I am planning a trip to South Lake Tahoe probably from Sept 14 - 21, 2013. I will be driving (rental car) from the Reno airport with a stop at Carson City Wal-Mart to pick up groceries and other things. Any comments on the drive from Reno/Carson City/South Lake Tahoe?
I like to drive so going to see places is on my list.
I will be staying at the Tahoe Beach & Ski Club (a timeshare we have).
I have never been to this area so I have a lot of questions.
I will be 71 then and I have degenerative arthritis. I can walk but not far (sometimes use a walker). Anyplace I can rent an electric scooter? My nephew who is coming with me will be 57 and has a bad back. So I am looking for senior citizen type of pursuits that are not too spendy as I am paying for everything on a limited senior citizen budget.
Any comments on the boat cruise? Our timeshare is next door to the Tahoe Queen. Is it boring like I have read?
I'm thinking about taking the gondola ride to Heavenly Mountain as i like to take pictures and I read the view is great from there. Any comments?
Any comments on the train tour? Is it far from S. Lake Tahoe?
We will be going on a tour bus to Yosemite. (I once wanted to be a geologist). I know this isn't enough time to see the entire Yosemite area but I planned a trip there a year ago (May) and snow canceled my plans. So I still want to see Yosemite and a bus tour with someone else driving is best for me especially since the drive down 395 doesn't look very scenic from South Lake Tahoe. Any comments on Yosemite?
Any comments on the buffets in town. I read that Harrah's had a good, but expensive $30 buffet - is it worth it? Not interested in gambling.
We plan on going to the Picchetti Winery Tasting Room. Any comments?
Are there any events going on in September? I would like to avoid excessive crowds so I thought September would be a good month plus the timeshare "Quiet " - least amount of points - season runs from the middle of September to beginning of December (too much snow especially for driving).
Any other comments?