|| California | High Sierra
Nothing quite prepares you for Lake Tahoe it really is a sparkling emerald-turquoise color because the lake is so deep and the water is incredibly pure. Tahoe is a king-size lake (22 miles long, 12 miles wide), with smooth sandy beaches, surrounded by evergreen forests and high mountains. Lake Tahoe with kids is accessible year round, and there's a ton of things to do hiking and water activities in the warm months, in winter, it's a snowy wonderland.
|Truckee and Donner Lake
|Tip: Lake Tahoe is a very popular destination for families, summer and winter, but the fall is also a wonderful time to explore Lake Tahoe in September and October, the beaches are deserted, trees turn golden yellow, it's a delightful time have it all to yourself.
|Read our blog post: "Lake Tahoe and Gold Country in fall"
Travel for Kids has lots of fun things to do with kids at Lake Tahoe, but you'll need a fun place to stay.
Here's our own Travel for Kids hand-picked list of family hotels in and around Lake Tahoe, all styles and price ranges, in areas near to places you'll want to explore:
|Lake Tahoe family hotels