Tahoe South Blog
Shop Like a Local this Summer Market Season
It’s that time of year – summer is comin’ in hot and the local markets are in full swing. Tahoe South is home to a diverse body of creatives, makers, and doers, and you can find that showcased at any one of the recurring flea or farmers markets this summer. Every year, every season, Tahoe […]
Heavenly Resort’s Epic Summer is Here!
The resort’s Epic Discovery Summer Season has kicked off and it is, well… epic! We’re spoiled by the incredible Heavenly winter ski season, it’s only fitting that we get an epic summer to match. Heavenly Resort’s Epic Discovery summer season is packed with exhilarating activities that’ll have you happy the snow is gone and stoked […]
Tahoe South: Top Ten Facts
Top ten facts about Lake Tahoe and Tahoe South all in one handy infographic!
Mammals of the Lake Tahoe Basin
Meet the mammals of the Lake Tahoe Basin! The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit of the US Forest Service shares a great introduction to some of our neighbors.
The Pony Express Rides Again
The National Pony Express Association will conduct its Annual Re-Ride of the Pony Express Trail from Sacramento, California, to St. Joseph, Missouri.
Cruise Lake Tahoe
If you’re visiting, you need to make it count by getting up close and personal with the lake. There’s a reason that Lake Tahoe is known as the Jewel of the Sierras, and if you want to find out why for yourself then you’ve got to be in it, on it, and breathing in that […]
Memorial Day Weekend in South Lake Tahoe
There is so much going on in and around Lake Tahoe Memorial Day weekend, you're going to have a fun time trying to fit it all in.
Best Spots to Launch Your Kayak or Paddleboard in Tahoe South
Besides being on a boat, the best way to explore Lake Tahoe is on a kayak, canoe or stand up paddleboard. Here are three great launch sites in Tahoe South.
Watch the Amgen Tour of California as they race through Lake Tahoe
The Amgen Tour of California returns to Lake Tahoe for two exciting stages of professional road cycling on Friday, May 18. Whether you are a visitor or a local, this is the perfect opportunity to experience world-class racing up close!
Annual Highway 50 Wagon Train
Hitch ‘em up! The 65th Annual Highway 50 Wagon Train makes its way from Zephyr Cove, Nevada, to Placerville, California, May 31 through June 8, 2014.
How to spend the perfect Mother’s Day at Tahoe South
Mother’s Day is right around the corner. There’s so many things you could do, but what will mom enjoy most? If you’re planning to spend the day in Lake Tahoe, you’re already off to a great start. In Tahoe South, it’s easy to plan a fun and memorable day. Our local businesses love moms just […]
Tahoe South Waterfall Guide
Spring is “waterfall season” in South Lake Tahoe! Here are our top recommendations for waterfalls at Lake Tahoe.
Top 5 Waterfalls Around South Lake Tahoe
The roaring that you hear isn't bears waking up after their winter hibernation. Nope. It's the incredible waterfalls that grace our area
Hot Springs Near Tahoe
For a brief moment not long ago we caught the tail end of a real winter wonderland. It was great while it lasted, but I long for the days of that sweet Cali sunshine on the beach. I pine for the pines to be free of snow and muck. I willingly did my spring cleaning […]
Tahoe South Summer Activities Guide
Here is a guide to some of our favorite things to do in South Lake Tahoe this summer. Hiking: Tahoe Rim Trail: This 165-mile hike around Lake Tahoe is the ultimate trek. Hike the entire thing or hike bits and pieces of the trail. The options are endless. You can choose to hike any of […]
Opening & Closing dates for Campgrounds, Beaches, and Forest Roads at Tahoe South
The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) will soon begin opening recreational facilities and campgrounds in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Weather and snow conditions permitting, Inspiration Point will be the first site to open on April 14, 2018. The Taylor Creek Visitor Center opens May 25, 2018, and will be staffed weekends […]
Birds of the Lake Tahoe basin
There are many bird species found in the Lake Tahoe Basin. The following are a few of the ones often seen by visitors. Information via the US Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. Dark-Eyed Junco These small birds have solid black heads and white stripes on either side of their tails and are often […]
Summer Events in South Lake Tahoe
Sun-drenched beaches, cool blue lake waters, rolling biking and hiking trails, action-packed concerts, events and nightlife is what puts the wild side into Tahoe South's summer energy.
