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Spending the holidays in SLT

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Spending the holidays in SLT

We are planning a family holiday over Christmas in SLT. We have flights and lodging taken care of. We also have family there, so won't be without some ideas for entertainment. And we do plan to ski/board Heavenly one day. However, I was wondering what are some other musts dos this holiday week? (And I know that everything will be dependent on the weather!)

I have also read how busy SLT is at Christmas-time and was wondering if there was something that we should address (like reservations) right now. I doubt that we will be eating out anywhere too fancy, so formal dining reservations will probably not be necessary. I have been watching, but have yet to see any big events or concerts at the area casinos.

I alway imagined how beautiful Lake Tahoe would be during the holidays, and can't wait to see it in person!

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1. Re: Spending the holidays in SLT

I'll bump this up for you. I don't know about dining in SLT.

Fresh snow makes any place look gorgeous. I hope the sun breaks out for you after a fresh snow because that is when things look so, so beautiful.

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I am not sure you have to do anything. I am a little confused about when you will be at SLT. You mention the holiday week, but is this the week before Christmas or the week after? There is a big difference. My experience with SLT has been the week before Christmas and Christmas has been quite slow, but the week after Christmas is a very, very busy time. It is a huge change. Your title says holidays (plural) so I guess you will be there for New Years Eve? New Years eve is usually a big, nearly out of control party at the Stateline arear. Are you are planning on being in town during that time..... or maybe you will be gone?

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I'm sorry, I should have been more clear - we are staying in SLT Dec 22-29th. My husband and I will be traveling with two of our adult children (20 and 22) and visiting our oldest who lives there. I didn't realize until we had our air and hotel booked that we should have stayed a few extra days for the New Years Eve festivities. :(

We are currently debating renting a car at the airport. We are staying on the Kingsbury Grade right off 50 - very close to the casinos - and will have somewhat limited access to a vehicle while there. I think we should be fine without a car, but my husband isn't so sure. The $600 we would save could sure buy us a few hot toddies!

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I don't think the housing on Kingsbury Grade is that close to the casinos. Certainly not within walking distance by any stretch. You'd definitely need a car, use Blue Go or taxis which are viable alternatives to renting a car. If it's snowing you'd have to consider how much you'd drive the car.

Here's a link to Blue Go's schedule:

tahoetransportation.org/transit-and-shuttles…

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Suzie is correct about that area not walkable. Unless where you are staying is right at the 207/50 intersection you are not going to want to walk to the casino area. I have walked many times from the Lakeside Inn (at the intersection) to the stateline casinos. I don't like to take that walk along 50 in the winter as it is not paved. It is icy and muddy. Further up the Kingsbury Grade gets steep and with ice and snow makes it unwalkable.

At least you will leave town before all the crazy party people arrive. You can always rent a car at Lake Tahoe for a few days to save a little money.

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