About South Lake Tahoe, California
South Lake Tahoe is a city located in El Dorado County, California, United States, in the Sierra Nevada mountains. It is the most populous city in the county with a population of 21,748 as of the 2024 census. The city is situated along the southern edge of Lake Tahoe, which is known for its clear blue waters, scenic views, and world-class outdoor recreational activities such as skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, golfing, and water sports. South Lake Tahoe has a hustle-bustle energy that you just don’t find in the other Lake Tahoe spots. The city offers a variety of ethnic cuisine as well as gourmet fare that’s influenced by the Lake Tahoe’s. Visitors can find sports outfitters and chic little stores where they can buy clothes for skiing, tanning on the beach, or bringing their A-game to a black-tie gala. South Lake Tahoe has a vibrant nightlife scene with concerts, performing artists, and weekly farmers’ markets. Places to stay range from upscale resorts to simple campgrounds, or visitors can try vacation rentals that let them create a little home away from home.