Pope Estate in South Lake Tahoe
3. Visit the Pope Estate in South Lake Tahoe
Take a step back in time and get an inside glimpse of Tahoe’s opulent and colorful history. The Pope Estate is one of three mansions at the Tallac Historic Site and the oldest and largest. The Pope House also serves as the site's interpretive center. Visitors get a chance to see how the Popes and their servants lived as they tour the two-story house and various other buildings, including the laundry, dairy, barn, gardener's quarters and boat house. There are various programs and special events through-out the year so get with your travel advisor to determine the best time for your family to go.
The whole Tahoe area is an outdoor heaven on earth. Depending on the time of year your outdoor activities could include Skiing/Snowboarding, Swimming, Golfing, or Hiking. Shopping, world class dining and nightlife are available year round. Lake Tahoe offers the best of all worlds rolled into one vacation destination. Spend your days hiking through the Sierra Nevada Mountains, shredding powder along the slopes of Squaw Valley Ski Resort, getting the bird's-eye view of the lake from the Heavenly Gondola or kayaking in Emerald Bay. Then, as night falls, follow the bright lights to the southern shore's big-name casinos like Harrah's or enjoy a sunset dinner cruise on the lake.