101 Fun Things to do at Lake Tahoe Summer 2023 Edition

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FUN THINGS TO DO AT TRUCKEE • RENO • CARSON CITY • VIRGINIA CITY • MINDEN RESORT INFORMATION + ATTRACTIONS + ACTIVITIES + NIGHTLIFE + DINING + Visitor Maps Inside Cruising out of Tahoe City SUMMER 2023 EDITION @visitor tips
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Mark Twain called Lake Tahoe “the fairest picture the whole earth affords.” Today, millions of visitors from around the world discover, share and cherish the refreshing allure of the cobalt blue lake, clear skies and clean mountain air. 72 miles of shoreline and the surrounding Sierra Nevada provide an abundance of outdoor activities. On the lake, enjoy boating, scenic cruises, swimming, sailing, kayaking, fishing and numerous other pursuits. Beyond the lake, spectacular hiking, biking, rafting and off-road adventures await.

Whether from a hot air balloon, a perch on a mountain peak, afloat in a boat on the crystal clear lake, or lounging on a lakefront sundeck, Lake Tahoe is all about exploration, recreation, relaxation and inspiration.

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All events subject to change or cancellation. Please contact event directly for more information. For complete event listings around Lake Tahoe, visit TahoeTopia.com @visitor tips JUNE 1-30 The Loft - Magic Fusion Shows Nightly Heavenly Village TheLoftTahoe.com 2-4 Reno Street Vibrations, Spring Rally Reno RoadShowsReno.com 4 America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride Around the Lake BikeTheWest.com 4 Tail Wagger 5K North Tahoe Regional Park TahoeTrailRunning.com 10 Olympic Valley Half Marathon & Run to Olympic Valley 8 Miler Races Olympic Valley TahoeTrailRunning.com 20- Bluesdays Aug. 29 Palisades Tahoe PalisadesTahoe.com 15-24 Reno Rodeo Reno RenoRodeo.com 16-18 Broken Arrow Skyrace Olympic Valley BrokenArrowSkyrace.com 18 Burton Creek Trail Run Tahoe City TahoeTrailRunning.com 24 Truckee-Tahoe Air Show & Family Festival Truckee TruckeeTahoeAirShow.com 30- Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Aug. 29 Incline Village LakeTahoeShakespeare.com JULY 1-31 The Loft - Magic Fusion Shows Nightly Heavenly Village TheLoftTahoe.com 1- Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Aug. 20 Incline Village LakeTahoeShakespeare.com 1- Bluesdays Aug. 29 Palisades Tahoe PalisadesTahoe.com 4 Incline Village Crystal Bay Sky Show Incline Village IVCBSkyShow.org 4 4th of July Parade Truckee Truckee.com 4 City of South Lake Tahoe 4th of July Parade South Lake Tahoe VisitLakeTahoe.com 4 South Lake Tahoe 4th of July Parade South Lake Tahoe CityOfSLT.us 12-16 American Century Championship South Lake Tahoe AmericanCenturyChampionship.com 5- First Street Yoga Aug. 30 The Village at Palisades Tahoe PalisadesTahoe.com 29 The Tahoe Waterman Paddle Racing Series - The Paddle Jam Watermans Landing TahoePaddleRacing.com AUGUST 1-6 Hot August Nights Reno/Sparks HotAugustNights.net 1-20 Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Incline Village LakeTahoeShakespeare.com 1-23 The Loft - Magic Fusion Shows Nightly Heavenly Village TheLoftTahoe.com 1-29 Bluesdays The Village at Palisades Tahoe PalisadesTahoe.com 2 Truckee Brew Fest Truckee Regional Park TruckeeOptimist.com 2-30 First Street Yoga The Village at Palisades Tahoe PalisadesTahoe.com 11-12 Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance Homewood LakeTahoeConcours.com 12-13 Ta-Hoe Nalu Paddle Festival Kings Beach TahoeNalu.com 12 Brews, Jazz & Funk Fest The Village at Palisades Tahoe PalisadesTahoe.com 18-20 Tahoe City Art by the Lake Tahoe City PacificFineArts.com 26 Tahoe Brewfest: Brews, Bites & South Lake Vibes South Lake Tahoe TahoeBrewFest.com 26 Hot August Nights – Seniors Virginia City HotAugustNights.net 26 The Tahoe Waterman Paddle Racing Series The Lake Tahoe Downwind Championship Watermans Landing TahoePaddleRacing.com 26-27 Lake Tahoe Triathlon West Shore LakeTahoeTri.com 27- Burning Man Sept. 4 Black