Board a timeless "Mississippi-style" paddle-wheel boat and take in some of the best views of Lake Tahoe and its surrounding peaks. Expand your horizons even more aboard a hot-air balloon as it tours the valley and Emerald Bay. Some of the region's best mountaintop slopes are minutes away, including Kirkwood Ski Resort and Squaw Valley USA. For even more sights, board the Heavenly Gondola and take in soaring views of Lake Tahoe, Carson Valley and Desolation Wilderness. Top casinos, shopping, hiking trails and recreation are all within easy reach.