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South Lake Tahoe

A December 2005 trip to South Lake Tahoe by Hapy2cu

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Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort

Hotel | "Embassy Vacation Resorts Lake Tahoe"

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Best Things Nearby:Emerald Bay Tahoe Queen lake cruise. Vikingsholm day hike - bring water - land view of Emerald Bay. Drive around the lake - great day trip. Prepare to stop a lot. Casinos and lots of entertaining things to do. Best Things About the Resort:Walking distance to grocery, shopping, activities. Go Blue shuttle bus - cheap transportation when you don't want a designated driver - staff is helpful, but biased! Resort Experience:Embassy itself is a typical vacation resort - amenities and activities were plentiful - with a great family vacation location. Lots of information is available from the concierge. Stay away from rooms 109, 209, 309, 409, or an...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 25, 2005

Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort
901 Ski Run Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, California 96150
(530) 541-6122

Naked Fish Sushi Restaurant

Restaurant | "The Naked Fish"

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Fresh delicious sushi, made to order. A little pricey. Our total bill for three people including drinks was $81. Typical roll (Maui Wowee my favorite) averages about $9, and you only get 6 to 8 bite size pieces. Excellent sake selection to accompany the meal. My husband had beef teriyaki, (he hates sushi) and the portion was good for the price $15.95. You can sit at the sushi bar (about 12 seats) or wait for a table. The place was packed when we got there and we had a 40-minute wait for a table. Small wooden tables, not the best atmosphere, but the food makes up for it. The place is small, but worth the wait. The staff is knowledgeable, but not very talkative with "new clients". Lots of locals seems t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 25, 2005

Naked Fish Sushi Restaurant
3940 Lake Tahoe Boulevard
South Lake Tahoe, California 96150
(530) 541-3474

Beacon Bar & Grill

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Restaurant | "Beacon Bar & Grill"

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Beacon was recommended by the concierge, Harlee, at EVR Lake Tahoe. We should have listened more carefully to what he said. Harlee recommended the Beacon for their fried calamari and rum runner drinks (on special 2-for-1 either Tuesday or Wednesday). He said it was the best, and he was right about the calamari and the rum runner drinks (yum), and the location was beautiful, overlooking Lake Tahoe. The regular food, however, was horrible and expensive. Dinner for three included one appetizer, one soup, three entrees, and three alcoholic beverages and came to $111. OUCH!!! The appetizer, fried calamari, was awesome, tender and plentiful!! The soup (YUCK) was like a thick paste, more like a dip then s...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on December 25, 2005

Beacon Bar & Grill
1900 Jameson Beach Road
South Lake Tahoe, California 96158
(530) 541-0630

Cecil's Steak & Brew

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Restaurant | "Cecil's Steak & Brew"

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Cecil's was being advertised on TV and it looked good, so we decided to try it. Its location is right near everything, but there is no real view to enjoy. We went on Friday evening around 6:30pm and it was busy but we had no wait. The atmosphere is an open floor/sports bar feel (large-screen TV on the wall), and you can see them cooking. No booths, just tables. The staff is knowledgeable about the food, so if you have questions, just ask. The meal came to $125 for three, with a 15% tip, a little pricey given what we had, but everything was well cooked and delicious.So on to dinner.... we ordered a bowl of cabbage soup, $3.95, which was homemade, excellent in flavor, and worth it (side note--...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 25, 2005

Cecil's Steak & Brew
4118 Lake Tahoe Boulevard
South Lake Tahoe, California 96150
(530) 542-9000

Vikingsholm Mansion

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Attraction

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Vikingsholm is located about 30 minutes up Route 89 headed north away from South Lake Tahoe. The drive there is winding and beautiful. Take your time and take in the beauty of the huge trees and the mountain and lake views. Use caution around the hairpin turns, as traffic travelling in the opposite direction sometimes goes over the line and into your lane, and in some locations there are no guard rails and no room for error. The speed limit is 25 to 30mph, and I would recommend doing the speed limit just to be able to take it all in, but also for safety's sake. Locals may want to pass you, and there are pull-offs to will let them go by.Vikingsholm is a true historical moment filled wi...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 25, 2005

Vikingsholm Mansion
7595 W Lake Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, California 96142
(530) 525-3345