Lake Tahoe lies on the border between California and Nevada, easily accessible from both Reno, NV and the San Francisco Bay area. In a word, Lake Tahoe is gorgeous! The deep blue water, backed by snow-capped peaks is stunning, to say the least. The lake is a mecca for summer water sports, and the mountains and numerous ski areas pull in many snow enthusiasts during winter. Throw in plenty of hiking, mountain biking, golf, fishing and rafting on the Truckee River - you've found an outdoor paradise!