Travel plans have been put on hold for many people this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t plan out where you want to go when travel restrictions have eased up. If this year has taught us anything, it’s to not put off going on adventures and to make the most of new places, seeing and doing as many new things as possible.
One place that should be on people’s travel bucket list is Lake Tahoe, which is located on the border of California and Nevada. It’s a popular destination for the whole family as there are plenty of things to see and do and it’s absolutely stunning all year round with its natural scenery. If you want to see for yourself, check out the Lake Tahoe Webcams.
When is the best time to visit?
From June to August, temperatures can reach an average of 75 degrees Fahrenheit, so if you’re looking to hit the beach or prefer some water activities like kayaking or paddleboarding, this is the ideal weather for you.
However, if you’re more into winter sports, you should visit from December to February when temperatures drop and make it the perfect place to go skiing, snowshoeing, and snowboarding. Or if you have kids, they will love sledding and tubing.
Throughout the off-season months when things around Lake Tahoe are a bit quieter, you can cruise on down the lake, taking in all of the beauty that the Emerald Bay has to offer. Or perhaps you will opt for a helicopter ride where you can take in the breathtaking views of the mountains and experience Lake Tahoe from above.
Hiking in Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe has some of the best hiking trails in North America. Whether you want to walk on the shores of the lake or up in the mountains, there is a trail suitable for all your requirements. Here are some of the best trails in the surrounding Lake Tahoe area.
The Rubicon Trail will provide you with beautiful views of the clear blue lake and spectacular mountains in the distance. This is one of the easier hiking trails that many people will be able to do and you will be rewarded with stunning scenery, and a glimpse of Vikingsholm Mansion, a Scandinavian stone building dating back to 1929.
Fallen Leaf Lake Trail
This is one of the shorter trails but if you wish, you can extend the hike by following the shoreline. Along the trail and off to the right, you will be able to see Mt. Tallac from the shore. If you want to take in the sights, this walk is perfect for you and is an ideal spot for a picnic in the spring.
If you’re looking for incredible views of Lake Tahoe, Skyline Trail in the summer is one of the most popular hiking trails. It is a two-mile hike that is accessible by lift, so this is perfect for you if you want to take in the scenic views.
These are just a few examples of the many activities and outstanding views that Lake Tahoe has to offer.