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Things to Do at Lake Tahoe

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Top Things to Do at Lake Tahoe
Read about the best Lake Tahoe activities - open year round, best by season, good for families or romantic getaways

Self-Guided Driving Tour Around Tahoe
A loop tour that takes you to all the most interesting spots and side trips - and keeps you on the best side of the road the whole way.

Carriage and Sleigh Rides
How you travel depends on the season, but it's always fun. They're located in Stateline, NV.

Casinos at Lake Tahoe
Guide to Lake Tahoe Casinos - location, amenities, ratings

Heavenly Gondola Rides
Take a ride up the mountain and see the lake from a new perspective.

Hellman-Ehrman Mansion
When it was built, Pine Lodge was one of the grandest Lake Tahoe summer home and a visit can give a peek into a rich family's early twentieth-century lifestyle.

Hot Air Balloon Rides
Year-Round balloon rides.

Tahoe Rim Trail
A 150-mile trail the encircles the lake.

Skiing at Lake Tahoe
Read this guide to find the best Lake Tahoe ski resort for a family skiing trip, the hottest places for snowboarders, the most challenging ski runs and the prettiest place to ski at Lake Tahoe

Thunderbird Lodge
Thunderbird Lodge is one of the last and best examples of a opulent Lake Tahoe estate. Besides the main house, there's a card house, an elephant garage, the Admiral's House and a boathouse. And don't forget the servant's quarters: a caretaker's cottage and the cook and butler's house. It's open for tours in the summer - and for even more fun, you can get there by boat.

Valhalla Arts Programs at the Tallac Historic Site
This site preserves historic properties that once belonged to the Baldwin, Pope and Heller families, but the lively summer arts program is their best activity.

A Scandinavian-style house built on the shore of Emerald Bay, it's open in summer only - and worth the hike to get there.

Virginia City Side Trip
Once the center of an enormously rich silver and gold mining area, Virginia City is a lively, open-air museum of sorts, with a fun main street lined with historic buildings and fun shops.

Truckee River Rafting
Most people who raft California's Truckee River take the scenic float from Tahoe City to River Ranch. These tips will help you make the most of your day.

Just to Remember: Ponderosa Ranch
This tribute to the television program Bonanza is closed now, but you can read about its history here.

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