Tahoe South’s Spring Loaded Weekly Roundup
Back at it with another packed week of Tahoe South’s Spring Loaded event(s). If you haven’t seen or heard the buzz around town yet, the good news is that there’s still plenty of time to get in on the fun. The bad news is that last week you missed some incredibly fun stuff – the […]
3 Great reasons to visit Tahoe South in April
April is one of the best months to visit Tahoe as the crowds are gone, the days are longer and the parties are still going on. If you need additional reasons to plan your trip, below you will find some of my favorite activities to do in Tahoe in April – ski, eat, drink, hike, […]
Why March is the Best Month to Visit Tahoe South
Here are five good reasons to visit Tahoe South in March. 1. The best skiing in Tahoe is in March You get to enjoy the slopes with some of the best spring skiing in the country, plenty of snow, the sunshine, and lack of crowds. Warmer temps in March create a snow condition, the locals […]
How to Enjoy Lake Tahoe if you Only Have One Day
With its sparkling summer shorelines and world-class skiing, it’s no wonder that more than 3.5 million people flock to Lake Tahoe each year. Most visitors stay for a weekend or extended vacation, but the area has plenty to offer for day trippers too – whether you’re just passing through, have some extra time between […]
Day Tripping from Tahoe South & Beyond
It’s no secret that Lake Tahoe is the place to be for thrilling, year-round outdoor excursions. It’s an adventurer’s dream come true – enthralling mountains form a lakeside playground yielding a recipe for endless entertainment – you know this. What you may not know is just how much more Tahoe South and the surrounding areas […]
It’s Time You Live the Tahoe Lifestyle
Why did you move to Tahoe? Was it the sun, the mountains, the Winters or the Summers that brought you to the basin? Perhaps it was a job, your significant other, or to escape from the race. Regardless of how you ended up here, you are now in Tahoe and it’s time to start living! […]
What to do in Tahoe while waiting for Snow
We all know Lake Tahoe is famous for its skiing and snowboarding scene. But what if you want to take a break from that and do something else. Or maybe the snow hasn’t come yet? Well, of course, you can still ski on man-made snow and the experience is great. However, there are a ton […]
Winter Driving in South Lake Tahoe
Winter driving is like most of the stuff we do – the more you practice and exercise common sense, the safer you’ll be. We offer a few tips for you to get up to your favorite mountain safely.
How to Plan a Lake Tahoe Trip Your Way! Utrip Planner
The Utrip planner lets you experience beautiful Lake Tahoe in the way that’s most meaningful to you. Using your budget and interests, the planner will give you a day-by-day itinerary, in moments. Here’s a simple step-by-step how to turn your Lake Tahoe dreams into a reality. First, launch the Utrip planner by clicking here. Enter your dates […]
Holiday shopping in Tahoe South
Looking for holiday shopping in South Lake Tahoe? Whether in town or just a click away, we've got recommendations to fit everyone on your "nice" list.
Experience Fall in South Lake Tahoe
Get in Touch with Nature at Taylor Creek this Fall Do you know that Lake Tahoe has salmon in it? Don’t believe me? Check out the salmon spawning at Taylor Creek, just outside of South Lake Tahoe. A place where you can go connect with nature, enjoy the fall leaves, check out wildlife and learn […]
Virginia City isn’t an amusement park. It’s the real deal.
Virginia City, Nevada, offers a real glimpse to what life on the Comstock was all about. With its wooden boardwalk and historic landmarks, this easy day trip from South Lake Tahoe is fun and educational!
Fall Fish Fest is family fun!
Celebrate the annual fall migration of the Kokanee salmon during the Fall Fish Fest - the first weekend in October at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center in South Lake Tahoe.
Halloween in South Lake Tahoe
From trick-or-treating with the kids to adults-only costumed entertainment, no other holiday lets you indulge your inner devil (or clown, princess, robot...) quite like Halloween. Celebrate Halloween in South Lake Tahoe at any number of family-friendly (or downright frightful!) events!
South Lake Tahoe changes autumn colors
A visit to South Lake Tahoe in the early fall is a treat for the eyes. Here are three top spots for viewing the fall colors in Lake Tahoe.
Lake Tahoe Fall Colors
It's beginning to look a lot like autumn! The air is crisper, mornings have been cooler, and it is definitely feeling like fall in the Lake Tahoe Basin.
What is There to Do in September at Tahoe South?
September is one of the best months to visit Lake Tahoe. When children go back to school and parents go back to work, the locals go out and play. The temperatures are still warm so you can enjoy the water and the entire place to yourself. You can plan a corporate retreat at a meeting […]
Eat, play and celebrate: Labor Day at Lake Tahoe
Labor Day may signify the end of summer for many, but before she starts waxing her skis, guest blogger Jenn Gleckman is going to enjoy the many fun events on tap in Tahoe South.
