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19 Jun 2018
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You’ve probably heard that a summer vacation at Lake Tahoe is definitely bucket-list material, and it is! So whether you’re a new traveler to the North Lake Tahoe area during the warmest months of the year, or a seasoned Tahoe summer vet, we have your July 4 holiday itinerary mapped out.

One of the best ways to enjoy Tahoe’s busiest week of the year is to embrace the lively summer activities and also set aside time to explore and soak in the solitude of the Sierras, and the tranquility of Lake Tahoe at dawn or dusk. 

2018 Fireworks!  

They’re happening several times all around the North Lake Tahoe so take your pick. Attend the festivities on July 3rd at Kings Beach, and choose from several others the evening of July 4that West End Beach Donner LakeTahoe City, and Incline Village, NV. Pack drinks and snacks, and arrive early to get a good seat of the spectacular show!Local tip:make a late dinner reservation at any of the lakefront restaurants around Tahoe City (see Christy Hill, Jakes on the Lake, Sunnyside Restaurant) and watch the fireworks from your front row seat. Most fireworks show begin at 9:30PM, but you’ll want to be ready to catch them well before then.

Outdoor Movie Night with the Whole Family 

It will be hard to stay indoors while vacationing at Tahoe, but sometimes an evening movie sounds like just the ticket with your children in tow. Throw on a warm sweater, and bring your coziest blanket to the Village at Squaw to enjoy their FREE Outdoor Movie Night Series! On July 5thwatch Wonder Woman on the big screen against the backdrop of picturesque Squaw Valley. Movies start at 8:30PM and Adirondack chairs are provided for viewing. 

Get Away from It All: Hike, Bike or Paddle

After all the fun hustle and bustle around North Lake Tahoe with fireworks shows, concert series, movie series, fun Truckee River floats with friends and family, you’ll want to get away from it all. To move your body in the fresh air. A time to refresh and gaze at Mother Nature’s peaks and valleys. You can choose from an array of day hikes along the Tahoe Rim Trail, or rent a kayak or Stand Up Paddleboard and launch very early in the morning when the lake is calm and glassy. Or keep that bike rental for an extra day and head out on a mountain bike excursion.

No matter how you structure your July 4 holiday week there are so many summer activities the whole family will love, from Truckee to Tahoe City to Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. Ask any of our Reservation Agents for their ‘summer must-do’ and add them to your list! 

Click here to view our available rentals for the holiday week!