Nestled within California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range is Lake Tahoe, North America’s biggest alpine lake. It is situated at more than 6,200 feet (1,890 m) above sea level and hemmed by the snowcapped peaks of the mountain system. From the sky, it appears as a glittering gem, with its aquamarine and sapphire waters creating a striking contrast against the verdant forests of the mountain foothills surrounding it. It’s a scenery that once inspired Mark Twain himself to call it “the fairest picture the whole earth affords.”
As majestic as the lake’s environs are, the picturesque beauty of Lake Tahoe is just one of its major attractions. A motley collection of hotels, restaurants, pubs, and casinos—both the upscale and the rugged varieties—dot its shorelines, attracting thousands of visitors each year.
In the summertime, the lake and surrounding mountains become a hotbed of activities. Whether you’re into hiking, camping, boating, rafting, biking, rock climbing, or parasailing, you’re sure to find an outdoor activity that you can enjoy here. There are also numerous amenities for sports like tennis and golf. In winter, Lake Tahoe’s ski and snowboard resorts come to life, and the area transforms into one of the country’s foremost ski destinations. Up north, the “biggest little city” of Reno thrives no longer just because of its casinos, but also because it hosts activities like classic car and motorcycle conventions as well as hot air balloon and air racing events.
If you enjoy simple sightseeing, consider driving down the 72-mile-long road around Lake Tahoe, which goes past the area’s woodlands, beaches, commercial areas, and luxury resorts, as well as foothills that offer panoramic views of the surroundings.
Experience the grandeur of Lake Tahoe and have a memorable lakeside luxury vacation like you’ve never had before. Book one of Villaway’s luxury cabins or luxury villa rentals today to prepare for your holiday.
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