North Lake Tahoe, California Things to Do

Find fun things to do in North Lake Tahoe, California. There’s a fabulous variety of totally fun tourist attractions and things to do in North Lake Tahoe to suit every taste, from skiing and snowboarding in winter to fishing and water sports in the summer. Plus, there is plenty of dining, shopping and activities when it’s time to come inside. Whether you’re looking to hit the slopes or hit the shops, restaurants, spas or the casino tables, you’ll find it all in beautiful Lake Tahoe, California. The Squaw Valley Lodge provides the perfect spot to experience it all!

Covered In Mud: Must Be Tough!

There is no wimpy way to say this: Get ready for 10 miles of hills, mud, water, climbing, crawling and even 10,000 volts of electric shocks. Why do people pay money to endure such a feat? Because the Tough Mudder event is not for the weak at heart, body, mind or spirit. Once you cross the finish line you can toot your own horn at all of the ice-water dunking, belly-crawling, wall-climbing and team building you conquered on some of the toughest mountain terrain in Northern California with a 2,300 foot elevation gain!

The Nor-Cal Tough Mudder will take place September 17th-18th, and host approximately 10,000 men and women up for the challenge. The race is complete with 19 different obstacles, and features a FireWalker, where participants must run through fire! Hopefully the backdrop of beautiful Lake Tahoe and the vistas of Squaw Valley ease the mental pain of participants as they push through one of the most difficult physical competitions in the country (if not world).

Because this is not your average Ironman with a twist, at the finish line you will receive a congratulatory beer and access to the Dos Equis Post Party. There, you will be offered a voucher for a free tattoo of the Tough Mudder logo (now that’s gutsy!), a chance to munch on delish BBQ, rock out to live music, or simply pass out from sheer exhaustion.

Where else to experience such an event than at Squaw Valley? If you have not yet registered as a participant there are spectator tickets available! Come cheer on the ones who have decided to torture themselves for the day.


Commons Beach Live Concerts

It’s a quiet Sunday afternoon in Lake Tahoe and the whole family is up for a shoreline picnic. Grab your beach chairs, a great spread and head on down to Common’s Beach for free live music. Concerts at Commons Beach begin at 4:30pm and usually run until 7pm. It has been a highly popular event this year, and you definitely want to arrive early to snag a great spot.

Next Sunday, July 24th,  features The Eric McFadden Trio. The season runs until September 4th as the “Grand Finale” with The Mother Hips and The Beer Gardeners.



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