I think (and hope) that these photos from our magical week in Tahoe kinda speak for themselves, ’cause it’s late and I have to be at the gym at 7AM mañana ;) but a few people asked for details about things to do and see there so I’m gonna do this kinda short hand.
We stayed: At a vacation rental home in the Tahoe keys, on the water. I liked it because it had a jacuzzi, gave us access to a community pool and it was centrally located.
Favorite hike: Cascade falls. Amazing views. Pretty easy (we had kids along and they did great) 1 mile there, and 1 mile back. Sweet waterfall payoff.
Favorite food: We mostly cooked at ‘home’ (Lake Taco night was the bomb). But we did find a great little ‘local’ kinda spot for breakfast called the Keys Cafe. They even had almond milk Lattes :D
Best splurge: An afternoon on the Pontoon. Lake Tahoe, like the actual lake, is absolutuely breathtaking. I have never seen water as blue this IN MY LIFE. It’s worth the splurge to get out into the middle of all that blue.
Favorite beach: Emerald Bay. It’s like you’ve found that secret romantic little beach spot you’ve always dreamed of, and the fact that you have to hike a mile down to it makes it that much more enjoyable.
Favorite cultural bla bla: Vikingsholm ‘Castle’. The tour was cute and there are some AMAZING textiles in there…also really cool to hear about this rich lady environmentalist in the 20’s who had it built.
Favorite sighting: Tie between seeing a super cute baby bear in a tree, and watching my grandfather hog all the s’mores from my grandmother on their 69th anniversary.
Best moment: Jumping off that pontoon into the lake was pretty sweet, and so was watching Ida play with her cousins for a week. I swear her vocab has doubled in the past seven days.
I’m probably forgetting some stuff so if you have questions, please feel free to ask and if you have any spots in Lake Tahoe that you’d like to share please chime in below! I’ll definitely be returning to Tahoe and would love to hear your favorite things to do and see.