10 Reasons to Visit Lake Tahoe

By Shanie Matthews

The days of winter are slowly coming to a close. We may see a few more storms through the month of March, but chances are that the beautiful season of spring will soon be showing its vibrant face.

With the coming of spring is an awakening to the beauty all around. With this waking from winter slumber, I thought it would be a great time to visit the reasons why this beautiful region is such a wonderful place to visit. The treasures are many. Here are ten reasons why Lake Tahoe should be on your bucket list of places to visit.

It is one of the best places on the planet for family connection. It is safe to say that Lake Tahoe offers so many different ways to create a deeper connection with loved ones. From sharing special days together skiing on the slopes of your favorite ski area to enjoying a long-lasting sunset that puts the sprinkles on top to a perfect day, Lake Tahoe is the setting of loving family connection.

It is one of the best places on the planet for dogs. Lake Tahoe is literally a dog’s best friend. With the amazing amount of trail systems we have, there is a never-ending supply of new dog walks to partake in. There are also vacation rental companies and restaurants that cater to dogs and their owners.

It gives great opportunity to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. Lake Tahoe offers so many different ways to get outside to enjoy the beauty that Mother Nature gives us. Whether your desire is to sit on a beach, stand on a peak or enjoy the views from the water, there is a lifetime’s worth of enjoyment around the basin.

There are tons of ways to get your adrenaline up. Going hand in hand with a ton of different ways to get outside is the huge selection of ways to get your adrenaline up once you are in the great outdoors. From rock climbing to crazy downhill mountain biking, from fear-inducing ski and snowboard competitions to athletic endeavors like the Ironman, Lake Tahoe has adrenaline covered.

There are calm things to do too. As mentioned above, there is a fair share of adrenaline activities that abound in Lake Tahoe. But don’t let that deter you if adrenaline is not your thing. There are also lounging activities. Take, for example, enjoying a cable car ride up to the top of Heavenly to enjoy delicious food and stunning views. Follow that with a scrumptious body scrub and massage, and your body will be thanking you for visiting Lake Tahoe.

You'll find special serenity thanks to the mountains and lake. The Native Americans had a special reverence for the Lake Tahoe area because of the way that the mountains came together with the stunning blue water of Lake Tahoe. The combination is purely magical. The only way to experience the magic is to be here.

The gourmet dining is exceptional. One of the great aspects of Lake Tahoe is the incredible amount of fine dining and farm-to-fork opportunities. Whether you are staying on the south shore or north shore really doesn’t matter. Both sides of the lake are rich in tasty dining excursions.

You can immerse yourself in a clean environment. One of my favorite aspects to Lake Tahoe is the purity of the air and water. The smell of the air and the clean taste of the water just can’t be beat.

There are a plethora of impressive rentals. No matter what your budget, Lake Tahoe has the perfect vacation rental for you. The entire basin is filled with rental opportunities. The only drawback is that there are so many great deals it might take a bit of research to find the best for your travel.

There are incredible events happening every day of the week. To put the cherry on top, Lake Tahoe is the best because of all the engaging and fun outings, nightlife opportunities and events that happen every single day around the lake. If you want to do it, chances are Lake Tahoe can provide.

Be sure to visit our Daytime and Nightlife sections to learn about events happening around the lake.

Photos: Shanie Matthews, Tahoe.com

About the Author Shanie Matthews
A longtime Lake Tahoe local, Shanie is a freelance writer, Vinyasa Flow yoga teacher and positivity warrior. A true lover of the the gorgeous Tahoe region, she connects with the serenity of the mountains via skiing, biking and backpacking. She also believes in the gift of yoga and its way of allowing one to become his or her true best self, a passion she shares with the world with her online yoga studio.