43. Stateline, NV
Why go: On the southeastern shore of Lake Tahoe, Stateline has fewer crowds than its neighbors (and only 1,000 permanent residents). Set 6,000 feet up in the mountains, the gold and crimson colors of fall are truly immersive here, especially while hiking the alpine trails within the Sierra Range or floating on the pristine blue waters of Lake Tahoe itself.
Where to stay: The 154-room Edgewood Tahoe is a quintessential luxury mountain lodge sitting on a gorgeous slice of lakefront property. A couple noteworthy perks: There’s an on-demand Mercedes-Benz shuttle service for getting around the area, a heated outdoor pool open year-round, and an 8,500-square-foot spa offering signature gemstone massages.Back to top