The Tahoe South Skateboarding Scene
When searching for adventure in South Lake Tahoe, there are many ways to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Skateboarding and longboarding will provide you with a fun and active way to get out and see what South Lake Tahoe has to offer. Both indoor and outdoor options allow you to keep skateboarding even when mother nature […]
Let Us Entertain You- Magic, Illusion and Artistic Productions at Tahoe South
Are you not entertained? Tahoe South has many shows and productions that make for a perfect night out and a fantastic way to cap off a day filled with fun. These displays of art showcase some of the country’s top talent in magic, illusion, comedy and more. Grab tickets to these shows while they last […]
Fun for all at the 25th Anniversary Valhalla Renaissance Faire
The Valhalla Renaissance Faire is an annual tradition in South Lake Tahoe - one that has been going strong for over two decades.
The Tahoe South Craft Beer Scene Is Growing
After spending the day out in the Tahoe South playground, the best way to relax and unwind is with a frosty pint of local craft beer. The art of craft beer has taken the nation by storm within the last few years, and Lake Tahoe has joined the ranks. In recent years, new breweries have […]
Escape the frosty Tahoe South air with a Hot Springs day trip
Winter has arrived with a bang in Tahoe South, as snow blankets the Sierra peaks and laces through the pine trees. While the winter wonderland playground offers an abundance of activities, sometimes a luxuriously relaxing experience is needed. The Tahoe Basin is home to a number of popular Hot Springs, providing nourishing health and care […]
Top 5 Apres Ski Firepits near Heavenly Village
Top 5 Apres Ski Firepits near Heavenly Village Tahoe South has endless Apres Ski opportunities for visitors to relax and unwind after a fun winter’s day. Following the descent on the Heavenly Ski Resort Gondola, guests are within walking distance from a selection of restaurants and bars offering firepit gatherings accompanied by delightful food and […]
5 Things To Do If You’re Under 21
5 things to do if you’re under 21 at South Lake Tahoe. As someone who has lived here their entire life here in Tahoe, there are times when I gotta figure out what to do with my day. If you’re someone who happens to be under 21 years old, it can be tricky finding things […]
Celebrate fall at Apple Hill
Fall is the time of year to celebrate the incredible and magical transformations that nature undergoes. Many individuals have their own traditions on how to enjoy this beautiful season, but most often they involve colorful leaves and harvested produce. Lucky enough, South Lake Tahoe is just an hour’s drive away from the autumnal wonderland […]
The Top 6 Mountain Bike Trails in South Lake Tahoe
The locals have spoken! The Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association (TAMBA) is sharing the best six mountain bike rides in South Lake Tahoe.
Genoa Candy Dance
Every year on the last weekend of September, the town of Genoa hosts their annual Candy Dance Faire which offers over 300 craft and food vendors and draws thousands of people to this small town in Nevada during the two-day event.
Playing Pokemon GO at Lake Tahoe
Pokemon: a game where you catch creatures known as “Pokemon” where players known as “trainers” train the Pokemon to go battle others within the region where the end goal is to become the Pokemon champion. The games have reached popularity throughout the years that six generations later Niantic Inc. released what is now known as […]
Ideas for Tahoe Family Adventures
Adventures in land, water and sky for Families visiting South Lake Tahoe. If you’re looking for a trip that will provide an excellent experience for the entire family, come to Lake Tahoe. Tahoe South sets itself apart as a joyous family vacation destination, with activities that pack plenty of fun for kids and parents alike. […]
Every woman’s outdoor weekend adventure
Outessa Summit at Kirkwood Resort is a women only, 3-day retreat packed with a plethora of outdoor activities, amazing food, wine, beer and new friends.
Top 7 Motorcycle Rides in South Lake Tahoe
As someone who has been riding South Lake Tahoe for more than 25 years, I know a thing or two about what makes this such a great place to see from your bike.
Lake Tahoe: Summer Fun
Summer at Lake Tahoe means many locals play "tour guide" for visiting friends and family. Guest blogger Cristen Filburn shares two of her favorite places.
Infographic: 27 Years of Tahoe Celebrity Golf
As we head into the 27th year of the American Century Championship, the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority has been able to estimate some pretty impressive statistics.
Five campsites in Tahoe South
The smell of campfire at night and fresh brewed coffee in the morning, coupled with the thrill of outdoor adventure always gets me excited.
South Lake Tahoe beaches – sunshine, sand and swimming
There is no better way to soak up the Lake Tahoe sunshine than a day at the beach. Guest blogger Karin Sharon helps you find the perfect Lake Tahoe beaches for your visit on our blog.
