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Alpine Meadows, located in Alpine Meadows, Calif., has been offering families a wide variety of things to do for years. They can enjoy skiing, snow golf, and bop along to the ...
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This is a great hike for families, if your littlest one(s) can handle two miles (a mile up, and a mile down). The featured attraction is the waterfalls, which can be described as ...
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Emerald Bay -- featuring Fannette Island, the only island on the lake -- is really one of the crown jewels of Lake Tahoe. The views to be had from this pocket of the region are ...
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Heavenly Lake Tahoe has the highest elevation in Tahoe so it's perfect for those more experienced skiers and snowboarders, but also provides those less-experienced with beautifully groomed trails to ...
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If you have only one day to spend in South Lake Tahoe, take this mountain ride. My twin 6-year-old boys begged for a second trip up Heavenly Mountain. We went up 2.5 miles to see ...
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HeliTahoe offers scenic tours of Tahoe at all price ranges. Fly for 10 minutes over Emerald Bay, 20 minutes over the south shore, 30 minutes over Sand Harbor, or take a 60-minute ...
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Open seasonally from Memorial Day to late-September, the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion is a historic site on a California National Park in Lake Tahoe that offers families acres upon acres to ...
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For most of us, the word "museum" conjures up images of boring stuff to look at. Not so at this kids' museum. From its elaborate farm theme with small versions of haylofts and ...
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Kings Beach, California is located on Lake Tahoe, and features water sports rentals, volleyball nets, picnic areas, inexpensive parking and a backdrop like no other. It's also located ...
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Ski enthusiasts throughout the world know Tahoe, thanks to the 1960 Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley USA. And, while Squaw is certainly a go-to resort for top-flight skiers (and families too, ...
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Magic Carpet Golf has two locations -- one on the north shore and a second on the south shore -- to serve when that inevitable miniature golf urge hits. It's fun and entertaining ...
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Commons Beach in Tahoe City. This one is too rocky for great swimming, but kids can build sandcastles and navigate the fun climbing wall and play structure. Free Sunday summer concerts, grassy areas, ...
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Northstar, located in Truckee, Calif., is yet another mountain in the Lake Tahoe area that leaves families marveling after every visit. It is equipped with 3,170 skiable acres, 97 trails, ...
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A biking enthusiast friend recently told me that he had once thought, "why would I pay good money to bike down a mountain? I can bike for free anytime on the river trails." Last ...
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In the winter, the 4,000-acre Squaw Valley after a good storm is a slice of heaven for skiers and snowboarders, being one of the largest ski resorts in the U.S. In the summer, it's ...
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The Tahoe Adventure Company offers kayak tours, hiking, biking and rock climbing -- all with expert tour guides. From May to October, try a two-hour introductory paddle, or go for ...
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This all-inclusive lake service provides luxury speed boat rentals for tours, wake tubing, wake boarding, water skiing and sightseeing. A Concierge Captain is provided to act as a ...
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As a kid, I had an absolute blast whitewater rafting down the Truckee River. Almost four decades later, I have great memories of the fun my family and I had when we booked a trip ...
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A fancy resort a century ago, nowadays this historic site features much to potentially interest visitors. You can tour the Baldwin Estate and museum for free, and guided tours of ...
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Taylor Creek is absolutely a don't-miss place to take the whole family if your plans include a face-to-face experience with the wilds of Lake Tahoe. We just happened to visit ...
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Vikingsholm Castle is a win-win activity for families. Parents will find the castle fascinating, thanks to its rich history and architecture, and kids will love it for the running ...
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