Where do you find fun and food at Lake Tahoe?
Original post made by Mom on Jul 9, 2007
All the kids love to spend the days at the beach, playing in the lake. But we're looking for suggestions for other activities which everyone might enjoy.
Also, in the past we've been unable to find some fun, casual, kid-friendly eating spots for breakfast or dinner. Any best-kept secrets you'd like to share?
on Jul 9, 2007 at 10:32 am
It sound to me like you should be having your family reunion at Disneyland. I hope you're staying at South Shore; you can spend your waking ours in the casinos. How about taking the kids for a long hike into Desolation Valley above Echo Lake and show them what real wilderness is about, it's spectacularly beautiful. Put the inder/preschooler on your back.
on Jul 9, 2007 at 11:28 am
Hiker, the older ones do a hike or two with some of the adults, so I appreciate the tip about Desolation Valley. None of us are big gambling fans, or fans of casinos for that matter, so any other tips would be appreciated.
on Jul 9, 2007 at 12:09 pm
Hiking pretty much sucks. I personally can think of nothing less fun than hiking. But to each his own.
Mom, sounds like you got a typical "holier than thou" answer from a 'hiker' who's convinced his way is the only way. I'm sure that 'hiker' either doesn't have kids or has kids who think he's a royal pain in the caboose.
(Anyone who would read Mom's post and suggest Disneyland clearly has spent too much time in the sun without a hat.)
We've been regular visitors at Tahoe for over 40 years, we also spend the few days we have there each year enjoying swimming (not boating) in the lake (and respecting nature by not violating the wilderness). I sure am glad to know that hiker and I won't be crossing paths while there.
Mom, My advice to you is that too much family togetherness can ruin an otherwise perfectly good family vacation. Give everyone some space to enjoy the trip in their own way, and make sure you get a chance to do YOUR favorite things too. No forced marches, and everything will be fine. Maybe mix it up by being willing to explore a few new beaches, or a few outdoor hikes (kid friendly, nothing extreme necessary.) Be willing to split up into smaller groups so people can do the things they enjoy most without guilt.
Try to find time for a few night time outdoor activities here and there. Star gazing or a sunset picnic at the beach might be a nice change of pace. Find a way to spend as much time outside as possible! Don't let yourself or the kids get cooped up for too long indoors. (Even if that does mean taking a few hikes here and there.)
Be yourselves, don't worry too much about finding out what everyone else in town is doing - just do your thing your way, and relax. There's no one 'right way' to be in Tahoe (despite what a few people who think they're gods gift might try tell you).