You might be wondering if there are any Lake Tahoe attractions that would make it worth your while to drive all the way to this charming, rugged locale on the border of Nevada and California. The truth is that there are quite a number of them, and a family vacation by the lake should prove very entertaining for your family, whether you are into nature trips, snow sports, or just sight-seeing. Here is a list of Lake Tahoe attractions that you and your family might want to see:
Donner Memorial State Park
This one might be a bit gruesome for little kids, but if you have school-aged children then the gory bit of history presented at the Donner Memorial should be right up their alley.This park is dedicated to the memory of the Donner party, a group of 19th century pioneers who became snowbound in the Sierra Nevada.They are remarkable because of reports that the few survivors only managed to come through their ordeal by resorting to cannibalism.
If you would like a nice long and exciting hike that will allow you to take in the scenery around the lake, then try a visit to Vikingsholm. The views around this majestic estate are often described as “breath-taking” and “gorgeous.”Vikingsholm itself sits on Emerald Bay and is open to visitors at certain times. A 38-room mansion is a fine example of Scandinavian architecture.
Families with young children should not miss the Kidzone Museum. Unlike regular museums, that many tiny tots find dull, this one is made especially for the young and young-at-heart.It features a rustic farm theme that allows city kids to see miniature haylofts and playhouse and take rides on mini tractors.Avail of the “Parent’s Night Out” so you can leave your little ones to have fun between 5 and 9 pm as you and your spouse spend some one-on-one time over dinner.
MS Dixie II Paddlewheeler
Have you ever been on a real steamboat?A lovely, scenic ride on the MS Dixie II Paddlewheeler should be fun for both you and the kids. The MS Dixie is an authentic paddlewheel boat that was used to haul cotton from Mississippi back in the 1920’s.The trip on the water should be a unique and idyllic experience as you sail all the way down to Emerald Bay.
Eagle Falls Trail
This trail is one of the most popular Lake Tahoe attractions. Its two miles long and quite nice even for smaller children who are strong and athletic enough to handle the distance. Indeed, you may not notice how much you have walked, thanks to the scenery and the rewarding of witnessing gushing Eagle Falls at the end.
These are only a few of the many Lake Tahoe attractions that you can expect to encounter on your vacation with your family.Make sure you fit these into your schedule and make your family vacation a one-of-a-kind experience for everyone, young, old, and in-between as well.
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