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1. Posted by MaxineK (Budding Member 45 posts) 7y

Hey,

Has anyone stayed at 968 Park Hotel in South Lake Tahoe? I'm thinking of lodging there over christmas...
Any other recommendations of places to see, things to do whilst in Lake Tahoe would be appreciated.

Thank-you!
~Maxine

2. Posted by jambo101 (Respected Member 414 posts) 7y

If memory serves they have a thriving mini Vegas on the south end of the lake in Stateline Nevada.

3. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 7y

Yes, Lake Tahoe is a mini Las Vegas, but in a beautiful mountain setting, with snow on the ground around Christmas-time.

In addition to the casinos and nightlife and restaurants (some on top of the mountains overlooking the lake), you can also drive the short distance to Reno (the second largest city in Nevada) or to Virginia City--which was an old silver mining town that used to be the second largest city in the western US--and still looks like the old Western (think 1860s) town that you see in the movies. It is about an hour's drive east of Lake Tahoe.

If you like to ski (or want to learn) there are 4 major ski resorts at Lake Tahoe;--Squaw Valley (home of the 1960 Winter Olympics), Heavenly (right next to the casinos), Northstar-at-Tahoe (my personal favorite), and Alpine Meadows.

At Squaw Valley, even if you don't ski, you can still take a gondola to the top of the mountain (and back) and take in the views and eat at a restaurant at the top (along with the skiers).

Enjoy

4. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 7y

Here's a picture of Lake Tahoe on top of the mountain:

http://www.ipredes.net/a-thanksgiving-day-in-lake-tahoe/

and here's a picture of some of the casinos on the south end of the lake:

http://www.sanjosemagazine.com/main/?p=920

Also, the village of Incline Village on the east side of the lake is home to many billionaires. As a friend of mine said, "It is where the billionaires are all putting up buildings to crowd out the millionaires".

5. Posted by MaxineK (Budding Member 45 posts) 7y

Thanks for the info. The pics look amazing, I can't wait to visit!

6. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 7y

Here's a typical billionaire's type of home in Incline Village (price on this one is about $30 million). Be sure to click through all the photos to realize how really unique some of these properties are.

http://www.lakeshorerealty.com/property/573-575-585-and-587-Lakeshore-Blvd-Incline-Village-Nevada