Lake Tahoe, the second deepest lake in the United States, is surrounded by the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The scenic seventy-two mile drive around the lake is filled with public parks, beaches, and picnic areas to stop and enjoy the view
Alibi Ale Works
Staying near Incline Village and ready to explore after getting settled, we drive to the highly recommended T’s Mesquite Rotisserie for a bite to eat. Burritos and tacos stuffed with fire roasted meats, this restaurant lived up to its expectations.
Squaw Valley Ski Resort
We awake early the next morning and drive to Squaw Valley Ski Resort in Olympic Valley, California. The host of the 1960 Winter Olympics was voted the number one ski resort in North America in 2016.
After ice skating we visit The Village at Squaw Valley, a European-style collection of shops, restaurants, and entertainment. We warm up and enjoy a beer at Auld Dubliner Irish Pub and Restaurant.
Tahoe Mountain Brewing Company
Kings Beach State Recreation Area
Diamond Peak Ski Resort
Staying near Incline Village, we stop at I.V. Coffee Lab the next morning before driving only a few minutes to Diamond Peak Ski Resort. As a beginner skier, it is less crowded and the lift tickets are more affordable.
After a day of skiing, we drive to Rookie’s Sports Bar for late night pizza. Being the only customers, the service was great and the bartender taught us a lot about the area.
Wishing we had one more day to drive the seventy-two miles around the lake, we pack our bags in preparation of our flight back to Pittsburgh tomorrow morning. We’re definitely planning to return to Lake Tahoe.