Tahoe in Autumn

Base Camp Pizza Co., a year-round favorite!

Tahoe heats up during the summer, but did you know that the fall is one of the loveliest times to visit? Although it’s considered the off-season, this time of year offers mild weather and smaller crowds. Here are a few events that are particularly popular:

Oktoberfest can be found various places and dates from late September through October. Visit Squaw Valley on September 23rd or Camp Richardson on October 7th and 8th.

The Kokanee Salmon Festival at Taylor Creek celebrates the fall migration of the Kokanee salmon. This free family event is held October 7th and 8th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 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!

Summer Road Trip Playlist

Daytona Beach Shores

Hitting the road this summer (perhaps on your way to Lake Tahoe, Bandera or Daytona)? Here is a slightly eclectic list of songs to kick off your vacation:

  • Start Me Up, The Rolling Stones
  • Feeling Good, Nina Simone
  • Three Little Birds, Bob Marley
  • Mr. Jones, Counting Crows
  • Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen
  • Smooth, Santana
  • Rhiannon, Fleetwood Mac
  • Sister Golden Hair, America
  • Come Fly with Me, Frank Sinatra
  • Take It Easy, Eagles
  • Runnin’ Down a Dream, Tom Petty
  • It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me, Billy Joel
  • Like a Rolling Stone, Bob Dylan
  • Gentle on My Mind, Dean Martin

What are your favorite road trip songs?

Bandera in July & August

A favorite spot at the Bandera resort

If you’re heading to Bandera this summer, there’s plenty to keep you occupied! Here are a few highlights for July and August:

Or perhaps you’d enjoy tubing and kayaking on the Medina River, a visit to the San Antonio Zoo or the always popular Cowboys on Main in Bandera. The list is so long, you may need to plan two trips!

And did you know: we have FREE Wi-Fi in the hill country! 

Solo Travel: How to Get Away

Planning a solo adventure? There’s no better way to rest, recharge and reconnect with yourself than to explore a new place on your own. Here are a few things to keep in mind when planning your trip:

Read up on your destination and plan some of your activities in advance.  Solo travel is a wonderful time to follow your passions, so think about how you’d like to spend your time (which may include leaving plenty of time to linger in a place you love, or to explore something you discover along the way).

Choose restaurants where you feel comfortable. There’s no need to dine in just because you’re traveling solo. A corner table or bar could be the perfect place to discover the local cuisine, chat with some locals or simply review your travel plans.

Stay safe. Even if you’re generally a night owl, this is a good time to follow the sun. Know where you’re going and stay aware of your surroundings.

Take pictures and keep a journal. You’re making your own memories, and discovering new things not only about where you are but about yourself. Make the most of it, and create ways to remember all you’ve discovered later.

Have your own tips for solo travel? Please share them below!