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Lake Tahoe, CA

Travel Guide
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Explore the shores of this stunning alpine lake and get active on the mountain slopes, with plenty of beaches, nature parks, casinos and ski resorts to choose from.

With its mountainous backdrop and cobalt-blue water, Lake Tahoe is a striking sight. It’s situated in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, which makes it a magnet for winter-sports enthusiasts. When the snow melts, the crowds keep coming for summer activities. Choose between skiing, snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking and much more. Vacationers will also enjoy fishing, fine dining, spa time or visiting a casino.

Lake Tahoe has 72 miles (116 kilometers) of shoreline. It straddles the border of California (west) and Nevada (east) and is the second deepest lake in the United States. The sun shines most of the year and the snowfall averages 600 inches (15 meters) per year.

Shuttle buses from Reno-Tahoe International Airport will bring you to all sides of the lake. The wider area is best explored by car, while the water shuttle is great for hopping between docks along the shores in summer.

Sprawling forest reserves, such as Emerald Bay State Park, cover the Californian side of the lake. Tahoe City and Kings Beach offer good lake-side attractions. Nearby ski resorts are Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and Homewood Mountain. The Bavarian-style Sugar Bowl Resort is located near Truckee. Heavenly Mountain Resort in South Lake Tahoe spreads from California to Nevada and beats all the other resorts in size and attractions.

The Nevada side of the lake has casinos and more resorts and beaches. In summer, swim at Sand Harbor or Zephyr Cove Beach.

Lake Tahoe is a popular destination for its easy access, amazing scenery and year-round activities. Arrive early in the day and ride the slopes or kayak on the lake. By afternoon, try horseback riding or simply relax and read a book by the shore. In the evening, dine in one of the restaurants overlooking one of America’s most beautiful lakes.

Where to stay in Lake Tahoe

Harveys Resort & Casino
Harveys Resort & Casino
4 out of 5
Hwy 50 And Stateline Ave, Stateline, NV
The price is NT$2,763 per night from Aug 19 to Aug 19
Situated in a national park, this spa resort is steps from Casino at Harveys Lake Tahoe and Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe. Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at ...
3.5/5Good! (2,664 reviews)
"I liked that it had everything we needed considering the pandemic circumstances..did not like that they put us in a room that someone obviously had smoked in (I requested a nonsmoking room), and there were wet used towels in the bathroom..but I informed the reservation desk, and we were put in another ..."

Reviewed on 2021/8/2

Harveys Resort & Casino
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe
3.5 out of 5
50 Highway 50, Stateline, NV
The price is NT$3,041 per night from Aug 30 to Aug 30
Situated in the mountains, this hotel is steps from Casino at MontBleu Lake Tahoe and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe. Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe and ...
3.4/5Good! (6,037 reviews)
"Close to everything as soon as you step outside you are downtown where all restaurants are and other activities"

Reviewed on 2021/8/1

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
3.5 out of 5
4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
The price is NT$4,219 per night from Aug 23 to Aug 23
Situated in the mountains, this resort is steps from Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village. Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe and Casino at Harveys ...
3.9/5Good! (3,315 reviews)
"Excelente location friendly staff clean rooms I definitely will stay there again 😎"

Reviewed on 2021/8/1

Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort by Diamond Resorts
Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort by Diamond Resorts
3.5 out of 5
901 Ski Run Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
The price is NT$3,892 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 29
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Heavenly Valley, Heavenly Gondola, and The Shops at Heavenly Village. Heavenly Ski Resort and ...
4/5Very Good! (2,343 reviews)
"What we enjoyed most was the proximity to the lake."

Reviewed on 2021/7/31

Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort by Diamond Resorts
Lakeland Village at Heavenly
Lakeland Village at Heavenly
3.5 out of 5
3535 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Nestled on the beach, this South Lake Tahoe condo building is within 2 mi (3 km) of The Shops at Heavenly Village and Heavenly Ski Resort. Zephyr Cove Beach ...
3.9/5Good! (537 reviews)
"Great place on the beach property.would love to come back soon with family and friends"

Reviewed on 2021/7/10

Lakeland Village at Heavenly
Marriott's Timber Lodge
Marriott's Timber Lodge
4 out of 5
4100 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
The price is NT$7,505 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
Located near the slopes, this Lakeside Park aparthotel is in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of The Shops at Heavenly Village and Lakeside ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,452 reviews)
"The amenities were great. Loved the location and all the surrounding restaurants and shops. Beautiful resort. Pool was great but could use more umbrellas."

Reviewed on 2021/7/9

Marriott's Timber Lodge
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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