If you are vacationing there during the winter, there’s a good chance you plan on hitting the slopes. Heavenly Mountain Resort in South Lake Tahoe has good runs for both skiing and snowboarding, and staying in South Lake Tahoe offers a wide range of tourist activities, including casino gambling in the adjacent town of Stateline, Nevada.
In the summer, Lake Tahoe becomes more than chairlifts and craps tables. On a three-day trip, start it off with a helicopter tour of the lake. There are a number of these, varying in duration and flight time, from ten-minute tours of Emerald Bay to sunset tours of the entire lake. For the time it takes to pay and prep, you might be better served by paying for a longer tour; the lake’s different areas all hold their own charms, and an hour-long flight makes for a truly memorable experience. Helicopter tours are available year round, weather permitting.