Spend the day on the south shore and enjoy the contrast of hiking through waterfalls during the day and casino nightlife in the evening.
Emerald Bay State Park located 22 miles south of Tahoe City on Highway 89, is your first stop. From the trailhead, it’s a short hike to both Upper and Lower Eagle Falls. The trail continues past Upper Eagle Falls to Eagle Lake and beyond into Desolation Wilderness.
Experienced SCUBA divers should check out the Emerald Bay Underwater State Park. Used as a dumpsite from 1884 to 1953 and the resting place of several boats and barges, the underwater state park is a collection of historical artifacts.
Just over two miles east of Emerald Bay State Park is the Vikingsholm Castle. Built as a summer home in 1929, Vikingsholm is an impressive example of Scandinavian architecture. Tours are conducted daily from Memorial Day weekend until the end of September.
After a long day hiking, grab a pint and a burger at The Brewery at Lake Tahoe before heading to Stateline to try your luck at the tables and slots or catch a show at the MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa and Harvey’s Outdoor Arena. Get a good night’s rest after an evening of booty-shakin’ because it’s back to the grind on Monday.