Lake Tahoe named one of America’s most scenic waterside drives

Along with California Route 1, Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive, Cape Cod, and the Road to Hana on Maui, Lake Tahoe was named one of America’s most scenic waterside drives by Yahoo Travel. The article is here:
“California and Nevada
Starting Point: Tahoe City, CA
The Route: 72-mile loop on Highways 28, 50, and 89
“What to Expect: Circling the [...]

Tie the knot at a California State Park

From the famous Wedding Rock at Patrick’s Point State Park to the historic gardens at Empire Mine State Historic Park to the bluffs at Crystal Cove State Park, many couples choose state parks to be the place where they say “I do.”
That’s why CSPF thinks that California’s state parks are great places to … “Tie [...]

Why the Sierra and its foothills are a world-class destination

Recent accolades that make our region a world-class destination:
Cool Small Towns
Nevada City was just named the sixth coolest small town in America in Budget Travel’s 9th annual America’s Coolest Small Town contest. “Residents value the Gold Country town for its music and art scene, food and proximity to some of California’s amazing rivers, lakes and [...]

Squaw hosts 24th annual Lake Cushing Crossing on April 12

The 24th Annual Lake Cushing Crossing returns to Squaw Valley Saturday, April 12. The acclaimed pond skimming event challenges participants to cross the chilly waters of Cushing Pond on skis, a snowboard or any ski or snowboard-based vessel – resulting in colossal crashes, ultra-creative pond skimming contraptions and hilarious costumes.
This year’s Lake Cushing Crossing kicks [...]

Court upholds Lake Tahoe regional plan

A federal court ruled in favor of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA), affirming an update to the Lake Tahoe Regional Plan that took years to craft, according to the Agency.
The lawsuit was filed by the Sierra Club and Friends of the West Shore in February 2013 following nearly a decade of public input to [...]

Tahoe Trips and Trails announces new speaker series, guided treks for summer

“How do you Tahoe?” asks Patty Baird, owner of Tahoe Trips and Trails, the outdoor adventure company based out of The Cedar House Sport Hotel. The question — part challenge, part tongue in cheek and all inspiring — is asked with a smile.
Tahoe Trips and Trails’ “#HowDoYouTahoe” campaign includes on-site inspirational speakers beginning on Tuesday, [...]

Explore the Sierra’s High-County Heritage

THE SIERRA NEVADA WAS recently named one of the world’s most beautiful mountain ranges, joining the Himalayas, Andes and others by UnofficialNetworks.com, a skiing website. “The Sierra is home to three national parks, 20 wilderness areas and two national monuments,” it observed.
The Sierra offers world-class winter activities, not to mention spectacular views from Lake Tahoe, [...]

West Shore Café and Inn: New menu, bar, cocktails & s’mores

FOR YEARS, the West Shore Café and Inn in Homewood has been a magical summer destination, complete with boat valets.
Now the café is becoming a popular spot for après ski. You can ski Homewood, walk across the street and enjoy lakefront après in style.
Look out the floor-to-ceiling windows while you sip a winter cocktail, such [...]

Experience Olympic Heritage at Lake Tahoe this winter

During the winter of 1960, athletes from around the world came to Lake Tahoe to participate in the Winter Olympic Games.
The biathlon and cross country events were held in what is now Sugar Pine Point State Park. Join park staff, the West Shore Business Association and the Sierra State Parks Foundation as we [...]

What are the best ski runs in our region? (video)

Find out what actor Rob Lowe (an amazing skier) and Olympic skiers Julia Mancuso, Shannon Bahrke and Errol Kerr think are the best skiing spots in our region — from Heavenly to Alpine to Squaw.
“We have some of the best mountains in the whole world,” as Bahrke puts it. “Lake Tahoe is one of the [...]

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