Family friendly bike rides in South Lake Tahoe
Your campsite is set, firewood is stacked, and your bikes are ready to roll. Here's a list of family-friendly bike rides in South Lake Tahoe.
Alex Ramon: Not your average magic show
Alex Ramon: IMpossible – Believe in Magic comes to Harrah’s Lake Tahoe 5 nights a week this summer. Guest blogger Amanda Moss attended an early showing and highly recommends going to see the show.
Tahoe Culture: Valhalla Art, Music, and Theatre Festival
Set against the magnificent backdrop of Lake Tahoe, the Valhalla Art, Music and Theatre Festival is a unique celebration of music, theatre and the visual arts in South Lake Tahoe.
Lake Tahoe two ways
Lake Tahoe has a huge variety of activities for any budget or interests, from a lunch cruise to hiking to beach time, all with a spectacular lake view.
Cowboy Festival returns to Genoa
The annual Genoa Cowboy Festival, April 28 - May 1, is a wonderful blend of beautiful setting, entertainment, heritage and Western culture - right in Lake Tahoe's backyard!
Lake Tahoe art exhibition through January 10
The TAHOE: A Visual History exhibition runs through January 10, 2016 at the Nevada Museum of Art. If you’re visiting Lake Tahoe, spend an afternoon and travel for this powerful and inspiring exhibit of Lake Tahoe artwork and historical artifacts.
SnowGlobe 2015 – Day One Photos
Welcome to SnowGlobe! How awesome was day 1?! The temps may have been chilly, but the energy certainly wasn't!
SnowGlobe 2015 – Insider’s Tips
The 2015 SnowGlobe Music Festival is fast approaching and veteran SnowGlober Lauren Lindley offers a few insider's tips for a fun, safe festival experience!
13th Annual Tahoe Adventure Film Festival
The Tahoe Adventure Film Festival is the annual gathering of the who’s who of outdoor adventure set in a hypnotic theatrical show of go-go dancers, DJs, and dramatic action imagery by Aurora Photos.
Weekend plans: What to do in South Lake Tahoe
Looking for what to do in Tahoe this weekend? From adventure films to Santa to comedy, we have a few ideas. Did we say Santa?
Itinerary: Tahoe South Wedding Anniversary
Guest blogger Andy Walden shares highlights from his recent anniversary visit, including activities, dining, and lodging.
Win tickets to see Queensryche at Lake Tahoe
We’re giving away a pair of tickets to see Queensryche at the Hard Rock Hotel Casino on Friday, October 2. Share your favorite song for a chance to win!
Steampunk Ball kicks off fall fun at Valhalla
Calling all steampunks: On Friday Oct. 9, the first ever Tall Timber Ball will be held at Valhalla’s Grand Hall, and we want you!
Come Write at Tahoe
Have you always wanted to write? A serious concentration of great authors, teachers, and editors live in the Tahoe-Reno area, and many will be gathered in one place on Oct. 9-11 to help you bring your story to life.
TAHOE: A Visual History
Lake Tahoe has inspired countless artists over the last two centuries, and the Nevada Museum of Art has gathered an extensive collection of Lake Tahoe artwork into the first major art exhibition dedicated to Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada region.
Spend July with the Valhalla Arts, Music and Theatre Festival
Now in its 36th year, the Valhalla Arts, Music and Theatre festival sounds off once again at Lake Tahoe's South Shore lakefront Heller Estate (Valhalla) with highly anticipated performances, improv comedy, theatre productions and iconic arts and culture experiences, now through August 26, 2015.
Where the celebrities play
On the shores of South Lake Tahoe, Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course hosts the annual American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament. And my brother.
2015 Valhalla Arts, Music & Theatre Festival
Lake Tahoe’s 36th annual Valhalla Arts, Music & Theatre Festival opens June 17 at the historic lakefront Heller Estate (Valhalla) on the South Shore with Alasdair Fraser, Scottish fiddler.
It’s going to be a “Heavenly” summer in South Lake Tahoe
On June 12, Heavenly will open for full seven-day-a-week summer operations, featuring hiking, zip lining, adventure ropes courses, tubing, sightseeing, dining and more!
Three Ways to Enjoy Fall in Tahoe South
There are many obvious reasons to love fall. Guest blogger Jenn Gleckman shares her favorite ways to celebrate the season in Tahoe South.
Sunrise and sunset in South Lake Tahoe
There's something about how the sun travels across the sky each day that continually awes us. We simply love pictures of sunrise and sunset over Lake Tahoe.
