What to Do in the Lake Tahoe Area Take a leisurely drive around the lake—a total of 72 miles via US 50 and SR 28. Cross Fanny Bridge, take the tunnel through Cave Rock and enjoy a multitude of scenic views along the way.
Embark on a sightseeing trip aboard The MS Dixie II and appreciate the region's beauty from the vantage point of the water.
For a breathtaking elevated view, hike a bit of the Tahoe Rim Trail, which follows the mountain ridges that encircle the lake for a total of 165 miles. There are nine trail segments; two of the most accessible trailheads are at Tahoe Meadows and Echo Lakes.
Drive, chip and putt your way through 18 holes on one of more than 40 stellar golf courses in the region. The Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, in Stateline off US 50, offers gorgeous scenery. Test your mettle on the challenging fairways of the course at the Resort at Squaw Creek .
Tahoe is well known for adventurous things to do like skiing. Pack your skis and or snowboard and hit the lifts at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows or the Heavenly Mountain Resort .
Go ice-skating at the Olympic Ice Pavilion at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. You can get there by taking the Squaw Valley Tram .
After a hard day of playing, pamper yourself at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino in Incline Village. Soak up the lovely lake view while luxuriating in a High Altitude Body Wrap or an Alpine Meadows Ritual.
Spend an afternoon in Truckee . Miners once frequented the town's rowdy streets; today, sightseers stroll along Commercial Row's galleries, boutiques and cafés.
Watch a parade of kokanee salmon swimming upstream during spawning season. Even if you can't be here in October, visit the Taylor Creek Visitor Center for its aquarium-like look at the creek's underwater environment. The center is adjacent to Tallac Historic Site .
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Hit the tables at a casino in South Lake Tahoe . The surroundings range from high kitsch to fabulously chic, and there's enough variety to suit high rollers, nickel slot aficionados and everyone in between.
Lake Tahoe Area, CA
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