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South Lake Tahoe of California


Enjoy Tahoe’s best with a vast variety of healthy, wholesome recreation for every visitor. Billed as “America's All Year Playground,” of course, lake activities take the lead, with boating, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, water skiing, and the like taking the lead. There are many other great fun opportunities on this non-gambling side of Lake Tahoe. Away from the casinos, this high alpine lake's South side is home to many artisans, craftsmen and those who are fond of a healthy lifestyle.

Things to Do

Bicycling, including mountain biking, is very popular in the area, as are all manner of outdoors activities, like hiking, camping, and rock climbing. Parasailing, Helicopter Tours, Golf, River Rafting, ballooning... take your pick in this pine-covered mountain lake paradise. When it comes to comfort, the South Lake Tahoe area has ideal temperatures. Add an ideal cruise around the lake to those temperatures, and you've got yourself a delightful day or afternoon. The vessels offer meals and entertainment, and are available for charter as well. Another activity that is great fun for the whole family is personal watercraft. If you don't have jet skis of your own, they can be rented. Personal Watercraft has a great safety record, and they're just a flat out blast. Fly fishing is also a big favorite in the area. There are guides and outfitters who can help you get the right equipment and find the best places for fly fishing. Or if you'd prefer to drop a line in on a pole, of course any day spent fishing beats the best day at work.

While the California side has no gambling, if you've got your heart set on it, Stateline, on the east edge of town (and just over the state line) is happy to accommodate. But before you go running off to the slots, let's have a look at some of the nightlife right in town. Even by Ski-Town standards, South Lake Tahoe's nightlife is outstanding. Live music is everywhere and the locals and people visiting are all about having a good time!

If gambling, gaming and big name entertainment interests you, then South Lake Tahoe is your destination. Large high-rise casinos overlook the ponderosa pine and offer Vegas-style gambling, clubs, shows and Restaurants range from cheap fast food to fine cuisine and are located throughout the south shore and Nevada Casinos. South Lake Tahoe has lodging and accommodations to suit any type of guest. From full-service casino hotels, luxury resorts, and rental condominiums to cheap motels, budget lodging, camping, charming Bed & Breakfast's and cozy cabins.

Getting Here

Travel to the area is a short three and a half hour drive from San Francisco, one and a half hour drive from Sacramento, and a one hour drive from Reno.

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