When planning your vacation to Tahoe you probably should know what to expect before you choose where to go. Your destination will most likely be decided by the activities and attraction you’re interested in. Between the north and south shores, the difference couldn’t be greater. And if you think that you can just drive from one end of the lake to the other, think again. During summer months the drive takes up to an hour, and it gets longer and more dangerous in the winter. So if it’s casinos, gambling, and entertainment you’re after, it’s South Lake Tahoe that is beckoning to you. But if your vacation aims for relaxing and resting, then the North Shore retreats are the ones for you. Check out things to do in Truckee to help you decide where to go!
Outdoors and Day Things to Do In Truckee
Summer is the best time to enjoy Tahoe. Lounging under the pine trees with a long book is a bliss. But you also have Truckee River with all the fun it has to offer. From floating in an inner tube to biking along the trail that skirts the river and soaking up the sun on the beach, your vacation combines both activities and relaxation. Watersports feature prominently in your itinerary. Boating, fishing, and rafting are things to enjoy on the lake and the river. You can also enjoy mountain biking, horseback riding, camping, hiking, skating, and parasailing.
Entertainment at Night
Because Nevada claims half of Lake Tahoe, gambling features prominently in the nightlife around here. Both north and south of the lake have casinos and the night is always young where gambling is involved. The south side, however, has more glamorous casinos such as MontBleu, Harvey’s, Horizon, and Harrah’s. You can also enjoy a good drink at any of the the many Truckee attractions and bars that line the shore. The Bridgetender, The Beacon, and Sunnyside are happy to fill you up with all the craft beer, rum, and margaritas you can handle.
Fine Dining by the Lake
Enjoy the best of Tahoe chefs can pull out of their secret recipe books. Even San Francisco chefs come down to Tahoe kitchens sometimes to try new recipes. Enjoy plenty of choices from sushi at The Naked Fish, to braised short ribs at Manzanita, and grilled rib-eye at Gar Woods Grill & Pier. And don’t forget about Real Tahoe Turkey sandwiches. Your Tahoe vacation won’t be complete without trying them out.
Tahoe as a vacation destination has a lot to offer the outdoorsy as well as the indoors traveler. Call us today to learn about more Truckee attractions and activities, and to book one of our vacation rentals!