In summer much of the action focuses on Kings Beach State Recreation Area, a 700ft-long beach that often gets deluged with sun-seekers and water rats. You’ll find picnic tables, barbecue grills and a fun kids’ play …
Crossing into Nevada, the neon starts to flash and old-school gambling palaces appear. You can try your luck at the gambling tables or catch a live-music show at the Crystal Bay Casino.
North Tahoe Regional Park, at the northern end of National Ave, has hiking, biking, snowshoeing and cross-country ski trails, a disc-golf course and nice picnic facilities.
Join the locals at the lawns and marina here.
A good beach for picnics and barbecues.