Don’t want to miss out on a white Christmas? You don’t have to! The gorgeous Lake Tahoe area is known for its ski resorts, winter sports, and cozy cabins. Take a trip from San Diego to Lake Tahoe; the short drive and beautiful scenery are perfect for a weekend vacation.
Check out these great things to see and do while enjoying your time in Lake Tahoe!
Squaw Valley Ski Resort
This is a skiier’s and snowboarder’s paradise! Squaw Valley Ski Resort is comprised of 4,000 acres sprawled across 6 mountain peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Squaw Valley Ski Resort is great for any level of expertise from beginner to advanced. With 30 lifts and lots of great areas to ski and snowboard, Squaw Valley Ski Resort is the perfect destination for the ski and snowboard enthusiast.
Emerald Bay State Park
Emerald Bay State Park has been a National Natural Landmark since 1969 and its beautiful panorama of mountain ranges, glacier-carved granite, and unique islands will take your breath away! As a highlight to any Lake Tahoe trip, Emerald Bay State Park offers many different things to do like hiking through the Rubicon foot trail wraps, appreciating the Scandinavian architecture found at Vikingsholm, and enjoying a cup of tea at the Tea House on Fannette Island. If you really want to get in touch with nature, Emerald Bay is the place to go!
The Gondola at Heavenly
Want to catch a glimpse of the picturesque Lake Tahoe area? Then, you must take The Gondola at Heavenly Ski Resort. The 2.4 mile ride will amaze you through the natural beauty of the Lake Tahoe area. For a trip that will leave you breathless, visit The Gondola at Heavenly.
Tallac Historic Site
The Tallac Historic Site is a combination of the Baldwin Estate, the Pope Estate, and Valhalla. House tours and site tours will give you a feel of what it was like to live in Lake Tahoe during the 1930s. Take a special workshop or have tea with the head of the house! For a piece of history about Lake Tahoe, you must see the Talla Historic Site.
Sierra Mountain Sports of Lake Tahoe
Locals and visitors flock to Sierra Mountain Sports of Lake Tahoe to get their fix of snowmobiling! Located near South Lake Tahoe, Sierra Mountain Sports of Lake Tahoe is great for first-time snowmobilers and more experienced riders. If you’ve never been on a snowmobile before, you’ll feel comfortable trying it with the friendly staff at Lake Tahoe’s Sierra Mountain Sports.
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