Lake Tahoe Shopping
You really can't vacation anywhere without doing a little shopping. Lake Tahoe accommodates that need with plenty of shopping to suit any style. The Cobblestone Center is Lake Tahoe's first shopping mall. Built in 1966, it has a Bavarian Swiss look and fits right into the mountain backdrop. Besides shopping, take a picture of the Clock Tower in the center of the mall, which chime on and plays carillon music while you peruse the stores. The Retail Promenade at the Resort at Squaw Creek is loaded with everything you could want or need in a Lake Tahoe shopping experience. Shops include Squaw Creek Sports and the Gallery at Squaw Creek, just to name a couple.
Lake Tahoe Outlet Malls, Stores & Shopping Centers
In South Lake Tahoe, check out some of the stand alone stores such as 1000 Bathing Suits, which sells, umm, bathing suits. The Buffalo Trading Post offer Native American artifacts and jewelry, plus cool souvenirs and moccasins. The Emerald Bay Trading Post is actually located in the Crescent V Fashion Center, and has clothing, gifts, even furniture and cosmetics. A one stops shop of sorts, just like a trading post of years gone by. Lake Tahoe is not without its factory outlet. The Factory Stores at the Y has sixteen stores from which to choose with factory direct prices. Plus, they are open every day, so plan this shopping excursion around all your other activities. Two other shopping locations for you to drop plastic are the Shops at Ski Run Marina, and The Shops at Heavenly Village, both close to the casinos and Heavenly Village.