It has been said that South Lake Tahoe sits at one of the most unique places in the world. Indeed the banks of the third deepest lake in North America isn't a bad place to call home.
This little Californian town of under 30,000 people sits minutes away from the Nevada border and is surrounded by the stunning granite and forests of the Sierra Nevada mountains. In fact, 39% of the town is actually water- Lake Tahoe.
Just next store, in Stateline Nevada, a number of world class casinos like Harrah's and Caeser's throw year long parties. But if you are the type of person who is looking to get away from the hustle and nightlife and return to the quiet excitement of the wilderness, then South Lake Tahoe is your kind of town.
The town is close to nature in every direction. South Lake Tahoe is home to Heavenly ski resort, the highest slopes on Lake Tahoe at 10,000 feet. And if you love to fish, Lake Tahoe is considered the best lake in the west for all year round fishing and catching Mackinaw, lake trout.
Hundreds of miles of hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing trails wind through the forests of Ponderosa Pine and Aspen and, in the spring and summer, past deep purple, blue, yellow, and red wildflowers growing in the fields and forests. The area is home to a number of state parks including Emerald Bay State Park, ten miles away, which has a number of hiking trails and camping sites.