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Crystal Bay

There’s also a variety of gourmet restaurants, welcoming coffee shops, and more.

Welcome to Crystal Bay

A serene, gorgeous town straddling the California/Nevada state line and offering endless cultural pursuits.
If you’ve ever wanted to be in both California and Nevada at the same time, you’ll love Crystal Bay – the state line runs right through the middle of town. Crystal Bay rests on the rocky coast of Lake Tahoe and is home to casinos, numerous live performances, and other entertainment and nightlife. There’s also a variety of gourmet restaurants, welcoming coffee shops, and more, making it easy to get out and socialize.
The harbor of Crystal Bay lies on the north shore of Lake Tahoe and provides stunning panoramic views of the lake and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Nearby is the airport, making it easy to fly to other destinations, although there’s no need to do so since Crystal Bay has so much to offer residents.

What to Love

  • Marvelous mountain views
  • Plenty of cultural entertainment
  • Peaceful living

Local Lifestyle

Despite all of the activities available in Crystal Bay’s downtown area, residents find life to be quiet, serene, and peaceful. Cabin-style homes on the cliffs provide the perfect retreat from society, even though when the urge strikes, fun and excitement are just steps away downtown.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Enjoy the highest quality cuisine in Crystal Bay. The Soule Domain features creative Mediterranean-Asian fusion dishes like persimmon salad with a ginger vinaigrette or champagne sea scallops in a mango sauce, all served in a cozy cabin. If you’re in the mood for steak, head to the Crystal Bay Steak and Lobster House in Crystal Bay Casino. Their surf-and-turf option is the perfect marriage of a seared steak and tender lobster tail.
Head to Caliente! for an upscale Mexican dinner with a bit of heat. Their Yucatan sea bass uses bright lime to contrast the spices, while the mole enchilada is the perfect balance of dark smoky flavors and bright pico de gallo. Don’t forget to try a drink off of their signature cocktail menu.

Things to Do

Crystal Bay is home to four casinos, the most popular of which is the Crystal Bay Casino, complete with slot machines and every table game you can imagine. When you’re finished gambling, the event rooms feature live performances in a variety of genres from music to comedy. 
When you need a little time alone with nature, head to the Stateline Lookout, a mile-and-a-half hike that takes you up to a spot with a beautiful view of the lake and the mountains in the distance. While it’s a short distance, the steepness of the trail increases the challenge, so it’s perfect for hikers of all skill levels.
During the summer, visit Speedboat Beach, a sandy stretch of shore where residents like to lay in the sun, picnic, walk, or take a canoe out on the water. It’s a great way to get a break from the heat and to feel like you’re on vacation, even at home.


One of the best school districts in Nevada, Washoe County School District, serves Crystal Bay families.


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