We are budget travelers so we look to save wherever we can when we take a trip. We look for ways to see a destination efficiently to save vacation time and money. Most people plan activities in a destination before they travel. We like to check out the destination before solidifying our travel activities. Doing this ensures our money is well spent. Taking advantage of local opinions and using travel hacks enables us to do and see all the things we really want to and still stay within our budget. One vacation destination rich with things to do and money-saving opportunities is South Lake Tahoe, California.
We narrow down how and where to spend our money taking an area tour
South Lake Tahoe has so much to offer in the way of outdoor experiences, spread everywhere from the beaches to the mountains. We like to enjoy it all but renting a car is a travel cost we try to avoid. The rental and insurance are expensive and trying to navigate an unfamiliar area can waste precious vacation time. Taking an area tour helps us to see all the highlights and enjoy breathtaking scenery comfortably. While on the tour, we formulate a plan to explore certain places we liked more in-depth.
We experience a destination from a local perspective learning from experts
Being able to ask questions of tour guides helps us get recommendations from a local expert on what to see, where to eat, and where the best value is. This has saved us a lot of time on planning and money when we vacation.
There are many types of tours available in South Lake Tahoe, including walking, biking, cruising, helicopter, and bus tours. We prefer tour buses because they cover a lot of ground in town and around the lake. It saves the cost and stress of driving, allowing us to see and learn more about the area. Area bus tours offer itineraries for every interest and age group.
Traveling with a child, we go for the most comfort and convenience
Buses or motor coaches offer ample seating and big windows so everyone in the family has a great seat to enjoy the view. We like not having to navigate so we can focus on our son instead of the road or a map.
A great company to tour with is Discover Lake Tahoe Tours. The “Tour Around Lake Tahoe”, led by a longtime local is interactive and informative. The guide is passionate about nature and an expert in the Lake Tahoe region. He is a great resource for learning the best places to spend time in South Lake Tahoe. This tour runs every Tuesday 8:15 am to 3 pm in the spring, summer and fall.
With so much to experience in South Lake Tahoe, book a tour near the beginning of your vacation to familiarize yourself with the beauty of the area. Save more time and money booking flights and accommodation through Hipmunk, a travel resource dedicated to finding you the best prices all in one convenient place.