Lake Tahoe is a popular destination for Americans and overseas hostel travelers alike. Located about a four hour drive from San Francisco, it makes a perfect spot for a weekend break or longer. Tahoe gets a mix of young revelers to seniors, and has something for everyone.
Popular in both winter and summer, Lake Tahoe has plenty to offer. Winter travelers will be here to discover the large area of ski fields between the mega resorts of Heavenly, Squaw Valley, Northstar, Sierra, Kirkwood, Alpine Meadows, and many other smaller resorts. Each ski resort has a variety of terrain from beginners to advanced. Lake Tahoe's big attraction over other resorts in the USA is that it is famous for its high number of sunny days, even in winter. Lift ticket prices are reasonable.
Once the snow melts and the temperatures rise, Lake Tahoe re-invents itself as a summer destination. The white mountains turn green and the area becomes popular with hikers, boaters, bikers, golfers, and other outdoor enthusiasts. A particularly busy time of year is in August when the PGA Reno-Tahoe Open comes to town (book your hostel early if you're planning to be in town during this time). Throughout the rest of the year there are other festivals and events.
No matter what time of year it is, you can find good nightlife in Tahoe. The village is partly in California and partly in Nevada. You will know what side you are in when you see the casinos. Harveys, Harrah's, and Montbleu are all here and you can gamble away the night in any of these or visit some of the top bars and nightclubs inside each. There are also plenty of different types of restaurants offering international cuisine.
In terms of Lake Tahoe hostels and budget accommodations, you have several choices available.
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