The beauty of Lake Tahoe is easily accessible for sightseeing. Whether you want to be right on the water or thousands of feet above it, here are the 10Best ways to get to know Big Blue.
One of the best ways to see the lake up close and personal is on one of the paddlewheel tours that take you to Emerald Bay. The M.S. Dixie II that launches from Zephyr Cove or the smaller Tahoe Queen that launches from the Ski Run Marina on the South Shore will take you sightseeing with very little effort. If you want to get some exercise during your sightseeing, visit Adrift Tahoe in Kings Beach where they will outfit you for a paddleboard and oar to see the lake at your pace. Another action-oriented way to visit the lake is by parasail. Sail above the blue water with North Shore Parasail.
Families will have fun at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center where you will see spawning salmon and maybe even a brown bear. You can also take the little ones up to Squaw Valley's High Camp to do some swimming in the summer or ice skating in the winter. If you really want to get the family away from it all (and they are good hikers) take the Tallac Trail up to the top of the mountain to see the entire South Shore.