Lovers of the outdoors are in luck on both sides of Lake Tahoe. In one day at the lake you can ski, hike, bike or just sit around on the beach. These 10Best attractions at the lake start at the very top with Emerald Bay or the summits of Mount Tallac on the South Shore or from Mount Rose on the North Shore. Other great views of the lake can be seen in the winter with trips to the top of Squaw Valley and the Heavenly Gondola.
For some unique views of the lake, take the family to the Taylor Creek Visitor Center for a underwater peak at the spawning salmon that swim out of Tahoe and into Taylor Creek. For an evening view, go to Zephyr Cove and take a trip on the paddleboat, the M.S. Dixie II to Emerald Bay. If you want to get a nice view of another lake, head to Donner Lake near Truckee for some dock swimming or kayaking.
Other attractions and activities include kayaking the Tahoe Kayak Trail around the water's edge or heading back up into the hills to hike the Tahoe Rim Trail, which circumnavigates the entire lake and even meets up with the famous Pacific Crest Trail.