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Fun Stuff for Kids
With all the options for
grown-ups in Lake Tahoe, sometimes it seems that's all there is. That's
just not true. There are numerous activities for kids, you just have to
scratch the surface a bit to find them. In the winter time, all the
major ski resorts
offer numerous activities for kids, ranging from tubing hills to dog
sledding. That doesn't mean you always have to drop a big dime for the
kids. There are also lots of free sledding
hills scattered around the basin. A bit more expensive but
unforgettable experience is to take the kids for a dog sled ride.
Another wintry option is ice skating, which can be found at seven
different spots split evenly between the North and South Shore.
Summer brings the beautiful weather
and the kids love the beaches,
but there's plenty more. There are tons of easy to moderate bike trails
throughout Tahoe, with the exception being the lake's east shore. There
are also numerous parks
and playgrounds scattered in the basin, usually with great
views nearby. If you need to hone up on your short game you can take
the little ones to one of our three miniature golf courses for a round
filled with fun and windmills. Or check out our hiking page
for a list of hikes kids can enjoy too. Another option is to take them
to one of our area rivers. They would be happy to throw rocks in the
water all day but to spice things up you can take them rafting on the
Truckee, or tubing on the Upper Truckee. Taylor Creek
provides an educational experience as well as big time fun at the Stream
While we like to emphasize the healthy activities in Lake Tahoe we know
that to each a little rain must fall. On those rainy days you should
consider the Fun Center at Harrah's for their arcade and playroom for
toddlers. Below are a list of theaters within the basin.
Village Cinemas - (530) 544-1110
Theaters at the Horizon Casino
Incline Village Cinema - (530) 546-5951
Cobblestone Cinema - Tahoe City (530) 546-5951
One of our favorite activities
is a trip to Gardnerville to the Carson
Valley Swim Center.
They feature two regulation size pools (one outdoors), a kid's pool
with activities, a warm pool especially suited for the handicapped
(kids love it too), high and low dives, and two180 foot water park
style enclosed slides (must be 48 inches). There is also a multi
purpose room with excersize equipment and free weights. Check out their
site because their hours are quirky and can change with special events.
For more information on Lake Tahoe schools and
such, click back there a bit.