Day 25
Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA / Stateline, NV
Resorts: 13 out of 50

Did we ever love South Lake Tahoe. We found it to be quite a bit cheaper than Truckee and way more RV friendly. Our base was the Horizon Casino which had an ample parking lot — although not much happening inside. That’s okay because the only casino and apres-ski hangout in our eyes was The Lakeside.

The Lakeside’s happy hour, from 4pm to 7pm, has beers, sliders, pizza, and fish tacos — all for a $1 each. After that, it’s time to swing up the super friendly poker room and settle into a Texas Hold ’em tournament. On Wednesdays, there’s a beginner’s tourney for only $30 with poker lessons starting at six. Be forewarned: this game calls in the local card sharks.

I finished third one night. Won a fancy prime rib dinner. Yeah, that’s right. Prime rib. Who’s the card shark now?

There’s plenty of food deals around South Lake Tahoe. We posted up at Steamers for cheap tacos, pitchers of beer, and wi-fi for an afternoon. Over at the cozy Tudor English Pub, you can get 4 tapas for $14. They have a Tuesday ladies’ night presented by Kirkwood with free schawg including tickets. Also, the Grocery Outlet is worth the trip. They usually have discontinued beer and wine specials, and just plain weird foods that you won’t find anywhere else.

We spent most of our nights posted up at the Lakeside and Montblue (which has a $1.50 PBR 24/7 special) casinos. We tried to get out to Divided Sky for Monday’s reggae night, but got sidetracked by home cooked chili and showers.


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The Cheat Sheet:

Steamers Bar & Grill
2236 Lake Tahoe Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Tudor English Pub
1041 Fremont Ave
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Alpina Coffe Cafe
822 Emerald Bay Rd
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Grocery Outlet
2358 Lake Tahoe Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

The Divided Sky
3200 highway 50
South lake tahoe, CA 96150

Lakeside Inn & Casino
168 Hwy 50
Stateline, NV 89449

Horizon Casino
50 Hwy 50
Stateline, NV 89449

Montblue Casino & Resort
55 US Highway 50
South Lake Tahoe, NV 89449