Tahoe will forever hold a special place in my heart. Love breathing that crisp mountain air, smelling the scent of the fresh pines, and gazing into the bluest water.
Cameron and I would take day-trips frequently and picnic near the lake when we were dating. Then, our wedding was in Tahoe in November of 2015. Neither one of us are big on snowboarding or skiing, so we prefer heading up to the lake in the fall when the weather is just starting to turn.
South Lake Tahoe and North Lake Tahoe always get the most attention from tourists, but the West Shore rarely gets the love that it deserves. But we’re okay with that! We just got back from a trip to the West Shore where we celebrated our 1 year anniversary. We stayed in the exact same suite that we spent our wedding night in.
We spent the weekend reminiscing and relaxing. Other than a quick trip to Emerald Bay for a hike at sunrise, we really didn’t do all that much. We spent much of our time in our robes by the fireplace. This is one of the many reasons we love Tahoe so much. It is the perfect place to escape from the craziness of our day to day lives.
Of course, our favorite part of “relaxing” on a vacation is finding great food. On this particular trip, there were two restaurants that we visited for the first time. On one morning, we went to the (very cozy) Fire Sign Cafe for breakfast. There’s usually always a wait on the weekends, so get there early or go late if you don’t want to wait. Their known for making much of their menu from scratch and of course, with love. If you’re on the West Shore and feel like a great burger, head to The Bridgetender. I ordered the Pastrami Burger and it was fantastic.
We’ll be back in Tahoe soon as we can’t seem to ever get enough.