You’re getting close to that time of the year, the time when you go on a well deserved vacation. The only problem is deciding where to go. It doesn’t matter what part of the world you live in, there is always a plethora of options for vacation time. I feel you really couldn’t go wrong with any of the options laid out before you. But there is one place in particular that has been close to my heart that I want to tell you about… Lake Tahoe.
Lake Tahoe is located in Sierra Nevada Mountain Range and straddles both California and Nevada. It’s a place that despite being a huge tourist attraction has continued to maintain a down to earth and homey feel which adds to its natural charm. It maintains mild whether throughout the summer months rarely ever getting above 80 but during the winter the temperatures can drop in the 20s. There are two main places to stay at on the Lake, Tahoe City and South Shore.
South Shore is more of the party side. It features a strip of Casinos, the only 5 star resort on the Lake, a brand new shopping center, The Heavenly Gondola, night clubs, bars, and many delicious restaurants. It may sound flashy but the truth is despite having all that it maintains the above mentioned homey feeling. The only part that is remotely flashy are the casinos. Most of the restaurants and shops are made out of the wood keeping with the natural state of being located in the mountains. There are also many different beaches, hiking paths and biking trails you can enjoy.
If you go down 89/Emerald Bay Road you will come across Camp Richardson which is a must see on your Tahoe trip. The best ice cream you shall ever eat is there, not only does it taste great but they give you this massive amount for a good price. Let’s put it this way, ordering a kids scoop is pretty much equal to ordering a double scoop at a Baskin Robins. Also on 89 is the Tallac Historical Site and the Taylor Creek Visitor Center. The Tallac Historical Society features the homes of the three different prominent families from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. You can tour the homes and see how life was for the wealthy back then. Taylor Creek features one of the best nature walks in Tahoe, the difficulty level is easy meaning that anyone can enjoy the sights it has to offer. You can also rent bikes and take them on the trails with you.
Most of the shopping is featured in the new shopping area by the Heavenly Gondola but you can find interesting little shops throughout the main street of South Shore. The Heavenly Gondola itself is something that you should check out. It takes you to the top of the mountain giving you a bird’s eye view of Lake Tahoe as well as some fascinating hiking trails. As far as restaurants go I can recommend these with ease; Lake Tahoe Pizza Co. (there is a good chance this will be the best pizza you ever eat), The Brewery at Lake Tahoe, The Buffet at Harrahs, and the Fire & Ice Grill. And you have to try out Sam’s Place Bar & Grill. Sam’s Place is on Highway 50 past the Casinos by Zephyr Cove. They have the best garlic bread with melted cheese on top… yummy. Can’t miss checking it out. online casino bonuses