9 Apr 2019
Now that spring break has come and gone, it’s time to start your summer plans. We’re a little biased, but nothing quite compares to Lake Tahoe summers. This beautiful oasis has everything you need. Breathtaking views (take a morning paddle over glassy Lake Tahoe), bucket-list adventures (hike the Tahoe Rim Trail!), fresh mountain air, unparalleled dining, and activities for all ages. You won’t want to go home.
Here are our favorite things to do in the summer in the North Lake Tahoe area.
Filled with quaint shops and rich Olympian history, this European-inspired village is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the fresh mountain air. For adventurers looking to connect with nature, hit one of the many pet and bike-friendly trails. If that’s not your jam, enjoy relaxing in the serene atmosphere and treat yourself to a plethora of salon menus and relaxation activities. Take a yoga class at Wanderlust Studio. Rent bikes and ride through Squaw Valley. Enjoy a round of 18-holes at the Resort at Squaw Creek golf course. Top all of this off with some pretty spectacular dining and nightlife, and you’ve got yourself a vacation!
Move a valley over to a quieter, more relaxing escape. Five Lakes Trail is a must for every adventurer. Though the winter offers 2,400 acres of skiable terrain, the summer offers camping, hikes, and unparalleled views in the mostly untouched landscape. Alpine Meadows is the local's local spot; enjoy a more laid-back vibe here.
Experience the slow of life on the lake, and be sure to check out the West Shore at Lake Tahoe. Don't miss happy hour on the Sunnyside Deck -- it's worth the wait, the view, and the delicious fried zucchini. Ride your bikes down the West Shore and visit historic Sugar Pine Point State Park. As you weave through the small towns and notice roadside markets and stunning views of the lake, you’ll truly feel as if you’re on vacation.
In a small logging town popular for rafting and kayaking, you’ll also find a charming historic downtown filled with breweries, wineries, outstanding food and culture.