Property at a Glance: The Ridge Resorts
A spa, restaurant, fitness center, and tennis courts are sprawled out on The Ridge Resorts' 11 acres near the south shore of Lake Tahoe. A complimentary shuttle whisks hotel guests to a drop-off point a few blocks from the lake, as well as nearby casinos in Stateline, Nevada.
- Go for a swim in one of the heated indoor or outdoor pools.
- Get in the game: You can play tennis on one of the three outdoor courts or at the indoor tennis complex, racquetball on the two indoor courts, or indoor basketball. There's also a mini-golf course.
- Go for a hike: A trailhead for the Tahoe Rim Trail is located on the property.
- Pamper yourself at the spa with treatments such as a European facial, hot-stone massage, or exfoliating body scrub.
- Steak, seafood, and pasta are on the menu at the onsite Hungry Bear Restaurant, with varying hours, or at the Ridge Club Deli open 7 days a week.
Lake Tahoe, Nevada: Year-Round Haven for Outdoor Adventures and Late-Night Revelry
Lake Tahoe has no real off-season; people find ways to make use of its pristine water, beaches, and mountains all year long. In the summer, the lake's clear, freshwater surface—which straddles the California-Nevada border—is dotted with swimmers, boaters, and jet skiers. Several ski resorts with world-class slopes typically stay open from November to April, and Emerald Bay State Park is accessible year-round. A moderately easy hike to the base of Lower Eagle Falls reveals breathtaking views of the waterfalls crashing down from above.
A diverse crowd of spectators gathers at night for South Lake Tahoe's various events, which range from wine and food festivals to rock concerts and fireworks displays. Near South Lake Tahoe sits Stateline, Nevada, where a handful of casinos host high-stakes games of blackjack and solitaire.