Rock Desert, Nevada BurningMan.org 30- Nugget Best in the West Sept. 4 Rib Cook-Off Sparks NuggetRibCookoff.com SEPTEMBER 1 Drone Light Show and Beach Party Kings Beach NorthTahoeBusiness.org 3 Alpen Wine Fest The Village at Palisades Tahoe PalisadesTahoe.com 8 Guitar Strings vs. Chicken Wings The Village at Palisades Tahoe PalisadesTahoe.com 8-10 The Great Reno Balloon Race Reno RenoBalloon.com 9 -10 International Camel & Ostrich Races Virginia City VistiVirginiaCityNV.com TBD Emerald Bay Trail Run South Lake Tahoe TahoeTrailRunning.com TBD Tour De Tahoe Bike Big Blue Around the Lake BikeTheWest.com 13-17 The STIHL National Championship Air Races Reno/Stead Airport AirRace.org 15-17 The Tahoe Waterman Paddle Racing Series - The Lake Crossing Watermans Landing TahoePaddleRacing.com 17 XTERRA Tahoe City Incline Village XTERRAPlanet.com/laketahoe 30 Oktoberfest in Lake Tahoe The Village at Palisades Tahoe PalisadesTahoe.com California Welcome CenterSM are California’s Official State Visitor Centers offering valuable information and services for today’s traveler. Hope to see you soon! for information and locations, please go to VisitCWC.com CALIFORNIA WELCOME CENTERS SM Things to do I Trip ideas & itineraries I Local travel news & events Must sees I Free Wi-Fi at some locations I Brochures & maps Offering information and ideas for your ultimate California vacation, including:
– A.M. & P.M. trips daily! – YEAR-ROUND EXCURSIONS – Public & private charters! – 6 U.S.C.G. certified boats – U C G Treat yourself to an unforgettable experience on beautiful Lake Tahoe! LakeTahoe! FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1953 ake 53 LAKE TAHOE’S BEST T ’S BES TAHOE’ B FISHING CHARTER La L F 2022 CHARTE GSHIN FISISHINGCHA 530.541.5448 tahoesportfishing.com Book your fishing trip today! R 11 P 11 WINE TASTING BOAT TOUR S 10 There’s nothing quite like summer on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe. Hike and bike through the Sierra Nevada. Take a dip in the lake. And end your day with a local brew. And while you’re here, help us keep this place Awe and then Some by using a reusable water bottle, picking up your trash, and respecting the wildlife. SusieScoops.com 775.831.8181 Voted Best Ice Cream Shop in Truckee & North Lake Tahoe 899 Tahoe Blvd. Incline Village Ice Cream Frozen Yogurt Boba Smoothies Shaved Ice Shakes Sundaes Hand-Dipped Waffle Cones Decorated like an old-fashioned ice cream shop, Incline Village’s only stop to quench your sweet tooth! Indoor seating, plus an outside patio during spring, summer & fall. $1.00 OFF Your Favorite Treat! The ONLY Bike Rental located at the BEGINNING of Tahoe’s best trail... SAFE and AWAY from traffic... “Best of Tahoe” Photo by JF Photography Best Voted Best of Tahoe! The ORIGINAL ~ still Tahoe’s Favorite Bike Rental for 45 Years! 1st in Location, Service and a Friendly Professional Staff OPEN 7 Days a week April-Nov (weather permitting) LARGEST Fleet of Bikes on the South Shore Easily Can Accommodate All Ages & Abilities Put in GPS: 645EmeraldBayRoad South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Family Owned and Operated Since 1978 s S 9 S 9 Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park Sugarpine Point State Park D.L. Bliss State Park Kingsbury South Kingsbury North Spooner Summit elev. 7,164’ Brockway Summit elev. 7,119’ Tahoe Rim Trail Tahoe R m T a TahoeRimTrail Tahoe Rim Trail PacificCrestTrail Pioneer Trail Fo o h l R d Jacks Va l ey R d Mottsville Ln. Centerville Ln. N orths arDr SquawVa ey Rd AlpineMe adows Rd Northwoods Blvd. Fallen Leaf Lake Spooner Lake Marlette Lake Washoe Lake Stampede Reservoir Prosser Creek Reservoir Donner Lake Watson Lake Boca Reservoir Lower Echo Lake Upper Echo Lake Cascade Lake Eagle Lake Lower Velma Lake Buck Lake Quail Lake McKinney Lake Miller Lake Lilly Lake Emerald Bay Marla Bay Rubicon Bay Chambers Landing Tahoe Pines Skyland Timberland Pineland Tahoe Park Cedar Flat Cave Rock Sunnyside Lake Forest Meeks Bay McKinney Bay Hurricane Bay Carnelian Bay