Lake Tahoe is beautiful. We were only there for a short while so it was like getting a taste of something fantastic. Making the drive there was half the fun, as Dustin would say. See California Roads for my take on it. :)
When we arrived in town we parked and road the gondolas up the mountain. They are glass encased and quickly make the 2.4 mile journey up the mountain.
Halfway up the mountain the gondolas stop at an observation deck that allows for breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
Check out the year-round snow! The breeze at the observation deck made it a bit chilly, but the air just feels fresher.
After getting back on the gondolas to continue up the mountain, we arrived at a ski resort and beautiful restaurant. There wasn't any snow at the time, but we could see the trails that would make for a super-fun ski trip in the winter.
Once at the bottom we had to add one more state to our U.S. map. We were so close to the Nevada line that we just had to cross over. It was funny to see how the casinos set up show right on the border.
We highly recommend visiting Lake Tahoe. We had a quick appetizer of a visit, but we are sure to make it back.