Recognized as the highest lake in the United States and the largest alpine lake in the North American continent, Lake Tahoe is one of California's most popular destinations, visited by both locals and tourists all year round. This is partly due to the breathtaking sceneries that greet you the moment you arrive at Lake Tahoe. With its crystal blue water, snowcapped mountains, and lush pine forests, Lake Tahoe offers you the opportunity to relax and unwind as you escape the hustle and bustle of city life and spend some precious moments in nature.There are various outdoor activities that you and your family can enjoy during your stay at Lake Tahoe, ranging from hiking through the many trails that cut through the pine forests to fishing and water skiing in the lake's sapphire blue waters. Lake Tahoe is an ideal place to enjoy skiing and snowboarding during the winter months.One of the best times to visit Lake Tahoe is during the Gatsby Festival, held in August each year. For two whole days, the Tallac Historic Site comes alive with various attractions and events that are sure to cater to the entire family, highlighted by the volunteers that staff the festival, dressed in Gatsby-era costumes. While you are here, make sure that you can get a hold of the annual Gatsby poster being sold during the Festival's first day. This is a definite must-have item as the Gatsby Festival posters have become expensive collector's items throughout the year. Because of the festival's popularity, it is a good idea to make your reservations far in advance.
For ice hockey fans. Lake Tahoe also hosted a few official NHL games in a spectacular outside rink setting in 2021.