Straddling the California and Nevada state border this is America’s largest and second deepest lake, in addition to being one of the most beautiful.
Lake Tahoe is more for the adventurous types and not really filled with an array of wildlife. However, do expect to see Bears on patrol looking for food.
The activities you can pursue are wide ranging, from hiking and skiing to fishing and parasailing. You can also play a round of golf, but this doesn’t really count as an adventure. Get out of the more populous areas and explore the surround wilderness, but be mindful of the unpredictable snowstorms.