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what part of lake tahoe

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what part of lake tahoe

Hi eveyone.

I will be going to lake tahoe on my honeymoon in june. I have never been there before so not sure which part to go to. South or north? we will be drivin to L A from there.

Any sugesstions. I wana do some ice skiing not sure if its open in that time of year and want to visit some nice beaches.

Sana

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1. Re: what part of lake tahoe

We have had a very warm winter - little snow or ice as compared to last year when ice did cover our lakes through mid July. The ice skating rink at Squaw Valley is closed for the season

squaw.com/things-to-do/high-camp/ice-skating

In terms of beaches, there are nice ones at various areas of Lake Tahoe.

http://www.aboutlaketahoe.com/beaches.htm

For nicer lodging, South Lake Tahoe Marriott or Embassy Suites is nice

marriott.com/hotels/…

http://www.embassytahoe.com

Or consider one of the smaller cities around Lake Tahoe

http://www.gotahoenorth.com/resorts-and-towns

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2. Re: what part of lake tahoe

The choice of North or South Lake Tahoe is strictly a personal choice. Generally, the south shore is more built up with more restaurants, lodging and activities. The north area is quieter with small towns. Myself, I enjoy both areas, but there is a poster that comes on here that hates the south shore.

I think you are out of luck with ice skating or skiing. You will not have trouble finding some nice beaches......watch out for a sunburn, as the sun is more intense at the higher elevation.

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3. Re: what part of lake tahoe

Sana, I think that by coming to Lake Tahoe in June you will not run into the crowds that come in July and August. You can see the lake and drive to all areas during your stay. How many days do you have? Do you want to stay in a Casino hotel, a lakefront hotel, a motel a B&B?

Our family comes up from LA, taking the 395 to near Carson City, and heading over to the lake on the 50, and taking the 28 north to the Hyatt in Incline Village. One in our group splits the 9-10 hour (with food and gas stops) drive and stays the night in Bishop, CA, then drives up to Tahoe in the morning.

…hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels-laketahoe/index.jsp…

One of the nicest beaches is at Sand Harbor, a couple miles from Incline Village. Beautiful sandy beach, picnic areas.

aboutlaketahoe.com/beaches/sand-harbor.htm

tahoesbest.com/Transportation/area_maps.htm

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4. Re: what part of lake tahoe

High Camp at Squaw Valley used to offer year round ice skating from their outdoor rink with a fantastic view. Now they offer roller skating.

http://www.squaw.com/things-to-do/high-camp

Since Squaw stopped offering ice skating year round, the only place you can now ice skate in June is at the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena. All indoors wiht no view:

http://www.tahoese.com/

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