One of the more beautiful places in the state of California is South Lake Tahoe, and it's great that you have the option of staying in a hostel here. Because more and more tourists and locals alike frequent the different places for which South Lake Tahoe is quite famous, the local government is continuously improving these locations.
Emerald Bay State Park is simply breathtaking to see, especially when you take the drive. Another must-visit is The Gondola at Heavenly. This glass cabin tours you more than two miles up the side of the mountain so you can view Lake Tahoe from a different angle. Whether you ride this gondola in summer or in winter, there is no more perfect location than up and inside this gondola when you want to have your best view of the lake.
On the other hand, if you want to have the perfect ski location, South Lake Tahoe is still the best place to be. Tahoe Donner in Truckee has the best location, and this is probably due to the fact that this place is owned by a former Olympian bi-athlete who continuously makes sure that not only do tourists get the best ski exercise that they pay for when they get there, but even beginners and those who just love to simply spend a good day in the cabin with a cup of warm chocolate would find this place their home away from home. It's very comfy and very relaxing.
When looking for a hostel in South Lake Tahoe, visitors to the area are sure to find a place that is appropriate for whatever budget, style, and atmosphere they seek.
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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