If you have booked a vacation rental in South Lake Tahoe or are looking for South Lake Tahoe vacation rentals, you may also be looking for local area information as well. Especially if it is your first time visiting the area! Luckily, the wonderful folks at our Visitor Authority, Tahoe South, put together this great infographic that breaks down the top ten things you need to know about our beautiful town.
First thing you should know when booking South Lake Tahoe vacation rentals is that you are about to stay in a town that is home to the largest Alpine lake in North America. It is 22 miles long and could fill 60.2 MILLION Olympic pools. That is a lot of water folks! The deepest point, not on this infographic, is 1,644 ft. Word to the wise, if this is your first trip staying at a vacation rental in South Lake Tahoe, that is a LOT of water and it is VERY cold. Hence the term, alpine lake. What this means is that before you take off for a long morning swim as you would in warmer waters, let your body acclimate. There are a lot of people who end up drowning due to their body going into shock in the icy cold waters.
We also are lucky enough to have 274 sunny days a year. Even when there is snow on the ground, there is likely sunny blue skies. So don’t forget your sunscreen when booking a vacation rental in South Lake Tahoe. You can still burn in the win
If you are planning on spending part of your time in South Lake Tahoe vacation rentals and the other part at a campsite, you are in luck. There are 1,307 camp sites around the basin. There are some out in the wilderness allowing you to enjoy peace and quiet and connect to nature. There are also several in town, meaning you can walk to the lake and local businesses with ease. Several of our vacation rentals in South Lake Tahoe are nestled among the trees which means you can take a mini hike out the back door and camp over night close by! Speaking of hiking, there are over 200 trails. Hike, bike, walk, run, whatever your poison is, if you love the trail life, you have options.
Last, but not least, the highest peak in the area is 7.5 Empire State buildings tall. Even if you don’t intend on taking on 10,881 ft of elevation, lake level is still pretty high up. To ward off elevation sickness, stay hydrated, eat carbs and take it easy depending on how extreme your symptoms.
For more information on South Lake Tahoe vacation rentals, feel free to give us a call! We have a variety of South Lake Tahoe vacation rentals to choose from!