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    Emerald Bay State Park , Lake Tahoe (California)
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    Emerald Bay State Park is a state park of California in the United States, centered on Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay, a National Natural Landmark.
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    Heavenly Mountain Resort , Lake Tahoe (California)
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    Heavenly Mountain Resort offers 97 ski runs and 30 lifts with views of Lake Tahoe's deep, blue water and the surrounding mountains. The resor
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    Squaw Valley Ski Area , Olympic Valley
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    Famous as the host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley Ski Area today offers world-class outdoor opportunities and one of the most exte
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    Emigration and travel have changed the lives of countless ordinary people. The Sierra Nevada Mountains form a natural barrier between Califor
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    Northstar California provides an abundance of activities for outdoor enthusiasts. You can try your hand at golf, hiking, cycling skiing, snow
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    Where to stay in Lake Tahoe (California)

    As the biggest city on the lake, South Lake Tahoe provides the majority of the area's nightlife, entertainment, and stores. As such, it supports a vast number of hotels and motels. Tahoe City is the lake's second most popular city among tourists, but is considerably quieter. It is a good choice for those who want to avoid the crowds of South Lake Tahoe while enjoying access to lots of amenities. Those interested in a truly tranquil stay should consider renting a cabin in one of the small towns that surround the lake. These accommodations, as well as campgrounds along the shoreline, provide an escape from the tourist vibe of the city. However, keep in mind that staying at these places will increase your drive time to major attractions.
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