Gay Tahoe:

The landscapes around Lake Tahoe are mesmerizing year-round, whether under several feet of powder or not. The sprawling valleys and soaring peaks are dazzling, and the lake for which this area is famous provides for fabulous beaches all around its perimeter. The housing ranges from rugged, gay-owned log cabin B&Bs deep within acres of wilderness to private, lakefront chalets to grandiose casino resorts offering every amenity imaginable. Add to it fine dining and friendly locals, one hell of a Gay Ski Week in March, and of course epic skiing and snowboarding, and Lake Tahoe quickly becomes a go-to spot for the queer traveler looking for some alpine fun.

Be sure to check out our guide to nearby Sacramento.

Restaurants to check out