The majestic Sierra Nevada is the main Palisades Tahoe attraction — soaring granite mountains that reach to the blue sky. Its pine tree-lined slopes welcome snow sport enthusiasts in winter. During the other seasons, Palisades Tahoe (formerly known as Squaw Valley) and Alpine Meadows attractions like hiking and biking trails call you to enjoy the high-altitude fun. Whether you are staying in a Palisades Tahoe vacation rental home or an Alpine Meadows inn, there is so much to do here near the north side of Lake Tahoe. Palisades Tahoe restaurants and shops combined with Alpine Meadows’ attractions and nature-filled activities create a Lake Tahoe vacation many will envy.
A favorite Palisades Tahoe attraction for both residents and visitors is the Adventure Center. It’s outdoor fun for all ages, from the calmness of miniature golf to undertaking a ropes course or climbing wall. Climbing Granite Chief up to its 9,000 plus summit is not for the faint-hearted. However, the hundreds that accomplish it annually are rewarded with spectacular vistas.
Fly fishing ranks high on many a bucket list of Palisades Tahoe attractions for many anglers. Let local guides teach you with catch and release classes in private stock ponds or on multiple day trips. What a great memory ... catching that rainbow or brown trout. A women’s only class is terrific for a girl’s only weekend or teambuilding effort.
Palisades Tahoe Attractions Are Famous
Including Alpine Meadows Attractions
Since Palisades Tahoe hosted the 1960’s Winter Olympic Games, that history is big here. Any time of the year you can take the Palisades Tahoe/Alpine Meadows’ ski resort’s tram to the High Camp to check out the free Olympic Museum. What makes this Palisades Tahoe attraction extra special is the inclusion of exhibits of modern-day Olympians who live here.
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