It’s only a matter of time before Lake Tahoe starts calling your name. Tucked in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, this alpine getaway boasts idyllic lake views, rewarding hikes and an inviting community packed with small businesses that bring the very best of California living to one place, year-round. Whether it’s a girl’s getaway, birthday celebration or ‘just because’ retreat, Lake Tahoe offers an adventure fit for every vacationer. All you have to do? Read this guide, text your friends and pack your bags—Tahoe is waiting!
Reporter: Erica Nichols