Lake Tahoe Travel Guide

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Plan Your Lake Tahoe Vacation

Whether you swim, fish, sail, or simply rest on its shores, you’ll be wowed by the overwhelming beauty of Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America. Famous for its cobalt-blue water and surrounding snowcapped peaks, Lake Tahoe straddles the state line between California and Nevada. The border gives this popular Sierra Nevada resort region a split personality. About half its visitors are intent on low-key sightseeing, hiking, camping, and boating. The rest head directly to the Nevada side, where bargain dining, big-name entertainment, and the lure of a jackpot draw them into the glittering casinos.

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Lake Tahoe Hotels

Quiet inns on the water, suburban-style strip motels, casino hotels, slope-side ski lodges, and house and condo rentals... read more

Restaurants

Lake Tahoe Restaurants

On weekends and in high season, expect a long wait at the more popular restaurants. And expect to pay resort prices almost... read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in Lake Tahoe

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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Lake Tahoe Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    The lake: Blue, deep, and alpine pure, Lake Tahoe is far and away the main reason to visit this high Sierra paradise.... Read more

  • Tahoe's Ski-Patrol Dogs

    All around Tahoe, from bars to ski shops, you'll spot posters of dogs wearing ski-patrol vests riding a chairlift. Stars in their own... Read more

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