My brother and i fly into San Francisco in late Aug for 2 weeks. Pick up a car and are heading east to the Lake Tahoe area, probably via Highway 4 / Ebbetts Pass at this stage altho we can alter that if need be. After Tahoe we're thinking of doing a north-west loop back to SF for a couple of days before flying back to NZ.
We want to do some gentle hikes, check out some sites & experience some small town americana. We have previously been to Death Valley, Yosemite etc so thats the reason for not heading in that direction.
Any tips on stops, places to go/stay etc would be great.