If you like to spend as much time at the blackjack table as you do sunbathing or skiing, South Lake Tahoe is your perfect vacation destination. It’s less laid-back than the more quaint North Lake scene, but still offers the chill mountain town vibe — just with a few more tourists and places to gamble. Plus, while North Lake tends to shut down pretty early (save for a few late night bars), the party at South Lake doesn’t stop until you decide it does.
That means you can spend your days taking advantage of the mountains and beaches, and your nights trying to win big at one of the many casinos on the Nevada side of town. In between all of the adrenaline-and-money chasing, be sure to check out these 16 spots, all of which have great food, good drinks, and many of which also offer awesome views of the lake.
Check out North Lake’s best eating and drinking options here.
Due to COVID-19, some of these spots may be temporarily closed and/or only offer takeout. Please check before you go. Many of these restaurants offer dine-in service both outdoors and, in some cases, indoors. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More