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Flights from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe
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Airports in San Francisco
The US city of San Francisco in California is primarily served by San Francisco International Airport. It also serves San Francisco Bay Area and is a major gateway to Europe and Asia. Located 13 miles away from downtown San Francisco, this airport is the largest in Northern California and the second-busiest in California. Passengers can avail scheduled and seasonal flights to several domestic and international destinations from here.
San Francisco International Airport is well-connected to all parts of the city through a superb transportation network comprising a rail network (BART and Caltrain), buses operated by nearby San Mateo County (called SamTrans), shared ride, vans, hotel courtesy shuttles, and taxis.
Explore South Lake Tahoe
South Lake Tahoe is the most populous city of El Dorado County in California, United States. It is scenically located in the Sierra Nevada mountain range along Lake Tahoe and is a popular resort city. Visitors come here for its remarkable natural scenery, sunny beaches, ski resorts, nightlife, summer and winter sports and several casinos and fine dining options. A star attraction here is the Emerald Bay State Park which is one of the first and finest regional underwater parks. One can also visit here to attend the three-day art and film festival called the Blacklist Festival that celebrates original art films.
Things to do in South Lake Tahoe
Emerald Bay State Park
The Emerald Bay State Park is an astounding result of passing glaciers spread across millions of years. It is located near the city of South Lake Tahoe and is home to picture-perfect natural scenery. Also of note here is a boating excursion to the only local island- Fannette Island to see results of glacial activities and a trip to one of the country’s best known examples of Scandinavian architecture- the nearly 90-year old summer home called Vikingsholm.
Van Sickle Bi-State Park
Van Sickle Bi-State Park is a top-notch nature zone and historical attraction located less than 3 miles away from the city of South Lake Tahoe. It shares its perimeter with the states of Nevada and California, and is dedicated to Henry Van Sickle, who was one of the founders of Italian capital city of Genoa (the regional capital of Liguria). This famous state park is chiefly known for Van Sickle’s farm barn and a 100-year old log cabin besides several trails for mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding.
Mount Tallac is a mountain peak situated in the Desolation Wilderness in the Eldorado National Forest near South Lake Tahoe. Located about 8-9 miles away from the city, it attracts about 10000 mountain visitors every year for its natural scenery and hiking features. A star attraction here is the Tallac Historic Site that comprises historical attractions like the Pope Estate and Valhalla. The former was once a popular summer destination and is home to 19th century architecture and furniture.
Best Time to Fly to South Lake Tahoe
The best time to fly to South Lake Tahoe is the summer season that runs from June to August. With mercury hovering between 72 and 80 deg F, this time of the year is ideal for adventure sports enthusiasts and nature lovers. One can also attend cultural events like Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival and Brews, Jazz & Funk Fest during this period. Budget travelers can visit here during the winter season from December to February to enjoy winter sports and Christmas and New Year celebrations.