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Things to Do With Kids in Lake Tahoe: Top Family Friendly Activities for Summer 2014 by VirtualTahoe.com

Tahoe Is Perfect for Families With Kids of Any Age and Offers Numerous Family Friendly Activities; Families Have the Option of Focusing Their Vacation on the Lake or They Can Go Hiking or Biking Instead

LAKE TAHOE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/15/14 -- The Tahoe area provides a varied and exciting playground for those who want to enjoy the outdoors. Activities in Tahoe can help families to spend time together, build stronger ties while also making memories that will last for a lifetime. Today, VirtualTahoe.com announced a list of best things to do with kids while on vacation in Lake Tahoe.

While it is difficult to narrow the list to just a few favorites, families should definitely consider the following activities when traveling to the area:

1. Action Water Sports
Water sports are the perfect way to enjoy Lake Tahoe. The area has hundreds of miles of pristine shoreline along its rivers and lakes, which means that families that enjoy spending time out on the water have multiple ways to have fun while on vacation. If they are less experienced, Action Water Sports provides lessons along with all the equipment needed to water ski, wake surf or wakeboard. All the safety equipment needed to go out on the water is included in the cost of lessons and the instructors at Action Water Sports are also certified captains in the US Coast Guard. For more watersports visit http://www.virtualtahoe.com/playground/SummerActivities/WaterSports.html

2. The MS Dixie II
The MS Dixie II provides another way for families to enjoy the water. The vessel is the largest cruising vessel in South Lake Tahoe and offers what Nevada Magazine says is the best cruise in the state. Along with a sightseeing voyage that will provide passengers with wonderful scenery, a cruise onboard the MS Dixie II can include a gourmet dinner; they will also get a narration of the trip that includes fascinating stories about Fanette Island. Passengers can park at Zephyr Cove Resort and there is a free shuttle service for pickup and drop-off. For tickets and more tours: http://www.virtualtahoe.com/playground/SummerActivities/TahoeTours.html

3. Sheridan Creek Equestrian Center
For families that want to spend time on land, there is no better way to see the beauty of Tahoe's surroundings environs than on horseback. Sheridan Creek Equestrian Center provides a range of services for horse owners that include boarding and a tack shop, but they also provide trail rides for visitors. Riding Lake Tahoe's trails is perfect for those who want to enjoy the local scenery at a more relaxed pace and with a four-legged companion. Non-riding family members will not be left out as guests may take lessons as well; they even have the option of splitting their sessions and taking a lesson and then riding the center's trail. If they want to go a little faster than is feasible on the trail, Sheridan Creek Equestrian Center has fields where they can gallop if they desire.

4. Truckee River Rafting and Whitewater Rafting
What is a summer vacation without a little adventure? What family friendly activity is more adventurous than whitewater rafting? Truckee River Whitewater Rafting is easy to get to from Tahoe and Reno and offers families an exciting time with Class 2-3 rapids. The trip is guided and may be enjoyed from May through September. It should be noted that the Truckee River trip is for children who are older than seven years, though there are Class 2 runs in the area that that are suitable for children under seven. For more river rafting companies visit http://www.virtualtahoe.com/playground/SummerActivities/TahoeRiverRafting.html

5. Tahoe Sport Fishing
Fishing is an excellent way for families to bond and to enjoy themselves and Tahoe Sport Fishing offers them an excellent opportunity to do this out on the water. Lake Tahoe contains a variety of fish from Kokanee salmon to rainbow trout and Mackinaw; the crew of Tahoe Sport Fishing's fleet knows the best spots on the lake to find these fish. In addition, Tahoe Sport Fishing has the largest fleet of fishing vessels on the lake. Passengers are free to catch up to five fish per person each day and the average size is two to seven pounds though there are many in the 20 to 30 pound range caught each year.

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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