Looking for some fun places to visit when you come to Lake Tahoe this year? Below are a few recommendations for some of the many fun activities Lake Tahoe has to offer!
Emerald Bay and Vikingsholm Castle
Calif. Hwy. 89, 5 mi. from South Lake Tahoe, Calif.
Tours are usually available daily from mid-June through Labor Day from 10- 4 but call ahead to verify specific times and admission prices.
Emerald Bay with tiny Fannette Island rests on a narrow arm on the southwestern shore of the lake. Its emerald green water is surrounded by sheer granite cliffs.
The castle is not accessible by car, but is a one mile walk from the Emerald Bay parking lot. The 38-room mansion is a replica of an 11th-century Viking castle
Fallen Leaf Lake
Junction of Calif. Hwy. 89 and Fallen Leaf Rd., South Lake Tahoe, Calif.
Fallen Leaf Lake is frequently not accessible during winter months because of heavy snowfall.
The second-largest natural lake in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Fallen Leaf was an appendage of Lake Tahoe many years ago. Three miles long, Fallen Leaf Lake is considered by many scientists to be a microcosm of Lake Tahoe. Because it is smaller, researchers are studying the effects of pollution on the lake as they believe the same effects will appear in a similar way later in the larger Lake Tahoe.
Hornblower’s Tahoe Queen
Marina Village, at the foot of Ski Run Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, Calif.
Departures are from 10:30 am- 7 pm The 2 pm trips on Monday and Tuesday are gaming cruises with personnel on board to teach the rules and strategies of 21, craps, roulette and poker. Telephone for rates with and without dinner.
Hornblower’s Tahoe Queen, an authentic paddle wheeler, sails from its pier in South Lake Tahoe across the lake and into Emerald Bay daily throughout the year.