Are you looking for a vacation you'll never forget? Look no further! A Lake Tahoe vacation is a spectacularly memorable and fun-filled excursion suited to all types of travelers. Does that sound like a tall order? Yes, it is, but a Lake Tahoe vacation fills the bill. A top destination of world travelers, Lake Tahoe is arguably one of the most beautiful spots on earth. Come explore the possibilities with me, and you'll see why!
No matter the season, Lake Tahoe is a jewel of nature. Winter skiing and summer boating are obvious pluses, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. When planning a Lake Tahoe vacation, you'll want to know just how many attractions and activities are possible. No matter how long your vacation, you won't run out of things to do! You'll only wish you could stay longer!
Every season offers a panoply of activities to satisfy every appetite for fun. You can drive around the entire lake in every season but winter to find many spectacular views to capture on camera. All along the way, you'll find activities you can't resist.
There are horseback riding tours which take you high above the lake for views you'd never see from any other vantage point.
You can tour the lake by boat, with hourly departures from the south shore traveling to Emerald Bay, a cove on the west shore and home to the “Emerald Bay Castle” and island teahouse. The astonishingly clear water of Lake Tahoe is a feast for the eyes by itself.
For the winter traveler, a Lake Tahoe vacation is replete with skiing and snowshoeing possibilities. Even if you've never skied, there are so many ski areas you'll find one to suit you. Homewood Ski Resort, on the west shore, has several gentle slopes for the novice, and is very kid-friendly. Heavenly Valley and Squaw valley offer challenging runs for the experienced skier.
Your Lake Tahoe vacation will not be complete without visiting some of the hundreds of excellent restaurants lining the shore. Their lake views are breathtaking, and you can find menus ranging from pizza to gourmet. Take your pick!
All around the lake, there are shops galore, to satisfy the shopping vacationer.
On the Nevada side, casinos offer night time fun, along with “all-you-can-eat” buffets at a reasonable price and top-quality food.
When planning your Lake Tahoe vacation, contact the various Chamber of Commerce organizations for ongoing events you won't want to miss. There are many themed fairs, Shakespeare theater, hot-air balloon tours, air shows and vintage car exhibits to please every member of your family. An online search for “Lake Tahoe vacation” will yield more possibilities than you can fit in to your Lake Tahoe vacation time!
My best advice on planning your Lake Tahoe vacation? Find out all there is to do, in any season of the year, and be prepared to whittle down your list to fit the time you have!