There are plenty of unique attractions in and around Heavenly, but one that takes advantage of one of the resort’s key natural assets, Lake Tahoe itself, is among the most enjoyable. Paddle steamer trips are available on the lake (+1 (775) 589 4906; zephyrcove.com), with one option being a morning crossing to Squaw Valley ski area at the north side off the lake, the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics, where you can ski all day then take the steamer back in the evening. Evening dinner cruises are another option, or you can combine the two.
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Heavenly Village and the wider South Lake Tahoe area has great shopping opportunities, with well over 100 stores to choose from, albeit spread over a wide area so you’ll need a rental car to take full advantage of all that’s available.
There are about 20 shops in Heavenly Village itself, divided equally between clothing and quirky gift or jewellery stores. Among the more unusual is a Harley Davidson branded clothing store (+1 (530) 544 8393), (+1 (530) 542 4042)where you dress up in Old West clothes for a portrait photo and Puffin' (+1 (530) 541 7833) a shamelessly pro-smoking shop for tobacco lovers which features Lake Tahoe's leading walk-in humidor.
Elsewhere in the region there are shops and small malls located at every turn including the Crescent V Shopping Centre and the Shops At Ski Run Marina. There are also small shopping arcades in the larger casinos – Harveys and Hurrah’s.
Factory outlet shopping is available at two locations in the area - Tahoe Factory Stores on South Lake Tahoe Boulevard and the Factory Stores At the Y located at the junction of highways 50 and 89.