Top of California - South Lake Tahoe
by user
Travel Time
One way
5 hours
Estimated Cost
Total
380 $ - 850 $
Transportation
30 $ - 50 $
Hotel
200 $ - 400 $
Restaurants / Bars
50 $ - 100 $
Activities
100 $ - 300 $
Overview
380 $ - 850 $
“...I thought it must surely be the fairest picture the whole earth affords” – “Roughing It” by Mark Twain.
Go
30 $ - 50 $
Travel time
5 hours
Estimated Fuel Cost
30 $ - 50 $
Four hours drive from San Francisco one arrives at the majestic South Shore Lake Tahoe. Tucked away from the drab grey concrete texture of the urban cities, is this hidden treasure.  As you ascend the mountain, the weight of the world and the stress of day to day life begins to lose its grip. The air becomes thinner, but the quality becomes much more refreshing to your lungs. Immediately you’re overwhelmed by the smell of Jeffrey pine trees. If you place your face next to them, they exhale a delicious aroma of butterscotch or vanilla, some even say pineapple.