South Lake Tahoe, California includes the Southern shore of the picturesque Lake Tahoe, next to the Nevada border. Part of this town is residential; however, the east end is geared toward tourism. Whether your visit is for snowy activities or a summer splash in the lake, there are plenty of things to do. Check out Choice Hotels in South Lake Tahoe for a tranquil place to rest between outings.
After you arrive, check out these popular attractions:
Hikers will find Mt. Tallac Trail a challenge but well worth the spectacular views from the mountaintop. The trail measures 9.6 miles out and back with an elevation of 3,255 feet. There are plenty of lake views and opportunities to spot wildlife.
If you are looking for a panoramic view of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountain range, take a ride in an eight-passenger glass cabin at The Gondola at Heavenly. This works just like a ski lift and takes you on a 2.4-mile ride. You can hop off at the top observation deck to shoot pictures and grab a coffee at their cafe.
Go back to the early years in Tahoe at the Tallac Historic Site. Stroll through vintage summer homes and gardens of four wealthy families of the 1930s. Museum lovers will truly enjoy the artifacts in these dwellings.
At the head of Emerald Bay, you can take a one-mile hike to view a historic castle-like home with Scandinavian architecture and magnificent nature. Vikingsholm was the summer home of Mrs. Lora Josephine Knight in 1929. Tours are available seven days a week.
A 72-mile ride around the Shoreline of Tahoe will truly give you a feel of this city and its gifts of nature. There are plenty of lookout spots with stellar views, along with picnic areas, riding stables and food venues.
Walk the sand and take a swim at Pope Beach. Calm waters and sunshine make for a perfect day of relaxation for the entire family. There are freestanding barbecues and picnic facilities.
Wind down and rest at an inviting South Lake Tahoe hotel, and plan your itinerary for your next day of adventures. Choice Hotels will make your stay a memorable one.
South Lake Tahoe, CA, US, 96150
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