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Whether it is North or South, California or Nevada, the Lake Tahoe area has something for everyone year round. Winter sports dominate and it is an exceptional ski area, but in the summer there is something for everyone as well. The food scene is growing strong and big name chefs are opening up shops. Indoors or outdoors this is a must-see area.
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100 Northstar Dr, Truckee, CA 96161, USA
For family-oriented skiing—plus tons of other outdoor winter activities—Northstar is a winner. The resort’s sprawling village features a 9,000-square-foot outdoor skating rink surrounded by fire pits and cabana bars; a...
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138 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA
Hiking in the Desolation Wilderness backcountry area around Lake Tahoe is one of my favorite things to do and has been since I was a kid. In September, I took my husband hiking in Desolation Wilderness to show him some of the best places I went...
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Just a few short hours from the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe (both North and South) is a true escape no matter what time of year. There is something for everyone in this mountain paradise!
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9881 CA-89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA
This state park offers all the ingredients for a great family trip to the mountains. For starters, there’s the beach at Calawee Cove, with its gently sloped sand, crystal-clear water, and rounded granite boulders that make for sublime...
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631 Coyote St, Nevada City, CA 95959, USA
There are few things I love more than a sunset at the lake. Beautiful view, crisp air and calm water. There are hundreds of alcoves along Lake Tahoe, just drive around and you are sure to find the perfect spot to pull off and walk down to the...
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Commons Beach Rd, Tahoe City, CA 96145, USA
One of my favorite aspects of a stay in Tahoe is watching the transformation on the lake. Time seems to slow during my days up here and it is the lake and its daily metamorphosis with the changing light that becomes my marker of time and the book...
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6944 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe Vista, CA 96148, USA
The Franciscan has a variety of lovely little cabins to choose from. These cabins are a nice alternative to hotels that lack the personal cozy feeling of home, or the larger vacation rentals that can come with a large price tag and I find ideal...
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138 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA
Leave behind the powerboats roaring around Lake Tahoe and find your bliss by kayaking the sparkling waters of Tahoe’s biggest bay. The water is typically calm here, especially in the morning, so even beginners can have fun. Pick up a rental...
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Lake Tahoe, United States
This is big bicycle ride. Not necessarily because of the distance (if you're a regular road cyclists this amount is your usual Saturday or Sunday ride) or the terrain (there are only a few sections with significant climbs), but big because of the...
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Lake Aloha, California, USA
Welcome to Northern California's Desolation Wilderness, the perfect place to hike near South Lake Tahoe. Lake Aloha is a well-deserved and divine place to take a dip after having tackled the climb up from Echo Lake. I'd suggest parking your car at...
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Echo Lake, CA 95721, USA
Echo Lake is located on the north side of Highway 50 at Echo Lake Road in the mountains of the Sierra Nevada. The lake is the perfect size for an easy day hike around it. You can also rent kayaks and dogs are allowed on the trails.
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625 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145, USA
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Tahoe House is a wonderful bakery. It is a little out side of Tahoe City's main down town, and worth the extra step of getting there. My biggest dilemma at Tahoe house is deciding what to get as everything looks amazing and taste equally...
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Tahoe City, CA 96145, USA
The almost century-old Fanny bridge in Tahoe City received its name (supposedly) from all the fannies that were visible to passers by when people stared at the blue-green waters. The traffic on the bridge is thick and while the bridge is quite...