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Lake Tahoe With Kids: Top 5 Family Friendly Things to Do Announced by VirtualTahoe.com

Lake Tahoe Is America's Playground, and Who Likes Playgrounds More Than Kids; Enjoy These Top Activities to Make the Family Getaway to Lake Tahoe the Best It Can Be

LAKE TAHOE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/18/14 -- With so many amazing things to do with kids in Lake Tahoe, it's easy to find activities that can be enjoyed by both parents and kids while on vacation. Today, VirtualTahoe.com, a Lake Tahoe tourism site, announced its guide to a family vacation in Lake Tahoe. The list includes things to do with kids to make the trip memorable, so don't worry about hearing any "I'm bored"'s on your next Tahoe escape.

"Everyone knows that Lake Tahoe offers a multitude of events and activities for all age groups," says Lindsey Skinner, editor of VirtualTahoe.com. "So we've put together some ideas that are not only family friendly, but are a ton of fun!"

Kid Friendly Activities

1.) Fishing with kids
Grab the tadpoles and enjoy the day out on the Lake, or at one of the other incredible places to fish in Lake Tahoe. Fishing is permitted year-round in Lake Tahoe, but fishing licenses need to be purchased ahead of time. Use the Virtual Tahoe fishing guide to learn more and plan the perfect day with the kids: http://www.virtualtahoe.com/playground/SummerActivities/FishingTahoe.html

2.) Gondola Rides
Both North and South Lake Tahoe offer breathtaking views from trams. Not only can parents enjoy the wonders of Lake Tahoe, but kids find these tram rides to be a hoot. Squaw Valley's tram in the Northern region of Lake Tahoe, and on the South Shore try the Heavenly Gondola. Heavenly's gondola costs $26 - $45, and the ride is 2.3 miles. The Squaw Valley tram costs from $10 (child) - $39, and takes visitors to High Camp where they can enjoy numerous activities.

3.) Public Ice Skating
South Lake Tahoe Arena offers guests ice skating fun! Check the website for skate schedule and public skating times. General Admission is $15 for anyone over 6, and children 5 and under are $8. The arena also provides the program stick time, which offers hockey lessons for $12. Find more information about programs about South Tahoe Ice Arena on their site: www.tahoearena.com

4.) Skiing in Lake Tahoe
With a few more weeks of great skiing opportunities, enjoy the slopes and many incredible ski resorts in Lake Tahoe. Try the bunny slopes first with beginners, and you'll be surprised to find that it's not long before they are zipping past you on the black diamonds. Many hotels in Lake Tahoe offer incredible ski/stay packages, so check out this guide to skiing in Lake Tahoe (plus some tips on where to stay): http://www.virtualtahoe.com/SkiTahoe/index.html

5.) Boat rides
With over 300 days of sunshine, Lake Tahoe boasts amazing cruise opportunities -- year round! For cruises in South Lake, try one of the Zephyr Cove Resort cruises (including the M.S. Dixie and Tahoe Queen). Find tickets and more information here. The Tahoe Gal offers cruises out of Tahoe City in the summer, with different options. Kids love getting out on the water, and it's so fun on a beautiful cruise ship.

For a complete list of top things to do with kids in Lake Tahoe visit http://www.virtualtahoe.com/playground/childsplay.html

About VirtualTahoe.com:
VirtualTahoe.com, Lake Tahoe's number one online guide, provides quality information on all things Tahoe. Use VirtualTahoe.com to find information on everything Lake Tahoe from vacation lodging and casinos to ski resorts and boat rentals.

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