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A Dream Summer’s Day in Lake Tahoe

The magnetic beauty of Lake Tahoe pulls travelers to its shores throughout all seasons. But there’s something special about summer, when Tahoe’s snowy wilderness thaws into emerald-green hills and flower-filled meadows.

During these warmer months, the region offers opportunities for horseback rides through forested trails, swimming in Lake Tahoe, leisurely mornings on golden beaches and balmy evenings dining alfresco at waterfront restaurants.

In short, there’s a lot to pack in. So with that in mind, here’s how to spend your dream summer’s day here at our Famous Cabin vacation rental.


After a lazy breakfast in the relaxed surroundings of the Famous Cabin, pack towels, slip into your flip flops and stroll across the street to the golden sands of El Dorado Beach.

Wander along the shoreline with ice cream cones, hire bikes, or simply close your eyes and feel the warmth of the sun against your skin. With Tahoe’s laid-back summertime vibe, getting into a relaxed vacation mood feels effortless.

Looking to get a bit more active? Hire paddleboards from the rental shop right across the street (they offer discounts to guests of the Famous Cabin!), then spend the morning exploring Lake Tahoe on your own time.


Lake Tahoe’s hiking trails are yours to explore. Grab backpacks and picnics before heading out onto one of countless classic trails, including those at nearby Van Sickle Bi-State Park.

Climb steadily upwards through a rocky terrain of sun-dappled forest, with sweeping views of the lake as you hike towards the summit. Reach the higher spots and the only thing you’ll hear is the sound of birdsong and the crunch of pine needles beneath your feet.

After a more leisurely way to soak up the views? Hop on the Heavenly Gondola ride. Rise over 9,000 feet to the Observation Deck and gaze down across the entirety of Lake Tahoe. Be sure to grab photos for this truly Instagram-worthy moment!

Take a break and head back to the Famous Cabin – an entertainment paradise with Smart TVs in every room (all with cable and satellite), free WiFi, a wet bar, and game tables for foosball, pool, and poker.


As the sun fades, fit in a game of bocce ball at the Famous Cabin’s on-site bocce court, or book a sunset kayak session. But if you feel like taking things easy, wander down to the beach and watch the sun fizzle out into the lake while digging your toes into still-warm sand.

Later, fire up a beachside BBQ and grill up fresh seafood beside the lapping waves.

Looking for a more formal spot for dinner? You’ll find plenty of options minutes from the house. Make reservations at The Naked Fish for sashimi specialities and signature seafood rolls. Or grab tables at The Loft for an evening of live performance theatre and sumptuous Italian dishes in a funky, low-lit lounge.


Once appetites are satisfied, spend the rest of the night sipping cocktails and rolling dice at one of the local casinos. You’ll also find a wealth of buzzing bars and live music venues just minutes away from home.

Heading to Lake Tahoe for the Fourth of July? Be sure to end your night at the spectacular Lights on the Lake Fireworks. You can watch this dazzling show from the shoreline, but make things extra special and book yourself onto one of South Shore’s two Mississippi paddlewheelers.

From this unrivalled vantage point out on the water, you’ll get to see the night sky crackle with color before enjoying an evening of live entertainment. Without doubt, it’s the ultimate way to end an unforgettable summer’s day in Lake Tahoe.

Please visit or call us at 1-530-955-1004.

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