Posted on 1/21/2024 by Caroline Volin

The Ultimate 3-Day Bachelor Party Getaway in South Lake Tahoe

Day 1: Thursday - Arrival & Kickoff

where to stay: stateline Area
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Plan the bachelor bash like a pro by booking your rooms in the legendary Stateline area of South Lake Tahoe. The area is known for its lively vibes, mega-casinos, and tons of things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

Get the most bang for your buck by booking at one of the three Adventure Stays properties right on Stateline. These properties are recently renovated and perfectly situated for all of the activities in this guide. If you have a big group, consider booking at one of the smaller properties like Adventure Lodge and get the whole place to yourself! Everyone gets their own room for R&R, and you can walk to casinos, restaurants, and nightlife - no Uber needed!

What to Bring: Essentials

Pack your bags with essentials for a mountain adventure. Don't forget comfortable clothes, a warm layer for cooler evenings (or cold-weather gear if you’re staying in the winter) and, of course, some celebratory spirits. Most spots in South Lake Tahoe are ultra-casual, but make sure to pack something a little nicer if you plan to go to one of the upscale eateries or speakeasies in town.


If you're a California local, take the scenic route through Highway 50, enjoying the unreal views as you approach the lake. For those flying in, Reno-Tahoe International Airport is the nearest hub. You can rent a car easily at the airport and enjoy the scenic drive to South Lake Tahoe. All of the Adventure Stays properties have free, onsite parking.

getting around:

If you’re staying at an Adventure Stays property, most of these suggestions will be within walking-distance for the group. For the few activities that require transportation, check out this free Tahoe ride rental service.

where to eat: Kickoff dinner

Start the celebration with a hearty dinner at a local favorite like Base Camp Pizza Co in Heavenly Village. Enjoy delicious pizzas and craft beers to fuel up for the exciting days ahead.

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what to do: Hit the casinos

Try your luck at the nearby casinos like Harveys Lake Tahoe or Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Whether it's poker, blackjack, or slots, the night is yours to roll the dice and enjoy the vibrant nightlife. Check out the Blue Jay Lodge if you’re looking to stay as close as possible to the casinos while still enjoying the local vibes of a boutique hotel.

Need a night cap? Try Noel’s Coffee & Apothecary which is right on casino row, but has the vibe of an upscale speakeasy. If the group is looking too rowdy for an intimate speakeasy, try a more casual spot like Lucky Beaver next door.

Day 2: Friday - Adventure Day

Where to Eat: Breakfast Fuel-Up

Grab a quick breakfast at The Red Hut Café before gearing up for a day full of adventure. As an alternative, and depending on the night you had, you may consider sending a nominee to bring back bagels and coffee from a local eatery like Tahoe Bagel Company.

What to Do: Outdoor Excursions

Spring, Summer & Fall

Set out with the boys on an outdoor adventure like a morning hike at Emerald Bay State Park or a lake cruise on the M.S. Dixie II. For the adrenaline junkies, consider renting jet skis or paddleboards to explore the stunning Lake Tahoe. There are also some great easy-access hikes in Van-Sickle Bi-State Park that you can access behind Heavenly Village and

walking distance from your hotel.


If you’ve got skiers in your group, propose a day on the mountain! Conveniently

rent skis or boards at one of the ski shops at Heavenly Village, and hop right on the gondola at Heavenly Village. You’ll save yourselves an early morning by staying somewhere within walking distance from the gondola and rental shops. Not interested in the mountain? You can also rent snowshoes and cross country skis, or go sledding!

Where to Eat: Lakeside Lunch

Recharge with a lakeside lunch at Riva Grill, offering a perfect blend of delicious food and scenic views.

What to Do: brewery Chill

Relax in the evening by hitting a few casual breweries for pub-fare and beers. Grab food and drinks at the cozy underground Stateline Brewery & Restaurant. Then, share stories and brews around the fire pit at South of North Brewing, a great choice if you’re staying at the Blue Jay Lodge which is right next door. Check out this list for more local tap room recs.

Day 3: Saturday - Lakeside Leisure

Where to Eat: Brunch Bliss

Start your day with a leisurely brunch at Driftwood Cafe in Heavenly Village, known for its tasty breakfast options. This place tends to get pretty packed, but with good reason! Consider nominating a member of your group to head over early from the hotel  and get your name on the list.

What to do: Group fun

Beach Day (Summer)

Spend the day enjoying the beach, renting a boat, or simply basking in the sun. Take advantage of the lakeside setting for some group photos and laughter. You can also check out Lakeside Beach if you are staying on Stateline. This private beach has a small fee, but if you’re staying at Moose and Maple Lodge or Blue Jay Lodge you’ll get free beach-passes that allow you to enter at no cost!

Mini-Golf or Axe Throwing (Winter, Spring, Fall)

Book your group for some friendly competition! Check out Yosemite Axe Throwing to try your hand at the bullseye, or head over to Flatstick Pub for indoor mini-golf. Flatstick Pub, as the name might suggest, also offers food and beer to compliment (or enhance) your golf game.

Where to Eat:

Option 1: Sunset Dinner Cruise

Is the bromance alive and well? Book a sunset dinner cruise on the Tahoe Queen or M.S. Dixie II. Indulge in a gourmet meal while cruising the lake and staring lovingly into the eyes of your best buds.

Option 2: Sushi/Sake

Don’t fare well on the water? Sign up for some sake-bombs and sushi at The Naked Fish. Pro-tip: if your group is at risk of sake-bomb overload, book your stay at the Adventure Lodge which is right across the street from the restaurant.

Day 4: Sunday - Farewell and Relaxation

What to Do: Relaxing Morning

Consider a final stroll by the lake, or a brunch-date with all the boys at The Getaway Café to debrief the best moments of the bachelor party weekend. Make sure to leave time for the drive back to Reno when planning your return flights.

With an ideal mix of adventure, relaxation, and celebration, this 3-day itinerary ensures a South Lake Tahoe bachelor party that the groom and the squad will be talking about for years to come! at one of these super-convenient Stateline locations.

Final thoughts: Start planning now!

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at at Adventure Stays property to make sure you get the best value and location for the bachelor party. Why should you trust us? Let's just say this whole article comes from experience!

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