Summer In South Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe is one of my favorite places to visit when T and I just need a weekend away. It's a short four hour drive from the Bay Area but it feels like it's a world away from all of our problems and the city. Usually during the winter we rent a cabin through airbnb and drag a couple of our close friends along, but this time we went solo and it was definitely the best way to end our summer.
Here's what we did during our short 24 hour stay in our version of paradise.
T and I booked a room at Harveys in Stateline, Nevada because it's centrally located among the small towns in South Lake Tahoe. It's an affordable and very clean hotel located walking distance from their main square, delicious food and the lake shore. We loved being able to walk around during the day, exploring and eating, while still being able to reach our hotel room whenever we needed to rest.
It's not very often that I relax when i'm on a trip, but in Tahoe it's almost impossible not to. Once the sun went down we grabbed some tacos from Maya's Mexican Grill and walked our way back to our hotel room. There's a cinnabon AND starbucks in the building so we might have over indulged a little and bought ourselves some treats. We opened up our window wide and just relaxed for the rest of the night. Fueling ourselves up for the next day!
We love Lake Tahoe for so many reasons, but the abundances of outdoor activities is definitely number one. We made our way up to Emerald Bay to take in the view, and hiked the steep 1 mile trail down to Vikingsholm beach to do T's favorite thing, Kayak! I think that this is the most beautiful place that we've ever kayaked, and we spent a lot of our two hours just floating in the crystal clear blue water and exploring the island that you can row to in the middle of the bay. It completely slipped our minds, but don't forget to bring water and you can even pack a small lunch to eat while you're floating!