Hotel at a Glance: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe
Opened in January 2015, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe has made an noticeable entrance to the Tahoe community with world-class entertainment, a spectacular casino, and Hard Rock’s trademark music-themed decor and memorabilia. You’ll set up shop in a stylish guest room, which keeps you close to the lake and its popular outdoor activities.
- Roll the dice: Dealers keep blackjack and roulette tables going into the wee hours at the onsite casino, which also features 500 high-tech video games.
- Eat your heart out: Live music creates a chill atmosphere at Park Prime, where you can feast on lobster tails and beer-braised bison short ribs. At Fire Break, you can start they day with corn-flake crusted french toast and bananas-foster waffles.
- Grab a drink at Center Bar, open 24/7.
- Breakout artists perform live tunes at the onsite bars nearly every weekend.
- Upcoming shows: Skid Row (Sept. 5) and Queensyrche (Oct. 2)
South Lake Tahoe, California: Year-Round Haven for Outdoor Adventures and Late-Night Revelry
Lake Tahoe has no real off-season; people find ways to make use of its pristine water, beaches, and mountains all year long. In the summer, the lake’s clear, freshwater surface—which straddles the California-Nevada border—is dotted with swimmers, boaters, and jet skiers. Several ski resorts with world-class slopes typically stay open from November to April, and Emerald Bay State Park is accessible year-round. A moderately easy hike to the base of Lower Eagle Falls reveals breathtaking views of the waterfalls crashing down from above.
A diverse crowd of spectators gathers at night for South Lake Tahoe’s various events, which range from wine and food festivals to rock concerts and fireworks displays. A few miles northwest of South Lake Tahoe sits Stateline, Nevada, where a handful of casinos host high-stakes games of blackjack and solitaire.