7 Reasons Why South Lake Tahoe Is A Californian Must
Enormous lakes, a STRONG ski game, and so much more...
When it comes to booking your next Californian road trip, a visit to South Lake Tahoe is a must.
Only four hours drive from Oakland and San Francisco, it’s the perfect way to extend your California Dream, and get your snow/sun/ski/nature fix, and a host of 'Gram-worthy pics.
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1. It’s home to the largest alpine lake in North America
You can cruise it, hike around it, or even swim in it (if you’re brave enough).
2. It’s bang-on the Nevada/California Stateline
You can literally put one foot in each state. INSTA OPPS APLENTY.
3. It’s ridiculously beautiful
4. It’s almost always sunny
Unlike your regular ski destination, Tahoe boasts an average of 300 days sunshine each and every year. No grey skies for you.
5. The ski game is STRONG
Tahoe offers more ski resorts and terrain than any other North American destination. With wide runs, great snow and ridiculous views, it really is a ski experience like no other.
6. When you're not skiing or exploring, you will definitely be eating
The food is incredible. But don't take our word (or expanded waistlines) for it...
7. The après options are endless
Whether you’re into food, beer, live music, shopping, magic, burlesque, hookah, cinema, gambling, clubbing – Tahoe’s got you covered.
MTV Travelled With: Norweigan, who offer up to five direct flights a week from London Gatwick to Oakland International Airport – 35 minutes from downtown San Francisco on the brand-new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Fares start from £160 one way in economy and from £583 in Premium. When it comes to car hire, Sseven days’ rental of a compact car (Nissan Versa or similar) from Oakland International Airport costs from £235 with Hertz OR upgrade to a midsize SUV (Jeep Compass or similar) from £275. We stayed at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, where rates start from $159 (approx. £113) per room per night including daily breakfast buffet. Ski passes for 7-day weekly access to Heavenly Resort start from $489 (approx. £347) per adult per season, and ski rental starts from $56.70 (approx. £40) per person per day including skis, poles, boots and helmet.