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Outdoor Weekend Getaway in Lake Tahoe
By car: Car is the most popular, and perhaps convenient, way to reach Lake Tahoe, which is about 200 miles from the Bay Area. To reach North Lake Tahoe, take Interstate 80 east toward Reno, and take Exit 89 south to Tahoe City. Going via South Lake Tahoe offers a more scenic ride: Take I-80 through Sacramento and continue onto Highway 50, which eventually merges with California 89 and takes you into South Lake Tahoe. Keep in mind that Sunday traffic returning into the Bay Area can be thick.
By bus/train: Amtrak runs a combined bus/train service from several pickup points in San Francisco (with a stop in Emeryville, Calif.) to South Lake Tahoe and also to Truckee (where you'll have to catch local transit, also known as TART, though its service isn't frequent). Depending on the route, the entire trip can take between 6-7 hours.
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