Eliot + Airbnb

We're very excited to announce that the Eliot & Me team is joining Airbnb. This will allow us to continue our work unlocking more hosting and travel opportunities around the world. We will soon no longer offer our current applications. If you're part of our community and have questions, reach out to us. We'd like to sincerely thank all friends, hosts and travelers who supported us through this amazing endeavor.

Best time to visit South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA?

  • The best time to visit South Lake Tahoe is during the early fall when temperatures are still warm but room rates are a lot cheaper. During this period, an accommodation for two costs around $95/night. That's 40% cheaper than what you would have paid in July. Temperatures are in the mid 60s, a few degrees colder than the average 70°F you could get during high season.
  • Most tourists travel to South Lake Tahoe in the summer, so expect higher hotel and rental prices. The Christmas week (December 22nd to January 2nd), the Fourth of July week (June 29th to July 8th) as well as February 16th - 20th (Presidents Weekend) are also popular dates that you should avoid if that's not the reason for your visit.
  • In South Lake Tahoe, the period with the most snow is in December and January.

Avoid the crowd

The best time to avoid the crowd in South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA is May.

July

Most crowded

May

Least crowded


Save money

The cheapest time to travel to South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA is October.

$197
JUL
$167
AUG
$127
SEP
$95
OCT
$118
NOV
$253
DEC
$179
JAN
$165
FEB
$146
MAR
$123
APR
$115
MAY
$162
JUN

Approximate nightly cost for a one bedroom vacation rental.

Events

Busiest dates.

06/30 - 07/08
Fourth of July 106.5
07/11 - 07/17
Celebrity Golf 72
09/01 - 09/05
Labor Day 87
11/22 - 11/27
Thanksgiving 52
12/22 - 01/02
Christmas 143.5
01/12 - 01/16
MLK 78.5
02/16 - 02/20
Presidents Weekend 94
03/30 - 04/04
Easter 64.5
05/25 - 05/29
Memorial Day 50
06/29 - 07/08
Fourth of July 125.5
08/31 - 09/04
Labor Day 87

Weather

In South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA, August is the sunniest month and August the warmest.

68
20
JUL
70
21
AUG
65
18
SEP
55
13
OCT
42
6
NOV
33
1
DEC
34
1
JAN
39
4
FEB
43
6
MAR
45
7
APR
52
11
MAY
66
19
JUN
UV index
1
6

1.9
5cm
JUL
0.9
2cm
AUG
0.6
2cm
SEP
2.7
7cm
OCT
2.8
7cm
NOV
9.2
23cm
DEC
11.1
28cm
JAN
7.9
20cm
FEB
4.1
10cm
MAR
3.1
8cm
APR
4.1
10cm
MAY
1.4
4cm
JUN
Rainfall/month
inch/centimeter