Resorts + Towns

The last thing you want on your vacation is rigidity. Rules and structure are the baggage you're leaving behind, right? So we give you options. Options that spring forth from 12 of the most personality driven Lake Tahoe resorts and towns you'll ever meet.

Out of sight to organic, pastel to neon, high-mountain gambols to five-card stud, each Lake Tahoe resort and town has an enticing mix of attractions and activities.

Say you're hankering for a trip that stirs together several eclectic dining options, with tours of three or four photo studios, followed by an afternoon snowshoeing along the Truckee River, then an evening of live music. Perfect.

The West Shore or Tahoe Vista, for example, has a kaleidoscope of restaurants.

Truckee, Incline Village, Carnelian Bay and Kings Beach have the galleries.

And you can kick off your snowshoe adventure in Tahoe City.

Crystal Bay will fill the musical void with a flourish.

Or maybe you want to immerse yourself in the mountain villages that anchor several of the ski resorts. Summer or winter, the impressive shops, restaurants, and attractions that fill out Northstar, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows will keep you happily engaged for a good while.

Enjoy your vacation... and leave the everyday world behind and visit a few of North Lake Tahoe's special resorts and towns.