Recognized as the highest lake in the United States and the largest alpine lake in the North American continent, Lake Tahoe is one of the most popular destinations in California 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 the city life and spend some precious moments in nature.

There are a variety of different 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. During the winter months, Lake Tahoe is an ideal place to enjoy skiing and snowboarding.

One of the best times to visit Lake Tahoe is during the Gatsby Festival which is held during the month of August each year. For two whole days, the Tallac Historic Site comes alive with a variety of 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 are able to get a hold of the annual Gatsby poster being sold during the first day of the Festival. This is a definite must-have item as the Gatsby Festival posters have become expensive collector's items throughout the year. Because of the popularity of the festival, it is a good idea to make your reservations far in advance.