Hello from Tahoe!
California Delicious interns Jack and Katya continue their summer adventure in the majestic Lake Tahoe area!
Tahoe is one of our favorite destinations in all of California because of the area’s natural beauty and also because there is SO much to do here. Whether you are an avid outdoorsman or gourmet food fanatic, this is the place to be.
We stayed in Truckee, which is about a 20 minute drive from Lake Tahoe. We went to dinner one of the nights at the Village Pizzeria, only a 2 minute drive from Downtown Truckee. It is a locally owned restaurant with DELICIOUS food. Our favorite thing are the pasta breads, which a loaves a bread topped with creamy garlic butter. Yummy! The portions are rather large so Jack and I shared spaghetti with pesto sauce and chicken. The service is excellent and it’s a perfect place to stop for lunch or dinner after a day skiing or playing at the lake.
The next day, we visited Emerald Bay, one of the most famous spots in Lake Tahoe. If you decide to go here, make sure to get there EARLY, especially on summer weekends, as there is very limited parking. Anyways, we enjoyed the spectacular views and can’t wait to go back when the snow starts falling.
One of the most enjoyable activities we did was stand-up paddle boarding in Sunnyside, which is located in North Lake Tahoe. We rented our boards from High Sierra Water Ski School School for $20 each/hour and explored the shore and tried our best to keep our balance. If you’ve never paddle-boarded before, Lake Tahoe is the perfect place to try it because of the crystal clear calm water.
On our way out, we visited the shops in Downtown Truckee and found some gourmet foods that would be perfect for future gift baskets! We bought Ghost Chili Salsa, Tahoe local tea, and Apricot Scone Mix from a store called the Cooking Gallery.
We love discovering new local products from all over California so if you know special treats from the Golden State that you think would be a good fit for our baskets- please drop us a line!
Under 2 hours from Sacramento
1.5 hours from San Francisco
Under 9 hours from Los Angeles