I am going to be making a long weekend trip to watch a college football game in Reno on September 8 and was looking for input on how we can maximize our time in the area. We are flying into Sacramento late Wednesday night and staying in a hotel near the airport. We wanted to get up early Thursday and get on the road, but aren't really sure what the best destinations for the time would be. We were thinking maybe Yosemite and then head up to South Lake Tahoe, then up to Reno early Saturday to take in the game. I have been to Tahoe in the winter for skiing, but wasn't sure how much time to spend there this time of year. Our crew also really wants to see Yosemite, but if we aren't really going to have time to look around we don't want to make the long drive out of the way.
Any advice on things to do, see, etc. would be greatly appreciated!