Lake Tahoe

It’s hard to imagine any one place having more shades of blue than Lake Tahoe. Surrounded by the peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountains and set along the California-Nevada border, Lake Tahoe’s waters range from cobalt to cerulean to aqua. Yet the view of the lake is only one part of Lake Tahoe’s allure. Just about every type of outdoor sport can be enjoyed here.

If you go during the winter, expect to find the mountains wrapped in sheets of white snow. There are countless ski resorts in both North Lake Tahoe and South Lake Tahoe where you can make the most of life on the mountains with skiing, snowboarding, getting a massage at the spa, and sipping hot cocoa by a fireplace. Spring is a great time for golf and exploring the varied restaurant scene, from coastal Italian to Baja Mexican. In the summer, you can ski on the water instead of the snow. Active types spend their days on the lake, tubing, wakeboarding, Jet Skiing, and splashing around until their fingers turn to prunes. The adventure continues into the fall, along the hiking and biking trails that weave between towering redwoods and up the slopes that circle Lake Tahoe.

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Things to Do

Taking Tahoe by Car

Taking Tahoe by Car

Autumn in many places is about raking leaves and readying for winter. But high in the Sierras, it’s a carefree, kick-back season.

Skiing South Lake Tahoe

Skiing South Lake Tahoe

While we heartily endorse a trip across the big pond for a ski vacation, you can’t go wrong with a trip around the big lake, either.

Unwind Tahoe Style

Unwind Tahoe Style

Tahoe-area spas offer the antidote to all this indulgence. You’ll find treatments to help un-crimp muscles, flush out self-imposed impurities and rejuvenate your skin and your spirit.

Time Traveling in Lake Tahoe

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Time Traveling in Lake Tahoe

Iconic blue waters and a colorful past await visitors.

BY TINA LASSEN

This grand lake has been captivating outsiders—pioneers, prospectors and American icons—for well over a century. “As it lay there with the shadows of the mountains…I thought it must surely be the fairest picture the whole earth affords,” an enamored local reporter named Samuel Clemens once wrote before turning to fiction and taking on the pen name Mark Twain...
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Where to Stay

Barclay Towers

Olympic Village #C080 

"Perfect location for active outdoor family or seniors wanting a quiet retreat."

– DONALD A

Four Sails Resort

Tahoe Beach & Ski Club #0924 

"Excellent location and excellent service."

– DIZONOTE

Ocean Key Resort

Red Wolf Lakeside Lodge #3991 

"...the costumer service ... has the ability to make you feel at home"

– ANGELGALINDO77

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