Tiny tyke Titus brings game to Tahoe South
With over 17 million You Tube views, three year old Titus is an internet sensation. We went behind the scenes on his recent visit to Lake Tahoe to have some fun and feel inadequate about our own hoop skills.
America’s Favorite Place: The Top Five Spots
Topping the list of finalists for "Good Morning America's" favorite place in America, no surprise to us, is Lake Tahoe!
Living the dream
There are so many opportunities to enjoy unique experiences at Lake Tahoe. Guest blogger Jenay Aiksnoras reminds us to connect with our experiences and find yoga everywhere.
Walking Tour of South Tahoe Murals and Street Art
Lake Tahoe has a long tradition of doing art and doing it in a public way where anyone can see it, and there is, frankly, so much public art in Lake Tahoe that if you go by car you're gonna miss a lot of it. Guest blogger Jack Durst has taken the trouble of laying out a public art walking tour that most anyone can do.
Hot August Nights – the Tahoe South experience
Hot August Nights comes to Tahoe South for one weekend a year and provides us the opportunity to celebrate our love affair with 50’s and 60’s cars, doo-wop music, poodle skirts and other iconic Americana.
Vacation itinerary: Northern California highlights
Whether your vacation is for a week, 10 days, 2 weeks or longer, Northern California has something for everybody! Here’s a sample itinerary for a 2 week vacation...
5 things I’m missing about Tahoe South from the other side of the world
Guest blogger Clark Vandeventer is in Thailand for three months, and he shares what he misses about South Lake Tahoe while he and his family are away.
Annual Tourism Forum – Tools for Success
The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority and TahoeChamber are partnering again for the annual Tourism Forum - "Tools for Success" - to inform and educate the local business community about developing trends and emerging tools for tourism.
South Lake Tahoe Polar Plunge
There’s snow on the ground, but can you imagine plunging yourself into the ice cold waters of Lake Tahoe? At the South Lake Tahoe Polar Plunge last weekend, teams of brave souls did just that!
From Tahoe South to Greenland – one local’s adventure
One of the great things about living here is seeing how people draw inspiration from the surroundings. Guest blogger Jenn Gleckman sits down with local adventurer and scientist Meghan Kelly as she shares about her upcoming ski and sail expedition from Iceland to Greenland.
Dancing with our Lake Tahoe Stars
Come out and cheer on local Tahoe South celebrities in the second annual "Dancing with the Tahoe Stars" to benefit the Tahoe Arts Project.
Artist in residence: Apollo
One of the leading Environmental Artists in the World, Apollo, will be the featured “Fall Artist in Residence” at Forest Suites Resort through December 14, 2014.
The Polar Express
Having young kids, I had both watched the “The Polar Express” movie and read the book countless times. So when the invitation arrived to jump on the V&T Railway and actually experience the journey, I didn't hesitate.
Art Galleries in South Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe has more than its fair share of natural beauty, and when you want to take a piece home with you, stop by some of our favorite art galleries.
Nevada’s Turning 150! Celebrate the Sesquicentennial anniversary of Nevada’s statehood and diverse, rich heritage all year long.
South Lake Tahoe | Taylor Creek
Fall is the perfect time to visit Taylor Creek in South Lake Tahoe - at least the wildlife thinks so!
Pumpkins and ponies in South Lake Tahoe
Don't miss the inaugural Pony & Pumpkin Festival in South Lake Tahoe - free, fun, fall- inspired festivities October 12 & 13.
Mark Twain’s Nevada – Part Two
For twenty five years now, McAvoy Layne has been preeminent in preserving the wit & wisdom of Mark Twain. Here, he recounts another first-person account of his visit to Lake Tahoe.
Mark Twain’s Nevada – Part One
For twenty five years now, McAvoy Layne has been preeminent in preserving the wit & wisdom of Mark Twain. Here, he recounts a first-person account of his visit to Lake Tahoe.
The Washoe – Lake Tahoe’s first locals
Tahoe locals for over two thousand years, the Washoe were the first to call Lake Tahoe “the lake,” just as locals do today.
Meyers Mountain Bike Festival
If mountain biking, live music, beer and BBQ sound like the perfect combination to you, then you should definitely plan on attending next year’s Meyers Mountain Bike Festival.
Send Off Summer with a Bang in South Lake Tahoe
We celebrate the last official hurrah of summer with a weekend full of music, big boats, trail running, local food and wine, and fireworks! Here’s a quick rundown of what you can expect this Labor Day Weekend in South Lake Tahoe.
