Lake Tahoe Exciting Place To Visit Any Time Of Year

There’s no denying it — the scenery at Lake Tahoe is some of the best you’ll find this side of the Alps. The lake itself is pristine and beautiful and the surrounding mountains are majestic. The area beckons anyone who loves outdoor recreation.

South Lake Tahoe, with its many fine hotels and restaurants, is an ideal base of operations while visiting the lake and enjoying the many recreational opportunities. Visitors may want to stay downtown or choose a vacation rental further out from town.

One of the close-in hotels is the Avalon Lodge – in this case, just two blocks from the beach and from the Heavenly Village gondola. By the way, Heavenly is one of the area’s most popular ski mountains, but it’s also ideal for getting up to the top of the mountain during the off-season. A ski lift is definitely the best way to get to the highest parts of the Sierra Nevada.

The Avalon Lodge is focused on offering guests great amenities and access to many of Lake Tahoe’s popular activities. The hotel offers bikes, kayaks and snowshoes, so it doesn’t matter what time of year you visit. If you’re more of a couch potato, you can enjoy first-run movies on demand and relax in the outdoor Jacuzzi. Wi-fi’s available, so don’t forget your computer or tablet. Regardless of your activities, you’ll enjoy the hotel’s healthy continental breakfast.

The Avalon is quite unique in a couple of ways. The lodge is decorated with locally handcrafted furnishings, which you’ll notice as soon as you step through the door. But don’t fret about bringing your pets – unlike many upscale lodges, the Avalon welcomes pets and will even let them stay free at certain times of the year.

In addition to the many outdoor recreational options in the Lake Tahoe area, there are some great attractions. For example, be sure to take a two-hour cruise on the MS Dixie II, which is a paddle wheeler you can get on at Zephyr Cove Resort. It’s an excellent way to get out and soak up some Sierra sunshine while you enjoy the panorama of the mountains from the one of the best vantage points in the area.

If you like the Heavenly gondola, another one to try is the cable car at Squaw Valley, which hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics. This is a 2,000-vertical-foot thrill ride that will take you up to an area where there are many fine restaurants and some of the best mountain views you’ll ever experience.

And, as we mentioned, if you’re staying downtown you also have access to all of the Vegas-style shows presented just across the Nevada state line in South Lake Tahoe. You can walk to fine musical performances and enjoy all the amenities you would find in Reno or Las Vegas – all footsteps from your hotel room.

Whatever season you choose to visit, the Lake Tahoe area offers a menu of attractions and activities that is hard to beat. Whether you come in winter for skiing, in summer for the boating and hiking, or in the shoulder seasons when you can get great weather and good deals on accommodations, a Lake Tahoe getaway is hard to beat.

For more information on the Avalon Lodge, phone 1-888-544-STAY.

 

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