Emerald Bay and South Lake Tahoe. Photo © Christopher Arns.

Planning Your Time in Lake Tahoe

The San Francisco Bay Area is a top vacation destination for people from all over the world. So where do people who live there take their vacations? Sparkling blue Lake Tahoe and its surrounding mountains, lakes, ski resorts, hiking trails, hot springs, charming mountain towns, casinos, and varied wilderness areas say “vacation” to just about anyone.

Harvey's Lake Tahoe. Photo © Christopher Arns.

Gambling on a Good Time: Lake Tahoe Casinos

If you think casinos are smoke-filled holes sheltering lonely souls pouring their savings into slot machines, think again: On the South Shore, just over the Nevada state line, various casinos attract a young crowd looking for a lively, hip night out. Note that the casinos sometimes call the town Lake Tahoe, Nevada, though it’s legally Stateline.

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Moon Northern California

This full-color guide includes vibrant photos and easy-to-use maps to help with trip planning. Northern California residents Elizabeth Linhart Veneman and Christopher Arns cover the best that Northern California has to offer, from day hikes in awe-inspiring Yosemite Valley to rest and relaxation at the spas and vineyards of Wine Country. To help travelers plan […]

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Moon Tahoe

California outdoors expert Ann Marie Brown provides you with the essential details needed to discover all of the can’t-miss sights, attractions, and restaurants in and around Tahoe. Ski Squaw Valley’s renowned slopes, hibernate in a cozy South Shore cabin, dine in Tahoe City, or hike the Tahoe Rim Trail—Brown will help you maximize your time […]

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Moon Tahoe Camping & Hiking

Seasoned camping and hiking expert Tom Stienstra extends travelers his firsthand advice on how to find the best spots in Tahoe to pitch a tent or hit the trail, from cobalt-blue Lake Tahoe’s shores to adventure-filled Desolation Wilderness. Moon Tahoe Camping & Hiking‘s in-depth coverage also offers “best-of” lists—including Best Boat-in Campgrounds, Best Self-Guided Nature […]

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Moon Nevada

Journalist Scott Smith brings detailed knowledge of his adopted home state to the table in Moon Nevada, with information on everything from Vegas’ neon-studded attractions to the Native American petroglyphs of the Great Basin. Smith spotlights a great list of original travel strategies, including On the Treasure Trail, Nevada Outdoors, and Nevada’s Past, and gives […]