Healthy Travel Information

Updated January 14, 2021

Our destination spans both California and Nevada. As we navigate the challenges of a pandemic it is important for visitors to be aware of the different restrictions and requirements between the two states and counties.

Currently, the Nevada side of Tahoe South is open to travelers with COVID precautions in place. For more information go to Nevada Updates.

Currently, the California side of Tahoe South is open to travelers with COVID precautions in place under the Purple Tier of the state’s reopening plan. For more information go to California Updates.

Tahoe South Ski Resorts are currently open. For more information go to Ski Resort Updates.

Nevada Updates

On Nov. 24, Governor Sisolak’s increased restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19 went into effect, and will last through Jan. 15 and will then be re-evaluated. Find more information on the video HERE.

Nevada’s state mask mandate requires individuals to wear a facial covering or mask while in public.

Lodging

  • Lodging properties are open on the Nevada side of Tahoe South with new protocols and procedures in place. It is recommended to understand those policies prior to arrival and plan accordingly. Please contact accommodations directly for information and availability.
  • Tahoe South Lodging.

Restaurants

  • In Stateline, NV, onsite indoor dining, with 25 percent maximum seating capacity, tables, or customers seated a minimum of 6 feet apart, are open. Bar tops and bar areas remained closed, but bar beverages may be served at tables. Customers waiting to dine must wait outside and maintain a minimum of 6 feet distance. Many establishments may require advance reservations. Party size at restaurants is limited to 4 people.

Additional modifications include:

  • Retail – max 50% capacity indoors
  • Casinos (including bar tops) – max 25% capacity indoors
  • Indoor Venues (Galleries, Movie Theaters, Bowling Alleys & Arcades) – max 25% capacity indoors
  • Outdoor Venues (Galleries, Zoos, Mini Golf, Amusement Parks, Climbing Walls)
  • Gyms & Fitness Centers – max 25% capacity indoors
  • Personal Care Services (nail and hair salons, tattoo parlors) – max 25% capacity indoors
  • Massage Therapy Studios – max 25% capacity indoors

California Updates

On Tuesday, Jan. 12, the California Department of Public Health announced that El Dorado County, along with neighboring counties in the Greater Sacramento region are moving back into the Purple Tier of the state’s reopening plan effective immediately.

Lodging

Hotels and lodging are open with modifications. Hotel fitness centers can be open outdoors only with modifications. Indoor pools, hot tubs, saunas, and steam rooms must remain closed.

Additionally, the Travel Advisory remains in effect.

The following sectors will have additional modifications in addition to 100% masking and physical distancing:

  • Outdoor recreational facilities: Allow outdoor operation only for the purpose of facilitating physically distanced personal health and wellness through outdoor exercise, without any food, drink or alcohol sales.
  • Retail: Allow indoor operation at 25% capacity, and 50% of capacity for standalone grocery stores, with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in the stores. Additionally, special hours should be instituted for seniors and others with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
  • Shopping centers: Allow indoor access at 25% capacity with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in the stores. Additionally, special hours should be instituted for seniors and others with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
  • Restaurants: Outdoor dining with modifications and takeout are allowed.
  • Wineries and Tasting Rooms – are open outdoors with modifications.
  • Bars, breweries, and distilleries – that do not serve meals are closed.
  • Movie Theaters – closed

City of South Lake Tahoe Guidance

Ski Resort Updates

The State of California Department of Public Health released Outdoor Recreation guidance on Dec. 1 that includes ski resorts. Find that guidance HERE. Key Takeaways:

  • California ski resorts can remain open, with outdoor facilities only, no food and beverage allowed for on-site consumption.
  • Despite the Stay Home Order, resorts can continue to operate per the Governor’s office
  • California resorts are already implementing this guidance

California has also strengthened its face covering guidance to require individuals to wear a mask whenever outside their home, with limited exceptions. Read the full announcement HERE.

The City of South Lake Tahoe is enforcing the statewide mask mandate. Fines of up to $500 for businesses and up to $100 for people failing to wear a mask in public. More information

RESOURCES

News

Tahoe South Visitors Center

  • Email info@LTVA.org
  • Phone (775) 588-4591, available daily except holidays, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Misc.

  • Winter Driving
  • Tahoe Care Tahoe lake-wide effort encourages the following tips to keep all healthy and safe while traveling including go big on distancing, masks matter, plan to change plans, no germs or anything else left behind, expect closures and sniffles, stay home.

