Lake Tahoe is a premier skiing and winter sports area in the United States. Located on the boarder of California and Nevada, this area is a popular vacation spot. Nestled in the trees at over 5,000 feet, Lake Tahoe shines among the pine forests that surround it. The lake itself is quite large and takes over one hour to drive around. The exteriors for the television show Bonanza were filmed here. Surrounding the lake are a series of high mountains, and many of these house the great Lake Tahoe ski resorts. Lake Tahoe is about a six hour drive from San Francisco, the closest major city. Many tourists take commute airlines and fly into the Lake Tahoe Regional Airport. This airport is one of the highest in the United States.
To reach Lake Tahoe from Manchester Airport, several flights will need to be taken. There is no direct flight to San Francisco. One of the easiest ways to fly is to take a local flight to Gadwick or Heathrow and take a direct flight to San Francisco. Other choices that may be more economical, but cost more in flight times are to fly to Munich, Amsterdam, or Paris and catch a direct flight there. Once in San Francisco, one can catch a commuter flight to the lake, or rent a car for the drive, which is quite lovely.
To reach Lake Tahoe from Bristol Airport, there are also no direct flights to San Francisco. The most direct routes involving the least amount of flying time are to travel to Paris or Brussels, and then take a direct flight to San Francisco. The Bristol Airport has less flights to choose from than the Manchester Airport, so the connecting locations are different. Once in San Francisco, a connecting flight or a six hour drive is necessary to reach the lake.
Both the Manchester and Bristol airports offer great parking solutions for your trip to Lake Tahoe. For a trip of this distance, parking at Bristol Airport may be appropriate. Valet parking is available. Parking reservations may be made in advance; this allows you to pick and choose where you want your car stored. It also guarantees a place for your car on a busy holiday weekend. While arranging your parking, you can also plan how you want your luggage checked into the airport. This can be done at the valet parking location or the parking garage, saving the hassle of having to wheel bags through the lobby. The airport attendant will park your car, and bring it to you on your return. This enables you to have your car immediately available on your return. Check with the airlines to obtain up-to-date information on luggage requirements, food availability and transfer requirements.
Edinburgh airport parking has several kinds of parking for its one terminal. The cheapest, silver level, is not in easy walking distance from the terminal, but there is a bus that will deliver passengers to the front door. Short term Bristol and Newcastle airport parking is close to the terminal as is handicapped parking. There is a tram to the terminal, or one can simply walk this short distance of 150 feet. Premier parking is the closest to the terminal, right next door, and of course the most expensive. Valet parked cars are parked here. A bit further away is the long term parking area. This area is closer than silver parking, but there is a bus to bring passengers to the terminal. Each parking lot is closely patrolled by security, and your car will be safe during your travel. Discounts for Bristol and Manchester airport parking, can be had by places like Airport Parking Shop is advanced reservations are made this can result in up to a 50 percent discount on the price.
Manchester airport’s parking is excellent, but spread out more since the airport has three terminals. Most passengers leave from Terminal One or Terminal Two, and Manchester airport parking is in a structure attached to these terminals by a walkway. Valet parking is close enough to walk to the terminal. This is also the case for short stay in the multi-story car parks. Long stay parking is further away on the airport property from the terminals; a bus is provided every 20 minutes to the terminals. The cheapest option for Manchester airport parking is shuttle parking; the car is stored at the parking site away from the airport and passengers take a shuttle directly to the terminal.
Visitors to Lake Tahoe will fine a number of world class resort hotels. Several of these are new, or have been recently remodeled. One of these is the Marriott Grand Residence Club Tahoe which is located right next to the gondola to the Heavenly Ski Resort, one of the best Lake Tahoe ski resorts. Another great resort is the Ritz-Carleton Lake Tahoe, located at the gondola to the North Star Lake Tahoe ski resort. For a less pricey stay, the Alder Inn, Cedar Glen Lodge or the Paradise Inn are great alternatives, and near the major ski areas. Some hotels offer the atmosphere of a cabin in the woods. For those who want an Olympic feel, there are several great hotels in Olympic Village in Squaw Valley, the home of the 1960 Olympics is another great Lake Tahoe ski resort area.
Lake Tahoe features a wide assortment of casinos and casino games just over the California border in Nevada. Most of these casinos have hotels with restaurants on site. The Nevada casinos are open 24 hours. Near the lake, guests can rent sleigh rides or snowmobiles and ride the local snow parks. Guests can take the lake paddl-wheel boats out and tour the lake. There are several shopping malls in the area and plenty of restaurants of all cuisines. During the summer, the lake becomes a water sport area with beaches, fishing, jet skiing and boating. There are numerous trails to hike and alpine flowers to see.
The traveler to Lake Tahoe from Manchester or Bristol airport will be well taken care of after his long journey. Once at Lake Tahoe, many exciting adventures await.