Collected by Juliette San Fillipo, AFAR Contributor
2005 NV-28, Incline Village, NV 89452, USA
Most people feel as though they've died and gone to photography Heaven when they visit Lake Tahoe, and I was one of them. Slivers of blue between the coniferous forest, striated clouds patching a brilliantly blue sky means there is more than the...
Lake Aloha, California, USA
Welcome to Northern California's Desolation Wilderness, the perfect place to hike near South Lake Tahoe. Lake Aloha is a well-deserved and divine place to take a dip after having tackled the climb up from Echo Lake. I'd suggest parking your car at...
521 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145, USA
"Brunch Kayaking?" I almost gasped, and then ran straight into the kayak rental at Tahoe City to make sure I had read the board correctly. It turns out that Tahoe City Kayak, the best-known (and reasonable) kayaking outfit in the area does brunch...
Echo Lakes Rd, California 95721, USA
One of the best hikes in Lake Tahoe is the mostly-flat, kid-friendly hike along Echo Lakes. With their crystal clear waters and surrounding mountain peaks, some of the highest in the Tahoe area, Lower and Upper Echo Lakes offer some of the most...
138 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA
Leave behind the powerboats roaring around Lake Tahoe and find your bliss by kayaking the sparkling waters of Tahoe’s biggest bay. The water is typically calm here, especially in the morning, so even beginners can have fun. Pick up a rental...
177 US-50, Stateline, NV 89449, USA
While spending an evening in south Lake Tahoe we discovered Sushi Pier and had such an amazing sushi experience we will sure to be returning on any future visit in the area. We each did the all you can eat sushi for $24.95 each and enjoyed the two...
3940 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA
A meal at Vinny's is not only delicious, it is also friendly, local, and fun. The owners are the ones to greet customers and cook up signature pizza specials. We loved to pesto pizza, local talk, and trivia cards accompanying us at our table. The...
478 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Yone has a rare kind of time-capsule-charm. It's a tiny shop you can get lost in for hours—lost in San Franciscan history, lost in slow conversation, and, of course, lost in beads. Mr. Bee, now 90, opened Yone in the '60s and has amassed a...
560 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
There are a handful of stores in San Francisco that sell quirky and distinctive clothing, jewelry, and homewares. Eden & Eden is one. The brother-and-sister owners stock some vintage pieces and a nice selection of funky jewelry from the U.K. I've...
333 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
Centered around a popular and historic park Union Square is a living postcard and lures everyone who visits San Francisco. Along with its reputation as one of the United States’ largest and most thriving retail districts, it's also home to...
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