Agate Bay Crystal Bay Sand Harbor State Park Glenbrook Bay Secret Harbor Skunk Harbor Truck e R v e Ward Creek Blackwood Creek BurtonCreek DollarCreek Watson Creek McKinneyCreek Truckee River Tahoe Sport Fishing Co. Truckee-Tahoe Airport Carson City Airport Tahoe Airport CALIFORNIANEVADA Reno-Tahoe Int’l Airport Alpine/Downhill Ski Areas Nordic/Cross-Country Ski Areas All-Terrain Vehicles Campgrounds Scenic Spots Biking Hiking International Airports Airports Golf Course Gaming Information Centers MAP LEGEND Map not scale N CAMP RICHARDSON CORRAL Original Dam built here in 1870 at mouth of Tahoe’s only outlet. Gatekeeper’s Cabin now houses museum. “Fleur du Lac” estate of industrialist Henry J. Kaiser, built in 1937. Movie location for “The Godfather II.” Magnificent Ehrman Mansion built in 1901-1903. Open for summer tours. Phipps Cabin. Home of old Indian fighter General W. Phipps. On average 1,400,000 tons of water evaporates from the surface of Lake Tahoe every 24 hours, yet this drops the lake level only one-tenth-ofan-inch. The total evaporation averages more per day then the water released through the Truckee River Dam outlet. As an “Interstate Navigable Waterway” Lake Tahoe is protected by the US Coast Guard. Tahoe’s greatest depth: 1645’ Lake Tahoe never freezes over due to the constant mass movement of water from the bottom to the top. In February of 1989, Emerald Bay froze over for the first time since 1952. Cave Rock is still considered today sacred site to the Washoe Indians whose ancestors spent their summers at Lake Tahoe and once performed religious ceremonies inside the largest of the caves. The 169 foot steamer “SS Tahoe,” the “Queen of the Lake” was launched in 1896 and scuttled here in 1940 in 350’ of water. Millionaire George Whittell once owned more of the Tahoe Basin than any other person-his fabulous Thunderbird Lodge was headquarters to an empire stretching from Crystal Bay to Zephyr Cove. Lake Tahoe is the highest altitude lake of its size in the USA, and the second deepest, behind Crater Lake, Oregon. Once fishing camp of the Washoe Indians. Rubicon Point Deepest shoreline on the lake drops 1400’. Fannette Island Tahoe’s only island, site of Vikingsholm Tea House FACTS & STATISTICS Elevation: 6229 feet Length: 22 miles Width: 12 miles Shoreline: 71 miles California: 42 miles Nevada: 29 miles Storage: 122,160,280 acre ft. of water California: 85,200 acres 70% Nevada: 31,700 acres 30% Water Shed: 519 miles Maximum Depth: 1645 feet Average Depth: 989 feet Surface Water Temperatures: Max. 68 F Min. 41 Water Temperatures at 200 feet: Max. 47 F Min. 41 F Average Annual Rainfall: 8.3” Average Annual Snowfall: 216” or 18 feet Total Annual Precipitation: 30” Opened in 1949 and was the site of the 8th Olympic Winter Games held in February, 1960. Sugar Bowl, site of California’s first chairlift, opened in December, 1939 The Annual Great Ski Race, one of the largest Nordic ski races west of the Mississippi, runs 18 miles/30km from Tahoe City to Truckee Granlibakken Resort Site of “Olympic Hill” built Known as Lake Tahoe’s Oldest Ski Resort. The biathlon and cross-country events for the VIII Winter Olympics in 1960 were held at what is now Ed Z’Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park. ROYAL GORGE SQUAW CREEK XC TAHOE XC CLAIR TAPPAAN HOPE VALLEY XC Crystal Bay Casino Tahoe Nugget Tahoe Biltmore 267 267 431 431 341 341 341 342 206 206 206 207 757 341 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 395 395 88 88 88 88 88 89 89 89 89 89 89 89 89 89 28 28 79 28 28 89 89 395 80 80 80 80 SACRAMENTO & SAN FRANCISCO 80 SACRAMENTO 50 SALT LAKE CITY 80 SUSANVILLE & BEND, OR 395 QUINCY & SIERRAVILLE 89 LOS ANGELES 395 580 580 580 KINGS BEACH LAKE TAHOE TAHOE VISTA DOLLAR POINT CARNELIAN BAY SPARKS CARSON CITY INCLINE VILLAGE (see inset TRUCKEE see inset RENO HOMEWOOD TAHOMA MEEKS BAY SPRING CREEK MEYERS MARKLEEVILLE MINDEN GENOA STEWART SILVER CITY GOLD HILL VIRGINIA CITY ZEPHYR COVE GLENBROOK LocationMiles BetweenLocation Truckee11Squaw Valley