Lake Tahoe is famous for being beautiful – We agree. Even though there was intermittent snow and no one was really out on the lake as I am sure they are throughout the summer months, it is a truly amazing alpine lake, over 6,000 feet above sea level. The gambling is just an add on, and frankly, a detraction from the real reason people should visit. Parts of it are a millionaire’s playground, for sure, but there are still affordable hotels and free outdoor activities to be had here.
We stopped here overnight before heading towards Donner Pass and found a nice room in South Lake Tahoe at the 3 Peaks Resort and Beach Club.
It was recently renovated and we were pretty happy to be here, as it began snowing shortly after we arrived, continuing off and on the whole time we were there.
We ate at Denny’s for supper, since we knew what was available for us on the menu and it was a long day of driving and snow.