The west side is my favorite. Three restaurants that are fun and not to be missed is Gar Woods Grill & Pier for their famous drink The Wet Woody. It is between Tahoe City and Kings Beach. Then Sunnyside Restaurant & Lodge, great to sit outside and take in the view and boats on the lake. And then West Shore Cafe & Inn, which is a little further. It is wonderful for dinner, although on the more expensive side. The evening outside when the sun is going down is gorgeous! As far as an activity, hike up to Eagle Falls Loop. We have had so much rain I'm sure they will be spectacular!! Very close to the falls is Emerald Bay State Park Lookout which is known for its amazing emerald color water. Absolutely beautiful! Have fun!