What to do in Tahoe City, CA

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Tahoe City Attractions

Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake located on the border of Nevada and California in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Its elevation is over 6,000 feet, which makes it the biggest alpine lake on the North American continent. Next to Crater Lake in Oregon, it is the deepest freshwater lake in the U.S.

Renowned for its crystal clear waters and panoramic mountain vistas from all directions, Lake Tahoe is one of the country's favorite spots for leisure and relaxation.

Attractions in Lake Tahoe include a variety of winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and sledding. The region features many ski resorts ranging from the best possible 5-star accommodations to rustic lakeside cabins where the adventurous tourist can be close to nature. For good deals on winter vacations, contact us here at Expedia for the latest information on special offers. You should also get a map of the area so you won't miss any of the must see attractions in Lake Tahoe during your visit.

Lake Tahoe, CA, isn't just for winter sports lovers. Things to do in Lake Tahoe abound during the summer months as well. Because the water is so clear and clean, the lake is a mecca for those who love beach activities and water sports. Diving, swimming, boating, and water skiing are all favorite warm-weather Lake Tahoe activities. Other Lake Tahoe excursions include exploring the many top mountain biking and hiking trails located around the lake and gambling at the local casinos on the Nevada side of the lake. Despite its popularity as a tourist destination, there are still many wild places around the lake where you can view wildlife in its natural habitat.

If you have questions about Lake Tahoe tours or accommodations, contact us here at Expedia so we can provide you with the answers you need. Whether you are traveling as a family, with a group of friends, or as a single person looking for an adventure, Lake Tahoe is a great four-season destination.

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What to do in Tahoe City

Free Things to Do in Lake Tahoe

Leave your wallet in the hotel. It's easy to have a ball in Lake Tahoe without paying a cent.

Commons Beach Park - If you take pleasure in digging around the garden, this attraction will fascinate your green thumb.

Things to Do in Lake Tahoe with Kids

There's fun for all the family wherever you roam in Lake Tahoe. Here are a few family friendly experiences to do together that are certain to make your break memorable:


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Lake Tahoe on a sunny day?
What should I not miss in Lake Tahoe?
You’ll want to put these things high on your sightseeing list to make the most of your trip:

  • Heavenly Ski Resort
  • Squaw Valley Resort
  • Northstar California Resort
  • Kirkwood Mountain Resort

Are there cheap things to do in Lake Tahoe?
What can you do in Lake Tahoe for free?
You could store your credit card in the hotel safe for the day, because these attractions won’t cost you a thing:

  • The Shops at Heavenly Village
  • Lakeside Beach
  • Crystal Bay Casino
  • Lakeside Marina

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