South Lake Tahoe Itinerary 2 Days

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Recent Itineraries for 2 Days in South Lake Tahoe

Here are the recent itineraries by tourists who have visited South Lake Tahoe. Stop wondering what to do for 2 days in South Lake Tahoe as these trip plans will help you decide easily. Select any of the customised itineraries and modify it according to your preference to have a great weekend in South Lake Tahoe.

South Lake Tahoe Itinerary 2 Days

The largest alpine lake in the northern part of America, Lake Tahoe boasts of being perfect all year long. And as you head towards the south of this lake, the gorgeous city of South Lake Tahoe welcomes you with a charm that remains unparalleled. Set amidst the cool blue waters and the majestic mountains of Sierra Nevada, this city is a haven for all those looking to escape the city life and take a dip in the miracles of nature.

Along with the most spectacular natural sights, the city also has an active nightlife, with bars and casinos, making for a good balanced long vacation. However, if you are looking to spend 2 days in South Lake Tahoe, which may seem too short to explore it all, it is best that you save the nightlife for your next trip! Head out to the nature reserves and make the most of this weekend trip.

Here is how you can spend your 48 hours in South Lake Tahoe, and make every minute count. With things that cannot be missed on your trip here being the priority, let's get down to the list of the most exciting destinations in the city.

Day 1 in South Lake Tahoe

  • The Gondola at Heavenly (3 Hrs)

Perfect for the winters as well as the summers, this gondola ride gives you sweeping views of the lake and all that lies beyond it. From a height that extends 9000 feet, you will be mesmerised by the icy views of the mountains and the frozen lake. Even during the warm months, the flouring rolling hills and the deep blue lake create a vision too hard to resist!

  • Van Sickle Bi-state Park (5 Hrs)

Serving as a base for the gondola rides, this state park offers all kinds of recreational activities. From horse riding and biking to hiking and picnicking, you can plan an entire day here. Head here after your gondola ride and explore this wilderness. Amidst its woods, you will find small memories of Van Sickle in the form of log cabins as part of this park.

  • Tallac Historic Site

A wonderful place to understand and explore the true essence of South Lake Tahoe, Tallac Historic Site makes for a leisure activity to indulge in the evenings. Inclusive of a number of sites, you can visit the museums and their heritage stores to get a glimpse into their history, culture, and art.

Day 2 in South Lake Tahoe

  • Eagle Falls Hike (4 Hrs)

Located within the park of Emerald Bay State Park, this trail is one of the most sought-after activities. The path is easy and hence perfect if you're traveling with your family. Springtime is the best time to visit these falls, although winter too brings out a mesmerizing personality of this cascade. Start your day with a hiking expedition here. While in the park, you can also visit Vikingsholm, a 1929, 38-room historic mansion.

  • Pope Beach (3 hrs)

After a couple of days of hiking, it is now time to relax. Summer and spring prove to bring out the best in this beach. Set out with your sunscreen and glasses, take a dip into the shallow, refreshing waters of the lake and relax in the sun. End the day watching the sky turn pink during the sunset, and head back to the hotel for a relaxed dinner.

This was a brief 2 days 1 night South Lake Tahoe itinerary. If you are one of those travelers who like to squeeze out every drop of the essence of the destination, make sure you include Harvey's Casino Lake Tahoe to your plan. One of the most invigorating entertainment centers in the city, it offers all the excitement in one place.

Tours and Activities in South Lake Tahoe for 2 Days

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Best Hotels in South Lake Tahoe for 2 Day Trip

These are some of the hotels added in the past by our travelers to their South Lake Tahoe itinerary 2 days. Check out the hotels that suit you and add them to your trip plan.

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