Tahoe 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!

Hot Air Balloon Race: Fun Family Reno-Tahoe Event!

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There is a great sense of childlike magic for adults and children alike when it comes to hot-air balloons. You could be three, thirteen, or thirty years old, and watching them fire up and take flight is still exhilarating and beautiful. Watching hundreds of balloons fly through the sky, aglow with bright colors on a crisp late summer morning is something every kid (at heart) should experience.

Every September the Reno-Tahoe area is treated to the largest FREE hot-air balloon event in the world at the Great Reno Balloon Race. This year’s event is held September 11-13, 2015 at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park in Reno, Nevada.

The festival is packed full of outdoor events that start as early as 5:15am on September 11. We’re talking a famous Glow Show (this is a MUST-SEE!), Pajama Party, Balloon Mass Ascension, and much more. Since the balloons take flight at dawn we do suggest hitting the hay early, and ensuring you have some way of accessing hot coffee or a hot beverage in the morning as you take the short drive from Squaw Valley into Reno. Watching the sun barely rising over the Sierra Nevada Mountains is a sight to see, and another treat before watching all the hot-air balloons ascend! Pack snacks for kiddos, dress warmly in layers, and don’t forget to bring your camera!

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September is a great time to visit the Tahoe area, and you don’t want to miss out on our low-season rates! Check them out online, or contact one of our Reservation Agents for lodging deals or assistance with choosing the right accommodations. We can probably even help with ideas on where to get hot coffee at 5am. We like early mornings around Squaw Valley. It’s a beautiful time to be awake and enjoy the great outdoors!

Visit www.squawvalleylodge.com for lodging deals and the latest happening the North Lake Tahoe area.

 


Free Outdoor Summer Movie Series Near Squaw Valley Lodge

When the sun sets on Wednesday and Thursday nights, come out and catch a feature film during the Outdoor Summer Movies Series. The free events are the perfect way to spend a warm evening enjoying family-friendly fun near our Lake Tahoe hotel.

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World’s Oldest 100-Mile Race: Western States 100

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Every year in late June Squaw Valley is flooded with some of the premier endurance athletes from around the world. They flock to the area for one of the largest ultra-marathon races, that actually starts in our backyard (just steps from the Squaw Valley Lodge). The runners travel 100 miles on foot from Squaw Valley, California to Auburn, California in the snow and sunshine–depending on what Mother Nature gives them that year.

This year’s competitors did not face snow, rather, intense heat for June 27, 2015. There were 371 starts and 254 finishers; Rob Krar defended the men’s title with a finish of 14:48:59 and the women’s first place went to Magdalena Boulet at 19:05. What phenomenal times for a race where temperatures reach the low 90’s.

Though we do lodge a lot of athletes for the race, it’s a great time to visit and watch the action live! Especially if you are an early bird and want to rise before dawn with a hot cup of coffee to send off our runners!

Click here for rates and reservations: http://www.squawvalleylodge.com/

Western states Ian Ballentine Team 20 hours until start


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Lake Tahoe 4th of July Fireworks & Patriotic Summer Festivals

Why not celebrate the birth of our nation on the scenic shores of its largest alpine lake, sunning on the beach before a rainbow of fireworks shimmer off the water in the cool mountain air? Fourth of July celebrations don’t get any better than this…

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2015 Squaw Valley Farm to Table Summer Dinners

Summer Food Why not try something a little different this summer? A BBQ with friends by the Truckee river is fun, or a romantic night out in the Village at Squaw, but how about switching things up even more? Soak in the stunning view at the base of Squaw Valley with an open-air mountain dinner. Gather around a farm table at Olympic Village Lodge’s garden setting, just a few steps from Squaw Valley Lodge, watching the gondola glide overhead and the sun set in the valley.

Enjoy a fresh taste of local produce with food prepared by MTN ROOTS Food Truck. Farm to table dinners begin July 3; through July 31 run 6:30pm-8:30pm and August 14-28 dinners run 6-8pm. Make your RESERVATION now while seats last!

A few cool things about this summer event:

1. This is a family-friendly event. Children are welcome! $29/each.

2. You get to take home a featured wine glass!

3. You can check out the whole menu online here: http://bit.ly/1LaJ02m

Need a place to crash after you’ve stuffed your belly with delicious food and drink? Check out our summer rates, or contact a Reservation Agent today.


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Food and Fun at the Tahoe City Wine Walk

This annual outdoor festival combines wine, entertainment, and gourmet food along the beautiful shores of Lake Tahoe. Soak in spectacular views, listen to live music, and stroll from shop to shop savoring varietals from over 30 local wineries.

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Red, White and Tahoe Blue Celebration in Incline Village, Nevada

Fireworks over Lake Tahoe for July 4th

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There’s so much happening around Lake Tahoe for the 4th of July, that it’s hard to choose where to take the family for holiday fun!

In addition to the holiday celebrations taking place at Squaw Valley, Tahoe City, and Truckee, you don’t want to miss the Red, White and Tahoe Blue taking place in Incline Village, NV! Incline Village is only a short 20 to 25 minute drive from Squaw Valley, with a view you can’t beat along Highway 20 (Lake Tahoe stretches out for miles to your right).

The RWTB celebration hosts the biggest July 4th holiday festivities in the area. AOL Travel names it the #6 Best Fireworks Show in the nation! With over 450 volunteers and 400+ donors and sponsors, it’s the place to be this week (especially this Saturday).

So what can the family do, or enjoy, at Red, White and Tahoe Blue? Here’s a quick list of all the activities lined up!

There’s still time to get your tickets to any or all of the events! Visit: http://www.redwhitetahoeblue.org/ for more information!

 


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