Lake Tahoe named Kings Beach after card shark Joe King, who won the town site from George Whittell nearly a century before poker had a cult cable-TV following. Kings Beach is kicked back, in fact, this stretch of North Lake Tahoe wrote the book on mellow kick back. Kings Beach stands in the sun’s path from early morning into the evening, with a signature downtown public beach plus hip shops, restaurants, and side-street vendors. On any given hot day, the beach at Kings Beach shows why it is king, with visitors and locals alike spreading out towels along the shore and diving into the cool, crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe. There are numerous places where you can rent kayaks & paddle boards. Or if you want a little more action, venture off on one of the many hiking trails on foot or via bike. It’s wall-to-wall and tons of fun, especially with special events that happen here such as the July 3rd Fireworks and Beach Party.