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This facility is one of the most popular and beautiful golf courses in northern Nevada. It is the home of the American Celebrity Golf Championship held annually in July. Tee times are extremely hard to come by, but worth the trouble to play this marvelous and challenging course. The par-72 golf venue is rated in the "Top 100" in the country By Golf Digest and the most difficult in Nevada.
Tahoe Queen is an authentic 312-passenger Mississippi paddlewheeler from the early 1900s. It has been voted the best boat cruise in South Lake Tahoe that offers amazing daytime tours through the lake. On these tours you witness a breathtaking view of emerald bay and a insight into the history. On the cruise you can also purchase food and beverages. Make sure you click pictures on the deck with the spectacular scenic backdrop. To know about tours on specific dates, log on to their website.
Come to ski at Heavenly Resort? This shop is the closest place to find ski and snowboard rentals, overnight repair service and winter clothing. If you have forgotten to bring all your gear, you can rent whatever you need here. Ski and boot rental packages, snowboard and boot rental, children's ski and boot packages are all available. Ski jackets, pants, gloves and helmets can be rented and also radios and snowshoes can be hired.
Heavenly is a mountain ski resort located on the Southern shore of Lake Tahoe. This marvelous ski resort boasts of having the longest mountain descent with a vertical drop of 3,500 feet (1066.8 meters) and 4,800 (1900 hectares) of land for skiing. Not only is it a world-class resort for winter sports, but the summer months are filled with hiking, horseback riding and all-terrain vehicles rides. The lift service here is worth experiencing as it touches a peak height of 10,040 feet (3,060 meters). However this resort is not just for skiing, as there are also several casinos, shopping centers, restaurants, a nightclub and loads of other activities available here. You may either make a day-trip out of a visit to this beautiful ski-resort or purchase a lodging and vacation package for a longer stay.
If you wish to view Lake Tahoe from a different perspective, try the gondola of a hot air balloon. These F.A.A. certified and registered balloons are piloted by well-experienced commercial and instructor-rated aviators. Your leisurely three-hour flight begins at dawn; so be sure to bring a jacket. And don't forget your camera for the most spectacular pictures you will probably ever take in a lifetime. You can meet at site of departure, or a shuttle can pick you up at your hotel in South Lake Tahoe. Advance reservations are an absolute must.
You can rent everything you need to enjoy a day of biking on some of the most scenic trails in the world. If you decide to bring your own bike, it offers a complete bike services including bike repairs and accessories. The shop carries a full supply of trail maps and guide books to insure your visit to Lake Tahoe is a complete success. The store also offers inline skate rentals for both children and adults. Reservations are recommended for rentals.
As you cruise down Highway 50, just north of Cave Rock, you will see a sign for this beautiful viewing area. Be sure to stop and have your camera ready. You will be treated to panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and see valleys that were carved out by glaciers millions of years ago. Emerald Bay is one of these incredible valleys. You will marvel at the crystal-clear blue waters that make Lake Tahoe famous. This is a wonderful place to bring a picnic lunch or just relax and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.
Standing as a testimonial to the wealthy are the beautiful estates of the Baldwin, Pope and Heller families. These summer get-aways for the upper crust were built at the turn of the 20th century. Dextra Baldwin built his estate in 1921. The museum inside houses Washoe Indian artifacts and Baldwin family exhibits. The Pope estate is now an interpretive center offering historic tours and a living history program in the summer. The Heller, or Valhalla estate, built in 1924, was the summer stomping grounds of the rich and famous. Appointments are necessary to visit the homes, but admission is free. Plays, Indian celebrations and other events are also presented at the site. Call for more information.