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Address: CA
Activities: Fishing, Parasailing, Gambling, Swimming, Motor-boating, Water-skiing, Viewing wildlife, Camping, Golfing, Biking, Hiking, Skiing
Description: This spectacularly beautiful resort lake, with over 70 miles of shoreline...
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.
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Awesome Lake!

You haven't seen the best of California until you drive around Lake Tahoe from one side to the other. The road is narrow in some spots but the views of the lake are unsurpassed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Merced, California
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Merced, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

You haven't seen the best of California until you drive around Lake Tahoe from one side to the other. The road is narrow in some spots but the views of the lake are unsurpassed.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I had read a lot about Lake Tahoe and was prepared for another typical lakeshore experience after having lived in many places with lakes from India to Minnesota. But the astounding view of Lake Tahoe as I burst upon it driving in from Sacramento on US 50 was breathtaking. Nestled in a bowl surrounded by towering snowcapped mountains of the... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Amazing scenery. From the mountains the lake looks incredible. However, the skiing is limited in Sierra at Tahoe.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Have bee to Lake Tahoe on a number of occasion to hike, boat, ski, and just be with nature - have never been disappointed. The area is beautiful, friendly and laid back. Best option is to rent a condo or house and go to the local markets or eat at a few of the good restaurants along the lake.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I went to this heavenly place in last November. It was just the first snowfall of the season. Icy cold and due to snowfall, boating and all other adventurous activities were on peak. This lake is another version of Pangaong lake in Ladakh, India. We just missed the Gondala ride here. It was in testing phase.. Otherwise it was an... More 

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San Diego, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great place for everyone, family beach and boats, drive around the LAKE..it's wonderful from every angle, South shore and Encline have casinos and lots of fun bars, great food. Don't miss a day or a few days in Tahoe. I ended up buying a home there! Summer weather is perfect and winter skiing and après ski is a blast at... More 

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Thane, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I recently visited Lake Tahoe by car. Drove from the silicon valley in California to this heavenly place. The moment you approach Lake Tahoe - you can feel a difference. The fresh air will make you wanna stay there forever. Don't miss the sun rise and sun set by the lake. There are lot of things one can do here... More 

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California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Wow... crystal clear water. Cleanest smelling air ever! Amazing views. Make sure to enjoy the day here. Plenty to do and see.

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Beautiful Lake Tahoe, where California and Nevada meet each other. Crystal-clear blue lake! Must-see attraction

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Revelstoke, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were staying in Reno and took a drive to Lake Tahoe. Had a delicious breakfast in this quaint little restaurant then explored around the Lake. It is such a gorgeous place with the lake and the snow capped mountains in the distance. It would be a lovely place to spend a couple of days relaxing.

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