Sacramento is the capital city of the state of California. While California itself is a relatively new state, Sacramento’s history is tied with the state from before California’s beginning. As such, the area around Sacramento is filled with beautiful places to visit. Read on about my favorite day trips from Sacramento.
Tag: Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe has always been one of the most popular attractions in California, especially in the summer. As the largest alpine lake in the USA, Lake Tahoe offers a lot of activities from hiking, boating and simply relaxing on the beach. Come along with me as we explore my favorite things to do in Lake Tahoe in summer.
Lake Tahoe is one of the most popular attractions in California. It is mostly known as one of the best winter resorts in the world. However spending a Lake Tahoe summer is a great family vacation as well. Let’s explore my favorite Lake Tahoe beaches.
After relaxing on the beach and having lunch at Kings Beach, we drove back down through Nevada on the eastern shore of Lake Tahoe. Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe looked like a really nice place to spend the afternoon. So we did stop and we continued our relaxation into the afternoon and evening. According to the Nevada park service, Sand Harbor is the most popular, with sandy beaches, a boat launch, picnicking and group use facilities. Yep, the sandy beaches is definitely true…and much more.
Lake Tahoe has some great beaches and Kings Beach is one of them. We found Kings beach a great place for a family beach day. Fine sand, shallow water and crystal clear water. There are also lots of great places to eat which adds to the fun. I’m not sure if Kings Beach is a Lake Tahoe popular spot or not, but we found it to be almost empty. There were just a few people enjoying the sun in the middle of September. It’s true that we visited Kings Beach on a Tuesday and most weekend tourists were probably gone by then. Nevertheless, we liked the place. What’s it not to like at Lake Tahoe anyway? So let’s explore my favorite things to do at Kings Beach Lake Tahoe.
If you visit Emerald Bay then you should take the trail down to Emerald Bay from the Vikingsholm Castle parking lot up above. You get many benefits from hiking down. You not only get great exercise, but you get to experience beautiful views of Emerald Bay and Fannette Island. And yes, you will get a chance to visit the beautiful Vikingsholm Lake Tahoe.
Driving in for the very first time to Lake Tahoe is quite an experience. The road is winding through the mountains and suddenly after many bends in the road, we got to see the Lake Tahoe basin…it is huge. We heard that the lake is very large, but when you see it from the road in one of the many vista points, the lake is indeed huge. Once there, everyone told us to drive to Emerald Bay Lake Tahoe. We did drive to Emerald Bay and hiked down to the lake. This is a splendid place. Let’s explore together my favorite things to do at Emerald Bay Lake Tahoe.
We finally got to visit Lake Tahoe, California. Both my wife and I were dreaming about being able to visit Lake Tahoe for a long long time. With a toddler and a newborn we kept thinking that it will be a while before we could enjoy some time at Lake Tahoe. However, in the middle of September, we attended a wedding for some good friends of ours in Sacramento and then we decided to go visit Lake Tahoe since it’s only one hour away from Sacramento. It was well worth the effort. There is a lot to write about Lake Tahoe, but for now enjoy only the Lake Tahoe photo galleries.