South Lake Tahoe is Getting a Makeover

If you’ve visited the South Lake Tahoe recently you may have seen some beautification happening. From manicured sidewalks to completely updated buildings, and even new shopping centers, South Lake Tahoe is going through some mild gentrification. Amongst simple upgrades in the city are some serious business upgrades as well.

Basecamp is one of several re-vamped Tahoe favorites. Another is 968 Park, an eco-friendly, LEED-certified boutique hotel in which everything from the granite in the bathrooms to the wood used in the elevator, from the kinetic metal sculptures to the corten steel exterior, is recycled. Down the street toward the beach, the Landing Resort & Spa, an upscale boutique hotel, with a five tar-rating. Across the street, in Stateline, Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course is bulldozing nearly its entire site for a proposed 154-room lodge, 10,000-square foot spa and 120-seat restaurant. And the late, though not lamented, Horizon Casino high-rise is undergoing a $60 million renovation and hopes to re-open “by ski season” as the Hard Rock Casino.

Once all the dust clears, South Lake Tahoe will have gone thorugh a serious and much needed makeover. Learn more about Tahoe’s newest haunts:

– Basecamp hotel: 4143 Cedar Ave. (530) 208-0180; basecamphotels.com

– 968 Park Hotel: 968 Park Ave. (855) 544-0968. http://www.968parkhotel.com

– The Landing Resort & Spa: 4104 Lakeshore Blvd. (855) 700-5263. http://thelandingtahoe.com

– Jimmy’s: 4104 Lakeshore Blvd. (855) 700-5263. http://thelandingtahoe.com

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