Escape to Alpine Paradise in the Sierras on a Lake Tahoe Vacation
The largest alpine lake in all of North America is also revered as one of the most gorgeous places in the world. Whether it's globally renowned skiing and snowboarding, or hiking and river rafting you crave, Lake Tahoe vacation rentals at WorldMark South Shore put you in the middle of it all. Home to famous ski resorts like Heavenly, Sierra, and Homewood, mile after mile of pristine scenery everywhere you turn makes Lake Tahoe a destination for anything you can do outdoors. Of course, with tasteful travel comes great style, so the shopping, restaurants, and casinos are equally impressive.
A natural national treasure, few places in the world compare to the staggering beauty of North America's largest alpine lake. The deep blue waters reflect the sky from an elevation over 6,000 feet, as the jagged, snowcapped Sierra Mountains surround the water in every direction. When not savoring the space and quiet of the Lake Tahoe vacation rentals at WorldMark South Shore, take it all in on a paddle wheel cruise, hike lakefront trails, or soar above it all on a hot air balloon ride. If you visit in winter, no stay is complete without hitting the slopes. The Sierras are home to more than a dozen ski resorts, Heavenly being one of the most famous. Less than five miles from your mountain suite, the park boasts 97 runs of varying difficulty. Other standouts include the TransWorld Top 10 Superpipe at Sierra, and SKI Magazine favorite, Homewood. At the end of the day, treat yourself to the Lake Tahoe tradition of all-you-can-eat sushi at Sato, or play a few hands at Montbleu Casino.
Cafe Fiore Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 1992, just 7 tables fill the candlelit dining room of this romantically intimate Northern Italian restaurant. In the summer you can sit on the patio as well. Everything on the menu is sublime, but make sure you save room for the decadent desserts!
Evan's American Gourmet Cafe The epitome of Sierra dining, many consider this restaurant to be the finest in South Lake Tahoe. Global cuisines marry in every stunning plate, crafted from the freshest ingredients available. Recent highlights include Roast Cervena Venison with Pinot Demi, and Scallop Quenelles with Lobster Cream.
Fire and Ice Build the meal of your dreams, whether you crave American, Latin, Asian, Italian – or all four! This Lake Tahoe mainstay is an all-you-can-eat diner's fantasy, with everything from Cajun, Tex Mex, and Mexican, to Szechuan, Thai, creamy alfredo, and crispy calamari.
Sato Restaurant All-you-can-eat sushi is a Lake Tahoe tradition, and few places do it better than this South Shore staple. You can order as many of whatever handrolls, nigiri, and specialty rolls you desire. Standouts include the Mount Tallac, Dynamite, Ninja, and Party Girl rolls.
Sushi Pier Another hot spot in contention for the best all-you-can-eat sushi in Tahoe, here you'll find a more intimate, family-owned approach to service and cuisine. Dinners are reasonably priced with tongue-in-cheek specialties based on the movie Reservoir Dogs, like the beef-centric Mr. White roll.
Apricot Lane Boutique Bringing only the hottest big city trends and striking styles to Lake Tahoe, there's no place better to find popular apparel in the area. Whether you're looking for form-fitting jeans, tasteful bling, dainty handbags, or head-turning shoes, it's all right here!
Big 5 Sporting Goods No place does a leading national sporting goods store belong more than Lake Tahoe, where there's every kind of outdoor recreation all year. Outlets average 11,000 sq-ft., fully stocked with equipment and apparel for skiing, snowboarding, biking, hiking, fishing, golf, and more.
Factory Stores at the Y Where Highway 50 meets State Route 89, you'll find all the bargains you're looking for at the “Y”. Major local and national retailers with outlets here include Blue Willow, Apricot Lane, Pearl Izumi, Izod, Sunglass Hut, Styles for Less, and Nine West.
Ski Run Marina A South Tahoe gathering place and landmark since it was built in 1939, here you'll find an eclectic selection of art galleries, boutique shops, delicious restaurants, and water sport rentals, all to the festive sound of live entertainment.
The Shops at Heavenly Village Events like a Fine Art Festival and Summer Concert Series color this scenic shopping center at the base of the Heavenly Gondola. There's also an ice-skating rink, mini golf course, Serenity Spa, Rocket Fizz, and Earthbound Trading Company.