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Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City

4.7
#52 of 615 in Nature in California
Water Body · Nature / Park
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The long shoreline of Lake Tahoe offers a family-friendly resort atmosphere on its California side, and a vibrant nightlife of high-rise casinos on the Nevada side. One of the country’s deepest bodies of water (measuring 501 m [1,645 ft] at maximum depth), the lake is nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and offers a range of activities throughout the warmer months of the year, including swimming, boating, kayaking, windsurfing, hiking, and camping. Winter brings lots of snow, transforming the mountain slopes surrounding the lake into popular ski and snowboarding destinations. You can start your day backpacking through the wilderness around the lake and end your evening with a meal and a show at a casino hotel in nearby Reno. Plan to visit Lake Tahoe and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Tahoe City attractions using our Tahoe City online trip builder.
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  • Spent 4 days in Lake Tahoe gambling. Had a room at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, and visited the 3 casinos nearby. Harrah's- The only casino that offered 24hr table games. Minimums went from $10/15 in the... 
    Spent 4 days in Lake Tahoe gambling. Had a room at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, and visited the 3 casinos nearby. Harrah's- The only casino that offered 24hr table games. Minimums went from $10/15 in the...  more »
  • Take the Gondola Ride! Kids and adults enjoyed. Views are lovely. Trails up there too if one is adventurous and has the energy. 
    Take the Gondola Ride! Kids and adults enjoyed. Views are lovely. Trails up there too if one is adventurous and has the energy.  more »
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  • They call it the Switzerland of USA😍.
  • Too crowded! Too expensive! Pretty lake though. And the people are nice.

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