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Incline Village, NV – While places like Las Vegas or Reno might be synonymous with terms like “What to do in Nevada” or “The best of Nevada tourism,” it doesn’t end there. This state has a lot more to offer than casinos, neon signs and in-your-face bling. And that’s exactly why we decided to check out a small town that’s famous for tourism, nature and other things people don’t normally associate with this state. So, say hello to Incline Village, NV.
Situated on the north shore of the gorgeous Lake Tahoe, Incline Village is officially a CDP in Nevada’s Washoe County. However, the town got its name after the Great Incline Tramway. Loggers built the Tramway back in 1878; today, this cozy small town acts as a home for some of the most stunning mountain retreats in the Lake Tahoe area. Many of those retreats include large mansions belonging to several famous people.
When In Incline Village, NV, Do As The Locals…
Tourism in Incline Village is thriving and the town the perfect example of a refined approach to lake life. Some of the most relaxing beaches in the area can be found in this eastern North Shore enclave. The summer often sees nearby Sand Harbor filled with theatergoers congregating during the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. The Flume Trail, which drains into Incline Village, offers fun times for mountain bikers. And if you’re not into casinos (which there are plenty of here), the winter is also a cool time to visit. This is because of Mt. Rose, as well as the Diamond Peak Ski Area.
Furthermore, one of the most beautiful parks on the lake, Lake Tahoe State Park, is located just south of Incline Village. The rocks that permeate the shoreline in this park provide great ledges that the locals use to jump around in azure pools of cold water or simply sunbathe. And you know what they say: when in Rome, do as the Romans. Indeed, it would be a shame to think about all the things to do in Incline Village and not try one of the all-time local favorites.
…But Don’t Forget To Explore New And Exciting Things…
When it comes to getting the most out of your Incline Village vacation, there are several ways to enrich your visit. One of our suggestions would be to check out Handmade At The Lake. This cozy shop lives up to its name: whether it’s a thoughtful gift for someone or a something special you need for your home, all of the items in this shop are made exclusively at Lake Tahoe. If, on the other hand, you want to stay in shape, you could try High Altitude Fitness. What used to be The Incline Athletic Club today has a new owner and cutting edge cardio and weight training equipment, including rock climbing.
Then again, if you’d like to sweat less but still get the same amount of adrenaline going while on your Nevada weekend getaway, the Bowl Incline and Arcade is the place for you. This is a state-of-the-art 16-lane center with natural wood approaches and lanes that’s guaranteed to give you fun times. We’d also like to mention the Incline Village Championship Golf Course, which we loved. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., this golf course offers two characteristic courses that are guaranteed not to break the bank.
…Like, The Best Restaurants And Hotels In Incline Village
Dining opportunities are the bread and butter (pun intended) of every tourist hotspot and this Nevada small town jewel is no different. We loved Tomaato’s, which centers on organic, natural and local ingredients that are delicious. The Wildflower Café is another option, especially when it comes to breakfast. French toast, waffles, pancakes, omelets, scrambles and egg sandwiches are all delicious. Azzarra’s is where you want to go, however, if you’re up for some Italian cuisine with style. The friendly staff and great atmosphere explain why this place has been a staple of Incline Village restaurants for more than 20 years.
Incline Village lodging is truly first-class, which is no surprise. Vacation rentals are abundant here, in addition to resorts, inns, hotels and bed & breakfasts. The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, for example, is a standard when it comes to vacationing in style, but the Parkside Inn at Incline is also pretty good. The Club Tahoe Resort is what we went with, for no particular reason. Either way, as always, there is very little room for error when it comes to staying in Incline Village, NV, so just relax and take your pick.