Autumn in Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

Ready to plan a fall adventure to Tahoe? Here are some of our favorite activities during this beautiful time of year:

Oktoberfest can be found various places and dates from late September through October. Visit Camp Richardson during the first weekend in October or Squaw Valley on September 18th.

The Kokanee Salmon Festival at Taylor Creek celebrates the fall migration of the Kokanee salmon. This free family event is held October 6th and 7th. The public is invited to the restocking of the 12″-14″ sized trout over the course of the weekend.

Apple Hill is open year-round but is always fun during autumn. Pick apples, sample apple ciders and apple pies, visit a winery and enjoy the fall colors!

Do you have your own favorite activities in Tahoe during fall? Please share!

Lake Tahoe Thunderbird Tours

A unique way to explore Lake Tahoe, and one of its most historic estates, is to cruise a 1950 woody to Thunderbird Lodge. The cruise begins on the east shore, where the captain and crew will offer you a continental breakfast along with a fascinating history of this beautiful area. Once you reach Thunderbird Lodge, you’ll enjoy a walking tour of the estate, including the Thunderbird Yacht (one of the most valuable wood boats in the world), followed by a picnic lunch overlooking one of the most beautiful views you’ll ever see. This cruise is a delightful, one-of-a-kind experience, and we highly recommend it! Find more information here. Or choose from a range of other tours, by land or boat, to explore this unique area.

Happy travels!

Summer in Tahoe 2021

 

  • Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor: Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy live theater right on the lake! This year includes the Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), an irreverent and lightning-paced romp through some of the greatest plays of all time.
  • 4th of July Lights on the Lake Fireworks: Each year, Lake Tahoe puts on a spectacular fireworks show to celebrate the 4th. NBC’s Today Show calls it one of the top fireworks display in the country! Follow the link to find some of the top spots to view the event.
  • The American Century Championship Celebrity Golf Tournament at Edgewood: July 6th-11th, pro athletes and Hollywood celebrities will compete in this ever-popular event at one of Lake Tahoe’s most beautiful golf courses.
  • Hot August Nights: Celebrating America’s love of classic cars and rock ‘n roll, this year’s event will be held in Virginia City on July 30th-31st and Reno/Sparks on August 3rd-8th.

A tour of the historic Virginia City or a Thunderbird Lodge Tour (by land, boat or kayak) might round out those summer days… what are your favorite ways to spend summer in Tahoe?

Favorite Hot Spots in Lake Tahoe

If you’re heading to Tahoe, we’ve got a few favorite locations to check out:

  • The Loft at Heavenly Village is open 7 days a week and features live theater, a lounge and dining.
  • Cold Water Brewery & Grill features craft beer, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, as well as special events and live music.
  • Mont Bleu Resort and The Hard Rock Casino offer several restaurants, bars and lounges alongside casino entertainment.
  • Feel like dining right on the lake? Riva Grill is open daily for lunch and dinner and has some of the best views around!
  • There are also spectacular views (and great food) to be found at Brook’s Bar and Deck at Edgewood Tahoe, which features award-winning pub fare. (Golf Digest selected it as a “best golf pub” in 2016!)
  • Or enjoy good German food and bier (along with trivia and open mic nights) at Himmel Haus.
  • Feel like something a bit cozier? Jimmy’s Restaurant (at The Landing) features several private dining alcoves, each with their own fireplace! There are also 5 fire pits on the patio and roof-top deck, which overlooks the lake.
  • Another popular spot is McP’s Taphouse Grill, which has 40 beers on tap and live music every night.

Of course, our personal favorite is Billy’s Bar in the Eagles’ Nest! Come grab a drink with us!

Have your own favorite hot spots in Lake Tahoe? Please share!