FI an I recently scrapped our plans of a tropical beach honeymoon (we have vacationed to various islands over the past several summers and wanted to do something different and memorable for us). We have decided to do a kind of "road-trip" honeymoon. We both live in OH but are getting married in South Lake Tahoe, CA (my entire family is from and lives in this area - mostly Reno - and FI was on board with having the wedding there). So, we decided to buy one way plane tickets to Lake Tahoe, spend four days there, and give ourselves 10-11 days to get back to OH while seeing a few sites/cities along the way.
So - my question is - what does everyone recommend? General road-tripping tips AND sites to see/cities to visit? FI is basically a virgin when it comes to the US west of St. Louis and I have seen/done a lot out West but it was mostly as a child (I have lived in OH since age 10).
Oh, and for reference, the wedding is August 21, 2015 and we will be in Lake Tahoe August 18-August 22 or 23, depending on how we plan this.