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Lake Tahoe, California

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#3 of 34 in Winter Sports in California
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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  • August 11, 2017
    Just don't miss this one if you are in California or Nevada. Amazing place to visit with multiple vistas !!! Great place for water sports lovers too !!! Took a boat ride to Emerald bay and what an ama...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    I do recommend Lake Tahoe, it's impressive the beauty of this place, the lake is huge and integrated in the landscape. You will feel like in a postcards. Perfect for vacation with family. For sure I'l...  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    And that not of an emotion out, but after careful consideration. The combination of Lake Tahoe is unique. We have seen yet no place where everything is as beautiful as here. Unique nature, people even friendlier than in the rest of the United States, in the summer and winter high recreational value, food outstanding good, prices still moderate, etc. I hope it stays that way. We have extended our stay here spontaneously and need to come back.
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  • May 18, 2017
    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.
  • July 1, 2017
    It was amazing the view was incredible!
  • March 28, 2017
    Overrated overhyped

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