The beautiful granite peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains rise gloriously above the crystal blue waters of Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in the United States. Known for its pristine wilderness, natural beauty, and ample ski resorts, the Lake Tahoe region has become one of the top destinations in the state. Located on the state line between California and Nevada, Kings Beach is one of the best stretches of shoreline along Tahoe's shores.
In the summer, Kings Beach Recreation Area is always bustling with local sunbathers and visiting families. Live music and the summer farmer's market make the mood even more cheery. Beyond the beach, the Sierra Nevada is filled with nature preserves and excellent hiking trails. During the warm and sunny summer season, Lake Tahoe is a perfect place for a day hike or a mountain biking tour. Take the whole family on a canoe trip down the Truckee River, or sign up for a horseback riding adventure along the trail. Enjoy vistas of the surrounding mountains from a sunset boat cruise on the lake, or spend the day swimming or fishing at one of Tahoe's picturesque beaches. Golfers can head to the neighboring Brockway Golf Club, among many other local courses.
Tahoe is one of the most popular ski resorts in the United States. If you are staying in Kings Beach during the winter, you can easily spend the day at one of the North Shore's world-class ski mountains, including famous names like Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, and Northstar-at-Tahoe. These beautiful resorts have miles of downhill ski and snowboard trails, views of the lake, and snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and sledding courses, as well as ice skating rinks.
If you plan to visit Kings Beach in Lake Tahoe, be sure to enjoy:
-Kings Beach Recreation Area: A great place for a summer picnic, this rocky beach has a playground and volleyball courts, as well as public barbeques.
-Tahoe City: At the headwaters of the Truckee River, the cute town of Tahoe City is a great place to wander around shops and galleries, or to get a snack at a local coffee shop.
-Northstar-at-Tahoe: Northstar is a family-oriented ski and snowboard resort, with a snow adventure park designed specifically for kids.
-Squaw Valley: For bunny hill beginners to expert skiers, Squaw Valley is a winter sport paradise, with miles of downhill trails and cross-country courses.
-Stateline Point Lookout Station: Just above Kings Beach and Crystal Bay, this lookout offers some of the nicest vistas in Lake Tahoe.
-Carnelian Bay: Just down the road from Kings Beach, this large cove is a popular spot for kayaking and boating in the summer.
This winter, look for a vacation rental nestled in the beautiful pine forests near Kings Beach in Lake Tahoe. A wooden cabin or comfortable condo near one of the famous ski resorts is the perfect destination for the whole family. For a luxury summer trip, book a spacious villa in the pristine wilderness of the Sierra Nevada.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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