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Lake Tahoe Travel Guide

Heaven is not so far away; if you want to get a preview, take a trip to Lake Tahoe .
The pine-shrouded alpine lake more than deserves its title of being the Jewel of the Sierras. Lake Tahoe is often dubbed as the perfect year-round vacation and wedding destination. Certainly the reason would be its pine forests, alpine waters, great weather, breathtaking views and romantic, serene atmosphere. Lake Tahoe lies 6,225 feet above sea level in the Sierra Nevada range, split between California and Nevada. Its crystal water shines brightly during winter or summer inviting visitors to relax and enjoy its beauty. A tour around the lake follows 72-miles of shoreline that is connected to California and Nevada. It s a terrific mix of sunshine as well as beautiful snowfall, hence a perfect place for snow sports and Ski Holidays for the family, camping, hiking, fishing, water sports, golf and sightseeing. Another ideal place for great accommodation along with snow activities would be to visit Morzine<. On the Nevada side, tourists go for dining, big-name entertainment, the flashy casinos and lively nightlife.
Due to the cool weather, swimming in Lake Tahoe is best brisk. During the summer, the lake's beaches are often crowded. This great place is the playground of America with every kind of water sport imaginable and crisp clean breeze to enjoy them in. Surrounded by the awesome Sierra Nevada's, Lake Tahoe Travel Guide
the lake is a picture perfect spectacle and has water so clear that it is possible to see more that seventy feet into its depths. Many enjoy water sports, boat ramps, jet skiing, kayaking, parasailing, rafting, waterskiing, sailing and windsurfing. There are also swimming pools and other amenities for rest and recreation. The magnificent shoreline is 71 miles, with the California shoreline being 42 miles and the Nevada shoreline being 29 miles. Those who prefer solitude or adventure can escape to the many parks and protected tracts of wilderness that ring the 22-mile-long, 12-mile-wide lake. From mid-autumn to late spring, winter-sports enthusiasts are attracted to Tahoe's downhill resorts and cross-country centers. Ski resorts are open by Thanksgiving, often through their machine-made snow.
Surrounded by mountains, the present day lake sits in a valley, and is the highest lake of its size in the United States, the third deepest lake in North America and the tenth deepest lake in the planet. This breathtaking blue lake is so clear that in some areas objects can be seen to depths of 75 feet! The lake s beauty also lies in its play of colors. The clear mountain air lets the lake's pure, crystalline water reflect the blue sky above. During sunsets, the lake displays a wonderful display of red, yellow and orange hues, and gray-black during storms and cloudy days.

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