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!
Planning a trip this fall? There’s always fun to be had in the Texas Hill Country! Here are a few highlights:
Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg (October 1st-3rd): Held in downtown Fredericksburg, this event celebrates German heritage with music, food, drinks, artisans and more.
Knights of Columbus Bestfest (October 6th): This Fredericksburg fest offers craft beer, an all-you-can-eat speciality sausage meal, dancing and more.
Ford Holiday River Parade (November 26th): Come to San Antonio’s River Walk for this special event. Tickets are available here, or free seating is available on a first come basis (bring your own chairs!).
Looking for more ideas for what to do in the Texas Hill Country? Stop by the front desk during your stay — our friendly staff is a wealth of information and would love to help you make the most of this special area.
Looking to save money on your next vacation? Here are a few ways to keep costs down:
1. Cook your own meals.
It’s always fun to explore local cuisine, but an easy way to cut costs is to cook at least some of your meals yourself. Choose easy meals that you’re already familiar with (no need to add stress to your vacation!), or research local speciality shops and get into the spirit of your destination, perhaps by hosting your own Bar-B-Q in Texas or cooking locally sourced seafood in Florida. Call ahead if you’re wondering what kinds of grilling or kitchen items are available (we keep many useful items on hand for our guests, which can be borrowed from the front desk). Slow cookers are one easy way to eat well without too much trouble.
2. Travel off-season.
If possible, it’s always a great option to travel during less popular times of the year. For example, while summer and winter are extremely popular times to visit Tahoe (and come with long lines and higher prices…) the spring and fall are gorgeous, quieter and much more affordable. Depending on your favorite activities, you may find that travel during less busy times is much more relaxing as well. For Perennial Vacation Club members, travel to our home resorts during their off-seasons comes with 3 extra nights! (Check with the Reservations Department about what weeks apply.)
3. Do some research, and watch for deals.
Pre-planning your trip can often reveal many cost-saving options, whether it’s purchasing tickets to parks or shows in advance, or taking advantage of local happy hours. For Perennial Vacation Club members, we sometimes have units available for rent at amazing prices. Contact Reservations to check availability.
4. If you haven’t already, become a member!
Perennial Vacation Club is a wonderful option for many individuals and families looking to travel yearly at affordable prices. Whether you opt for one of the club’s signature resorts or use the exchange program to explore other destinations, membership is one of the best travel deals around. Find more information and contact Patricia, our Membership Development Director, here.
Do you have suggestions for ways to cut vacation costs? Leave a comment below!