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Top things to do in Lake Tahoe (California)

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$149* and up
Ranked #1 of 77 attractions in Lake Tahoe (California)
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
This spectacular bay in Lake Tahoe is best approached by hiking trails.
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Mt. Tallac Trail (South Lake Tahoe)
Ranked #2 of 77 attractions in Lake Tahoe (California)
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #3 of 77 attractions in Lake Tahoe (California)
Category: Scenic Drives
Look out over Emerald Bay.
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Vikingsholm (South Lake Tahoe)
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$51* and up
Ranked #4 of 77 attractions in Lake Tahoe (California)
Category: Architectural Buildings; Castles; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Built as a summer home in 1929, this grand castle on Emerald Bay is considered one of the finest examples of Scandinavian... more » Owner description: Built as a summer home in 1929, this grand castle on Emerald Bay is considered one of the finest examples of Scandinavian architecture in the Western Hemisphere. « less
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Taylor Creek Visitor Center (South Lake Tahoe)
Ranked #5 of 77 attractions in Lake Tahoe (California)
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Traveler Resources
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Tallac Historic Site (South Lake Tahoe)
Ranked #6 of 77 attractions in Lake Tahoe (California)
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
Stroll through the former summer homes and gardens of four wealthy gilded-age families.
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The Gondola at Heavenly (South Lake Tahoe)
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$34* and up
Ranked #7 of 77 attractions in Lake Tahoe (California)
Category: Trams; Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Owner description: Hop aboard an 8-passenger glass cabin and be whisked 2.4 miles up the side of a mountain for breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe... more » Owner description: Hop aboard an 8-passenger glass cabin and be whisked 2.4 miles up the side of a mountain for breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Riders can hop off at an observation deck, located half way up, for even more spectacular sights. « less
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Pope Beach (South Lake Tahoe)
Ranked #8 of 77 attractions in Lake Tahoe (California)
Category: Beaches
Wide sandy beach, popular with families.
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Valhalla at Lake Tahoe (South Lake Tahoe)
Ranked #9 of 77 attractions in Lake Tahoe (California)
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #10 of 77 attractions in Lake Tahoe (California)
Category: State Parks; Nature and Parks
This state park in the Lake Tahoe region features one of the finest beaches in the area and several popular hiking trails.
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Van Sickle Bi-State Park (South Lake Tahoe)
Ranked #11 of 77 attractions in Lake Tahoe (California)
Category: ; State Parks; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #12 of 77 attractions in Lake Tahoe (California)
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
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Ranked #13 of 77 attractions in Lake Tahoe (California)
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas

Lake Tahoe, that straddles the California and Nevada borders, is favorite destination for skiers and snowboarders. There are many downhill resorts all around the lake, some of the... more »

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Tahoe Donner (Truckee)
Ranked #14 of 77 attractions in Lake Tahoe (California)
Category: Horseback Riding Stables; Ski/ Snowboard Areas; Cross-country Ski Areas
Owner description: Former Olympian biathlete Glenn Jobe designed this cross-country resort to be serene and sociable. In the summer, it features... more » Owner description: Former Olympian biathlete Glenn Jobe designed this cross-country resort to be serene and sociable. In the summer, it features an equestrian center with pony rides, wagon rides and trail rides. « less
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Adventure Mountain (South Lake Tahoe)
Ranked #15 of 77 attractions in Lake Tahoe (California)
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Adventure Mountain is a sledding/snow play area at Echo Summit near Lake Tahoe.
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Alpine Meadows (Tahoe City)
Ranked #16 of 77 attractions in Lake Tahoe (California)
Category: Horseback Riding Stables; Ski/ Snowboard Areas; Tours
Intermediate and advanced skiers and riders will most enjoy this resort, known for its especially long season.
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Ranked #17 of 77 attractions in Lake Tahoe (California)
Category: History Museums; State Parks
This museum documents the fascinating and tragic history of the Donner Party's journey to the west coast.
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South Tahoe Ice Arena (South Lake Tahoe)
Ranked #18 of 77 attractions in Lake Tahoe (California)
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
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Ranked #19 of 77 attractions in Lake Tahoe (California)
Category: ; History Museums; Museums
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Squaw Valley Ski Area (Olympic Valley)
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$45* and up
Ranked #20 of 77 attractions in Lake Tahoe (California)
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Famous ski area with Olympic memories.
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Ranked #21 of 77 attractions in Lake Tahoe (California)
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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KidZone Museum (Truckee)
Ranked #22 of 77 attractions in Lake Tahoe (California)
Category: Children's Museums; Museums
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Ranked #23 of 77 attractions in Lake Tahoe (California)
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #24 of 77 attractions in Lake Tahoe (California)
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
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Ski Homewood (Tahoe City)
Ranked #25 of 77 attractions in Lake Tahoe (California)
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
A small ski resort located in the Sierras.
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Ranked #26 of 77 attractions in Lake Tahoe (California)
Category: History Museums; Museums
This small museum documents the history of Nevada's native peoples and its settlement in the 18th and 19th centuries.
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Thomas F. Regan Memorial Park (South Lake Tahoe)
Ranked #27 of 77 attractions in Lake Tahoe (California)
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #28 of 77 attractions in Lake Tahoe (California)
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Traveler Resources
Ranked #29 of 77 attractions in Lake Tahoe (California)
Category: Parks; Biking Trails

Northstar is open in the summer for Mountain Biking, Hiking, and village shopping.  Check the northstar website for dates of opening. Usually Northstar is open for Mountain Biking... more »

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Ranked #30 of 77 attractions in Lake Tahoe (California)
Category: Marinas; Nature and Parks
Parasailing and jet skis
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