You need fuel to power your Tahoe getaway, and there's no better way to sample what the Big Blue has to offer in food and drink than the annual tasting festivals that crop up this time of year.
Just as the Labor Day Weekend marks the unofficial end of summer in the Tahoe Basin, it also heralds the arrival of some killer deals for the approaching winter ski and snowboard season as various resorts and towns host annual "tent" sales.
One of the great aspects of the Lake Tahoe region is that you can find whatever lodging your are looking for in a getaway. Running the gamut from rustic basic to over-the-top opulent, these inns, lodges, motels, hotels, chalets and cabins are sprinkled generously around the shores of Big Blue and in the surrounding mountains and valleys.
A trip up to Lake Tahoe is generally an active one. The expansive mountain terrain, the shimmering lake, the crisp alpine air all beckon a visitor to come outside and do something.
But there comes a time when you all you want to do is kick back and relax – preferably with an ice cold adult beverage close at hand – and reflect on your adventures. The following are five establishments that cater perfectly to your post-recreational leisure time.
One of the least appetizing things about a summer sojourn in North Lake Tahoe is having to use a car to get to everything that lines the mostly two-lane highway that stretches from Tahoma to Kings Beach. The traffic sometimes can be brutal, and that's even without any road construction going on. Cycling is great... until you find yourself with an armload of bags on the return trip.
People come to the Tahoe area for a million reasons– its world-class skiing and snowboarding resorts, its mountain biking terrain, its vista-strewn hiking trails, its top-notch golf courses, its abundant lake and stream fishing, or to laze away the day, sitting lakeside in a beach chair.
But these varied visitors all have one thing in common: They need a decent breakfast to get them through their daily Big Blue adventures. Here are five suggestions on where to get a great start on your day in Tahoe.