My fiancee and I are planning a honeymoon in early June and were considering visiting the Lake Tahoe area for about 5 days with a 3 day trip to Napa Valley. We have done a lot of reading on forums and reviews, but wanted to get some opinions from seasoned travelers/locals. Our budget is around $2500 to cover food, lodging, and activities.
1. Where would be a good area to stay (North/West/South Lake Tahoe areas), any specific hotels/lodges you might recommend? We would like a romantic place that is nice, but it doesn't have to be 5-star.
2. What activities do you recommend for this time of the year? We like to do outdoor activities (hiking, biking, kayaking, white-water rafting), but also want to rest and relax some since it is our honeymoon. Are the beaches close and nice for lounging during the day? We also consider ourselves to be amateur foodies and hope to have some unique restaurants to visit.
Thank you all for your help. It is much appreciated!