Headed to Lake Tahoe for a weekend escape? Don't let the drive—and inevitable traffic—get you down. Whether you're headed to the North or South Shore, break up the journey from the Bay Area with stops at a candy factory, winery, 24-hour arboretum, and more. Boa Vista Orchards, PlacervilleApple Hill Orchards is open year-round, selling apples, Asian pears, berries, peaches, and plums.
Ask most chefs what makes a good meal and the answer is usually the same. It’s not long lists of complicated ingredients that require trips to specialty grocery stores. It’s about using a few quality ingredients and knowing the right techniques to prepare them. And while the Tahoe-Truckee region is full of restaurants worthy of a night out, preparing a meal for your friends and family from the comfort of home — or perhaps your temporarily rented “home” — is truly something special.
The Mill in Truckee produces delicious freshly-pressed juices that will help boost your immune system during the winter months. Photo: Claire CudahyJust when you thought we were about to officially start beach season … winter-like weather rears its cold, miserable head. With the forecast calling for rain, snow and all around bleakness, you’re going to want to do what you can to prevent fatigue and illness.