5 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

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South Lake Tahoe — 4 nights

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Get out of town with these interesting South Lake Tahoe side-trips: Truckee (Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum & Historic Downtown Truckee) and Spa at Squaw Creek (in Olympic Valley). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Tallac Historic Site, explore the historical opulence of Vikingsholm, take a memorable drive along Inspiration Point Vista, and fly down the slopes at Heavenly Mountain Resort.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe trip app.

Dallas to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Dallas in November, plan for a bit cooler days in South Lake Tahoe, with highs around 52°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

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Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.
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