Introducing Lake Tahoe
Shimmering in myriad blues and greens, Lake Tahoe is the nation's second-deepest lake. Driving around its spellbinding 72-mile scenic shoreline gives you quite a workout behind the wheel. The north shore is quiet and upscale; the west shore, rugged and old-timey; the east shore, undeveloped; and the south shore, busy and tacky with aging motels and flashy casinos. The horned peaks surrounding the lake, which straddles the California–Nevada state line, are four- seasons playgrounds.
Tahoe gets packed in summer, on winter weekends and holidays, when reservations are essential. Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority and North Lake Tahoe Visitors' Bureaus can help with accommodations and tourist information. There's camping in state parks and on USFS lands.
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Lake Tahoe: the perfect year-round destination
Lake Tahoe, situated on the California-Nevada state line, is one of those fantastic year-round destinations. A snowy wonderland in winter and a water-sport lover's dream in summer, there really isn't a bad time to go.
Lake Tahoe Sleigh Ride
Experience an old fashioned sleigh ride around beautiful Lake Tahoe in one of several antique European sleighs! Your sleigh ride adventure will take you over the meadow, through the woods to grandmother's house and to a peaceful place overlooking one of Lake Tahoe's most spectacular views.
M.S Dixie II Sunset Dinner Cruise
A delightful combination of dining, dancing and sightseeing make for an unforgettable evening on beautiful Lake Tahoe. Watch the sun go down over Lake Tahoe on the M.S Dixie II Sunset Dinner Cruise. For a great evening of entertainment, this cruise onboard the M.S Dixie II features live music, dancing and a healthy sit-down dinner.