Lake Tahoe Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Lake Tahoe Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Filled with over 39 trillion gallons of pure Sierra snowmelt and pushed a mile into the Californian and Nevada skies, Lake Tahoe is the USA’s largest alpine lake, and one of the country’s oldest,
year-round vacation playgrounds. Lake Tahoe has forever drawn travellers to
its shores, from the Native Americans who call this place
Big Water, to the trappers, timber cutters and pioneers
who followed. In the 1870s, an awestruck Mark Twain wrote, “to breathe the same air as angels, you
must go to Tahoe”. By the time the 20th century rolled ‘round, lodges, taverns and casinos had sprung up
all around Tahoe’s shoreline catering to legions of weary city folk, keen to experience that heavenly air for themselves. When you’re ready for a little alpine magic, take the four-hour drive from San Francisco to the sunlit shores of Kings Beach. Set on Tahoe’s northern end, this beach was named after local card shark,
Joe King, who used his winnings to develop some of the
lake’s earliest lodgings. On the lake’s southern shore, is Pope Beach, where you’ll find another Tahoe institution. At historic Camp Richardson, generations of families return year after
year to create life-long vacation memories under the towering pines. From Pope Beach, saddle up, and follow the bike path to the Taylor Creek
Visitor Center. An open-air classroom for the entire family, the center features fabulous interpretative
walks, such as the Rainbow Trail. This wetland loop even features an underground
chamber, giving visitors a unique salmon-eye view of
this incredible environment. Once you’ve warmed up your legs at Taylor Creek, take in the majesty of the surrounding state
parks. Nearby, at DL Bliss State Park, follow the spectacular Rubicon Trail, which runs high above Tahoe’s deepest waters and dips down to quiet, secluded coves. The six and a half-mile trail twists through
forests of aspen, cedar and mountain dogwood, …past the country’s highest lighthouse, before crossing into neighboring Emerald Bay
State Park. This park is home to the Eagle Falls Trail, a moderate two-mile hike that takes in some
of the Sierra high country’s finest views. Down by the shore, visit Tahoe’s hidden castle. Inspired by the legends and architecture of
Scandinavia, in 1929, heiress Lora J. Knight, brought in an army of 200 craftsmen to build
this 38-room summer home from the lake’s timber and stone. Today, Vikingsholm is cared for by the Sierra
State Parks Foundation, and operates as a museum and fairy-tale window
into Tahoe’s past. Emerald Bay is also home to the lake’s only
island, once the abode of another local character, Captain Dick, who delighted in showing visitors a wooden
box containing, his toes. The old sea dog lost his toes to frostbite
after capsizing his boat one dark winter night, on a long row home from a far-off tavern. These days, Tahoe’s 72-mile ring road makes
getting around the lake far less perilous. And even if you’re not up to paddling or hiking, you can still enjoy the breathtaking vistas
from its many roadside stops, like Inspiration Point. Just 10-miles east of Emerald Bay is the lake’s
largest town, South Lake Tahoe. Hang out on the beaches, enjoy the creature comforts, then rise above it all on Heavenly Mountain, a world-class ski resort in winter, and adventure playground throughout
the summer months. Lake Tahoe is a place of ever-shifting moods. When you’re ready to experience this
raw beauty, take a drive up the eastern shoreline, which is wilder and less developed than her
other shores. When the ponderosa pines bend with the season’s
first snow, Tahoe transforms into a winter wonderland. Towns like Tahoe City and nearby Truckee become the perfect snow-bound escapes, while the lake’s ski resorts turn Tahoe
into the nation’s favorite winter playground. As far back as 1856, mountain men like Snowshoe Thompson were traversing these slopes on wooden skis, but it was the Winter Olympics that really
put Tahoe’s runs on the map. In 1960, skeptical teams and officials from
30 countries descended on a fledgling resort called Squaw Valley, and they were soon won over. In the decades since, over 20 world-class
downhill and cross country resorts have opened, taking advantage of the region’s 300 days
of sunshine per year, 450 inches of annual snowfall, and that incredible Tahoe scenery. Whether you’re looking for snow-capped peaks
or crystal clear coves, places to bond with loved ones or pockets
of pure solitude, The Lake in the Sky, has it all. As naturalist John Muir wrote over a century ago, “Tahoe is surely not one, but many, …I am reminded of all the mountain lakes
I ever knew, as if this were a kind of water heaven to which they all had come.”

