Lake Tahoe is home to castle ruins and crystal-clear waters

Scenic gondola rides, a Viking castle, and a secret cove...

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  • 05:00
  • 215 mi
  • $33
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Created by ADRIAN VILLARROEL - July 14th 2021

Lake Tahoe is pretty much the ultimate vacation spot. Whether you want to relax at a five star resort and maybe visit the spa or casino while taking in some breathtaking scenery, or you want to try something a little more adventurous, like hiking, kayaking, or even parasailing, you'll find it at Tahoe. Plus, it's conveniently located on the border of California and Nevada, so you get the best of both states!

Photo of Eagle Falls Trailhead
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Hwy 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA, US

Eagle Falls Trailhead

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10mi 00h 22m
Photo of Heavenly Scenic Gondola Rides
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4080 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA, US

Heavenly Scenic Gondola Rides

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For more stunning views of the landscape, take a trip on the Heavenly Scenic Gondola Rides! The 2.4 mile trip up the mountain gives you views of the entire lake, plus the Desolation Wilderness and the Carson Valley. There's an observation deck at the top so the views don't have to end when the ride does!

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6mi 00h 15m
Photo of Zephyr Cove Beach
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760 US Highway 50, Zephyr Cove, NV, US

Zephyr Cove Beach

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2mi 00h 05m
Photo of Cave Rock
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Hwy 50, Glenbrook, NV, US

Cave Rock

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10mi 00h 14m

Nevada Highway 28, Carson City, United States

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2168 Nevada Highway 28, Carson City, United States

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3mi 00h 06m
Photo of Sand Harbor at Lake Tahoe
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Tahoe Blvd, Incline Village, NV, US

Sand Harbor at Lake Tahoe

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0mi 00h 01m
Photo of Bonsai Rock
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Lake Tahoe, NV, US

Bonsai Rock

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And if you're looking for something on which you can hone your photography skills, check out Bonsai Rock. The huge boulder in the lake has four trees growing up out of it, seemingly against all odds, and is the perfect subject for a photo shoot!

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2mi 00h 04m
Photo of Secret Cove
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Nevada 28 Incline Village, Incline Village, NV, US

Secret Cove

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And if you're feeling really adventurous, bare it all at Secret Cove-- this beach has Tahoe's highest percentage of nude bathers!

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Photo of Lassen Volcanic National Park
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44801 State Highway 36 E, Mineral, CA, US

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Some more rad stats to get you excited: Lake Tahoe is North America's largest alpine lake, with a depth up to 1,645 ft, which makes it America's second deepest lake (after Crater Lake). It's also America's sixth largest lake (by volume), just behind the five Great Lakes.