Local Public Health Departments

Barton Memorial Hospital: Information; Barton’s COVID-19 Clinical Health Line at 530.600.1999

California Department of Public Health

Center for Disease Control & Prevention:

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Business Meets Pleasure

Extraordinary gatherings, no ordinary place. Let Tahoe South energize your meeting, retreat, or gathering.

Inspire your event participants with gorgeous, mind-clearing surroundings and year-round recreational activities that make Tahoe South a natural choice for collaboration.

Tahoe South boasts 10,000-plus rooms in walkable resorts, luxurious lodges, and mountain cabins. With more than 20 meeting and convention properties and approximately 100,000 square feet of meeting space, there’s a location just right for your needs—be it for a secluded, high-level corporate retreat or a flexible, multi-event convention.

A full-service destination

A gathering at the South Shore of Lake Tahoe—the largest alpine lake in North America—will give your attendees a chance to recharge from big-city life while remaining well connected with the services you need. Destination management companies, business services, event planners, party rental companies, and transportation outfits are ready to assist.

You’ll find state-of-the-art technology for event presentations and flexible, interactive space for freewheeling collaboration.

versatile off-site activities

As the ultimate “un-meeting” meeting destination, Tahoe South offers fresh solutions to accommodate your social agenda, too. Indoor and outdoor dining options range from value choices to elegant catered affairs, including acclaimed cuisine at resorts and restaurants. Charter the Tahoe Paradise yacht or plan a sunset dinner cruise aboard the M.S. Dixie II. Host a night at a casino show. Book a land tour to historical places including nearby Genoa and Minden, Nevada.

Destination Tahoe Meetings & Events can assist in planning a corporate social-responsibility activity, from stuffing backpacks for kids in need to maintaining hiking trails.

Meetings and Activities Jackpot

Come for meetings, stay for the fun. Whether you’re extending your trip for the evening or the whole weekend, there is plenty of day and night activities within walking distance from your hotel. Six full-serve marinas and miles and miles of shoreline provide access to a myriad of lake activities, including kayaking, paddleboarding, powerboats, fishing, and yoga on the beach. Three winter resorts and plenty of trails provide hassle-free access to snow recreation such as skiing, snowboarding, and sledding.

Golf, hike, ride horses and tour aboard off-road vehicles, bicycles, winter sleighs, and snowmobiles. Rope courses and zip lines await at Epic Discovery at Heavenly Mountain Resort. Enjoy the scenery from a hot air balloon or the gondola from Heavenly Village.

Attendees can try their luck at the casinos or relax at one of several resort spas. Brewery tours and historic sites like the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion or the Vikingsholm Castle all add to the list. Participants can shop at local boutiques, stroll through art galleries, or gear up at sports shops.

Easy airport access

Catching a morning flight to get to an event or to recreate on the same day is doable. Seven airlines serve Reno-Tahoe International Airport, with 130 daily flights from across the US and Guadalajara, Mexico. South Tahoe Airporter can shuttle your attendees to seven resort hotels in a comfortable one-hour drive, or arrange for their door-to-door private shuttle service. A number of other transportation services provide more options to get you to your location.

Additional flights are available through Sacramento International Airport, about a two-hour, gorgeous drive from Tahoe South. San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland airports are a scenic three to four hours away. Corporate-executive travelers and general aviators can touch down at Lake Tahoe Airport, less than 15 minutes away.

Perfect for Meetings Year-Round

Summer and winter are the liveliest months for Tahoe South when the calendar is full of ways to celebrate the seasons. Spring and particularly fall provide a quieter time to savor the destination to its fullest.

Planning a successful event that offers a full array of professional facilities and diverse entertainment options requires a truly unique destination. You’ll find that destination at Lake Tahoe’s South Shore—a rare blend of excellent meeting facilities, abundant recreational opportunities, and awe-inspiring scenery coupled with professional business services and the friendly mountain hospitality for which Tahoe South is known. The natural beauty of Lake Tahoe has a way of refreshing and renewing people, encouraging them to consider business opportunities from a new perspective. Ideas begin to take shape. Suddenly, you’re thinking outside the box—because you’re out of the box. Good ideas come naturally on the South Shore.

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Business Meets Pleasure

Extraordinary gatherings, no ordinary place. Let Tahoe South energize your meeting, retreat, or gathering.

Inspire your event participants with gorgeous, mind-clearing surroundings and year-round recreational activities that make Tahoe South a natural choice for collaboration.