Family fun at the Lake in the Sky air show
The annual Lake in the Sky Air Show is a fun, family-friendly event that features plenty of planes, pancakes, and participation!
The 20th annual Intensive Spanish Summer Institute kicks off August 12th!
In August, the Lake Tahoe Community College campus comes alive with a variety of Spanish cultural offerings during the Intensive Spanish Summer Institute.
Live at Lakeview beach cleanup
On Course Events, 5 volunteers, and Sand Sifters collect 200 lbs of trash and 30 lbs of Asian clam shells from Lakeview Commons in Tahoe South.
Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care hosts annual open house
This Sunday, August 4, 2013, is the one opportunity of the year where the public is allowed inside the fenced area of Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care to see the animals which are in rehabilitation up close.
Tourists: taking care of Lake Tahoe like it’s your own
Guest blogger Jayme Lamm shares her first summertime visit to South Lake Tahoe, and how it's so easy to fall in love with Big Blue.
Race the Lake of the Sky – a family-fun Lake Tahoe event!
The annual Race the Lake of the Sky draws standup paddle boarders and spectators for a family-friendly, one-of-a-kind Lake Tahoe event!
Vayama visits Lake Tahoe inspiring people to travel internationally
Sometimes taking the first step toward an international trip is the most difficult, even if you have dreamed of travel for years.
Boil ‘n Fry Day – Lake Tahoe Crawfish Music Festival
Lake Tahoe crawfish will be paired with an outdoor concert and lawn games, and served against a backdrop of the beautiful Sierra Nevada and a sunset you can’t match anywhere else.
Fuel for the Ride: Camp Richardson’s General Store
Before setting off on a bicycle or hiking adventure, stop at Camp Richardson's General Store to get your fill of fuel and nourishment before the big day ahead.
Vikingsholm: Conversations with History
There is a lot of interesting history to be found at Tahoe South. Whether it’s the Pope, Baldwin and Valhalla Estates of the Tallac Historic Site, or the millionaire who built an enormous summer home just up the road, there are as many interesting stories as there are grand old mansions.
2013 Valhalla art, music and theatre festival at Tahoe South
What do you get when you combine history, the arts, summer and a large body of water? The Valhalla Art, Music and Theatre Festival, a pretty unique summer festival that happens to be located on the shores of Tahoe South.
Lake Tahoe nominated for 8th wonder of the world
Lake Tahoe – the 8th Wonder of the World? We think so! Vote for our national treasure today!
Start each day off fresh and fun with Wake Up Tahoe
Whether you’re planning an extended vacation or a last-minute getaway, "Wake Up Tahoe" gives viewers the inside scoop on experiencing Tahoe South “like a local.”
Re-Riding the Pony Express through South Lake Tahoe
It was a short-lived mail service, but it became a symbol of the Old West. And 153 years after the anniversary of the start of the famed Pony Express, horsemen still want to deliver mail by horseback on the same trail.
Summer Weekend of Fun in Tahoe South
Last summer, we filmed a video to showcase some of the fun activities here at Lake Tahoe. I was lucky enough to be in on the action, and came away with a few thoughts on making the most out of your summer weekend at Tahoe South.
Fourth annual Genoa Cowboy Festival
The 4th annual Genoa Cowboy Festival, May 3-5, is just a short drive from South Lake Tahoe, and offers unique and fun activities for the whole family.
Biking for Family Fun – on and off mountain
Teach your kids to love the outdoors now and they’ll appreciate it for a lifetime.
Experience the smooth award-winning flavor of Tahoe Blue Vodka
I woke up with an idea - to create premium vodka inspired by the spirit of Lake Tahoe - and the result is Tahoe Blue Vodka.
First time fishing in Tahoe South
First time fishing? No problem! Find out why Tahoe South is the perfect spot to drop a line.
Family camping – Tahoe South style
Family camping - Make it cheaper, make it easier, and make it fun!
Fittest of the Sierras compete in Tahoe South
You've probably heard rumors about the CrossFit regimen being intense and competitive. Those rumors are true.
One Billion Rising: Tahoe South
Calling out the fact that one in three women will be raped in her lifetime, the "One Billion Rising" project asked women and those who loved them all over the globe to rise up against this statistic with their action.
What does the “Best Lake in America” mean to you?
I’ve lived here all my life and this view still takes my breath away.
Practicing Yoga in Tahoe South
So, what is Yoga anyway? At Svadhyaya Yoga Studio on Tahoe's South Shore, we like to ask new practitioners what they think Yoga is.
