Jun 9, 2017. Mix up this summer's vacation by packing your bags and heading to one of the many awesome lake towns in the US instead. Located on the Californian side of the lake (the lake straddles the border of California and Nevada), picturesque South Lake Tahoe offers year-round fun including waterfalls to. "Your backyard is basically a giant playground," said Olympic gold medalist Julia Mancuso, who grew up in…