5 Fun Spring and Summer Things to Do

Category: General

Spring in Lake Tahoe is filled with perfect sunny days and void of the crowds. We should mention lodging is generally cheaper and you can find great deals at local restaurants. Can it be beat? We don’t think so.

Now that you’ve pledged to your Lake Tahoe vacation this spring, we can assume your next question is “now what?” Below are our top 5 activities and events to check out this spring:

1. HIKING - we’ve got some stellar hiking at Squaw right now. The wildflowers are about to bloom and the waterfalls are gushing over the granite rock in Shirley Canyon. View our hiking map to take on your own excursion or join us for a free guided hike that departs from High Camp every day.

Mountain Hiking Holidays

2. BIKE TO LAKE TAHOE - Start your journey by renting a bike in The Village at Squaw Valley from Parallel Mountain Sports and head out on your mellow 8 mile ride. The bike path is awesome during the spring. This is a popular activity during July & August, so if you can hit it before the summer crowds, you'll be good to go. The path snakes alongside the Truckee River and pops you out at the shores of Lake Tahoe. Remember to bring your bathing suit, beach towel and sunscreen. You’ll want to hang out at the beach for a bit.

Lake Tahoe Summer Activities

3. FREE MUSIC - Bluesdays Tuesdays & Truckee Thursdays (our favorite weekly summer events) arrive early. Starting mid-June, Squaw Valley will be hosting free concerts and discounted Aerial Tram rides every Tuesday through the summer. We’ve got a killer music lineup on Tuesdays, so make sure to check out our great lodging deals so that you can stay and enjoy all the action. Swing on over to Truckee every Thursday where you'll find a street festival packed with local artisans, music and food. 

4. LOCAL RESTAURANT DEALS – Head to the quaint town of Truckee and stop at the Cottonwood Restaurant that sits above historic downtown. A great deck area paired with the perfect happy hour menu makes for an unbeatable experience. Be there at 3pm, Friday-Sunday for specials and live music. If you’re heading to Tahoe City, which is located right next to Lake Tahoe, stop by River Grill. Happy hour is 7 days a week day from 5-6:30pm serving up cheap drinks and shared plates. In between the Truckee River and Lake Tahoe, this is one spot you won’t want to pass up.

5. AERIAL TRAM RIDES – your Lake Tahoe vacation is not complete without a scenic Aerial Tram ride to High Camp. Take in the expansive views of Squaw Valley ski resort and Lake Tahoe on the ride up. Once you arrive at High Camp, stop and snap a photo, hike up the ridgeline to get an even better view of Lake Tahoe. Tip: Find $10 off coupons around town or visit on Tuesdays for discounted Tram rides all day long.

No crowds, great deals, beautiful weather. Spring is without a doubt the month you want to visit Lake Tahoe. What are you waiting for?