Lake Tahoe Questions and Answers:
Our family of five will be
traveling to Reno / Lake Tahoe in July and
staying at the Squaw
Valley Resort. My wife and I have traveled to the
before, and have taken the 3 1/2 - 4 hour drive to the Big Tree
State Park in Arnold CA.
Is there a closer park where our kids can
see these beautiful trees?
One of the great places to see
the giant redwoods is in the
Humboldt National Forest. Still a
couple hours' drive, but BEAUTIFUL.
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
is a great place to see the big trees. Here's a
website for more info: http://www.humboldtredwoods.org/
you're in Squaw Valley, be sure to stop at the Squeeze In Restaurant in
historic downtown Truckee for breakfast. They were featured
in the February
issues of National Geographic Adventure and in
Powder Magazine too, as well as
the San Francisco Chronicle in
Finally, Reno is only about a half hour from Truckee the
kids would enjoy a visit to
the Great Basin Adventure and Museum
near downtown (a true desert and
mining town type experience).
For lunch in Reno, try EJ's Jazz Cafe on the river
walk in downtown. Have a great visit in Tahoe!
What is Lake Tahoe like and
where is it located?
Lake Tahoe is located on the
California-Nevada border and it is a brilliantly blue
nestled among rugged mountain peaks. There are towering casinos on
Nevada side of the lake and the north shore of the lake has
numerous ski resorts.
What kind of ski areas surround
The Lake is surrounded by ski
areas including: Alpine Meadows - a large family
resort. Heavenly - with 28 ski lifts many consider this the best all
resort. Kirkwood - popular with snowboarders and a
local favorite. Squaw
Valley USA - a world class resort
that played host to the 1960 Winter Olympics.
What is there to do in the
During the summer, you can
enjoy the nice beaches along Emerald Bay Rd, rent a
kayak from Ski Run Boat Company or follow one of many good hiking
and biking trails. You can pick up maps at the USFS Visitor
Center near the
Tallac Historic Site.
Where are some good places to
If you're budget minded, there
are many motels that line Hwy 50, from Stateline
west to the
junction with Hwy 89 which is an area that although is commercial is
removed from all the casino activity. If you do prefer the big
hotels, many of them
also have ski packages like Caesar's Tahoe
and the Tahoe Sunset Lodge.
What is the transportation
Most commercial flights fly out
of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. The
Express runs shuttles between Reno-Tahoe International Airport and
South Lake Tahoe casinos.