Cerulean, azure, or cobalt, whatever the name, the deep blue of Lake Tahoe is memorable, as will be any romantic vacation near the lake. Outdoor activities around Lake Tahoe abound, especially given that there are a dozen ski resorts nearby, hiking trails for hundreds of miles, and water sports like kayaking, scuba diving, stand up paddle boarding, parasailing, and jet skiing. Gambling, which is legal in Nevada, is available seven minutes from the city of South Lake Tahoe, California. Annual events in the area include the Autumn Food and Wine Festival, Beerfest and Bluegrass Festival, Concours d'Elegance, Donner Lake Fireworks Show, Holiday Tree Lighting in Kings Beach, Lake Tahoe Dance Festival, and Lake Tahoe Marathon. The cabins, cottages, and nature lodges around Lake Tahoe range from rustic to elegant. They include hot tubs, ski slope or lake views, and gourmet kitchens.