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Lake Tahoe, the "Jewel of the Sierra," is one of the top visitor destinations in the world, with matchless
scenic beauty and recreation options.
Tahoe's weather is typically warm and golden in October, and there are no "high season" crowds to disturb
your enjoyment. Many of the area's finest restaurants offer 2-for-1 dining specials at this time of year,
and merchants court your business.
Be aware that this alpine paradise is at 6,222 feet elevation. The air is thinner and the sun more intense
at this altitude. Flatlanders should avoid overexertion, and everyone at Tahoe needs to drink more water
and use more sun protection than at sea level. Carbohydrate consumption has been found to alleviate the
effects of high altitude, while drinking alcohol tends to aggravate them. Consult your doctor about any
health concerns you may have relating to high altitude.
Click on these sites to learn other important and interesting information a visitor will want to know before
coming to Lake Tahoe:
The Lake Tahoe Central Reservations Travel Planner, a service of the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association,
including lodging reservations, dining, maps and travel information.
"The Ultimate Lake Tahoe Resource," including lodging reservations, event and entertainment listings, and
links to many other Tahoe sites including the Crystal Bay Club home page.
Comprehensive visitor information, including event listings, dining options, and lodging reservations,
compiled by the Incline Village / Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau.
Web site of Tahoe-Carson Area Newspapers, publishers of the Tahoe World and North Lake Tahoe Bonanza,
providing general and news information as well as lodging reservations.
Web site of North Tahoe/Truckee This Week magazine, featuring event listings, shopping and dining options,
and information of interest about the area.