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Things to do in Lake Tahoe

Whether it’s the dead of winter or the hottest day of the year, the number of things to do in Lake Tahoe never runs out. Adventure-seeking travelers can kayak, swim and water ski on the lake itself, or take a hike around its 72-mile shoreline. Many of its bordering state parks feature campgrounds close to the water for visitors seeking open-air accommodations. Snow bunnies wondering what to do in Lake Tahoe can ski or snowboard on Diamond Peak and its neighboring slopes in the Sierra Nevada range. Many companies also offer snowmobile tours through the mountain region. And, alpine lodges are waiting with warm fireplaces at the end of the day.

To take in the sights at Lake Tahoe from above, book a tour via helicopter or hot air balloon. Lake Tahoe’s rugged landscape also makes it primed for hang gliding. Visitors looking for more relaxing things to do in Lake Tahoe can book a full-range of treatments at one of the area’s high-end resort spas—many of which use organic remedies sourced from the Northern California wild. Many of these resorts also feature lavish in-house casinos and full calendars of live entertainment. Food lovers looking for what to do in Lake Tahoe can stop in at one of the area’s first-class restaurants, or take a dinner cruise around Emerald Bay.

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  • Burton Snowboard Academy

  • Chocolate Bar

    The sophisticated après-ski crowd gathers around the fire pit conveniently located at the base of the high-speed gondola, for spicy hot chocolates,... More
  • Diamond Peak

  • True North

    For the latest high-tech skis and outdoor gear. The store also has a sleek in-house wine and coffee bar where the wine selection changes monthly. More

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