Hot Spots in Tahoe

Sunset over Lake Tahoe

The weather in Tahoe is starting to cool down, making this a perfect time to explore some favorite hot spots! Here are a few ideas for your adventures:

  • The Loft at Heavenly Village is open 7 days a week from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., 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.
  • Finally, another popular spot is McP’s Taphouse Grill, which has 40 beers on tap and live music Thursdays through Mondays.

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

Fall Adventures in Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

With temperatures dropping but the weather still mild, autumn is one of our favorites times to visit Lake Tahoe. If you’re planning to join us, here are a few local activities to keep in mind:

Oktoberfest can be found various places and dates from late September through October. Visit Squaw Valley on September 22nd or Camp Richardson on October 6th and 7th.

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. Join in a salmon feed or perhaps a 5k, 10k or 1/2 marathon.

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!

Tahoe’s Best Breweries

View from the Eagles’ Nest

It’s summer in Tahoe, and a wonderful time to check out some of the area’s best breweries! Here are some of our favorites:

  • Cold Water Brewery: This all-grain brewery features hand-crafted beer brewed on site, California comfort food, a full service bar, 5 huge TVs and weekly events and dining specials. Sunday brunch also features a Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar.
  • Stateline Brewery: This popular brewery is a short walk from the casinos and Heavenly’s Gondola.
  • The Brewery at Lake Tahoe: Established in 1992, this local favorite occupies a charming red brick house built in the 1930s.
  • Lake Tahoe Aleworx: This taproom offers a constantly rotating selection of 30 taps including: 3 wines, 1 kombucha, 1 nitro coffee and 25 craft beers. There is also live music!
  • South Lake Brewing Co.: Lots of events and lots of beer!
  • Revive Coffee & Wine: This destination offers quality coffee, pastries, small plate dining, craft beers and local wines. There are also music nights, tastings and other events.

Or, if you’d like to stay closer to home, swing by our favorite spot for a drink, the bar at the Eagles’ Nest!

Revive Coffee & Wine

 

 

 

Tahoe Events: Summer 2018

Summertime in Tahoe is full of wonderful events and activities! Here are a few things we always look forward to:

  • Harvey’s Summer Concert Series: Running from June through September, this year’s line-up includes Janet Jackson, Dave Matthews Band, Keith Urban and more!
  • Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor: Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy live theater right on the lake! This year’s line-up includes “Macbeth” and “Beehive–The 60s Musical,” as well as other live entertainment.
  • Valhalla Renaissance Fair: Hosted at Camp Richardson June 2nd-3rd and 9th-10th, this family-friendly celebration features live events, food and drink, artisan crafts and more!
  • 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 Celebrity Golf Tournament at Edgewood: July 10th-15th, 80 pro athletes and Hollywood celebrities will compete in this ever-popular event on Lake Tahoe.
  • 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 August 3rd-4th and Reno/Sparks on August 7th-12th.

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?