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!

Joy of Flight: The Great Reno Balloon Race 2013

Great Reno Balloon Race

Ranch Rafael Regional Park
1595 North Sierra Street
Reno, NV

When:
Friday, September 6 to Sunday, September 8
Various Times (4:30am-10am), but don’t miss the Glow Show at 5am! 

Cost: FREE to the public!

Imagine standing underneath hundreds of hot air balloons as they take flight into the dark Reno skies, just before sunrise. Cutting the silence of dawn, watch and listen as the hot air fires into each balloon, lighting up the horizon like fireflies. They’re glowing. If you want to experience one of the largest hot air balloon festivals ever, then don’t miss this event September 6-8!

The Great Reno Balloon Race is such a popular spectacle that “Balloon Boulevard” shopping at the event starts at 4:30am. Local Starbucks open hours earlier just to accommodate the thousands who flock to witness such a colorful and rare sight. It is truly the joy of flight!

We highly suggest you pull the little ones out of bed before dawn to see the Glow Show at 5:00am, followed by Dawn Patrol at 5:30am, and the Mass Ascension at 6:45am. Be sure to wear warm clothes, pack hot beverages and snacks, and be ready for the biggest surprise of all: battling traffic at the wee hour of 5am.

It’s worth every sleepy minute!


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Lake Tahoe Farmers’ Market 2013

Farmers MarketsIf you’ve been waiting for that fresh summer produce to stock your fridge while on vacation in Lake Tahoe, then be sure to mark your calendars for the opener dates of Foothill Farmers Markets in Tahoe City! Make note of the mid-summer location change in Tahoe City due to other events on Commons Beach.

Contact our Front Desk for directions while staying with us.

Tahoe City: Commons Beach on Thursdays

Commons Beach Road and North Lake Blvd.

8am-1pm, May 23rd-June 20th & August 29th-September 26th

Tahoe City: Tahoe Lake Elementary School on Thursdays

375 Grove Street

8am-1pm, June 27th-Aug 22

If you want to check out other markets in the area, then head over to Truckee (15 minute drive from Squaw Valley Lodge) or Kings Beach (20 minute drive from Squaw Valley Lodge).

Truckee: Truckee River Regional Park on Tuesdays

10500 Brockway Road off Highway 267

8am-1pm, June 11th-Oct 8th.

Kings Beach: Kings Beach SRA on Tuesdays

Highway 28 at Bear Street

9am-1pm, June 25th-Aug 27th


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