Get to Know Tahoe’s Neighborhoods
[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Not only does Lake Tahoe boast an impressive collection of skiing and riding possibilities, it’s also home to a diverse array of neighborhoods and communities that surround the lake. Like snowflakes, no two are alike, though they all have a few elements in common, including jaw-dropping vistas, dramatic mountains and ludicrously gorgeous sunsets. Whether you prefer a secluded cabin nestled in the woods, a luxurious hotel room with all the amenities, or a family friendly resort, there are a million ways to winter at Lake Tahoe.
The north side of Lake Tahoe is home to 12 unique resorts and towns nestled into a vast, spectacular landscape, including Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows, Northstar California, and Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe. From uptown to ski town, lakefront luxury to cozy alpine chalet, fine dining to brew pubs, choices abound. You’ll find Nevada casinos and larger hotels in Incline Village and Crystal Bay, and ample lodging options at the numerous lakefront communities, like Kings Beach, Homewood, and Tahoe City, on the California side.
The south side of the lake, home to Sierra-at-Tahoe, Kirkwood, and Heavenly, is an energetic mix of outdoor recreation and indoor fun. Think skiing and fine dining, snowshoeing and blackjack, or ice skating and shopping. It’s a place with enough around-the-clock awesomeness to keep you playing all day and all night, all on the shore of the largest alpine lake in North America. And when you need to sleep you’ll find plenty of options, ranging from casino hotel resorts to condominiums to budget-friendly rentals.
Reno makes a great starting or ending point to a ski and snowboard vacation. Flying in or out of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, you’ll find fantastic lodging values at countless award-winning hotel casino resorts, along with infinite dining, entertainment, spa and gaming options. The city boasts revitalized downtown and midtown areas that are home to unique restaurants, breweries, shopping, and museums, many in the scenic River Walk district. While there, don’t miss the Truckee River Whitewater Park, with 11 pools and a kayak racing course, located within walking distance of the downtown casinos.
The northwest part of Nevada encompasses Lake Tahoe (both north and south), Reno, Carson City, the Carson Valley and Virginia City. Beyond lodging, Nevada is full of surprises, from hot springs to art museums, historic mining towns to world-class entertainment, Basque cuisine to roadside diners. Whether you seek extravagant or cozy, or something in between, Nevada offers an array of restful choices for your overnight stay.