cross-country adventure on two wheels can be miserable with weather-related issues, long dull straightaways, and not much to see. But, an excursion to and around Tahoe is perfect. You can leisurely take in the sights. Enjoy the open road at a slower pace. Instead of being in a giant metal box of a car that’s removed from nature, you will hear, see, and smell everything that is Tahoe.

Tahoe on Two Wheels

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