Lake Tahoe may be the ideal playground for lovers of the outdoors, but it is also a fantastic place to take children. Not only does this alpine haven have hiking, biking, kayaking and water sports for children of all ages, but the beaches, ski slopes, sledding areas and snow parks will keep them active until bedtime.
For older children, take them to the Tahoe Treetop Adventure Park at the Granlibakken resort where they can zipline through the trees and learn strength skills and techniques. Other active children and teens who love the ice (all year long) will also love the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena where they can practice turns. Other active events include the hike from Emerald Bay to Eagle Falls (or even up to Eagle Lake) or the hike down to the Vikingsholm Castle at the foot of Emerald Bay.
Smaller children will get a kick out of the KidZone Museum in Truckee where they can play with art supplies or cuddle farm animals. The museum also has an area for babies and toddlers. For kids who just want to play in the sand, take them to Sand Harbor on the East Shore or Kings Beach on the North Shore for fun in the sun.