Tahoe South boasts 10,000-plus rooms in walkable resorts, luxurious lodges, and mountain cabins. With more than 20 meeting and convention properties and approximately 100,000 square feet of meeting space, there’s a location just right for your needs—be it for a secluded, high-level corporate retreat or a flexible, multi-event convention.

A full-service destination

A gathering at the South Shore of Lake Tahoe—the largest alpine lake in North America—will give your attendees a chance to recharge from big-city life while remaining well connected with the services you need. Destination management companies, business services, event planners, party rental companies, and transportation outfits are ready to assist.

You’ll find state-of-the-art technology for event presentations and flexible, interactive space for freewheeling collaboration.

versatile off-site activities

As the ultimate “un-meeting” meeting destination, Tahoe South offers fresh solutions to accommodate your social agenda, too. Indoor and outdoor dining options range from value choices to elegant catered affairs, including acclaimed cuisine at resorts and restaurants. Charter the Tahoe Paradise yacht or plan a sunset dinner cruise aboard the M.S. Dixie II. Host a night at a casino show. Book a land tour to historical places including nearby Genoa and Minden, Nevada.

Destination Tahoe Meetings & Events can assist in planning a corporate social-responsibility activity, from stuffing backpacks for kids in need to maintaining hiking trails.

Meetings and Activities Jackpot

Come for meetings, stay for the fun. Whether you’re extending your trip for the evening or the whole weekend, there is plenty of day and night activities within walking distance from your hotel. Six full-serve marinas and miles and miles of shoreline provide access to a myriad of lake activities, including kayaking, paddleboarding, powerboats, fishing, and yoga on the beach. Three winter resorts and plenty of trails provide hassle-free access to snow recreation such as skiing, snowboarding, and sledding.

Golf, hike, ride horses and tour aboard off-road vehicles, bicycles, winter sleighs, and snowmobiles. Rope courses and zip lines await at Epic Discovery at Heavenly Mountain Resort. Enjoy the scenery from a hot air balloon or the gondola from Heavenly Village.

Attendees can try their luck at the casinos or relax at one of several resort spas. Brewery tours and historic sites like the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion or the Vikingsholm Castle all add to the list. Participants can shop at local boutiques, stroll through art galleries, or gear up at sports shops.

Easy airport access

Catching a morning flight to get to an event or to recreate on the same day is doable. Seven airlines serve Reno-Tahoe International Airport, with 130 daily flights from across the US and Guadalajara, Mexico. South Tahoe Airporter can shuttle your attendees to seven resort hotels in a comfortable one-hour drive, or arrange for their door-to-door private shuttle service. A number of other transportation services provide more options to get you to your location.

Additional flights are available through Sacramento International Airport, about a two-hour, gorgeous drive from Tahoe South. San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland airports are a scenic three to four hours away. Corporate-executive travelers and general aviators can touch down at Lake Tahoe Airport, less than 15 minutes away.

Perfect for Meetings Year-Round

Summer and winter are the liveliest months for Tahoe South when the calendar is full of ways to celebrate the seasons. Spring and particularly fall provide a quieter time to savor the destination to its fullest.

Planning a successful event that offers a full array of professional facilities and diverse entertainment options requires a truly unique destination. You’ll find that destination at Lake Tahoe’s South Shore—a rare blend of excellent meeting facilities, abundant recreational opportunities, and awe-inspiring scenery coupled with professional business services and the friendly mountain hospitality for which Tahoe South is known. The natural beauty of Lake Tahoe has a way of refreshing and renewing people, encouraging them to consider business opportunities from a new perspective. Ideas begin to take shape. Suddenly, you’re thinking outside the box—because you’re out of the box. Good ideas come naturally on the South Shore.

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A Craft Beer-Lover’s Guide to Tahoe South

“Ah, good ol’ trustworthy beer. My love for you will never die.”

 – Homer Simpson

If you haven’t figured it out by now, Lake Tahoe’s boundless recreation opportunities – think skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, water skiing, and boating, to name a few – all pair well with beer (afterwards and consumed responsibly, naturally). South Lake Tahoe is home to enough unique craft breweries that it even has its own Beer Trail! Here are a few that you should plan to check out on your next Tahoe South adventure. 

South Lake Brewing Company

 

Located near the Y, South Lake Brewing Co. introduces a line of taps inspired by the natural beauty and essence of Lake Tahoe. Owners Chris and Nicole Smith pour their love for their hometown into their recipes and customers can really taste the subtleties and nuances in the beer. Sample the Angora IPA with hints of mango and pine or Marlette Blonde with notes of pear, honey and tangerine.

