For a quiet and relaxing vacation in a beautiful and secluded town, Carnelian Bay is a perfect choice. The great beaches, fine dining options, and access to all that the Lake Tahoe area has to offer will allow you to return from your stay feeling rested and rejuvenated. Several boutique shops and restaurants can be found along Main Street, the biggest road in the area, but there's something interesting to do no matter where you are in town.
Here are some of the must-see attractions to check out during your stay:
-Martis Creek Wildlife Area Trail: In addition to great hiking trails, this area also has a vast reservoir that holds 20,400 acre-feet of water.
-Squaw Valley: Known for having some of the most difficult ski trails in the area, Squaw Valley is also home to several sprawling homes owned by the rich and famous.
-Coon Street Beach: This popular dog beach has picnic tables and BBQ areas, making it a great day spot for the whole family.
-Rocking Stone Tower: Weighing in at 17 tons, this glacier formation is considered a geological anomaly.
-Magic Carpet Golf: One of the best places for mini-golf in the area, Magic Carpet Golf hosts three different courses with varying levels of difficulty.
Many of the events and festivals in the area have a nautical theme, with several regional and national boating competitions taking place between the spring and fall. The biggest festival in the area is the Wooden Boat Festival, held every July, which displays a wide range of wooden antique boats that have been restored to their original condition and draws participants from all over the world. Luckily, no matter what time of year you plan to visit, you'll have no trouble finding a vacation rental in Carnelian Bay. Whether you want a spacious home that can fit the whole family, or a luxury condo within walking distance of the ocean and major attractions, there's a property available which has everything you need for your next getaway.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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