Summer in Tahoe 2020

Lake Tahoe

In between washing our hands and disinfecting, we’re looking ahead to warm summer days and dreaming of new adventures! Here are some of the many wonderful events happening in Tahoe this summer (we’re keeping our fingers crossed that they can go forward as planned):

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?

Lake Tahoe’s Favorite Hot Spots

View from the Eagles’ Nest

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 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 every night.

Of course, our personal favorite is Billy’s Bar in the Eagles’ Nest! Come grab a drink and check out our newly re-designed lobby!

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

The Eagles’ Nest Lobby

Shops at Heavenly Village

Base Camp Pizza Co.

Visiting Tahoe? Don’t miss the Shops at Heavenly Village! Located at the base of Heavenly Mountain Resort’s Gondola (and a close walk to the casinos), this area offers great dining, live music, a movie theater, shops, a lift up the mountain and even ice skating or mini golf! Currently, the ice rink is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through April. Some of our favorite choices? Driftwood Cafe, Azul Latin Kitchen and Base Camp Pizza Co.!

*The parking garage behind the shops is free for 3 hours for guests of the cinema. It’s also $5 ($10 during holidays) after 5:00 every day.

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!