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A Year-Round Destination

Summer activities at Lake Tahoe include hiking, fishing, mountain biking, rock climbing and horseback riding. Lake Tahoe also features exceptional golfing, where golfers enjoy the benefits of this high-altitude location. Long, sandy beaches at Lake Tahoe’s south shores are reminiscent of ocean seashores and provide fun for the whole family. The wide variety of water sports includes powerboating, sailing, parasailing, kayaking, paddleboarding, wakeboarding, waterskiing, scuba diving and scenic cruises aboard an authentic Mississippi paddlewheeler.

In the winter, Lake Tahoe is home to 15 world-class ski resorts that feature an extensive choice of terrain for experts and beginners, all within a one-hour drive of each other. All of the resorts have excellent ski and snowboarding schools along with equipment rental. The "big three" on the south shore of Lake Tahoe are Heavenly Mountain Resort, Kirkwood and Sierra-at-Tahoe. Heavenly, the highest resort at Lake Tahoe and one of the premier resorts in the nation, provides unrivaled panoramas of Lake Tahoe and an awe-inspiring view of Carson Valley in Nevada. For non-skiers, there is snowmobiling, tubing, ice skating, dog sledding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and sleigh rides. For hardy fishermen, ice fishing keeps anglers happy during the winter.

Dining and Entertainment

Once settled in, visitors can enjoy anything from exceptional fine dining to a great burger or gourmet pizza. Lake Tahoe has many choices, from beachfront restaurants and bars to all-you-can-eat buffets. There are also many family-friendly restaurants.

Entertainment at Lake Tahoe is unparalleled and ranges from art and cultural events at Valhalla, to the Harveys Outdoor Summer Concert Series which has featured artists such as Elton John, Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars. Music festivals are held year-round and include SnowGlobe in the winter. 

Places to Stay

Lodging at Lake Tahoe includes resorts, hotels, resorts, motels, bed and breakfasts, cabins, vacation rentals, pet-friendly properties, RV parks and campgrounds. Many of the properties are along the shoreline of the lake and offer stunning views of the natural white sandy beaches. At Lake Tahoe, there are lodging options for every kind of traveler and group size, and couples make Lake Tahoe their wedding and honeymoon destination throughout the year. It is one of the most unique places in the world to get married.

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