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Trip Planning for North Lake Tahoe

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25 Mar 2021
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Tahoe Vacation Planning

North Lake Tahoe has so much to offer for every type of visitor from outdoor enthusiasts, extreme sports athletes, nature lovers, and of course those who are just looking to get away and relax. It’s easy to pinpoint the fun things you want to do in Tahoe but what about the tedious job of the actual trip planning? What do we need to pack to be fully prepared for our trip? What restaurants are open? Where is the closest grocery store? What other activities are there in the area? Well, we are here to help!

Packing and Preparing

Knowing what to expect is the first step to your trip planning. This is the best way to start your trip off right to spend more time adventuring and less time tracking down that one stressful item that you can’t vacation without. Check out our recommended Pre-Trip Checklist.

In the world we live in today it is also important to stay up to date with the current covid regulations in any area that you are traveling to. Check to see if your local rental has any information about vacationing safely and what you can expect during your travels.  

To alleviate spending precious vacation time standing in grocery store lines we recommend purchasing what you might need prior to your arrival. Alternatively,  Just Better Delivery is a local Truckee personal shopping service that delivers your groceries to your vacation home for you. 

For a more exclusive personal-shopping service, Key Concierge, offers personal shopping, stocking food, beverages and spirits in your vacation home. 


Dining Guide

Tahoe has so much more to offer than just beautiful views and endless adventures. Tahoe’s culinary scene is not something to be overlooked, and you'll have the opportunity to dine with some of the best lake views you can imagine. Check our Lake Tahoe Dining Guide with over 150 amazing dining options covering a variety of culinary influences, you’ll be sure to find something the whole family will enjoy!

Looking to do a take-out option? Check out North Lake Tahoe’s Takeout Guide. Always be sure to check if the restaurant is offering in-house dining or take-out-only options prior to your decisions so you know what to expect! 

Last summer, we put together a guide of Truckee's best outdoor dining options, which may still be useful for Summer 2021 - check it out!


Grocery Stores

It’s always a good idea to shop before you arrive in Tahoe, so you can be sure to get everything that you need and spend your vacation relaxing rather than waiting in long grocery lines. However, that is not always an option so we have put together some information on grocery stores in the Truckee Tahoe area. 


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Other Activities

Want to check out all of the amazing activities that Tahoe has available? Maybe find something that the whole family can take part in? Check out our Tahoe Activity Guide for endless entertainment in the North Lake Tahoe Area. There are activities in Tahoe that everyone can enjoy from hiking and biking to boating and floating, even activities that the dog will enjoy!

If you're looking to just get out and explore some natural beauty, our Blog post on North Lake Tahoe's Most Instagram-Worthy Spots might interest you. 

If you are looking for a more exclusive experience for transportation, excursions, dining, and in-home services, we recommended our VIP Concierge Partner Services