There are so many beautiful destinations around the world, and California is not short of them. With the more popular tourist destinations residing in big cities, this lake is truly a diamond in the rough. Featured in our blog Amazing Places to See Nature at it’s Best, this beautiful little village lost in the woods is straight out of a fairytale, & that is known as Lake Tahoe. Located deep within the mountains of northern California, this peculiar little town is anything short from beautiful. Surrounded by mountains that frame in a clear blue lake, it’s no wonder this place has become so popular. But with so many things to do, how can you be sure you’re making the most of your trip? We narrowed down a list of the top 5 things to do in Tahoe to make your vacation one to remember. Let’s get started!
1 ) Hike Around Emerald Bay State Park
While cruising down the winding road around Lake Tahoe, you’ll find yourself at a trendy tourist spot, & there’s a reason. On one side of this, there resets Lake Tahoe, where you can overlook an island with quite a history & even a ghost story. Below that rests an old historic castle known as Vikingsholm that you can tour for a small fee. On the other side resides beautiful mountain peaks, with trails leading up to yet another lake. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can keep hike to the of the mountain along the Rubicon Trail & get a full birds-eye view of the famous lake it’s self. Talk about a fantastic spot! Make sure you don’t skip out on beautiful Emerald Bay on your way up!
2 ) Cruise Around Lake Tahoe on The M.S. Dixie Cruise
One of the most exciting things you can do in Lake Tahoe is a beautiful lake tour on the M.S. Dixie Cruise. Running year-round, this cruise runs two tours a day, midday & at sunset. Accompanied by fine dining on the first deck, live music on the second deck, & free outside access on the top, this is one of the most popular tours of all of Tahoe. You can venture on this cruise over to Emerald Bay as well, learning all the history & ghost stories behind the mysterious tea house island, & more! Additional information on how to book your incredible cruise around Lake Tahoe can be found on the Zephyr Cove Resort official page.
3 ) Ride the Heavenly Gondola
And lastly, riding the Heavenly Gondola is an absolute must when visiting Tahoe. Not only ideal for skiing down Heavenly Mountain in the winter, but during the summer & spring, you can catch a ride up the gondola for a beautiful full-scenic look of Lake Tahoe herself & the surrounding mountain ranges. Also at the top, you’ll find hiking trails, ziplining, & even a Mountain Coaster you can catch! There’s so much to do on top of Heavenly both in the summer & the winter, so be sure to make it a priority to check it out while visiting beautiful Lake Tahoe! For more ideas of other fun activities to do in the spring, summer, or winter, check out these incredible articles about the 32 Spectacular Things To Do in Lake Tahoe.