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!

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

Fireworks over Lake Tahoe for July 4th

PC: Robert McGilvray of McGilvray Images

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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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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Great News for Truckee Coffee Lovers

Coffeebar Drink

If you’re a coffee drinker, then you’ve probably heard of Coffeebar, located in Historic Downtown Truckee, tucked back on Jibboom Street next to the historic jailhouse—a Truckee landmark that makes you feel like stepped back in time 100 years.

From the local’s perspective, Coffeebar (now with three locations: two in Truckee, CA; one in Reno, NV) has a cult-like following. The coffee shop is usually abuzz with local and tourists alike, offering everything from high quality espresso to gelato, sandwiches—even wine and beer. Owner, Greg Buchheister , has a business philosophy that centers on community. You can bring the whole family in for a Saturday breakfast, catch an art show in the evening, or step out on a weeknight for wine tasting with friends. It’s not just about the coffee …

Or is it? Let’s not forget to talk about what draws in hundreds every morning for their ritual jolt. The coffee served is a craft for Buchheister and his team. They take their beans very seriously, which are roasted locally in Reno, NV by Master Roaster, Carl Staub.  These organic, C1 grade coffee beans are the highest grade of coffee available on the market. You’re basically drinking the Ferrari of coffee, and you can taste it.

If you’ve not local to Reno-Tahoe and are craving the taste of a Coffeebar espresso, then it’s your lucky day! They are now offering their beans in their online store. You can have them delivered without leaving the comfort of your home.

If you’re a Coffeebar lover, what’s your drink of choice?


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Family Fun: 2015 North Lake Tahoe Farmers’ Markets

Farmers Market Display

It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again. With the late spring snow in Tahoe it may feel strange to think about celebrating summer at Farmers’ Market, but it’s right around the bend! Before you know it you’ll be stocking up on fresh fruits and vegetables for the summer—great snacks to take on the trail hiking or biking, while hanging out at Squaw Valley, or entertaining lakeside.

We revere winter, but summer has its special charm, its ‘epicness.’ In the local community we often hear, “I came for a summer at Lake Tahoe and never left.”

Farmers Market Tahoe City By Water

Farmers’ Markets at Tahoe City and Truckee are a great way to get to know the local farmers, vendors, and close-knit community. Chat it up with Tahoe and Sacramento Valley based vendors–maybe even bump into well-known chefs getting ready for their evening menues.

Tahoe City Farmers’ Markets run Thursdays from 8am to 1pm, May 28 to June 18 at Commons Beach; and at Tahoe Lake Elementary School June 25 to August 20. Truckee Farmers’ Markets run Tuesdays from 8am to 1pm at Truckee River Regional Park, June 2 to October 20.

Visit http://www.foothillfarmersmarket.com/ to learn more!


Squaw Ski Season Closing Weekend And Fresh Powder!

squaw valley spring snow

Image taken April 25, 2015 via Squaw Alpine Media.

Well look at that.

It’s closing weekend at Squaw Valley, and we have 12 inches of new snow to celebrate! A typical Tahoe spring: late season snow. If you’re not ready to toss in your gear yet for the season, then hurry up and enjoy the last of it while you can! Right now Squaw Valley Lodge spring weekend rates start at just $135/night! You can book online HERE or contact one of our reservation agents at 855.549.6742. Looking for other fun things to do while you’re here? Check out GoTahoeNorth for activities and events in the North Lake Tahoe area.

It’s also not too late to purchase your Tahoe Super Pass for the 2015/16 ski season! The Bronze Pass is almost sold out, so you’ll want to secure yours as soon as possible: http://squawalpine.com/

New to the Tahoe Super Pass–which gives you access to four resorts (Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Sugar Bowl Resort)–is rollover days! Read all about it HERE.


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