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!

Truckee-Tahoe Horseback Riding the Whole Family Will Love!

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You’ve spent all summer at Lake Tahoe and Truckee enjoying your usual favorites: hot coffee in the morning at Coffeebar or Tahoe House, a run along the Truckee River bike path, hiking Shirley Lake, waterskiing with friends, live music at the Village at Squaw in the evening, and it’s time to try something different.

Did you know you can go horseback riding in the area with the whole family? Piping Rock Equestrian Center, located in Truckee near Boca, offers a wide range of trail rides that suit first-time riders to veteran riders! The base ride starts at one hour, all the way up to four! Maybe your little ones don’t want to saddle up on a horse – don’t worry: there are pony rides too!

Enjoy an afternoon crossing mountain streams and meandering through Jeffery pines – see Tahoe from a different view! A few of the scenic rides also include a leisurely picnic. Or sign up for a sunset ride through the Sierra.

Be sure to secure your backcountry ride ahead of time, and contact our Reservation Agents to book your stay with our great fall rates and specials: squawvalleylodge.com

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Tangled Vines: An Evening with Frances Dinkelspiel at Lake Tahoe

Hellman MansionBeyond Lake Tahoe’s natural beauty, is a rich history of California’s Gold Rush, and how that flourished this beautiful area. Visitors flock to Truckee and Tahoe in droves to escape the hustle and bustle in the mountains and at the alpine lake – they’ve been doing it for over a century, the only exception being their mode of transportation and the magnitude of the ski resorts today. (What it would have been to travel only by train and steamer from San Francisco!)

Taking time to discover the gems of history in Tahoe is almost a rite of passage in knowing this place like the back of your hand. The Hellman-Ehrman Mansion (a California State Park) is no exception. Situation on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe, the mansion offers a glimpse into Northern California’s opulent history.

So why not spend a little time getting to know Tahoe’s past? Take a break from kayaking or boating or hiking Blackwood Canyon, and spend an evening with acclaimed author Frances Dinkelspiel at Hellman-Ehrman Mansion on July 20. Frances will discuss her newest book, “Tangled Vines” over the course of the summer’s evening at the mansion.

Step back in time, enjoy tasty hor d’oeuvres and fine wines while learning all about the greed, murder, obsession and arson that took place in the Napa Valley vineyards of California. Dinkelspiel explores the colorful and dynamic past of California’s wine industry, at one of Lake Tahoe’s most historic and dynamic places.

Seating is limited. Purchase your ticket by calling 530.583.9911 or sierrastateparks.org

Keep Tahoe Fire Safe: Defensible Space and Campfire Safety

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There’s nothing quite like a clear summer’s night star gazing at the night sky over Lake Tahoe next to a smoldering camp fire, or grilling on the back deck while the local deer mull around at sunset. The Sierras are a splendid break from the hustle and bustle, the busyness of our everyday lives, where we can enjoy the wildness of Tahoe.

Though it’s the perfect season to play all day in the fresh air and cozy up around the campfire with loved ones, it’s also wildfire season when locals are on high alert. Campers, hikers and backpackers are also out in droves. In order to preserve our favorite summer playground, we need to practice wildfire caution – come prepared with water and/or bucket to douse a fire while camping, set up an adequate fire ring around a campfire, increase our defensible space, and so on.

Think First Tahoe has established a new initiative to encourage residents and visitors alike to practice wildfire prevention, whether that’s out camping in Tahoe backcountry and following legal campfire practices, or increasing defensible space around your home. Both are equally important.

Join others on Saturday, June 25 from 12PM-2PM at the Tahoe Biltmore and Lodge Casino for a Defensible Space Block Party! Meet your neighbors and local fire district and learn new ways to create defensible space around your home. Guests will also have access to free greenwaste dumpsters, and enjoy tasty food and drinks!

Visit ThinkFirstTahoe.org to learn more.

The Best Things Happening In Tahoe This Weekend

Whether you’re looking to try some tasty beverages, race down a mountain in a snow tube, see some live performances, or simply pig out on ice cream, we’ve got it all this weekend here in Tahoe! Check out our list of the top things to do this weekend.


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Things to do this Saturday in Tahoe with Family and Friends

Ready to have a day, night (or both!) out on the town in Tahoe this weekend? There’s plenty going on! Whether it’s for the whole family, your significant other, or you’re looking for a night out with your friends, there’s something for everyone.


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Tahoe Things to Do – Group Getaways & Family Reunions

Are you planning a group getaway soon? Whether you’re planning a family reunion, girls getaway trip or a ski weekend with the college gang, our ski-in/ski-out suites and condo-style amenities will make your group outing a success.


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Tahoe Things to Do – Valentine’s Romantic Getaway Dining Package

Show your special someone just how special they are when you book our Romantic Getaway Dining Package. Perfect for Valentine’s Day weekend or any time of year, this special deal features a three-course dinner for two at Graham’s.


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