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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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  • You arrive to the lake and you get to the whole different place, it looks like Canada's little town with wooden houses deep in the forest, a lot of trees and huge lake. I loved the atmosphere in this ...  more »
  • My husband and I went to Reno for a week (December 2016) to celebrate our anniversary and took a day trip to Lake Tahoe. The views from every angle are GORGEOUS ... mountains and trees everywhere and ...  more »
  • Very beautiful place, but in the fall and swim cold and skiing does not go only into the casino at play and enjoy nature. Better to go here during the summer or winter, the truth, and hotel prices are quite different and the people more.
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