The Best of Tahoe: Hotels, Restaurants, Art Galleries, and more

Photo: The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

Best Art Gallery

Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery

4000 Lake Tahoe Boulevard #23

South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

(530) 544-4278

Marcus Ashley Gallery showcases the artwork of more than 30 artists, all in varying styles and genres. The variety at this gallery ranges from oil paintings and limited edition prints to sculptures and glass art. Artists showing at the gallery include Eric Christensen, Thomas Easley, Tuan, and Jack Storms, among others. Books, jewelry and gifts are all available for purchase. Gallery consultants are knowledgeable and ready to assist collectors and provide them with detailed information on each piece. For those simply wanting to browse, consultants will gladly share their knowledge to make your tour a thorough and well-informed one.

Photo: The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

Best Museum

Tahoe Maritime Museum

5205 West Lake Boulevard

Homewood, CA 96141

(530) 525-9253

Tahoe Maritime Museum makes for a lovely daytime outing. Founded in 1987, TMM is a private non-profit museum. The boathouse-esque establishment showcases the area’s history and artifacts through exhibits and more; motorboats, sailing boats and aquaplanes are all on display. This museum is family friendly, and it strives to educate both children and adults on the maritime history of Lake Tahoe. TMM even provides programs, lectures and classes. Book a tour at the Truckee Annex to see the full collection.