I found it cheapest to rent a car and drive to Lake Tahoe. I chose to rent from Thrifty and rent a Cheverlot Aveo. This car gets around 35 miles per gallon, so the 470 mile trip to Lake Tahoe would only cost us around $40 there and $40 back. In addition, the rental car was $168.63 for three days. This would be a total of $248.63.
This hotel that I would like to stay at has many fine qualities and it is very close to the ski resort that I will be going to and all of the restaurants and shops that I would want. They also offer a complimentary breakfast, which could be a way to save some money when it comes to buying food.
It is $53.20 per night, with an additional $5 a night fee for a parking space. That would be a total of $174.60.
There are so many choices when it comes to food in Lake Tahoe, especially in the section where my hotel and ski resort is located at...
Personally, coffee starts off any good day. So, I've chosen cafes for breakfast, just in case that complimentary breakfast at my hotel doesn't fill my friend and I up!
All of these places were listed as costing under $20...so I budgeted $25 per day, at whichever cafe.
Lunch and Dinner Most of the time lunch and dinner are heavier meals, so I decided on restaurants that probably serve more food. -Slice of Heaven at Stagecoach Lodge- -Boulder Lodge- -Cabo Waba Cantina- -California Lodge and Bar- -East Peak Lodge- I decided to go to any of these five places for lunch and dinner for my three day visit. The price was listed to be under $20, but just to be sure, I budgeted $40 per meal. Grand Total For Food: $315