Right at the Nevada border, Crystal Bay features a cluster of casinos, a few spunky ones with personality and some smaller ones that locals tend to favor. There’s not much lodging; the largest property, the Cal-Neva Resort, Spa and Casino that Frank Sinatra owned, is, as of this writing, undergoing a multimillion-dollar remodel. Look for it to reopen with great hoopla in 2016. For now, one of Tahoe’s best restaurants, Soule Domain, is reason enough for a stop in Crystal Bay.
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