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Where to go for 2nd honeymoon ? SLT/Mammoth/Sqaw Valley?

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Where to go for 2nd honeymoon ? SLT/Mammoth/Sqaw Valley?

Hi everyone,

Please suggest me where to go for our 2nd honeymoon (actually our anniversary 27th Dec) SLT/Mammoth/Squaw Valley. My wife likes cold weather/Snow/Mountains/lakes. I beleive all of these places has it however I need an expert opinion from a specific perspective as we want a lifetime memorable experience from our trip.

Mostly we want a relaxing experience a good balance amongst activities and relaxation. We are begginners in skiing but wouldn't mind attempting it for sure. Other activities like Snowmobile/Ice skating/ also attracts us in moderation. We are more into sightseeing though. We are planning to spend 7 nights altogether. We have a euro trip planned around August so would prefer to be on budget for this one.

Please help me in making the right choice by suggesting what we can do at each of these places to make it memorable . I appreciate your help.

Thanks,

Krisham

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1. Re: Where to go for 2nd honeymoon ? SLT/Mammoth/Sqaw Valley?

Any suggestions on this one guys?

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Amar

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2. Re: Where to go for 2nd honeymoon ? SLT/Mammoth/Sqaw Valley?

I'm not a skier, but I'm told Mammoth is the best ski resort in California and beyond.

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3. Re: Where to go for 2nd honeymoon ? SLT/Mammoth/Sqaw Valley?

I would go to Tahoe. There, you have plenty to do over 7 nights, half on the North Shore, and half on the South Shore. There are casinos, spas, great restaurants and that beautiful lake.

Nothing beats Mammoth for skiing, but it really is idea for just skiing. I've taken many many people with me over the years who don't ski and they have trouble finding anything to do after two days. If you're a skier, it's ideal.

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4. Re: Where to go for 2nd honeymoon ? SLT/Mammoth/Sqaw Valley?

They are all great but Mammoth is the closest to you. If you are on a budget, look for a vacation rental or a hotel room with a kitchen so you will save on the expensive restaurant food.

We stayed recently at the Innsbruck Lodge and liked it a lot.

http://www.innsbrucklodge.com/

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5. Re: Where to go for 2nd honeymoon ? SLT/Mammoth/Sqaw Valley?

I meant to add (and agree with the others) Mammoth is the best SKI resort, i.e. ski school, slopes, etc. Tahoe obviously has other things besides skiing. As mentioned, Mammoth is also an easy drive from San Diego.

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6. Re: Where to go for 2nd honeymoon ? SLT/Mammoth/Sqaw Valley?

Thanks guys.I saw on google maps Tahoe is about 3 and half hours north from Mammoth lakes . I don't mind driving little far if that is the right place to go. Can you guys please suggest some iternary for 7-8 days for Tahoe.

Thanks a lot again,

Krisham

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7. Re: Where to go for 2nd honeymoon ? SLT/Mammoth/Sqaw Valley?

Guys any ideas for this one?

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8. Re: Where to go for 2nd honeymoon ? SLT/Mammoth/Sqaw Valley?

Are you interested in the casinos/shows? Would you like a cruise in a boat on the lake?

We know you wouldn't mind trying a little skiing. What else?

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9. Re: Where to go for 2nd honeymoon ? SLT/Mammoth/Sqaw Valley?

Again, be cautious about the weather that time of year, especially if driving. 3 hours north of Mammoth can be EXTREMELY treacherous if there's a storm. That stretch of the 395 can be closed, too. Fly to Reno and shuttle into Tahoe.

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10. Re: Where to go for 2nd honeymoon ? SLT/Mammoth/Sqaw Valley?

Yes cruise sounds interesting. We would prefer to be in an area which doesn't go dead early in the evening/night as we both are bit nocturnal. Some nightlife is what we prefer it can be anything movie theatres/pubs/music avenues. So basically

Some snow activities such as skiing/snowmobile/sightseeing during days and movies/pubs/clubs during nights is the idea.

Thanks,

Krisham