“Oh the places you will go.” Dr. Seuss once wrote these immortal words about faraway places and explorations. Too often, we think of adventures as things meant for the young and unexperienced—the ones who won’t mind the heavy backpacks on their shoulders and not knowing where they’re going to lay their head at night. But adventure is not something reserved for youth, or men with shaggy beards, or women with running shoes permanently laced on their feet. Adventures are open for all of us. They are open for you. So roam. Pack a suitcase, buy a plane ticket, book a hotel. There are oh so many places you can go, but today, next week, next month, plan a trip to Lake Tahoe.
Surrounded by wild pines and home to a magnificent freshwater lake, it’s a place that feels like a living postcard. And just a few miles away from the shore, you can find ski resorts, hiking trails, casinos, and boutiques if you want to make a date with the rest of the population. But if you want to roam to a place where it’s only you and your thoughts, head to the lake itself. Pick out a prime Lake Tahoe hotel on the beach and get to know this slice of wonder nestled between California and Nevada.
When is the best time to go to Lake Tahoe?
Lake Tahoe’s most popular seasons are winter and summer, due to the wealth of outdoor activities. With famous resorts like Heavenly and Squaw Valley, ski season is welcomed here like an old friend. Aim to arrive between November and February for the best powder. For summer activities, like lounging on shores of Lake Tahoe, arrive between June and August.
What are some fun beach activities to do in Lake Tahoe?
When the sun is shining and the lake is sparkling, you have to go to Lake Tahoe. Here are some top beach activities in the area:
- Jet Skis, pedal boats, and parasailing: Grab ahold of adventure when you climb aboard a watercraft on the lake. There are a number of rental companies that will lend you any equipment you need.
- Lounge: It’s common to see plenty of umbrellas up the shoreline, especially on Kings Beach. In fact, you might want to look for some Lake Tahoe beach hotels in this area for the easiest access to the sand.
- Bike rental: Want to weave between the forests along the lake? Rent a bike and get to know the trails up close and personal.
- Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival: When it comes to views, it doesn’t get better than this. Check out the annual Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival right on the lake.
- Horseback riding: If you want to wander away from the shore for a bit, there are a few equestrian centers close to the lake that provide horseback riding through the pines.
Whether you’re looking for a Lake Tahoe beachfront hotel perfect for summer, like Big Pines Mountain House, or a spot perfect for the slopes in winter, like Heavenly Village Condos, this area is prime for exploration. Find your adventure. And roam out to where the shore meets the pines.