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Lake Tahoe

CA
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Ranked #79 of 4,968 Attractions in California
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Bodies of Water, Resort Communities, Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Mountains, Lighthouses
Activities: Fishing, Parasailing, Gambling, Swimming, Motor-boating, Water-skiing, Viewing wildlife, Camping, Skiing, Hiking, Biking, Golfing
Owner description: This spectacularly beautiful resort lake, with over 70 miles of shoreline, offers two "faces:" family-style on the California side and high-rise... more » Owner description: This spectacularly beautiful resort lake, with over 70 miles of shoreline, offers two "faces:" family-style on the California side and high-rise casinos on Nevada's side. « less
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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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118 reviews 118 reviews
31 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Lake Tahoe is a major tourist attraction in both Nevada and California. It is home to a number of ski resorts, summer outdoor recreation, and tourist attractions. Snow and skiing are a significant part of the area's economy and reputation. Mountain and lake scenery are attractions throughout the year. The Nevada side also includes large casinos. This time round we... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Even though I only visited the lake for one day, I am enthralled with its beauty. We made some stops at different points around the lake, one in South Lake Tahoe, to take pictures and each time the view was better and better. The water is crystal clear; I am so glad so many people care about keeping it clean!... More

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Port Hadlock, Washington, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I can't deal with how beautiful this place is. It kinda turns you off with all the hotels and cheap shops being thrown in your face, but when you immerse yourself with the more hole-in-the-wall places, you forget everything. The lake itself reminded me of Maui (except the temperature of the water xD ). It's so clear and beautiful!

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Leander
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Spent 4 days when we originally were only staying 2 because we loved it so much. The drive to Emerald Cove was so worth it as its breathtaking views of the deep blue lake are amazing. We drove east side of the lake to Reno one day to see all the beaches and hiking spots one day and did the... More

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Hyderabad, India
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86 reviews 86 reviews
58 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

After 11/2 hr scenic drive from Folsom, Sacramento we reached this beautiful place and its really worth visiting. its well maintained and spread over CA and Nevada states of USA which we covered partly. We can enjoy the scenic beauty of this lake from various observation points. There are few small but beautiful islands in the lake and a panoramic... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This hike was featured on several lists of options around the North Tahoe area as moderate in difficulty with an attractive destination and scenery along the way. The trailhead is 10 miles South of Truckee and 4 miles North of Tahoe City. It is on Alpine Meadows Road about 2.1 miles from the turn off from hwy 89. Park near... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a must see place!! The weather, surroundings, views and activities are just breathtaking. At least once everyone needs to visit Lake Tahoe.

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Dallas, TX
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I always love coming back to this part of the country. The views are breathtaking! Traffic is congested at Kings Beach, but once you're past that it smooths out.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I love the Lake Tahoe area! It's one of the most beautiful places in our country. Just be careful on the time of year you visit. I took my wife to the California side in July for our anniversary. The trails were great, not a lot of people, and amazing views. We enjoyed our time on the trails because of... More

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Albany, Oregon
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

What a beautiful, huge lake! We drove around it - 80 miles. Emerald Bay was my favorite. Most of the lake is commercialized, but the West side has some campgrounds.

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