Sure, Lake Tahoe is packed with summer fun, from beaches to golf to hiking and biking, and, of course, time out on the water! But, did you also know about these lesser known favorites? Visiting ski villages in the summertime, attending Sunday afternoon events, and hiking new trail systems are our insider tips to exploring Tahoe summers!
1) Northstar in the Summertime
Northstar isn't just a famed Lake Tahoe ski destination! In the summer, the mountain operates chairlifts to access hiking trails and a world-class mountain bike park! The Village is alive with shops, restaurants, fire pits and games, all surrounding the outdoor roller skating rink. An 18-hole golf course offers stunning mountain views. And, Northstar homes have access to amenities like the recreation center with a swimming pool, tennis, a fitness center, playground, basketball and more!
Where to stay: Northstar Vacation Rentals
2) Never Miss a Sunday Show!
A locals’ favorite, Concerts at Commons Beach returns this summer with free live music every Sunday from 4-7pm, featuring a lineup of big names in music. Pack a picnic or come to dance, pull up by kayak or paddleboard, or float your boat and enjoy an afternoon of tunes on the beach in Tahoe City. Book your stay in Dollar Point and arrive by bike path!
Where to stay: Dollar Point Vacation Rentals
3) Explore Carpenter Valley
Bordering Tahoe Donner in Truckee, you will find a new nature trail, completed for public access in 2020. The 2.75-mile trail wanders above Prosser Creek on the edge of the forest and meadow, with long stretches of boardwalk to help protect the sensitive meadow habitat. Keep an eye out for beaver in the creek, many species of flowers and migrating birds in the meadow, and the always impressive sandhill crane. Family-friendly and conveniently accessed, this scenic valley will make you feel a world away!
Where to stay: Tahoe Donner Vacation Rentals