4 days in Long Beach & Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

4 days in Long Beach & Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

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Long Beach

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Aquatic Capital of America

Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Redondo Beach and then kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Long Beach road trip planning app.

New York City to Long Beach is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Long Beach, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. September in Long Beach sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Long Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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South Lake Tahoe

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High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Vikingsholm, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Falls Trail, and then get engrossed in the history at Tallac Historic Site.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe trip maker tool.

Getting from Long Beach to South Lake Tahoe by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Long Beach in September, plan for little chillier days in South Lake Tahoe, with highs around 73°F, while nights are colder with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

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Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.