If you had one weekend in Lake Tahoe, how would you spend it? Waterskiing? Hiking? Or simply enjoying a sunset on the shoreline? Well, your Tahoe daydream could become a reality, thanks to Coldwell Banker California and Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, who have joined forces to offer you a chance to win a FREE two-night stay at the hotel! (All you need to do is “Like” us on Facebook, and fill out a Contest entry form to enter). But before you head off to enter, we want to give you a few ideas of things to do on your weekend!

1. Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (July 12 – August 25, 2013)

Imagine a warm midsummer’s evening, with a clear sky, great wine, gourmet food, and a night of first-class entertainment provided to you by the enchanting Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. Staged on a natural amphitheater with the majestic lake in the background, you could be spending your evening enjoying  the main act of the season, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, or one of their other magical acts listed on their season’s playbill. If you are having any doubts about this, just give the picture below a second look.

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2. Ironman Lake Tahoe (September 22, 2013)

While competing in Triathlons may only appeal to me, being in Tahoe for this internationally recognized event would be a fantastic opportunity to watch thousands of triathletes swim, bike, and run over 140 miles around the region—just for the special privilege of calling themselves an “Ironman.” Late September is one of the best times to be in Tahoe, and offers you a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors even if you aren’t racing. Spend the day lakeside, watching the race take off and then head out for some kayaking or canoeing, or lace up your boots and hit the trails. Either way, September won’t disappoint you!

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3. Incline Village Golf Courses (Seasonal)

Something a little slower, and relaxing may be more appropriate for most of you. After all, it is a vacation getaway! So why not enjoy some of the scenic and memorable golf courses of Incline Village? From the Mountain Course description, “The mountainous 18 hole course, par 58 continues to challenge even the most proficient golfer. Every hole abounds with creativity and character in design, and many have incredible views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada mountains.” Expect the full run to last at three hours or more!

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4. Tour of a Lakefront Dream Home

After vacationing in Tahoe, you might be ready to take the plunge into homeownership. If that’s the case, our friends at Christy Curtis and Crew might have the dream property you’ve been waiting for:

522 Hidden Lake Court
Tahoe City, CA 96145

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Enjoy the splendor of mountain living in world famous Squaw Valley. Nestled in the pines and situated on a natural spring lake, you will find all the luxury and peacefulness that you have been looking for. Local craftsmen and artisans have collaborated on this masterpiece, built in the exclusive enclave of Hidden Lake. This property boasts 6,630 square feet, six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, heated and insulated 4-car tandem garage, and several specialty rooms such as a custom bunk room, workout room, game room, wine room, office, and a living room equipped with acoustic paneling for the ultimate movie viewing experience. The gourmet kitchen promises to be the center of the house—and a place to make memories—with a Viking 60” range and gas oven, separate electric convection oven, two dishwashers, drawer warmer, wine fridge in pantry, and oversized refrigerator/freezer. There is also a spectacular indoor/outdoor dining area, where the whole wall opens to the patio. Designed by Cox & Kromydas Architects and built by Doc Gelso Construction, the residence features a dynamic blend of contemporary technology and ornate luxury details, such as a full-sized Waupaca Elevator, central home controls by Control 4, ccustom ironwork, and cherry hardwood floors with Epay (Wenge wood) inlay.

 

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Should you need some additional convincing on why you should think about vacationing in Tahoe, here are a few more shots from Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe:

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Now that I am sure I have you attention, here is how you can enter the our Lake Tahoe Vacation Giveaway.

1. Like us on Facebook!

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This one is easy. Head on over to our Facebook page, click “Like”, or navigate to the bottom of this story and like us through our Facebook widget!

2. Click the Contests button, and fill out a entry form!

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You’ll want to make sure to give us accurate information in the entry form, unless you want me to go in your place to Tahoe…and that’s it! The only thing left is for you to tell me what you plan to do if you get to vacation in Tahoe!

Good luck!