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Lake Tahoe, California

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The long shoreline of Lake Tahoe offers a family-friendly resort atmosphere on its California side, and a vibrant nightlife of high-rise casinos on the Nevada side. One of the country’s deepest bodies of water (measuring 501 m [1,645 ft] at maximum depth), the lake is nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and offers a range of activities throughout the warmer months of the year, including swimming, boating, kayaking, windsurfing, hiking, and camping. Winter brings lots of snow, transforming the mountain slopes surrounding the lake into popular ski and snowboarding destinations. You can start your day backpacking through the wilderness around the lake and end your evening with a meal and a show at a casino hotel in nearby Reno. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Lake Tahoe by using our Tahoe City family vacation planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • We only had one free afternoon to see Lake Tahoe, so we drove around it, stopping at just two places, Sand Harbor (close to Incline Village) and Inspiration Point. We had been told that everyone shoul...  more »
  • Anyone who has this on their bucket list must go! The scenery is unbelievable. Straight out of a movie. The town itself was delightful, beautiful little shops and a great brewery for lunch. Such a gre...  more »
  • I'll sit there by the lake and waiting for sunset .The mountains were awesome, gorgeous trip on middle May, still can enjoy the cool weather at Lake Tahoe with peaceful and beautiful water  more »
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  • North Lake Tahoe is a great place to stay overnight or take the family for a day trip. The water is much clearer than the south end, and there are lots more outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking, swimming, etc. The North is also much greener and puts you closer to nature.
  • Overrated overhyped