Lake Tahoe Journals

Lake Tahoe- Need I Say More?!

A February 2002 trip to Lake Tahoe by dollvintage

Quote: We love Lake Tahoe... I don't know where to start...Outdoor life or Indoor life... there IS something for everyone here! Casinos offer the gambler and entertainment enthusiast many choices... Skiing, boating and biking for the outdoor enthusiast.

Lake Tahoe- Need I Say More?!

Overview

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See the Improv at Harrah's, Catch a Movie at the Horizon, take a boat ride on Lake Tahoe. Boat alternatives: Ride on the Harrah's power boat...or celebrate an anniversary with an evening dinner cruise on the Tahoe Queen, they will even play a dedication song for you if you ask. Drive around the lake - a tough place to find is the fire tower on the north side of the lake - it's easier to climb then a hill and great elevated site for photo opportunity. Best Boutique Shop - Sidestreet Boutique in the Sizzler Shopping Center...have a cappincino and enjoy the variety. It's not big but has some unique items. Several times a year there are Craft Fairs set up outside the Horizon. J...Read More

The Ridge Sierra

Hotel | "The Ridge Tahoe"

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Best Things Nearby:Heavenly Ski Resort - has gondola down to lifts Casino's in town with free shuttle serviceBest Things About the Resort:Great Spa, great exercise room, nice selection of weekly activities, great views. Has its own concierge to make reservations for golf, shows etc.Resort Experience:This highrise accomodates with nice appointments and excellent amenities. If you don't like the high rise arrangement you might not like it. Has a great view, underground parking, and gated security. Unit Type: 2 Bedroom Activities: Excellent Amenitie...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 4, 2002

The Ridge Sierra
Top of Kingsbury Grade
Lake Tahoe, California

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Best Things Nearby:Heavenly Ski Resort, Casinos in town, Lake Tahoe!Best Things About the Resort:THE VIEW... best views of Carson Valley around.Resort Experience:Nice 2 bedroom accomodates each set of 10 units have access to private hot tubs on the roof. You have access to all the activities of the Ridge Tahoe without the high rise accommodations, washer and dryer in every unit, fireplace and 2 baths for convenience. Harrah's offers free shuttle service with pickup right outside the units. Unit Type: 2 Bedroom Activities: Excellent Amenities:...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 4, 2002

The Ridge Sierra
Top of Kingsbury Grade
Lake Tahoe, California

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The American River Cafe offers Harrah's quality food without the cost of the full buffet. I like everything I've had on the menu - the wonton soup, the BBQ sandwich, the burgers and full meal menu. We never seem to have room for dessert as the portions are so big.

The restaurant has good service and a cute decor with a real flowing river and water falls.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 4, 2002

Harrah's American River Cafe
US 50 & the California Line
Lake Tahoe, California
(800) HARRAHS

Marie Callender's Restaurant & Bakery

Restaurant | "Marie Callendar's"

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There are great pies for dessert, chicken pot pies are excellent and there is a daily special menu available and a nice salad bar. A little pricey for what it is but convenient for local timeshares.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 4, 2002

Marie Callender's Restaurant & Bakery
3599 Lake Tahoe Blvd
Lake Tahoe, California 96150
(530) 544-5535

Chart House

Restaurant

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It is a Charthouse. The food is excellent, the view is excellent. Really excellent fine dining.

Lake Tahoe is not known for its seafood, so if you would like decent seafood the Charthouse is the place.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 4, 2002

Chart House
392 Kingsbury Grade
Lake Tahoe, California 89449
(775) 588-6276

Timber House Restaurant

Restaurant | "Timber House @ Lakeside Casino"

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Everything is great on the menu. If you like it (I don't, but I even eat this), their Sourdough Bread is the best. Turkey with gravy and stuffing and their prime rib are two of my favorites. Meals include soup or salad and potato and vegetables. They have very reasonable prices. Not the usual casino environment. Usually a short wait to be seated, their service is good with a friendly wait staff.

If you don't want to fight the crowds on fireworks nights - you can have a limited view while eating your dinner.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 4, 2002

Timber House Restaurant
Highway 50 at Kingsbury Grade
Stateline, California 89449
+1 775 588 7777

Sidestreet Boutique

Attraction

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It's small but friendly. Stop in for a Cappacino and lunch. TV is available to entertain the spouse. Unique clothing and jewelry. They have sidewalk sales several times a year, a wide variety of boutique-type clothes - not your usual Marshall-Fields type stuff. Small to women's sizes so everyone can shop here. They have cute purses and accent pieces which aren't cheap, but not untouchable either. A trip to Tahoe is not complete for me without a stop in this shop.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 4, 2002

Sidestreet Boutique
3988 Lake Tahoe Blvd
Lake Tahoe, California
530/544-3315

Virginia City

Attraction

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Drive back into the the Silver rush days of the 1800's. Wooden sidewalks and original saloons from the time. Take the train ride around the town, but most of all just get out and walk. Even the back streets have history. Stop and read the historic sign posts along the way to get a feel for the times.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 4, 2002

Virginia City
Main Street
Lake Tahoe, California