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Sunset Lake Tahoe Olympic Valley CA
26 Aug

6 Ways The Olympic Valley of California Will Surprise and Delight You

6 Reasons Why You Should Vacation in Olympic Valley, California

Sunset Lake Tahoe Olympic Valley CA

Known for hosting the 1960’s winter Olympics, Olympic Valley California is a wonderful destination to visit with family and friends. Whether you like to ski during the winter months or hike along the trails with amazing scenery, this is the perfect place for your next vacation. All ages will enjoy the variety of outdoor activities, authentic restaurants, and shopping opportunities in Olympic Valley.

If you’re bringing your kids along on vacation, a WorldMark by Wyndham timeshare may be a good accommodation option for you. These timeshares are better suited for families because they usually come with private bedrooms and a kitchen. They can also be found cheaply online because timeshares for sale by owner are up to 50% off.

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Boat Tour

If you on a family vacation, plan to take the tour of Lake Tahoe. You will be able to ride a shuttle to the various stops including Sand Harbor and Emerald Bay. The shuttle also stops at several restaurants where you can find snacks or lunch and shop for some souvenirs at quaint boutiques. The tour guide will offer a history of the area as you admire the breathtaking landscape.  This is just one of the many sightseeing options for touring the dramatic sites around Lake Tahoe.

Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing Olympic Valley CA

Families will love the excitement of fly fishing in Olympic Valley. If you have never been fly fishing, take a class with one of the outfitters and travel to their private stocked ponds. One of the best times for fishing is during the Spring when you will almost be guaranteed a catch. You will love the convenience of fishing with professionals who will provide the equipment and instruction to ensure success and fun-filled trip.

Aerial Tram

Squaw Valley Gondola Olympic Valley CA

Wikimedia Commons by © Frank Schulenburg

One of the best ways to experience the Olympic Valley is from the sky. The Aerial Tram climbs to 2,000 vertical feet and even features a heated cabin, if you are checking out the sights during the winter. Once you have reached High Camp, you can take the kids ice skating or enjoy dinner and drinks with friends. During the winter months, you will enjoy a heated swimming pool and hot tub and watching skiers as they glide down the mountain.

Links at Squaw Creek

Squaw Creek Golf Course

Flickr: by Nathan Kendall

When enjoying Olympic Valley during the summer, be sure to check out the Links 18-hole golf course which is rated a par 71. The course meanders through the forest, marshland, and mountainside offering amazing views while experienced golfers play. The course is also unique in its offerings for beginning golfers including different teeing off options designed especially for families and children. The golf course also transitions into a full cross-country ski course during the winter months and you might also enjoy dog sledding events held at the course.

Restaurants

In addition to outdoor activities and a variety of comfortable accommodations in Olympic Valley, there are also many restaurants to choose from. You can find Mom and Pop eateries where you will be treated like a local or plan a romantic dinner for two at one of the lavish restaurants in the area. Whether you enjoy Italian, Mexican, or American cuisine, you can find the perfect place to eat for any occasion.

Shopping

You can’t leave Olympic Valley without checking out the shops and boutiques. Plan a day of strolling along the cobblestone streets to find authentic art and jewelry made by the locals. You will find stunning fashion and ski gear or treat yourself to something made from leather. Whether you are shopping for yourself, family, or your furry friends, you will find exactly what you need at the galleries and gift shops.