Relaxing in Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

As much as I love spending quality time in the backcountry, there is nothing quite like relaxing somewhere fun for a few days afterwards. This year we headed to Lake Tahoe. We stayed on the southern side of the Lake. Our first meal was suggested to us by Don our backpacking guide…the Lucky Beaver. Definitely a hole in the wall bar, but delicious burgers and ice cold beer. The perfect post hike meal.

We took it pretty easy after that…showers all around and a trip to the hot tub. A few of us wandered down to the hotels beach access. I was not very impressed. The lake itself was beautiful, but the beach was DIRTY and gross. I was looking forward to seeing more of the lake.

The next morning we woke up early and headed to the north side of the lake. We stopped at a couple scenic spots and took in the beauty of the lake.

My favorite stop in Tahoe was Truckee. We went to FiftyFifty brewing company for a nice lunch and some delicious beers. The weather was perfect and we sat outside.

As mentioned earlier, my birthday was spent in the back country so we wanted to go out for a real meal in Tahoe. We went to the west side of the lake, to a place called Sunnyside Restaurant.

 It is also a lodge, and it sits right on the lake. It was FREEZING by I wanted to sit outside. While enjoying dinner we were treated to the prettiest sunset. Talk about a cotton candy sky.

Overall, our trip to Lake Tahoe was short and relaxing, I would love to come back and do some more outdoorsy things. We were all pretty dead given all of our hiking. Things I would love to do the next time I visit Tahoe? 

Stay on the North Side, Paddleboard, and hike some of the trails. There are so many spectacular views to be seen here, that require a little extra effort.


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