Are you looking for the perfect girlfriend getaway? Reno-Tahoe is your next stop! Colleen Kelly and I had an amazing time enjoying all that this beautiful area has to offer, especially the vast freshwater lake that is nestled in the Sierra Mountain Range on the border between California and Nevada. Lake Tahoe and the surrounding area is an incredible year-round destination, catering to those who love warm-weather activities or snowy adventures.

Screen Shot 2016-08-28 at 1.16.33 PMIMG_5162We visited earlier this summer. From fine wine to yoga to kayaking, we found many ways to make the most of our weekend at this mountain destination. On our first night, we stayed at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, a picturesque lakeside lodge that also features a casino and spa. We kicked off our stay by spending a relaxing Friday afternoon on the Hyatt’s private beach, then enjoyed a wonderful meal at the resort’s Lone Eagle Grill, capped off with yummy dessert and a gorgeous view.

The next day, we devoured our breakfast at Wildflower Cafe. We decided to find our inner yogis in this place of peace, so we took a yoga class. After all of our tension was releasIMG_5175ed, we had lunch at Garwoods Grill & Pier, a scenic lakeside restaurant in Carnelian Bay, which is on the California side of the lake. We loved the food as much as the views! We then worked off our meal and spent some of the afternoon kayaking.  And then, even though we had already experienced quite a bit of pampering with food, scenery and fun, we decided to check out of the Hyatt and head back to Reno to pay a visit to The Peppermill Resort, which combines classic elegance with a modern flare. We had a fabulous dinner at the hotel’s Bimini Steakhouse.

On the next day, we got to know the area a little better and discovered that there’s so much for families to do. We enjoyed the hotel’s fabulous pool, shopping throughout Reno’s recently revamped downtown area and the hotel’s award-winning Spa Toscana, where we treated ourselves to a variety of services. We had another unforgettable meal that evening, at Brasserie St. James in Reno.Screen Shot 2016-08-28 at 1.16.46 PM

When Sunday rolled around, we had our last yummy view with breakfast, then it was sadly time to head to the Reno airport and get back to reality. I can promise that you’ll have a relaxing weekend in the Reno-Tahoe area, no matter how you decide to spend your time. It’s the perfect destination for those who enjoy the outdoors and exploring the lake and mountains, but it’s also just right for anyone who is simply looking for some pampering and unforgettable dining. I only spent a weekend there, but I squeezed in a lot of great girl time and relaxation. It was hard to say “ta-ta” to Tahoe!



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