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3838 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA, US, 96150

  • Phone: (530) 541-5400
  • Fax: (530) 541-7170
2.8 out of 5 (72 reviews)
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  • Attractions

    »Lake Tahoe Cruises

    To enjoy the beauty of Lake Tahoe from a different perspective, take a cruise on the Tahoe Queen. The three deck, 500 passenger paddlewheeler cruises the scenic south shore and Emerald Bay. A portion of the vessel has a glass bottom for viewing the mysteries of the deep. For a romantic evening, the Dinner Dance Cruise offers complimentary champagne and live music; discounts are available for seniors. Lunch is available for an extra charge. Departure times vary with the season, call ahead for schedule and reservations.

    900 Ski Run Boulevard
    South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

    »Heavenly Scenic Gondola Rides

    For an exhilarating experience, try the gondola ride. The ride lasts for about 12 minutes, taking you over two miles (three kilometers) up the mountain. As you travel look out the windows for an amazing view of the ground far below. Make sure you get out at mid-station deck at an elevation of 9123 feet (2781 meters) where you will enjoy spectacular views of the Tahoe basin. At the very top you can enjoy a delicious meal at the restaurant while looking out at the breathtaking view. Hiking trails are available if you are feeling adventuresome and energetic. The gondola can hold up to eight people, so this is the perfect ride for the whole family.

    3860 Saddle Road
    South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

    »Stateline Brewery & Restaurant

    Stateline Brewery & Restaurant is brewery and a restaurant, located between the casinos at Stateline and Heavenly's Gondola. It is a great place for families and friends to enjoy delicious sandwiches and burgers after a long ski trip at Heavenly Mountains. The ambience here is friendly and inviting and you can rely on their servers for suggestions on meals as well as beers. The spacious restaurant accommodates a large brewery and also has a banquet for private parties. They also house a souvenir store.

    4118 Lake Tahoe Boulevard
    South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

    »The Brewery At Lake Tahoe

    The Brewery At Lake Tahoe, as the name suggests is a brewery located near Heavenly that is known for its selection of local craft beers and ales. They also serve food and are popular for their scrumptious burgers, pizzas and innovative dips, all of which is served generously. After a day on the slopes, food and beer can be enjoyed on their extended patio or near the fireplace.

    3542 Lake Tahoe Boulevard
    South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

    »Tallac Historic Site

    Standing as a testimonial to the wealthy are the beautiful estates of the Baldwin, Pope and Heller families. These summer get-aways for the upper crust were built at the turn of the 20th century. Dextra Baldwin built his estate in 1921. The museum inside houses Washoe Indian artifacts and Baldwin family exhibits. The Pope estate is now an interpretive center offering historic tours and a living history program in the summer. The Heller, or Valhalla estate, built in 1924, was the summer stomping grounds of the rich and famous. Appointments are necessary to visit the homes, but admission is free. Plays, Indian celebrations and other events are also presented at the site. Call for more information.

    Emerald Bay Road at Heritage Way
    South Lake Tahoe, CA 95705

    »David Walley's Hot Springs

    Hot mineral pools, freshwater swimming pool, saunas, steam and weight rooms, and tennis.

    2001 Foothill Road
    Gardnerville, Nevada 89411

    »Genoa Town Park

    Genoa Town Park is one place your children will never get bored at. With around 3 levels of fun and leisure activities and a sprawling play zone for children, you and your family can spend a leisurely afternoon lounging around. Attend fun events like the Candy Dance Arts & Crafts Faire that has been an annual tradition, where the ladies of the town take it upon themselves to make candy and fudge and hold a dance  to raise money for street lights. They got their lights, and the event was such a success that it has continued ever since. Come, join the fun!

    185 Nixon Street
    Genoa, NV 89411

    »Vikingsholm Castle

    Mrs. Lora Josephine Knight began building her estate in 1928 with as many as 200 workers employed to carve intricate designs by hand; the hinges were hand-forged as well. Two of the most unusual aspects of the castle are the sod roof and the fact that much of the house was built without benefit of nails or other fasteners. The castle contains many fine examples of Scandinavian furnishings and antiques. This site is accessed from Emerald Bay State Park, also known as the D.L. Bliss State Park.

    9999 Emerald Bay Road
    South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

    »Cave Rock

    This wonderful day-use facility is located just south of the Cave Rock tunnel. The name originated from a series of small caves that had been cut away on the west side of the mountain when the lake elevation was 140 feet higher than it is today. This took place during the last Ice Age. The boat ramp makes the lake accessible for watercraft of all sizes. You will find all the comforts necessary to make it an enjoyable outing including restrooms, picnic tables complete with fire pits and barbecues, a small beach and spectacular views. Dogs are welcome as long as they are kept leashed.

    Highway 50 & Glenbrook Bay
    Glenbrook, NV 89413

    »Spooner Summit

    Spooner Summit is a hill that is part of the Lake Tahoe State Park on the Nevada side. Mainly used in winter by skiing enthusiasts, this summit provides one with panoramic views of the lake, and being an unmaintained part of the park, one can ski on untouched slopes. It is also popular as a sledding and snowboarding spot. In the summers, one can take the trail going up to the summit to just savor the beautiful views all around.

    Off Highway 50 & Highway 20
    Incline Village, NV 89703

    »Spooner Lake

    What a wonderful place to spend an entire day relaxing next to this beautiful blue lake. The area is dotted with groves of aspen and filled with mountain meadows flowing with wild flowers. Encompassing this pristine lake is a 2.3-mile easy walking trail that will lead you through breathtaking meadows and thick forests full of conifers and aspens. Be sure to keep an eye open for the abundance of osprey, ducks and geese that live in the mountainous area. Fishing at this lake is catch and release only, and the lake has been stocked with trout of all sizes. The picnic area is available by reservation only and is limited to 25-people on the weekends and 100-people during the week. Call early for your reservations.

    3709 Nevada 28
    Incline Village, NV 89402

    »Sugar Pine Nature Center

    You will find this informative center in the day-use area near the Erhman Mansion. Inside peruse the displays of birds, mammals and major game fish that are indigenous to the Lake Tahoe Basin. Check out the "touchy-feely" table designed for children and others who enjoy the hands-on approach. A movie is shown continuously, teaching you about the history of the lake and the early Native American inhabitants. Admission is free, but there is a day-use charge of $5.

    Highway 89
    Tahoe City, CA 96145
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