San Francisco to Lake Tahoe Road Trip Stops

San Francisco to Lake Tahoe is a popular road trip for Bay Area residents and visitors alike. The 3.5-hour drive takes you through California’s capital and over the hills to the popular weekend playground of Lake Tahoe. While many people breeze through this ride, I wanted to give you some places you could stop if […]

Sand Harbor State Park in Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is full of fantastic state parks, but Sand Harbor on the east side of the lake is probably my favorite of all of them for sunset. While this park is technically in Nevada, it’s looking at California the whole time, so I figured it worked for this site. There are a few small […]

Tahoe Beach and Ski Club Hotel Review: South Lake Tahoe’s Private Beach Resort

Located right on the water and 5 minutes drive from downtown South Lake Tahoe, the Tahoe Beach and Ski Club is a fantastic spot to stay. With amenities ranging from a kitchen to a private beach with a ping pong table on it, it’s hard not to be excited about a summer vacation here. I […]

Lake Tahoe Emerald Bay Lunch Cruise on the Tahoe Gal

On a chance encounter last winter, my wife and I ran into the owner of the Tahoe Gal at dinner. After striking up a friendly conversation, he generously gave us a two tickets to our choice of cruises. The Tahoe Gal offers variety of cruises from a brunch and sunset cruise, to lunch and dinner […]

Fall in Lake Tahoe: Salmon Run & Hope Valley

Guest Post by Nate The beauty of living in the Northern Sierras is that every season offers it own, distinct experience. The seasons here change abruptly, often without notice. This year, winter allowed the snow to linger through the spring until the weather finally suddenly warmed in June. Autumn in the Tahoe area is certainly […]

Truckee California: Hikes, Lakes and Outdoor Adventure

Lake Tahoe is perhaps the most notable landmark amidst the California Sierras.  the Tahoe Area boasts a myriad of outdoor activities, including kayaking, hiking, wake boarding, mountain biking, skiing, sledding, and snowboarding (to name only a few). Additionally, the surrounding cities are noted for their world class beaches and parks, casinos, ski resorts, trails, nightclubs, […]