Lake Tahoe Family Vacation Ideas

Looking for some great Lake Tahoe family vacation ideas. Lake Tahoe has long been recognised as a national treasure to the American landscape.

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 Idealistic blue and green waters fringed by impossible shorelines, cascading waterfalls, and slopes rising into some the best ski fields the West Coast has to offer families.

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The video playlist above features some of our top family ideas on Lake Tahoe. Scroll next to where it says "playlist" to choose a video. Some of the titles include:

  • Lake Tahoe Vacation Ideas and Reviews for the Family
  • Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
  • Lake Tahoe Family Camping Trip
  • Family Snow Fun at Lake Tahoe
  • Eagle Falls Trail - Lake Tahoe vacation ideas
  • Inspiration Point at Lake Tahoe
  • Emerald Bay, Eagle Falls and Fannette Island
  • Hiking to Vikingsholm at Lake Tahoe
  • Kings Beach - Lake Tahoe
  • Tahoe Treetop Adventure
  • Nice day on Beach in Lake Tahoe

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North or South, East or West Lake Tahoe

One of the first questions to consider is which end of Lake Tahoe to stay at. This is an important decision especially in winter as it is not easy and often dangerous to do make the journey to the other end of the lake to enjoy your carefully planned and chosen activities. While in Summer this journey may take a little more than an hour it is generally easier to choose one location to begin with.

Families often opt for the more naturalistic Northern shore leaving the fancy casinos and motels of the South shore for the night owls.  [Refer to the Lake Tahoe Map]


Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival and Midsummer Camp

Each year for around $200 to $300  "A Midsummer's Camp" camp is held for children to learn the delights of theatre and the Bard. While  learning an enacting the works of William Shakespeare they have a good time doing interactive and educational theater-based activities. 

Each of the camps is a week long and provides opportunities to work  with and become encouraged by  professional actors/ artists.

More information  and contacts  + http://www.laketahoeshakespeare.com/education/midsummer_camp


Eagle Falls Trailhead

This video features how a family may go about experiencing Eagle Falls Trailhead


Vikingsholm Viking Castle Lake Tahoe

Vikingsholm is located on Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe, California. A magnificent mansion / castle like structure holds interest for all ages. Learn about the history of the place. 

Guided  30 minute tours are every day from  Memorial Day to September from 10:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. for about $10 adults and $8 for children. A parking fee of $10 applies. Whuile the trail is a little steep it is easy to find and handled quite well.


Lake Tahoe Family Ski Trip

Whit more tha a dozen ski areas in the Lake Tahoe area you won't have any problems finding accommodation near good family ski slopes and runs.


Best Family Resort Accommodation at Lake Tahoe

Features some of the best resort accommodation houses on Lake Tahoe


Family Vacation Deals

 The video below will help you see how to find the top family friendly accommodation options anywhere.

We recommend always to check reviews on TripAdvisor (use this link) before booking any travel deals. 

  • Accorhotels -  50% off the second room for kids.
  • All Inclusive-  The top family all inclusive discounts
  • Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas -  Save up to 40%
  • Beaches Luxury Family Resorts-  65% off, free scuba and more.
  • CheapAir.com -  Cheap Airfares 
  • Cheap Caribbean - Great family packaged deals by this network are available all over the Caribbean. Including up to 65% off.
  • Cruisedirect - Up to 80% OFF. .
  • Expedia - Discounted Family Vacation packages and last minute deals.
  • First Choice - Amazing all inclusive family holiday specialist in Europe.
  • FlipKey - Family Vacation Rentals in  1200 locations
  • Intrepid Family Adventure - Find Family adventures with 1600 itineraries.
  • G Family Adventures -Big clearance on last minute family itineraries worldwide.
  • Holiday Inn  - Kids Stay and Eat for Free
  • HomeExchange - We are into the sharing economy in a big way and this site makes it easy.
  • HomeForExchange - Another great family home exchange with 13,000 listings in 80+ countries
  • Motel 6 - Pet-Friendly and budget offers. With kids stay free and rooms from $39 road trips are now affordable.
  • Priceline - Save with bidding and Package Offers of up to $500 off
  • TripAdvisor - Allows you to search by family friendly option. Go to place to read reviews. Also one of the best places to find vacation rentals.

Map of Lake Tahoe

Map Featuring some of the best family attractions in the Lake Tahoe area.


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