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kym from Raleigh asked

Must see/do during short trip to Tahoe and Reno

Hi! Heading to Vegas in July and driving up to Reno and Lake Tahoe for 2 days. What are some things that I must do and places that I must see in a short visit?

Reno (Nevada)   Lake Tahoe (California)

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top answer by
Chris from Manhattan Beach

The most obvious one is to go check out North Lake Tahoe.  Lake Tahoe is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. 

If you are feeling adventurous and want to see the lake from the top of the mountain or while floating in the water then rent a mountain bike and do the Flume Trail, rent a kayak at Kings Beach, Tahoe City or Homewood Ski Resort.

If you are less adventurous and like the safety of the car, two hours would allow you time to drive the 72 miles around the entire lake.  One of the best stops on the drive is Emerald Bay where there is an old Viking home on an island in the middle of the bay, one of the more picture friendly views of the lake.

Or, if your adventure involves lunch and a drink with a view, check out Sunnyside Resort which is right on the lake.

Hiking is always fun, one of my favorites is at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort where you can hit the Five Lakes Trail which is located on the road up to the Alpine Meadows ski hill.  Really cool alpine lakes and some waterfalls.

Hope this helps.  If you narrow down what type of things you want to do will do my best to reply.


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Thanks! we aren't really sure what there is to do there but we are more of the hiking type as opposed to biking and water sports. i will definitely have to check out the 5 lakes trail! :)

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. North Lake Tahoe (region)
  2. Flume Trail (attraction)
  3. Kings Beach (city)
  4. Tahoe City (city)
  5. Homewood Ski Resort (attraction)
  6. Emerald Bay (attraction)
  7. Sunnyside Resort (restaurant)
  8. Alpine Meadows Ski Resort (attraction)
  9. Five Lakes Trail (attraction)
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