We would be first timers to Lake Tahoe. I'm not sure if this is a good place for us to visit due to our preferences to perhaps fellow TA can help me out. I want to be able to swim and enjoy the sun, but not fight beach/lake crowds... because i can do that in NJ. We like privacy, meeting new people and being in natural areas. We don't like casinos, but I'm open to being near a few good restaurants. I don't think we'd spend a whole week if we did go as we tend to wander and like to vary our destinations. For instance our last trip was in Moab, Colorado ranch (small one) and then on to RMNP and such. If it doesn't sound like a good place, I'm always open to other fellow travelers input. We were also considering going back to Utah.