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Summer Visit to Lake Tahoe

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Summer Visit to Lake Tahoe

Hi, We're planning to spend a few midweek days in Lake Tahoe in late August - weekend before and after we'll be in Mountain View visiting our son. We haven't been there before. Would appreciate any suggestions/ideas about things to do, good restaurants, etc. Thanks!

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1. Re: Summer Visit to Lake Tahoe

Hi,

Welcome to the Lake Tahoe forum. First we need to know your budget and style of travel. There are motels on the CA side of Stateline and Casino Hotels at SLT. It's a busy area in August around the lake.

We prefer to staying on the north shore at the Hyatt in Incline Village, which may be at the top of your budget. It's the only resort on the lake. They have a dock, a water activity desk where you can rent kayaks and boats, you can rent bicycles from the Hyatt. They have a great swimming pool system and the Stillwater Spa.

http://laketahoe.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

Many restaurants are in walking distance. The Lone Eagle Grill is lakefront and has a fire pit outside the lounge. Across the street is Tomaato's Italian restaurant, Austin's, Le Bistro French, La Fondue, a Chinese place, etc. Up the hill is Big Water Grille and many more on the main road.

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2. Re: Summer Visit to Lake Tahoe

I also prefer the North lake Tahoe area, it is less crowded and has a more natural woodsy setting.

South Lake Tahoe has more touristy things and Casinos and such. It's up to you as to what you prefer.

What do you like to do? Hiking, outdoors, biking, watersports, sightseeing, spas, shopping, gambling, stage shows??

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3. Re: Summer Visit to Lake Tahoe

Another vote for North Lake Tahoe, especially if you're physically active. But if you like gambling and shows, go South. Sightseeing- Emerald Bay is a must plus some of the ski lifts. Dining references here: tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g33155-i1803-k6578…

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4. Re: Summer Visit to Lake Tahoe

Hyatt is a bit out of our price range - we will probably end up staying at the Deerfield Lodge. Is it difficult to get to hiking trails, lake, etc. from there? We will have a car. Also, how's the weather there in the summer? Thank you!

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SLT City to the Lake/ hiking is easy but time required for crosswalks depending on traffic. If you mean nature trails it will be 30+ minutes during busy Summer traffic South: squawcreek.com/pdf/New-tahoe-hikes-version-2… Summer weather is warm days 80's, cool nights 40's, no rain, lots of sun depending slightly on your actual dates.

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6. Re: Summer Visit to Lake Tahoe

Is it possible to drive from SLT to NLT and park somewhere with access to lake beaches, etc.? If not, we might have to up our budget, since that's one thing we really want easy access to. Thank you.

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7. Re: Summer Visit to Lake Tahoe

The beaches in Incline Village are private. If you rent a hotel, condo or house, in IV, the owners have passes to the wonderful beaches.

Next, King's Beach on the north shore, is public and really nice.

gotahoenorth.com/resorts-and-towns/kings-bea…

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8. Re: Summer Visit to Lake Tahoe

I too would stay in North Lake Tahoe. There are accommodations in all price ranges, what is your budget?

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9. Re: Summer Visit to Lake Tahoe

Well, I'd say $250 or under if at all possible. I know not everyplace has it, but we really want A/C. And of course, we want a place with good Trip Advisor reviews (and few/no horrible reviews). Wondering if it's possible to find all this! Thanks for your advice.

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10. Re: Summer Visit to Lake Tahoe

Hmmm....air conditioning is going to limit your choices. I have stayed at Lake Tahoe in the summer for more times than I want to count and do not remember that I needed air conditioning. The altitude is high and the air is dry, so even if the temperature should go up, you will not feel the heat as you do on the East Coast with its wicked humidity.

North Lake Tahoe would also be my choice, and the Hyatt at Incline my first choice. Other than that, perhaps around Kings Beach or Tahoe City.

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