100 thoughts on “Lake Tahoe Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

  1. My boyfriend and I are planning a trip there for this September! Any recommendations on where we should stay? we love the clear water

  2. I live only 3hrs away from Tahoe on the bottom half of Sonora Pass and I go back every summer and plan to move up there once I finish school next year

  3. I visited Lake Tahoe and was disappointed. It's a pretty area but over rated w/ too many tourist. Maybe it's because I've seen more gorgeous places than this I expected more. Still a nice area though.

  4. What month is the best to go? For swimming in the lake? I’m from Florida and the fresh water and forests look amazing

  5. Been here long ago. It was snowing and it look beautiful I saw the lake and it was crystal clear and I felt in love. I did gasp for air because of the altitude.

  6. My parents bought a vacay cabin in So. Lake Tahoe back in the early 90s. Tahoe is only 200 miles from the Bay Area where I’m from. I’ve been visiting there throughout my youth & teen. Last time I went was my friend’s wedding at some golf course 6 yrs ago. I kinda got tired of Tahoe & end up vacationing to major cities/states outside of CA like NYC, Denver, Texas, Seattle, etc.

  7. Check out this Society6 post by Tiana Lea (@tlea8094) called "South Lake Tahoe Sunset"

  8. I've lived in Sacramento (~2 hours from Tahoe) my whole life and I've never been to Tahoe. I seriously need to go.

  9. I'm considering moving near Tahoe (on the Nevada side) in a couple months from WA. I can't stand the weather here anymore, no jobs, too expensive to live on your own.

  10. Back in the nineties The lake water is 99% pure. It’s truly the whole area is like many post cards pictures.

  11. I remember moving to Carson City from LA when I was a teenager. I hated it, until my local friends to me to Lake Tahoe. Instantly fell in love with the beauty of it all!!

  12. I Love Lake Tahoe ✨? el mejor lugar, tanta tranquilidad
    Es maravilloso
    Like si también te parece un lugar mágico

  13. Wow what a great video. I am moving my family 30 minutes from Tahoe to Sparks Nevada. We cant wait to explore the entire region from Yosemite to Yellowstone.

  14. Hey, I live in Kings Beach! You showed the spot (right when you mention Kings Beach) where we do a summer concert series every Friday for years now.

  15. You can ask god to teach you more about yoga, so you can learn more about it in a deeper way. You need to ask god to show you all the curses objects in your home you need to get rid of.

  16. The narrator, the godly music, the beautifully captured scenery… I’ve watched this video quite a few times. Well done. Can’t wait to take my wife here.

  17. Man, i so wish I lived here. It's so beautiful. My uncle lives here(he even built his own house here!) and I wish I lived there aswell. Going this week. Man, I cant even explain in words how excited I am to breathe the air of this fine, fine crisp beautiful air, with its alpine and cedar smell. Damn.

  18. you don’t have to believe me and i don’t expect you to. but, i was doing a dive over by rubicon point and i was about 180ft below the surface when i saw this shark looking creature. it was ENORMOUS. it was a good 40 ft away from me and appeared to be 12ft+. i’m thinking there could possibly be a fresh water species of shark that has adapted to the cold. but it was not a large trout or bass or whatever. i know what they look like. i can tell you this, something is living in tahoe that we don’t know about.

  19. I'm here now in lake Tahoe,this is one of the best places in America,you can't miss it,the mother nature is so beautiful here,so many trails,waterfalls and beaches

  20. Merci beaucoup tous c'est une: Merveilleux les documents, par vídeos.!?❤??De tous ces= Pays .! Très bien expliqué .! J'adoré
    Un grand merci à? RXPEDIA.❤???Thank you Very Good.!?

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