Winter Driving

If you love to ski, snowboard, snowshoe or just sit by the fire and gaze at the winter wonderland outside your window, it’s time to get excited for winter in Tahoe! Come visit during this magical time of year, but make sure that you’re in a safe and dependable vehicle, since winter driving can be challenging. A 4-wheel drive car is the best option for most situations (if the weather is any worse than that, we recommend staying by the fire with a warm drink!).

Happy travels!

Our Favorite Tahoe Breweries

Autumn in Tahoe is 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!

Another favorite spot:
The Eagles’ Nest Lobby

Tahoe in Autumn

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 21st or Camp Richardson on October 5th and 6th.

The Kokanee Salmon Festival at Taylor Creek celebrates the fall migration of the Kokanee salmon. This free family event is held October 5th and 6th. 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!