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which part of lake tahoe?

Another question. Only have time for one day from reno to LT...........will be with older folks so mostly to sightsee and eat. North? South? California side? Nevada side? thanks

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1. Re: which part of lake tahoe?

South- NV-Cal border. Lots to see and do. Heavenly gondola, great food and shorelines, two casinos, Harrahs and Harveys. The towns are South Lake Tahoe, Ca and Stateline, NV

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2. Re: which part of lake tahoe?

If you are just doing a day trip from Reno, north side is closer to Reno. You might like to plan a lake side lunch at Garwoods

http://www.garwoods.com/

I'd probably plan on a leisurely drive up 80, take Truckee exit, and then continue to Lake tahoe and Garwoods for lunch.

Then either drive back to Reno perhaps taking Mt. Rose highway back to Reno

or if more adventuresome, you could drive from Garwoods along the lake to South Lake Tahoe.....

visit some of the casinos there; have dinner; and then drive back to Reno (drive north to highway 50/Carson City; drive to Carson City and return to Reno.)

Lakeside eating is a good way to enjoy the lake with older people.

The other thing you could do is to drive to South Lake Tahoe and take them out on the noon cruise on the lake on the Ms. Dixie; enjoy the area such as visit some of the casinos; and have dinner.

http://www.zephyrcove.com/msdixie.aspx

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3. Re: which part of lake tahoe?

If I were taking older people on a quick tour of Lake Tahoe from Reno, this is what I would do. I would use Mt. Rose Hwy (hwy 431) to Incline Village. This route has the best views of the lake as you drive down from Mt. Rose. Take the drive along Lakeshore drive (look at a map) to view the multi-million dollar homes. You could stop and have a lunch at the Lone Eagle at the Hyatt (great views). I would continue along the north shore and stop wherever you like, but take Hwy 89 along the west shore and stop for some great views at Emerald Bay. I think I would skip the casinos, as there are plenty in Reno. A lake view boat ride or the Heavenly Gondola ( assuming it is open for your visit time) are also great ideas if you had time.

I would exit using Hwy 50 through Carson City for your trip back to Reno.

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4. Re: which part of lake tahoe?

CaSwede's plan works well too....

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5. Re: which part of lake tahoe?

Yes, there are a lot of options and no right or wrong answers. I forgot to mention that your older folks might be interested in stopping at the Cal-Neva at Crystal Bay. This hotel has a lot of history as it was owned by Frank Sinatra. Check out the swimming pool and meeting room with the Nevada/California state line drawn right through it. They have an underground tour where Marilyn Monroe and Frank would escape. There are some great photos of the famous performers and the showroom looks just like it did in the early 60's.

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