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!

Squaw Valley Institute 2nd Annual Local Celebrity Golf Tournament

Squaw Creek

Event Location: Resort at Squaw Creek

When:

  • Monday, September 16, 2013
  • 10AM-8PM

Cost:

  • $125/single ticket
  • $400/foursome

It’s not just a day for a round of 18, but your chance to golf with local celebrities, such as Daron Rahlves, Tamara McKinney, Sherry McConkey and many others! It’s a great way to ring in fall (almost), enjoy a lunch and evening cocktail reception, and possibly win a prize from the evening’s auction as well! (Each celebrity brings their own prize to be auctioned … should be good ones, then!)

Click here to purchase your ticket, or save by purchasing a foursome, if you have friends who want to play as well!

All proceeds benefit the Squaw Valley Institute.

Are you a fan of golf tournaments?


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 Outlet Dam 100th Anniversary Celebration

Lake Tahoe Outlet Dam

Lake Tahoe Outlet Dam and Gatekeeper’s Museum, Tahoe City

When:

  • Friday, August 30, 2013
  • 12pm-1:30pm at the Dam
  • 4pm Reception at Watson Cabin and Gatekeeper’s Museum

Cost:

  • Free for the whole family!

If you’re looking for a bit of history while entertaining the whole family, then come on down to Fanny’s Bridge and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Lake Tahoe Outlet Dam. Tours and refreshments are provided by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

After your tour and photo ops, head over at 4pm to the Heritage Plaza in the center of Tahoe City, also the location of the Watson Log Cabin.  Enjoy the Tahoe City 150th kick-off reception with live ragtime music from CW Bayer and Mr. Spoons, and the unveiling of historic banners around town.

 


Rafting Season Around Tahoe City, CA

Go with the flow along the Truckee River and enjoy North Tahoe rafting before the season ends. Now through Labor Day, our favorite local tour provider is offering discount self-guided excursions on the water!

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Winter Sale: Up to 30% Off at Squaw Valley Lodge!

Before you know it, powder will be here. Reserve early with our Summertime Winter Sale and save up to 30% on your winter vacation! Christmas and Presidents’ Day holiday periods are up to 20% off. Offer ends September 6!

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Live Music in Northstar Village

Stop by the Village at Northstar for a true taste of mountain luxury. Full of boutique shops, award-winning restaurants, and a year-round ice skating rink, it’s best on the weekends!

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Music on Kings Beach

Relax in the late summer sun as it sets behind the Sierras, serenaded by the sound of live music at Kings Beach Recreation Area!

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