A Tahoe Getaway: Bros’ and ladies’ weekends in the basin
Tahoe is an ideal getaway location — but with so many things to do, how do you know the best ways to pass the time and get the most from your visit? Whether you made the trek with your bros (after all, Saturdays are for the boys) or with your favorite girls (gotta gossip about your men at some point), we have a few suggestions for your weekend.
The Bros’ Itinerary
Craft beer is all the rage lately, and the Tahoe Basin is certainly no stranger to the trend. If you’re looking for a meal to eat along with your drink, check out Sidellis Lake Tahoe. Not only are there appetizers like nachos and pretzels, but the menu is rounded out with sandwiches and bigger plates, too.
Just looking for beer? Stop by South Lake Brewing Company. The taproom is approaching its one-year anniversary, and there’s always something going on inside its walls. Whether you want to challenge the guys to corn hole or a board game, this is the place to be. Bring your well-behaved dogs (and a leash) — it’s pet-friendly!
For the bros who come to town looking to meet girls and dance the night away, you’ll definitely have to hit up all the nightclubs found inside Stateline casinos. Harveys’ Cabo Wabo Cantina, MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa’s Opal and Blu nightclubs, Harrah’s Peek — all great spots for you.
Of course, what’s a trip to Tahoe without a little adventure? Shred the gnar at Heavenly, Kirkwood or Sierra-at-Tahoe before rounding out the day with a little evening exploration along one of the countless trails on South Shore. Those who spent the day riding at North Shore’s Squaw Valley should close out the adventures with an après stop at Plaza Bar for a shot ski.
The Ladies’ Itinerary
The first step to packing your day with Instagram-worthy fun is to check out one of the region’s artisan coffee shops. Alpina Coffee Café, Clyde’s Coffee Roasting Company and Black Cabin Coffee are all great options on South Shore.
For an alternative morning itinerary, consider sitting down for brunch. Driftwood Café (found in Heavenly Village), The Getaway Café (located in Meyers) and Ernie’s Coffee Shop offer traditional menus, whereas Tahoe landmarks such as Heidi’s Pancake House and the original Red Hut Café have somewhat of a specialized selection (the latter is known for waffles).
Obviously, you’ll have to meet up with your bros at some point. Join the guys for a stop at a brewery — or, for a little more structure, consider booking an adventure with Tahoe Brew Tours. While there are a few different options, each tour takes patrons to three breweries (and you receive a flight of beer at each one!).
The ultimate ladies’ night out comes in the form of Electrify: Rock N Roll Burlesque, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino-based show that concludes its limited run at the end of March — which means limited opportunities remain to catch the performance. This adults-only gig features sultry choreography in a high-energy and slightly risqué production, making for a night you won’t soon forget. Learn more online and purchase tickets at http://www.hardrockcasinolaketahoe.com.
End the day with a trip to The Coachman Hotel — its bar is open to the public, and Vogue listed the establishment as one of the “Most Instagrammable New Hotels Around the World” back in 2016. Hipsters will never want to leave.