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Lake Tahoe (north or south) - July

Old Jun 18, 18, 4:54 pm
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Lake Tahoe (north or south) - July

Looking to make a quick getaway with Mrs CnO towards Lake Tahoe. Unfortunately we are little late on the planning side and need some suggestions to quickly finalize the trip. There are couple of big questions that are bothering me and I am hoping fellow FTers can advise a bit.

We are late 30s and would enjoy an active nightlife but not really keen on running into swarms of frat boys. Don't mind bit of mixed crowd either but not looking for something that resembles a spring break vacation. In terms of activities, both of us enjoy some moderate to hard hikes (or anything scenic). Probably some water activities like paddleboarding or kayaking... probably bit of local sight seeing (if there is any??). All that said, I am not sure if the North side would suit me better or south side. My initial inclination was for South Lake Tahoe but not sure which side is closer to good hiking.

Also, should I expect a congested and slow drive to Lake Tahoe given the holiday week? Just for better planning on the drive part...
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Old Jun 18, 18, 6:35 pm
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My off-hand opinion is- INCLINE VILLAGE, Nevada. Should offer great hiking. If dollars available, try Hyatt Lake Tahoe. Wonderful setting on Lake Tahoe.
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Old Jun 19, 18, 10:57 am
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Wouldn't hiking be little better around the south? Mt Tallac and Emerald Bay are both on south side of the lake.
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Old Jun 20, 18, 11:19 am
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There's lots of great hiking all around the lake. North side is a little sleepier, so I would recommend that instead of the casinos and "swarms of frat boys" in South Lake. You're not really going to go wrong though.
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Old Jun 20, 18, 9:26 pm
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My off-hand opinion is- INCLINE VILLAGE, Nevada. Should offer great hiking. If dollars available, try Hyatt Lake Tahoe. Wonderful setting on Lake Tahoe.
If you do pick the Hyatt, they have a main building which is a smallish casino hotel and also a bunch of cottages which cluster right at lakeside. The latter, although they are more expensive, are qualitatively a much better experience.
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Old Jun 21, 18, 9:27 am
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I picked South LT for the trip. Staying in a small establishment called Deerfield Lodge. Looks pretty nice and has rave reviews. Any suggestions that would help me make best of my stay? Any water activities or outdoorsy stuff to do?
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Old Jun 22, 18, 5:56 pm
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I am definitely not the frat boy type (and never have been) but I've always enjoyed staying in South Lake Tahoe CA / Stateline NV versus elsewhere around the lake. The south shore offers far more restaurants, more shopping, and a busier night life. You'll see people of all ages there.

As for water activities, check out any of the marinas or outfitters in the area. There is *plenty* to do on the water in the summer. And don't overlook the ski lift. The Heavenly lift, which starts right in the middle of the action in SLT, runs during the summer to take visitors up to the rim. It'll be dry and clear (mostly) up there 3,000 above the lake but still a gorgeous sight!
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Old Jul 8, 18, 4:13 pm
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If you're up for a little road trip, Tahoe City on the western side of the lake is a really pleasant little town with nice shops, restaurants and an excellent brewery (Tahoe Mountain Brewing).
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