We decided to fly into San Francisco because the airfare was cheaper and I was so thrilled to get to partner with Lexus to test-drive the RX350 Sport for our trip to Lake Tahoe. My family has always owned Toyota and Lexus cars since I was little, so I know how well-made and reliable these cars are! I can say the Lexus RX350 drove like a dream and was perfect for scaling the mountains around Lake Tahoe- we couldn’t have asked for a better vehicle! My favorite feature was the heated seats (perfect for the cold weather) and the huge media display on the interior. I looked forward to getting in this car every day because of how comfortable it was to drive and how sporty it looked 🙂
Our first stop around Lake Tahoe was Emerald Bay on the south side (California side). I had thoroughly researched where the good scenic spots were to stop and everyone said that Emerald Bay was a must-see. I seriously cannot imagine how anyone gets around the windy roads in the snow and ice. We were lucky to catch a weekend where it was cold, but not snowing. There are plenty of look-out parking lots around the lake, so no need to worry about where to pull over to get the perfect shot!
We then made our way to the beach at Incline Village on the north side of the lake (Nevada side). Incline Village was so cute and there were tons of places to eat, shop, and walk around. We parked down by the beach and took in the sights as the waves crashed on the shore. It was interesting to see the lake and mountains from another perspective down low.
After touring around the entire lake, I decided to check out another smaller lake that I had seen on Instagram- Lake Washoe. Lake Washoe was closer to Carson City and had the most breathtaking plains and desert mountains surrounding it. Also, there were wild horses which sadly I didn’t get to capture in any pictures. There was a walkway that led to a lookout to overlook the lake that was perfect for pictures. We couldn’t have asked for better weather that day- it was cloudy, overcast, and just cool enough to wear a poncho.