Vivid autumn colors. Crisp mountain air. Smaller crowds. It all marks the beginning of North Lake Tahoe’s breathtaking secret season. A unique season full of experiences that let you step outside your day-to-day and seize every minute. Because in North Lake Tahoe, our nature is your nature. A place surrounded by crystal blue shoreline and towering mountains. A place that elevates all of life’s moments, letting you connect with nature, clear your mind and lift your spirits. So get away, breathe it all in and experience the secret season of North Lake Tahoe.
NORTH LAKE TAHOE. IT’S HUMAN NATURE.
Trek to the top of the mountain or stroll along the crystal blue shoreline. With hiking for all ages and skill levels, you’re sure to find a view with your name on it.
Ride through the trees or cruise alongside the beach. From mountain to road and everywhere in between, North Lake Tahoe is a cyclist’s dream.
Connect with nature in a whole new way. North Lake Tahoe’s ropes courses and ziplines allow you to fly through the trees and overcome challenges–creating a transformative experience for individuals and groups.
Kayaking is a favorite and there is no shortage of rental locations. You can also use the Lake Tahoe Water Trail map to help guide your journey. It’s a perfect way to discover hidden beaches and rocky coves, not to mention a great core and upper-body workout. Check out a transparent kayak for an extra dose of amazingness.
With picturesque views of the surrounding mountains and endless glassy coves to discover, North Lake Tahoe boasts a boating experience like no other. Experience the ultimate sunset cruise on one of our many charters and enjoy the serenity of the lake under moonlight. Cruise options range from classic wooden watercraft to sail boats.
In addition to the clear blue waters of North Lake Tahoe, the surrounding fishing region is home to streams, rivers and smaller bodies of water. Whether you enjoy casual shore fishing or you’re looking to charter a boat, you’ve got limitless options to choose from.
North Lake Tahoe shopping is its own recreational activity. Each of the North Lake Tahoe resorts and towns offers a distinct selection of local boutiques, shops and markets. Take a look at our shopping blog and interactive map.
One of the hidden treasures of North Lake Tahoe is it's performing and visual arts culture. Local galleries line quaint streets with a wide range of artists featured in store-front windows. A perfect North Lake Tahoe sky creates the backdrop for the Shakespeare Festival and music venues. And historic sites like the Thunderbird Lodge take your imagination on a creative journey.
You owe it to yourself to take advantage of the best spa and fitness options the region has to offer. Just choose how you want to unwind and recharge, then let the moment take over. Luxury amenities thrive in North Lake Tahoe–pamper yourself today and plan your spa visit.
Hop on the Tahoe Zephyr for a scenic ride to the top of the mountain, and picnic, hike or look for wildlife once you’re at the top. Visit Northstar and enjoy roller skating, shopping, mini golf and more. Experience The Village at Squaw Valley for a multitude of free events, festivals and movie nights all week long. The villages in North Lake Tahoe offer plenty to see, do and explore.
Take the excitement indoors – visit the Nevada side of the North Shore for non-stop action and gaming at the table or at the slots. You’ll also find 24/7 nightlife, entertainment featuring live music and a variety of dining options available whenever the mood strikes.
Spend a romantic evening with your loved one, meet up with a group of friends, dine along the lake or pick up something to go. No matter what you’re craving, it’s easy to indulge in local flavors and find a new favorite spot all season long.
Whether you pedal, paddle or hike, saddling up to the watering hole at the end of a long day exploring North Lake Tahoe is the incentive that pushes many recreationists through that last mile. Adventure-seekers in search of the perfect pairing of singletrack and suds or paddling and pints can look no further than the North Lake Tahoe Ale Trail.
Play, stay, repeat. Explore our diverse accommodations and choose your ideal match. From luxury resorts to cozy cabins and everything in between, North Lake Tahoe is sure to fit your traveling needs. We look forward to seeing you soon.
What’s happening this fall in North Lake Tahoe? We’re glad you asked! From free live music to Oktoberfest, the Spartan World Championships, and Halloweekends at Homewood, there’s something going on every week. Check out our calendar to mark yours!
Don’t miss out on fall’s Secret Season. Check out the best deals and plan your visit now.
The “it” event of the season, the 34th Annual Autumn Food & Wine Festival is recognized as the premier gourmet food, wine, beer and spirits festival in Northern California. From farm to table dinners to hands-on-cooking demos and chef showdowns, this is one event you don’t want to miss.