SnowGlobe: Day 3
Day three of SnowGlobe was definitely the best. For those of you who think you have no place at Snowglobe, you do.
SnowGlobe: Day 2
Holy frigidly cold temps Batman! SnowGlobe day two was FREEZING from start to finish.
SnowGlobe: Introduction to Quixotic Fusion
Quixotic Fusion is an impressive and complex collaboration between dance, film aerial arts, music and fashion.
SnowGlobe: Interview with Beats Antique
Beats Antique is the confluence of three talented performers with very different backgrounds.
SnowGlobe: Interview with Nobody Beats the Drum
Nobody Beats the Drum’s tour schedule from 2012 is enough to make you tired just looking at it.
SnowGlobe: 21 questions with Archnemesis
Archnemesis is the self-described “musical brainchild” of Justin Aubuchon and Curt Heiny.
SnowGlobe: 21 questions with Big Chocolate
Red headed Cameron Argon has had quite the journey to the world of EDM.
The 21 days of SnowGlobe: Shop local
THE 21 DAYS of SNOWGLOBE: Counting down to all things involving the fest, including insider tips, band interviews, event coverage and more! Day two of the 21 Days of SnowGlobe brings you: SHOP LOCAL!
The 21 days of SnowGlobe: Eat local
Today kicks off the 21 DAYS of SNOWGLOBE: Counting down to all things involving the fest, including insider tips, band interviews, event coverage and more!
Countdown to SnowGlobe: Plan Your Trip
SnowGlobe Music Festival is returning to Tahoe South for its second year and it's not too late to join in on the fun.
Playing outdoors in Tahoe South
Participating in recreational activities when I was a kid always meant I played outside.
Winter Stoke Throwback photo booth
Two of my good friends joined forces to throw a fundraiser party for their respective non-profits and the first thing they asked for was a photo booth and of course, I was happy to donate it!
Winter Stoke Throwback this Saturday
The Sierra Avalanche Center and SheJumps are teaming up to have a retro ski party that could just be the party of the year!
Hiking Lake Tahoe: High Meadow Road & Cold Creek Loop
The title should really read: A Snowy Walkabout. Last week we received more snow than predicted, about 1-3 ft. depending on elevation.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Tahoe South
With two months left in 2012, it’s time to start thinking about where to ring in the New Year.
Hiking Lake Tahoe: Round Lake
Considering it snowed this week, it's comical I'm blogging about hiking, but I managed to squeeze in one last fall hike.
Yoga is everywhere
I've been living Yoga since 2000. When I began the practice, I did so because, number one; it was free, and number two; my friends were doing it.
Calling all Tahoe South Nonprofits
To the American Century Championship (ACC) and the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority (LVTA), success is more than a reward; it's a responsibility.
Behind the scenes of Tahoe time-lapse video
In case you haven’t heard, we love all things Tahoe. We recently came across this awesome 10-month time lapse produced by local resident Justin Majeczky and friends.
Saddle up German-style for Oktoberfest in Tahoe South
Say “oom-pah-pah!” Raise a pint, down a brat, clap your hands and stomp your feet – Oktoberfest is here!
Live at Lakeview summer concert series – Latino night
This week’s Live at Lakeview Summer Concert Series was geared toward a totally different segment of the Tahoe population and I thought it was awesome.
“This is why I love Tahoe summers. Gotta make the most of what’s left!” – Lauren Lindley
Cheers to the “Best Lake in America!”
Thank you to our fans and the community for making it official, USA Today readers’ poll named Lake Tahoe the “Best Lake in America.”
Once a comic always a comic
I don’t know how it is with other professions, but when a comic sees an opportunity to make your work better, they’ll give you a tagline to make your joke funnier.
“Best Lake in America” – Lake Tahoe, of course!
A recent readers' poll by USA TODAY confirmed what we already knew: Lake Tahoe is the “Best Lake in America!”
Crawfish boil in South Lake Tahoe
If there's anything that a Tahoe South local knows it's that summer is short and it's time for BBQs!
Play Truth or Dare – chance to win a stay in Tahoe South
Ah, summer. A time of road trips, bonfires and warm nights playing Truth or Dare.
Bringing learning into the 21st century
“Researchers are finding a clear link between technology, achievement and motivation.” – The National Education Association
Tahoe South is the summer hotspot for weekend getaways
Breathtaking views, championship golf, trail rides, beachside dining and cruising along “blue” Lake Tahoe – What more could you want?
Photo Friday | Multi-sport weekend in South Lake Tahoe
Pretty awesome time of year in Tahoe South when you can ski, fish, bike and hit the beach in the same day!
