This article was written by Lizz Riggs, editor of TahoesBest.com.
The Best Things to do on a Family Vacation in Tahoe
Lake Tahoe is the perfect place to take a family vacation year round! There are tons of things to do here that get the whole family outdoors and having a blast together. In the summer, take a week to come out for a few days on the Lake, biking and hiking through the mountains or even camping in the woods. When the temperatures drop and the snow starts to fall, round of the family for a weekend of over one of the holidays for a ski trip! Lake Tahoe is America’s favorite year-round lake destination, so no matter what time of year you come with the family, everyone is going to have tons of fun.
Skiing in Tahoe
When many people think of these Sierra Mountains, they think of the great times they’ve had on one or more of the 18 world-class ski resorts. There are ski resorts in Tahoe for skiers and snowboarders at every level, so almost any resort you choose will have options for everyone in the family. Many ski resorts like Northstar, Heavenly, Kirkwood and Sierra at Tahoe are known as the most family friendly of them all, and have great programs and lessons for beginners with tons of trails for everyone at any age! They also have tons of things to do off the slopes, like ice skating rinks, sledding, family friendly events and shopping and restaurants at the resorts that take the stress out of visiting with a large family! On top of that, many resorts offer ski packages with free lift tickets, complimentary meals and discounted rooms that make bringing everyone along on this trip a lot more affordable.
Getting out on the Lake
Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America, and there are so many things to do in Tahoe with the family, from spending a relaxing day fishing together to renting a boat and strapping on some water skis for an intense ride! All summer long, families are visiting Lake Tahoe, which makes it a safe environment where you don’t have to worry about too much and can spend your days living it up stress free. That’s what vacation is all about after all. Many families enjoy spending a few hours or a full day out on one of the fishing charters in Lake Tahoe, where professional guides take fishers of all ages and skill sets out on a boat with all the features to help you reel in some of the biggest fish in the lake. Lake Tahoe is not the only body of water around here though, and the local rivers provide every level of whitewater rafting available for all of the adventurous families to try out!
Lake Tahoe Camping
There are lots of great hotels in the area, but when the weather is nice, why not save a few bucks and take the family camping in the area? Become one with nature and introduce your kids to the finer things in life, like tent pitching, campfires, going to sleep under the stars and waking up with the lake just outside your zipper door. There are several great places to camp around Tahoe, like Camp Richardson, Tahoe Valley and Sugar Pine Point State Park to name a few. Several are near trails that are perfect for hiking or biking on a scenic ride with the family, and all are near the lake so that you never have to go far for fun. Bond with your neighbors, your kids and mother nature and treat yourself to one of the best views of the lake for one of the most affordable prices at a campground in Tahoe.
Instead of taking a vacation to the big city, get your kids away from the video games and out exploring the great outdoors in Lake Tahoe! Everyone will go home happy!