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Visiting Lake Tahoe
Travelers to Lake Tahoe give high marks for the lakeside setting, ski areas, and casinos. This city also attracts tourists with its mountain views, live music, and entertainment choices. Top sights in the city include Heavenly Ski Resort, Northstar California Resort, and Kirkwood Mountain Resort.
- There are 3511 hotels and other accommodations in Lake Tahoe
- The closest major airport is in Lake Tahoe, CA (TVL) 22.9 from the city center
- The next closest is in Truckee, CA (TKF-Truckee Tahoe) 26.6 away
Sightseeing and Staying in Lake Tahoe
Well known for its live music scene, the city's cultural venues include Tahoe Maritime Museum, Gatekeeper's Museum, and Watson Cabin Museum. The lakeside, mountain views, and hiking trails highlight the city's natural beauty, and Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point State Park, Meeks Bay Beach, and Zephyr Cove Beach are worth a visit. Skiing, snowboarding, and camping are top activities, while sights to visit include Heavenly Ski Resort, Northstar California Resort, and Kirkwood Mountain Resort.
In Lake Tahoe, you'll find 3511 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have ample places to choose from for a perfect vacation. These are top ones based on Expedia user reviews:
- The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe - With a stay at this 4-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a full-service spa and a golf course, along with an in-room fireplace. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its dining options and bar.
- Cedar Crest Cottages - This 4-star cottage features free WiFi, free parking, and concierge services.
- Deerfield Lodge at Heavenly - Amenities at this 3-star hotel include free WiFi and free parking. Expedia customers like its breakfast and helpful staff.
In the surrounding area, popular places to see include Nevada State Railroad Museum, located 14.7 mi (23.6 from the heart of the city, and Nevada Governor's Mansion, which is 14.7 mi (23.7 away.
Getting Around Lake Tahoe
To venture out into the surrounding area, ride aboard one of the trains from Truckee Station. Lake Tahoe might not have many public transit choices so consider a car rental to maximize your time.
Dressing for Lake Tahoe
- Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 59°F during the day and 21°F at night
- From April to June, the average during the day is 86°F, while the average at night is 31°F
- July through September has daytime averages of 74°F with nighttime averages of 21°F
- About 8.39 inches of rain falls on Lake Tahoe each year
- Usually July and August are the hottest months with an average of 88°F, whereas January and December are often coldest, averaging 22°F
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