What is the best way to see Tahoe & Yosemite in two days?

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Even if you only have a weekend, you can see some of the best Tahoe and Yosemite has to offer in two days. If you’re visiting in the summer, spend your first day splashing around in the lake: swimming, sailing, and so on, and then round out the evening by blowing off a little steam at one of the area’s large casinos. On the second day, kick things into gear with a morning of hiking, a picnic lunch and an afternoon massage from one of the area’s spas, like the intimate Four-Star Spa du Sureau, where you can indulge in a blissful elderberry facial. During the evening, ride in an open-air tram for a two-hour moonlit tour of Yosemite (from May to October).

In the colder months your options are a little different, though still plenty exciting. On your first morning, hit the slopes and don’t stop until the afternoon, when you can head to the hot tub or take a cozy sleigh ride. The next morning, head back out for ice skating at the Olympic Ice Pavilion, or rent a snowmobile and tear up the back country. You’ll definitely be sore afterward, so don’t forget to book a massage before you go work those muscles.

The distances in our area are quite big, so it is necessary to bring a car to explore it all. If you do not want to drive a car yourself (either your own car or a rental car), we can certainly arrange for a car with driver/guide who will show you the beautiful corners of the Sierra Nevada. In order to see most of the area, we suggest that you plan for two full days — you will definitely have to attribute one day to see Yosemite Valley and Glacier Point (this will also enable you to do some short hikes), and one day to see Mariposa Grove (where you’ll find hundreds of giant sequoias), hike Lewis Creek Trail and/or enjoy some water sports at Bass Lake. Many of our guests opt to have a massage at our beautiful Spa du Sureau after a long day out in nature, or they simply enjoy some relaxation time at our Pool.

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