A July 2002 trip
to Lake Tahoe by SHRN
Quote: Tahoe- the two ends of one spectrums. THE most beautiful place I have (so far) been on vacation in the US but THE most boring vacation I have ever been on!
Now the bad points: One- Tahoe is in the literal middle of nowhere. You can not get a commercial flight into Tahoe so you are stuck either flying into Sacramento or Reno and then a 2 1/2 hour bus ride into Tahoe.Two- Other than gambling and very pricey outdoor activities, there is not much in the way of activities or sightseeing to do. My husband and I saw all the sights within the first couple of days. Finally, we got so bored we rented a car but returned it after a day since we still could not find enough to do and the driving is very treacherous on the steep and narrow mountain roads. There is no night life that we could find. Third- Tahoe is expensive (except the hotels and the trolley).
Hotel | "Harrahs"
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 19, 2002
Lake Tahoe, California
Hotel | "Caesars"
Outside the room you had limited amenties (no pool, the wait staff a bit snobby, no real exercise room) but you have to go to the Caesar's buffet. Really good food and the price is good, too.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 19, 2002
Lake Tahoe, California
Restaurant | "Hard Rock Cafe"
Member Rating 1 out of 5 on December 19, 2002
Hard Rock Cafe Lake Tahoe at Harvey's Resort Hotel/Casino
18 Highway 50
Stateline, Nevada 89449
We went for lunch one day (late afternoon) and ate so much we skipped dinner (so it was like two for one!). They had king crab, shrimp, turkey, roast, made to order omelets, all sorts of hot casserole type food, all sorts of desserts that tasted homemade, and fresh fruit that tasted fresh and not canned! It was very clean and we sat in a booth with a waiter that kept our drink glasses full, our dirty plates taken care of, but then left us alone to eat!
55 Highway 50
Lake Tahoe, California 89449
Attraction | "Vikingsholm"
It has been beautifully restored and has interesting stories to its history told by a very informative guide. After seeing the castle you can swim and picnic on the shore of the lake and/or walk to some mahgnificent looking waterfalls. But be aware and plan to bring plenty of liquid refrshment and something to eat because there is nothing on site to eat or drink and this attraction, like many of the attractions in Tahoe is literally in the middle of the dry, desert-like mountains. Plan on taking the whole day to make this trip.
South Lake Tahoe, California 96143
+1 530 525 7277
100 Ponderosa Ranch Road
Incline Village, California 89451