Tahoe Keys, South Lake Tahoe, CA

Looking down one of the keys from our boat dock.

We rented out the house, packed our bags and are heading out on a family adventure.  Our destination is Europe but our first stop is our annual family vacation with my husband’s family in beautiful Lake Tahoe.  We have rented a house in the Tahoe Keys complete with speed boat, paddle boats and a kayak.  The kids are having a blast.  Rich and I are still recovering from our preparations, as moving the family household into one POD was quite the challenge.  It’s nice to sit back and relax while the kids play with their cousins.


Tahoe Keys, South Lake Tahoe, CA

Water gun battle by the dock

 We think Lake Tahoe is one of the most beautiful places in the United States.  It’s a wonderful place to visit year round with water sports in the summer, skiing in the winter and casinos year round.  Usually, we spend time on Tahoes’ north shore in Nevada.  But for this trip we choose the south shore because it hosts a great planned community on the lake called the Tahoe Keys.  Most of the vacation homes on the keys have docks so we were able to rent a boat for the week and ride it out to the lake.  Rafting on Lake Tahoe is really fun and the water is warm enough for the adults to get in too.

Of note, the company we rented the house from was easy to work with and very responsive to our questions: InvitedHome.

South Lake Tahoe, CA

Getting ready to ride a tube on Lake Tahoe

Here are some of our favorite eateries on the South Shore:

Riva Grill On the Lake

A nice place to go for a view, a drink and that is kid-friendly.  The service was slow but helpful.  Skip the Wet Woody.

Burger Lounge

Our kids loved getting take-out from this ‘burger shack’.  The pesto fries and the chili fries were the clear favorites, but it was all good, and the prices were reasonable.

Lake Tahoe Pizza Company

Good pizza for take-out, but also a neat old-school pizza parlor interior, with friendly and efficient staff.

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