Our interview with Josh Denault, winner of the Tahoe Digital Photo Institute
This summer, photography enthusiasts will come to South Lake Tahoe to participate in the first Digital Photography Institute June 29 – July 1, 2012. This is our interview with the photo contest winner.
Motorcycle day ride adventures from Lake Tahoe
As local moto-heads the one thing we love about motorcycle riding in the greater Lake Tahoe area is the variety of roads. When you’re staying in South Lake Tahoe you’ll have the option to ride roads offering lazy sweepers, exciting twisties or the straightaway of Hwy 395.
Sawmill Pond – the perfect place to take kids fishing in Tahoe
We’re gearing up for another year of kids-only fishing at Sawmill Pond! It’s the only fishing experience for kids and only kids 14 years and younger all summer long.
My experience on the Highway 50 wagon train in Tahoe
Having watched the Highway 50 wagon train re-enactment for some 15 years with envy, 2011 was the year I finally gathered some friends, procured the appropriate garb and saw my town at the rate of 2mph.
Everything You Need to Know about Camp Richardson Marina in Tahoe
If you’re heading to Camp Richardson for Memorial Day weekend, here’s everything you need to know about the marina for your visit.
Summer concerts and art festivals in South Lake Tahoe
Throw on your shorts, grab the sunscreen and don't forget your flip flops – it’s time for Tahoe South’s outdoor concert series.
South Tahoe High School brings learning into the 21st Century
The South Tahoe High School is undergoing a renaissance of learning.
Memorial Day summer activities in Tahoe
Whether you’re ready for the beach, boat, golf course or casino entertainment, Memorial Day weekend kicks off summer in South Lake Tahoe in a big way.
Fly Fishing Hotspots In and Near South Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe is centered amongst some of the best fly fishing areas in the Sierra Nevada.
Where to rent a bike in South Lake Tahoe
Whether you're a mountain biker, road cycler or family looking for a lazy-afternoon cruise, I've compiled a list of places to rent or tune your bike or find great trails in Tahoe South!
Tee it up at South Lake Tahoe golf courses this summer
The grass is greening up, and the sun is out, so grab your clubs and let’s go.
Genoa Cowboy Poetry Festival
It’s the type of event that makes you do a double-take. Cowboys and poetry? Yes, ma’am. And it’s precisely the type of event you will only find in our neck of the woods.
Earth your day with primal practical play
On this Earth Day, go outside and indulge yourself in Primal Practical Play!
Geotourism explained – traveling with purpose in South Lake Tahoe
Discover geotourism and traveling with purpose in South Lake Tahoe.
Spring roundup of events in South Lake Tahoe
Spring is one of my favorite times in South Lake Tahoe, from live music to pond skimming, to dressing up and barbecueing with friends on closing day.
Discover your Nevada campaign – vote for South Lake Tahoe
Vote for your favorite places in South Lake Tahoe for the Discover Your Nevada Campaign!
Hidden dining gems in South Lake Tahoe
A local's guide to the best restaurants, bars and coffee houses in South Lake Tahoe.
What I love about spring in South Lake Tahoe
Springtime brings a lot of new activities and recreation to the area. It's perhaps the most beautiful time to see all of the waterfalls come to life.
Best places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in South Lake Tahoe
This weekend it’s time to indulge in green beer, bagpipes and corned beef and cabbage!
Rocking out with local bands
Tahoe South's 2011 "Band of the Year" played to a wild and raucous crowd at the American Legion last Friday Night.
Party like a Tahoe South local
There are all kinds of fun weekly events to check out in Tahoe South, but one of my personal favorites is Kirkwood Nights.
Sweetheart sunset hike in South Lake Tahoe
Snuggle up with your sweetie during this year's sunset snowshoe hike on Valentine's Day.
7 things you need for the best standup paddleboarding experience
SUP can be done by anyone! The only thing that could hold you back from enjoying this sport is if you happen to be extremely balanced challenged or allergic to sun, water and fun.
International Women and Motorcycle Conference is coming back!
The IWMC says this is the best place to ride in the West!
From Brazil to Lake Tahoe: In pursuit of snow
Growing up in Brazil was amazing, but I always felt like there was something missing - Tahoe snow.
Road trip day 2 – South Lake Tahoe
On Day 1 of our Road Trip we stayed at the MontBleu Resort Pool Party until the early hours of the morning which made getting up for a day full of activities on Day 2 quite the challenge.
Friday faves – motorcycles and Lake Tahoe
I have so much to be thankful for from the past 7 days, including motorcycles in Tahoe!