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Lake Tahoe is one of the highest (and best preserved) alpine lakes in the country. The area is a haven for outdoor recreation. Just a short ride from Sacramento, San Francisco and Reno, Lake Tahoe is easily accessible for a long weekend trip, but the natural surroundings will have you feeling like you’re hundreds of miles away from the city. This pristine outdoor paradise straddling the California-Nevada border is predictably the perfect place to learn to stand-up paddle boarding.