North Lake Tahoe Itineraries

Visiting Lake Tahoe and looking for ideas on what to do? North Lake Tahoe offers many recreational activities, dining options, wellness retreats, and special events…there are so many choices to fit into the perfect North Lake Tahoe vacation. Below are some North Lake Tahoe itineraries to get you inspired and help you choose.

YOUR 12 TOWNS BUCKET LIST

Good news: We’ve made your planning as easy as a Tahoe sunset with customized itineraries that span from the West Shore to Incline Village. Whether you hit all 12 towns (hello, 12 Towners Club!) or stick to your favorite few, you’re destined for a memorable time. Use these itineraries as a checklist for your next Tahoe adventure. And if you find a town you love, then X marks the spot: stay the week, hit everything on the bucket list and don’t be a stranger—we’d love to see your friendly face more than once. Not sure where to start? Take our quiz to find out which town fits your personality.

Tahoe Vista | Kings Beach | Crystal Bay | Incline Village

Carnelian Bay | Northstar | Donner Summit | Truckee

West Shore | Tahoe City & Alpine Meadows | Olympic Valley

Treasures of Tahoe

With its sparkling blue waters, phenomenal mountain scenery and endless recreation, the destination is a treat during any time of year. But, around the lake lie many other treasures — lesser-known activities — that offer explorers one-of-a-kind experiences in this special place.

Outdoor Adventures

Lake Tahoe outdoor activities are some of the best in the world. North Lake Tahoe is a mecca for alpine athletes and adventurers with hundreds of miles of beginner to advanced hiking and biking trails, trillions of gallons of crystal clear water to paddle, and plenty of locations for climbing and snow sport experiences. And, it’s not all about the workout, we even have an ale trail which makes a pretty unique reward system for some of you sport’s enthusiasts.

 

 

Food and Libations

North Lake Tahoe dining experiences range from food and wine tastings, to delicious pizza and hearty picnic sandwiches. Lake Tahoe is bursting with culinary gems. Foodies can experieince Lake Tahoe’s dining delights by having dinner with a chef, sipping on a signature rum slushy while watching the sunset, or enjoying a hearty meal next to a warm fireplace. One of the tastiest North Lake Tahoe events is the Autumn Food & Wine Festival including chef classes and food pairings, all ending with a spectacular outdoor food, wine, beer, and spirit pairing.   

Arts and Culture

It’s isn’t hard to find live music, theater, comedy, and all types of incredible North Lake Tahoe festivals anytime of the year. Learn about Lake Tahoe’s orignal inhabitants, the Washoe people. Visit mansions built around Lake Tahoe’s logging industry during the late 1800s. Explore interactive exhibits, highlighting Lake Tahoe’s ecosystem, and discover ways to help “Keep Tahoe Blue.” North Lake Tahoe’s art scene is abundant with galleries, showcasing local artists and craftsmen, along with workshops and creative experiences.

Family Time

Lake Tahoe adventures are where families make memories. Take a cable car ride to an incredible view. Paddle a kayak or paddle board over the clear, blue Lake Tahoe waters. Go skiing or snowboarding at a world-class resort, or experience every type of winter sport imaginable. Many of North Lake Tahoe’s lodging properties offer fun, family friendly activities including roasting s’mores over a roaring fire. There are Lake Tahoe luxury villas, cozy condos and cabins, along with Lake Tahoe waterfront or mountainside restaurants that offer any type of cuisine your travel partners crave.

Luxury Accommodations

Some North Lake Tahoe lodging choices offer premiere alpine destinations where you can end your daytime adventure in an extravagant aprés ski atmosphere, experience an exlusive Lake Tahoe club location with guided outdoor excursions, or select a secluded mountainside spa to unwind. Many of of the upscale Lake Tahoe lodging properties highlight the best views, have access to equipment and services, and offer massages and body work. Much of the finest North Lake Tahoe dining is showcased at luxury resorts, so even if you’re not staying, there’s ample opportunity to enjoy a first-class feast.

 

 

Wanderlust SUP yoga on Lake Tahoe

Wellness

Lake Tahoe yoga experiences, hiking trails, and secluded mountainside spas provide well-deserved relief from everyday routines. North Lake Tahoe sets up the perfect excuse for pampering yourself with an exclusive alpine wellness getaway. There also are several Lake Tahoe festivals and retreats to take the edge off while taking in the surrounding beauty of the Sierra Nevada.

 

Golf

When North Lake Tahoe Spring melts into Summer, the runoff from the snowfall rejuvenates and restores the green back into the six championship golf courses and four executive courses. Regardless of where you play, whether your course snakes through a glacially etched valley, contours along Lake Tahoe itself, or winds links-style through the trees, you’re going to witness some of the most eye-popping views found in Northern California and Nevada.