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Old May 1st, 2005, 12:16 PM
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South Lake Tahoe May 20th 2005

Hi,

I will be visiting South Lake Tahoe at the end of May 20th thru May 24th. Any suggestions as to what to do during our visit?

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Old May 1st, 2005, 04:41 PM
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Hi live2taveltoo, I am sorry, I do not understand your question.

What is the reason that you decided to visit South Lake Tahoe in May? What interested you about this area? Do you like gambling, enjoying the scenic beauty or what? What is it that you want to do in otherwords. Answering that question would help people here guide you to activities that interest you. Best regards.
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Old May 1st, 2005, 05:56 PM
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I do like the slot machines (not my main reason for visiting Lake Tahoe) I was in Reno in 2001, went to Tahoe on a day trip and was in awe of the beauty of the lake. We do not ski so that's why I chose May as the month to visit.
My question would be other than the casinos and visiting the lake, is there any other points of interest?
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Old May 1st, 2005, 10:36 PM
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Truckee is a fun little town to stroll through, have lunch and shop a little. Virginia City is another fun place for a day trip. Lots of history when you get through all the tourist stuff..it just depends on what interests you and whether or not you want to scratch the surface. It was very significant for funding the building of San Francisco and also helped fund the Union Army during the Civil War..all the silver that was taken out of there. Well known San Francisco names like Sutro and Stanford..all connected to Virginia City. Neat old Victorian Houses...they have a house tour up there toward the end of May...not sure of the dates..I've gone a few times..some of the houses have been beautifully restored. You could also go to Squaw Valley..I haven't been up there for sometime but it has been nicely developed, was home to the 1960 Winter Olympics..have a great lodge and as I understand a very good restaurant or two. The weather should be starting to warm up but be sure to bring a warm jacket for evening and also it could snow so be prepared. I hope you enjoy your stay.
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Hi live2traveltoo, Crefloors has given you some great suggestions. Another one is to go to Gardnerville (on Hwy 395) and eat at one of the Basque Restaurants which are located in the south end of Gardnerville. But be sure you are hungry as you will be served so much food. North of there is Carson City, a walking city with historical houses etc and the capital of Nevada. Have fun!
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Old May 2nd, 2005, 03:14 PM
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions.
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Old May 2nd, 2005, 10:55 PM
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Drive around the lake and take in all the beauty. The paddle boat cruise to Emerald Bay is a lot of fun.

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live2,

I'd be sure to take the gondola trip to the top at Heavenly, hike down to Emerald Bay and Vikingsholm and, if you are up to it, take the hike across the street from the Emerald Bay entrance. Great rocks and water on that one.

I'd also second driving around the lake. If you can make it a whole day, I'd head west, do the Emerald Bay hike, stop at Sunnyside for lunch, shop Truckee or bike Incline Village in the afternoon and either eat on the beach at Sand Harbor at sunset or, take a champagne cruise on a catamaran from Meek's Bay and dine late back in South Lake Tahoe.

Have fun,

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Old May 3rd, 2005, 01:58 PM
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Take a drive up to Incline Village (25 min.) to the Hyatt Resort. Have lunch or a sunset dinner at the Lone Eagle Grill, right on the shore of the lake. It's fantastic!
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My son's girlfriend spent a week at the Hyatt last summer and absolutely loved it!
We like to stay at Inn by the Lake. A drive around the entire lake is a very nice activity and you can see lots of things. We like to have lunch at the Sunnyside Lodge out on the deck overlooking the marina.

Camp Richardson is lots of fun, you can rent mopeds and drive around there. The catamaran sunset cruises are lots of fun, also. Enjoy Tahoe! ***kim***
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live2traveltoo~

I live in Reno, Nv. It's a hours drive from here to S.Lake Tahoe. Just be sure to bring some warm clothing, we had snow at the Lake last weekend. The night's still get in the 20's, and the day's in the 40's, right now anyway.
Take a drive to Tahoe City (Northshore Lake Tahoe) it's a great little town, with lot's of shops and restaurants, check out "Jake's on the Lake", it's owned by the same people who own Dukes Hawaii.
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I live in Reno also and it's supposed to snow down to lake level, I THINK they said tonight...so I was thinking the same thing. Spring has been very slow to arrive this year so do take a jacket and long pants. But also, the weather can turn in a flash...you might have 75 or 80 degree days by the end of May. You're in the mountains so be prepared. All, have given you very good suggestions. One more here...if you go over the hill and down to Carson City, you can head south and hit Genoa..really neat little town up against the mountains. You can also go down over Kingsbury Grade...windy, steep road, but really pretty drive. If you go down Spooner into Carson City, you turn south at the bottom of the hill and then you can turn right on Jacks Valley Rd. and got to Genoa that way. Beautiful drive. There is a place in Genoa called Wally's Hot Springs. It's a great spa..used to spend a lot of Sunday's down there. It was re-modeled some years ago and really upgraded. If you are interested, you might call them and see when the restaurant is open, and find out about a day pass or maybe even a facial and massage. The are over a natural hot springs and they have several pools and different temperatures for soaking. Really relaxing.
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