Lake Tahoe Calling
Nestled high in the Sierras, thick pine forests border a shimmering blue Alpine lake—it’s no wonder Lake Tahoe is a top tourist destination. The Tahoe area is a giant outdoor playground with endless ways to have fun. No matter what season you visit or what adventure you embark on, Lake Tahoe calls all year long.
Winter provides perfect snow conditions for hitting the largest concentration of ski resorts in North America. For non-skiers and snowboarders, there’s alternative cold-weather fun to be had. Strap on snowshoes and go on a winter hike, slide down a hill on a sled, or try disco snow tubing. For next-level adventure, take a dog sled ride through the snow. Thaw out afterwards by a cozy fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate.
As winter melts into spring, the warmer weather is ideal for hiking and biking, jumping into one of the area’s natural hot springs, and springtime stargazing. With endless hiking and biking trails in the area, there’s dozens of options for every skill level. Mineral hot springs are a fun and relaxing way to unwind and recharge. With over 300 clear nights a year, Tahoe’s night skies in spring provide spectacular views of different constellations.
Summers in Lake Tahoe are nothing short of iconic. From boating to kayaking, and from fishing to white water rafting, summer in Tahoe means all things water fun. Hop on a standup paddle board and make your way along the Ale Trail to sip on a variety of locally crafted beers. Lake Tahoe also features some of the best 4th of July fireworks shows in the nation, which you can watch from a private beach.
The change in seasons brings crisp air, vibrant colors, and smaller crowds, making fall Tahoe’s best kept secret. The fall landscapes framed by the topaz blue of the lake provide a stunning backdrop for all outdoor adventures. Experience the changing seasons by hiking or biking portions of the Tahoe Rim Trail, going for a scenic drive around the lake, or taking it all in from high above on a hot air balloon ride.
From live music to film festivals, and from guided hikes to sponsored clean-up days, there’s something for everybody in the charming Tahoe City, dubbed North Lake Tahoe’s best mountain town. Check out Tahoe City’s full event calendar.
You now have a new lodging option in North Lake Tahoe! Perched on the sunny side of North Shore in the heart of Tahoe Vista, Tahoe Sands Resort sits on four acres of pristine lakefront property and has its own large private beach! Suites are available as studios or 1-and 2-bedroom cottages that either face the lake or are tucked away in the property’s wooded area. An ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts, Tahoe Sands Resort is just a few miles from world-class hiking and biking trails as well as the major Tahoe area ski resorts.
Grand Pacific Resorts manages three other unique resorts in the North Lake Tahoe area: Red Wolf Lakeside Lodge, Red Wolf at Squaw Valley, and Olympic Village Inn. Each resort offers spectacular mountain or lake views, is conveniently located near local sites and activities, and offers home-away-from-home comfort that visitors love. Be sure to book a stay at one of these incredible properties while there’s still availability!
For even more vacation options, check out GPX Nightly Getaways and GPX Exchange.
Know Before You Go
Like many small mountain communities, the Lake Tahoe area was significantly impacted by the pandemic. We welcome you to visit the area responsibly so that it can thrive once again. As the situation remains subject to change, please check state and local guidelines as well as what’s currently open in Lake Tahoe prior to traveling.
We hope to see you soon!