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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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South Lake Tahoe Parasailing
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$144*
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Everyone needs to see this!

Gorgeous lake up in the mountains. The water is cool and crystal clear. The sand is fine and white. Unbelievable place to share with your family. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous lake up in the mountains. The water is cool and crystal clear. The sand is fine and white. Unbelievable place to share with your family. Highly recommended.

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Truckee, California
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221 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I live here and love it! Happy to call this area home. So much to see and do but also important to just slow down and soak it all in. From summer to winter this is an amazing place to visit young or old. Snow ski the amazing resorts in winter or water ski Tahoe in the summer. I prefer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely something you have to experience at least once in your lifetime. The water here is so crystal clear it's breathtaking! Just bring some things for a picnic and relax by the water or even dive in if it's hot enough!

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Thank Kennyswan
Walnut Creek, California
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When driving the entire span of Lake Tahoe (California & Nevada) you should be prepared to be there all day long. Stop at various spots and take picture. The best way to travel is from Reno via 431 - Mt. Rose Highway. Once you make the curve near incline village, there is a Scenic Overlook of the entire lake, a... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a definite "must see" at Lake Tahoe. The view of the lake is just breathtaking . Parts of the road to get there are a little scarey but it is well worth it. As others have suggested, go early.

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Negaunee, Michigan
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The beaches are incredible! We drove around the mountain and into CA. We had great food and music at Kings Beach! Free concert.

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Thank Katie H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

We stayed in South Lake Tahoe and while the lake is beautiful to look at, you cannot do much in the water because it's so frigid year round. Also the area is overall expensive and either you have to pay to even get to the shore of the lake or it's off limits to non residents, especially on the north... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

My friend and her Mom drove from SF City and just when we were entering...scenery is really awesome. The place is sooooo clean, well preserved and i felt like im trapped inside a post card. We stayed at Heavenly Village and boy it was lovely!!! Its like a small community of happy people. Everyone was cheerful and friendly. I think... More 

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San Francisco, California
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1,355 reviews
588 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Nothing quite captures the beauty of Lake Tahoe on a sunny warm day. It's one of my favorite places anywhere! Beautiful clear calm water, an amazing backdrop of snow capped mountains, stunning vistas at every turn in the road, the list is endless! I would highly recommend a visit, even just for a day. However to really enjoy it, i... More 

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New York City, New York
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3,288 reviews
1,685 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 476 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

You can't miss seeing this if you are in the area. A beautiful lake with a backdrop of mountains. Everything looks so Serene and beautiful.

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