There’s nothing like watching a sunset over Lake Tahoe. The beautiful alpenglow over the Sierras and the reflections on the water make for a picturesque and peaceful way to end the day. In the winter, with the early sunsets, you can end your day of skiing and stop in Tahoe City for a sunset before heading to dinner. Or after a day of summer fun, make your way to a beach or make dinner reservations lakeside to enjoy the beauty of a long summer day coming to an end. We’ve listed sunset viewing spots and lakeside restaurants all around North Lake Tahoe for whatever season you choose.
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With so much to do in Tahoe City – biking the trail along the lake, shopping, visiting a museum or catching a movie at the Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema – it’s likely you’ll find yourself here after a day in North Lake Tahoe. If you have a blanket and picnic basket, Commons Beach is the perfect spot to end your day. Whether you snowshoe out to the beach in the winter or stay at the beach after a long day in the sun, this is a fantastic viewpoint.
Looking for a romantic dinner spot with a sunset view? Christy Hill’s location can’t be beat. With huge windows looking out over Lake Tahoe, you can take in the sunset over a gourmet meal and a glass of wine. And if you’re lucky, after the sun goes down you can watch the moon rise over the Sierras.
Carnelian Bay & Agate Bay
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For a quintessential North Lake Tahoe experience, catch a sunset over the lake while enjoying a World Famous Wet Woody at Gar Woods. Whether you dine indoors or outside on the deck, you’ll have a fantastic night with unbeatable sunset views. Want more fun after the sun goes down? Check their website for weekly live music and other events.
Maybe you’re looking for an outdoor experience instead? Make your way down the road three miles and take a seat on the sand at Moon Dune beach. One of the most beautiful beaches in North Lake Tahoe, it’s not to be beat and is a fantastic spot to end a fun-filled Tahoe day.
If you’ve spent your day on the Nevada side of the lake, you can enjoy a beautiful evening sunset. Our favorite spot to enjoy both a day at the beach and a cotton candy sunset is at Sand Harbor. Get there early to secure a parking spot and stay late to enjoy the gorgeous light of the day coming to a close. Pack a dinner and dine at one of the picnic tables under the cedars and Jeffrey pines before calling it a night.
If you don’t want to make your own dinner, make reservations at Incline Village’s lakefront dining destination, Lone Eagle Grille. Start your night with cocktail service at their lakefront fire pit and then enjoy a meal made of in-season ingredients paired with a wine from their extensive wine list.