Lake Tahoe AleWorX

 

Another new brewery near the Y and a second location at Stateline, Lake Tahoe AleWorX allows for the customer to be in control of their craft beer experience. The taproom displays a selection of brews where visitors can pour their own pints. Customers can also be walked through the brewing process and see what makes AleWorX unique. The Cali Common is a citrusy pilsner handcrafted with fresh Lake Tahoe water, which goes well with the in-house menu of small bites and pizzas. Check out the new, second location, now open at 31 US Hwy 50 Stateline, NV.

 The Hangar Taproom and Bottle Shop

Hangar Taproom & Bottleshop

The Hangar is a taproom and bottle shop with a unique beer selection. With 30 rotating taps and a can and bottle selection, we’re pretty sure you can find something you like. As long as it’s, beer. Also check out our dog park, corn hole, bocce, and patio.

Cold Water Brewery & Grill 

South Lake Tahoe’s “Best Overall Restaurant,” as voted by the readers of the Tahoe Tribune. Cold Water Brewery & Grill is a favorite of local’s and tourist alike because of its premium handcrafted all-grain beer that’s brewed on-site. Their beer goes perfectly with their seasonal driven menu that’s been dubbed “California comfort food at its best.” CW is ideal for your large party gatherings and those small intimate dinner dates in their rustic cozy setting.

Sidellis Lake Tahoe

 

Sidellis is a relatively new establishment that has quickly become a local favorite and the owners really make an effort to get to know the customers’ interests and tastes. With a rotating variety of taps, the brewers like to experiment with unique flavor combinations and profiles. Some examples include the Mangoana, a mango habanero white ale, and the Nut’Hella, a chocolate hazelnut amber ale. Their food menu also has something for everyone, from classic bar food fare to specialties such as the Peri-Peri spiced pulled pork.

The Brewery Lake Tahoe

The Brewery is Lake Tahoe’s original brewpub. Today it offers a full menu including char-broiled steaks and burgers, ribs, seafood, pasta, wraps, paninis, and gourmet salads.  Now considered a “must visit” at Lake Tahoe, The Brewery will so impress you with its brew, its cuisine and its friendly staff that you will surely return on your next visit too!

Stateline Brewery & Restaurant

Stateline Brewery

Stateline Brewery & Restaurant serves filet mignon, prime rib, ribs, halibut, lobster tail, rotisserie chicken, pasta and gourmet pizzas. They also offer a full bar with a great selection of microbrews and wines. There is an event, private room available for weddings, groups and other special events.

South of North Brewing Co.

South of North Brewing Co Lake Tahoe

South of North Brewing Co. at the Basecamp Hotel has been an “off the beaten path” favorite for over one year but has recently acquired taps from Desolation Brewery. This cozy locale has visitors gather around fire pits to unwind after a long day while sipping on refreshing pints. In walking distance from Stateline, this Brewery welcomes both locals and Tahoe South visitors to sample the beer and snack on the variety of brats/sausages.

Lake Tahoe Brewfest

Yearly, in June, the Lake Tahoe Brewfest takes place at Heavenly’s California Base Lodge bringing together all of the breweries from the Lake Tahoe area’s emerging beer scene. Kick-off the summer with craft brew tastings (4 oz.) from all over Lake Tahoe and surrounding areas, a homebrewers competition, live music, arts and craft vendors, and delicious food! In partnership with FNCTN, the festival will feature breweries from both the North and South shore of the lake, as well as other participants from Northern California and Nevada. The event will be a showcase of all that is happening in beer today.

Beer, not your thing? No worries, this family-friendly event is free to attend and open to all with plenty of food, live music, games, shopping, and more. Local arts and crafts vendors will be on-site to showcase their items.

All proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe.

Sample the Sierra

Each year in September, Sample the Sierra brings together local chefs/restaurants with neighboring growers/producers to turn out scrumptious samples craftily paired with the appropriate wine or brew. The festival marketplace includes locally made goods such as jam, soap, honey, and olive oil along with specialty products created right here in the county, such as fine art, jewelry, and crafts.

Sample the Sierra also features the Sierra Chefs Challenge, a cooking challenge between three regional chefs cooking with locally sourced ingredients. Watch three of the most talented chefs prepare delicious meals – and even get the opportunity to taste them!

The weekend is full of festivities for the whole family including farm tours, music, live entertainment, and art.

Visit our top events page to learn more.

 

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