Squaw Valley7Tahoe City Truckee13Kings Beach Tahoe City21Emerald Bay Emerald Bay14Stateline, NV Stateline, NV21Incline Village Stateline, NV52Reno, NV Reno, NV52Incline Village LAKE TAHOE AREA MILEAGE 169 Highway 50 Visit Lake Tahoe/ South Lake Tahoe – NV VisitLakeTahoe.com North Tahoe Nevada Welcome Center 969 Tahoe Blvd Incline Village (775) 832-1606 North Lake Tahoe Visitor Center 100 N. Lake Blvd.,Tahoe City (530) 581-6900 California Welcome Center Truckee 10065 Donner Pass Rd. Truckee, CA (530) 587-8808 Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum. Camp of the infamous Donner Party, trapped here in the savage winter of 1846/47. HOMEWOOD MOUNTAIN RESORT elev. 7,880’ DONNER SKI RANCH elev. 7,781’ GRANLIBAKKEN TAHOE elev. 6,610’ PALISADES TAHOE elev. 8,637’ elev. 9,050’ NORTHSTAR CALIFORNIA elev. 7,350’ TAHOE DONNER elev. 7,350’ DIAMOND PEAK elev. 8,540’ HEAVENLY LAKE TAHOE elev. 10,100’ SIERRA AT TAHOE elev. 8,852’ KIRKWOOD SKI RESORT elev. 9,800’ SUGAR BOWL elev. 8,383’ MT. ROSE elev. 9,700’ SODA SPRINGS elev. 7,300’ D BOREAL elev. 7,700’ Gatekeeper’s Museum TAHOE CITY LAKE TAHOE G anlibakken Rd SQUAW VALLEY & TRUCKEE 89 KINGS BEACH INCLINE VILLAGE 28 S. LAKE TAHOE & EMERALD BAY 89 T uc ee R ve 89 89 28 GRANLIBAKKEN TAHOE elev. 6,610’ 89 Donn r a s d Donne R i v erRd B ockwayRd WRiver St ER ve St 80 SACRAMENTO & SAN FRANCISCO 80 TAHOE CITY & SQUAW VALLEY 89 KINGS BEACH & NORTHSTAR 267 RENO 80 267 89 TRUCKEE TruckeeRiver Donner Lake Historic Downtown Truckee CALINEVADA GONDOLFORNIA ATOHEAVENLY Lakeside B lvd S a lineAv ParkAvePine B lvd L e Pkwy TransitLakePkwy Herber tA ve. SkiRun Blvd P oneer Trail Ski Run Marina Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel Harvey’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Harrah’s Montbleu Casino Resort & Spa Lakeside Inn & Casino Heavenly Village SOUTH LAKE TAHOE & STATELINE Visit Lake Tahoe/ South Lake Tahoe CA 4114 ake T hoe Boulev rd South ake T hoe VisitLakeTahoe.com KIRKWOOD & SACRAMENTO 50 CARSON CITY & INCLINE VILLAGE 50 GENOA & GARDENERVILLE LAKE TAHOE 50 50 207 Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course Tahoe Sport Fishing Co. F sh ng Co Fishing Co. 431 431 28 28 Village Blvd VillageBlvd College Dr Count r y C u b D SkiWay Raley’s Shopping Center UC Davis Tahoe Env. Research Center Sierra Nevada College Mt. Rose Scenic Overlook The Mountain Golf Course The Championship Golf Course INCLINE VILLAGE LAKE TAHOE Hyatt Lake Tahoe KINGS BEACH & TAHOE CITY 28 STATELINE & CARSON CITY 28 MT. ROSE & RENO 431 DIAMOND PEAK elev. 8,540’ A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X A B C D E F G H J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X 12345678910111213141516171819202122 12345678910111213141516171819202122 TRAVEL I EXPLORE I DISCOVER FUN FACTS At its longest and widest, Lake Tahoe measures 22 miles by 12 miles The shoreline circumference of the Lake is 72 miles R 11 R 11 S 9 VillageToys.com 530.541.6600 Specializing in Quality Toys for All Ages! Classic Toys Games Puzzles Candy Arts Crafts Educational Books Toys Baby Toddler Toys Cards Plush Animals Kites Outdoor Toys Beach Toys & Rafts Lego Barbie John Deere Rubberband Toys Travel Toys Games Lake Tahoe Souvenirs Plus Whole Lot More! (ONE PER CHILD) LOCATED AT: Heavenly Village 1001 Heavenly Village Way South Lake Tahoe Open Daily Free Gift-Wrapping Available! MonopolyLakeTahoe.com S 10 R 11 U 10 The ONLY Bike Rental located at the BEGINNING of Tahoe’s best trail... SAFE and AWAY from traffic... “Best of Tahoe” Photo by JF Photography Voted Best of Tahoe! The ORIGINAL ~ still Tahoe’s Favorite Bike Rental for 45 Years! 1st in Location, Service and a Friendly Professional Staff OPEN 7 Days a week April-Nov (weather permitting) LARGEST Fleet of Bikes on the South Shore Easily Can Accommodate All Ages & Abilities Put in GPS: 645EmeraldBayRoad South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Family Owned and Operated Since 1978 s! S 9 U 10 R 11 F 11

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