Sunday, May 30, 2010

What to do when visiting South Lake Tahoe

South Lake is super popular for bachelor and bachelorette parties. Someone in our group made the comment that without weddings and bachelor/bachelorette parties the place would be a ghost town. Luckily it’s not! Even if you just do a girl’s trip or something these things would be fun to do. You can also go there on a romantic getaway or on a family trip, but this is not going to help you out with what to do.

We stayed in our friend’s cabin, so I can't really help you out with where to stay. There are vacation rental cabins near where we stayed and I would recommend doing that. I love staying in cabins! It is about a $15-20 with tip cab ride to the part where we went to eat and dance.

I don’t know where people normally fly into. We flew into Sacramento because that is where the bridal shower the night before was at. Then we drove from there. It is about a 2 hour drive. We left around 10:30am.

If you want to break up the drive you can stop at Boeger winery 1709 Carson Road
Placerville, CA 95667-5195 for a free tasting. We found the winery and realized we were starving so we made a little detour and went to Subway! I think the one we went to is 1329 Broadway St Broadway Center Placerville CA 95667 Of course have a designated driver for after the wine tasting!

When you are coming into South Lake Tahoe I recommend stopping at Raley’s ( 4000 Lake Tahoe Blvd. #6 , South Lake Tahoe 96150 ) to pick up some drinks, water, cups, snacks, breakfast, etc. We forgot to pick up bagels and I only had chex mix for breakfast the next day.

We had a snack and sat around and talked while we waited for the rest of the girls to show up. We also played some drinking games. Then the getting ready process started.

We were planning on eating dinner at Cabo Wabo. We tried to make reservations but they didn’t work with us. They did tell us to call ahead since there were 12 of us.

The cab company we used the 411 people said was Bill’s taxi. The card they gave us says yellow cab taxi. They picked us up quick to take us to dinner. They were able to send three cars at once. They were also able to pick us up when we were ready to come home. The office dispatch number is 530 544 5555. Email me if you are going and I will give you the best can driver’s number.

Cabo Wabo was great. They sat us right away! Don’t forget to grab a free pitcher of margarita’s from the bar if it is a bachelorette or bachelor party. They are $34 dollars if you just order them at the table! I have never heard of such an expensive pitcher of margaritas. The chips and salsa were great. There was one super hot salsa. I split a three cheese quesadilla with a friend. It was not enough to split but I had snacked earlier. No one else complained about their food. I assume it was all good. Definitely did the trick. Best part is you get to-go cups for your margaritas!

From there we wandered to the Mont Bleu Casino. We were hanging out a little bar in the casino and one of the club promoters from Opal told us he could get us in free VIP. We weren’t really paying attention to the time and we said ok and decided to head on in. We were the first people there. It was probably 9ish. We still had a great time there. It never got crowded. Probably around 11pm go go dancers came out.

All night, everyone we talked to, said they were going to Vex Nightclub in Harvey ’s. So after we were tired of Opal we headed over there. It was super crowded. We had met some people that had a VIP booth that they said they paid like $900 for or something. They probably got bottle service. So we met up with them and took over their booth. We didn’t really spend any time on the dance floor. It looked crowded. They had some pitiful playboy contest on the stage that they wanted us to pay attention to. I’m gonna guess they didn’t find the next playmate. There were some cirque de soleil type things hanging from the ceiling that was cool to watch.

We had a great time! If you decided to go for a bachelorette party don’t forget a list!


  1. I hear a lot about Tahoe, but I've never been. sounds like you had a lot of fun!

  2. Sounds so fun! Love the pics :)

  3. Looks like fun...I wish I lived over there, I would my bachelorette party there!

  4. i've been wanting to go to tahoe! hopefully we can plan a trip soon! thanks for the tips!

  5. I used to have friends that lived there! I have no idea why I didn't visit when I had the chance. It sounds like a blast!

  6. Thanks for the info lady! It looks like you had a blast! Thanks for visiting my blog and following!