As a student, I am constantly trying to find a place to indulge my appetite for skiing, natural scenic views, and vibrant tourist nightlife. Located close to major west-coast destinations including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco, Lake Tahoe is the perfect spot to fulfill this fantasy.
The name Lake Tahoe is not the actual name of the city, but one of the deepest fresh water lakes in the United States. Approximately two-thirds of Lake Tahoe’s coastline is in California, which encompasses the cities of South Lake Tahoe & Tahoe City, California. The other third borders Nevada and includes the town of Stateline, Nevada.
The natural beauty of the area is best to be enjoyed by staying in a lovely Lake Tahoe vacation rental or vacation home, which offer private and secluded spots all over the Lake Tahoe area. I highly advocate visiting http://rentalo.com or http://rentalo.com/vacation-rentals/southlaketahoe/ to find the best deals. Stay near any of the major ski-resorts and ski to your heart’s desire, or enjoy other activities such as snow sledding, cross-country skiing, or snowshoeing.
The majority of the ski resorts in the Lake Tahoe area are on the northern end of the lake, so be sure to look for hotels, vacation rentals, or vacation homes in this region if you are interested in participating in snow activities. For a complete guide to traveling around Lake Tahoe’s massive ski and snow-sport network, Lonely Planet offers a great guide to "Getting Around" : http://www.lonelyplanet.com/worldguide/usa/reno/lake-tahoe/getting-there-and-around.
Traveling to Lake Tahoe is not only confined to the snowy and cold winter months. If warmer, but still cool weather is your fancy, and being in the fresh, vast outdoors tickles your heart, Lake Tahoe again does not disappoint. Beginning in the late spring until the early Fall, water sports such as boating, sailing, and even scuba diving (!) can be enjoyed all around the lake. If you feel like hiking, a definite must-stop is the Granite Chief Wilderness.
During the stark, desolate winter months, Lake Tahoe offers beautiful winter weather, excellent lodging and dining, and of course skiing galore. Through the summer, Lake Tahoe transforms into a boater’s paradise and a gleaming sunny Mecca.
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