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Three Great Places to Visit in Lake Tahoe

Three Great Places to Visit in Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is more than just your average lake. Located in the Sierra Nevada mountains it offers a myriad of activities and attractions in and around the lake itself. Pick one of the nearby ski resorts and enjoy a snow-filled visit or go for a picnic by the beach. There's always something here for everyone from wooden trails and stunning lake views to Vikingsholm, a 1929 Nordic-style mansion. Be sure to download the Lake Tahoe Travel Guide and Offline Map for your lake-side adventures.

1.     Van Sickle Bi-State Park

Nestled at the border of California and Nevada, the Van Sickle Bi-State Park pays tribute to Henry Van Sickle, a key member in the founding of Genoa and the surrounding areas. This public recreation area offers trails for hiking, mountain biking, and even horseback riding. You can also enjoy beautiful historical buildings, which include the historic Van Sickle farm barn, a 1917-era log cabin

2.      Fannette Island

Nestled in Emerald is the only island in Lake Tahoe. Fannette Island was the home of Captain Dick Barter, the Hermit of Emerald Bay, from 1863 to 1873 thus earning it the name Hermit's Island. The eccentric captain built his own tomb and chapel on the island. Accessible by boat, canoe, or kayak you enjoy a different perspective of the lake from the granite islet. On top of the hill lie the ruins of a small stone building, the "Tea House".

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3.     Vikingsholm

Vikingsholm a 38-room mansion on the shore of Emerald Bay was built in 1929 by Mrs. Lora Josephine Knight as a summer home. The Nordic-style mansion was inspired by Mrs. Knight's travels to Scandinavia and some parts of the structure contain no nails or spikes as a result of old-fashioned construction methods. Today it is now on the National Register of Historic Places while most of the building was made from materials found at Lake Tahoe.

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Irresistible Reasons Why Everyone Should Visit Las Vegas, the City of Sin

Irresistible Reasons Why Everyone Should Visit Las Vegas, the City of Sin

Las Vegas is has become a part of pop culture as the “Sin City” thanks to its numerous unconventional adventures readily available for tourists. The city’s unofficial slogan of “Whatever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” alone is enough for thousands who simply want to let loose and do things they don’t normally do. For detailed knowledge of the entire city, check out this Las Vegas Travel Guide and Offline City Map & Rail. Below are just some of the things that make Last Vegas so attractive. Cheap Hotels

Don’t let the massive casinos and other extravagant establishments fool you. Hotel accommodation in Vegas is actually quite cheaper to most large cities in the United States. This is why even teenagers can go to Vegas for pull an all-nighter of fun and vice after only a few months of saving money. Hotels rates can go as low as $50 per night and the most expensive luxury hotels often don’t go ever $300 per night.

Amazing Las Vegas View!
Amazing Las Vegas View!

Converging Cultures

One of the major reasons that make Las Vegas universally enticing is that it caters to everyone regardless of race, nationality, or religion. It has all kinds of attractions inspired by various cultures and locations around the globe. For example, you find all kinds of foods from fast food to fancy cuisine to exotic foods in Vegas. If you want to experience as many new things as you want in one night, there is simply no place better.

World Class Shows

Some of the best artists and showmen in the world perform regularly in Vegas. Top notch shows are being held in numerous locations all throughout the night that catching them all is impossible. From rock acts to standup comedy to theater to strip clubs… any kind of entertainment you want can be found in Vegas.

Ease of Moving Around

In a city with countless attractions, mobility is important. Fortunately, Vegas has carefully planned roads and state of the art transport systems that makes going from one part of the city to another extremely quick and easy. You can choose walk, get a taxi, rent a car, ride a bus, or get on a monorail. If you choose to drive, there are numerous free parking spaces available if you know where to look.

Las Vegas main street known as The Strip
Las Vegas main street known as The Strip

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