Family hiking Squaw Valley waterfall

Elevate Summer Mountainside

Summer is upon us, and a different kind of adventure is calling. North Lake Tahoe brings out the best in every season with endless opportunities to explore our open spaces. There are a variety of activities for all ages and abilities, plus a host of lodging options to call North Lake Tahoe home.

To ensure these beautiful spaces are preserved, we have implemented the Traveler Responsibly Pledge. This promise preserves the magic of North Lake Tahoe’s culture and wonders of the High Sierra for current and future visitors.

Check out our Interactive Summer Mountainside Map below to guide you to the best high-altitude dining, shopping, events and outdoor adventure in North Lake Tahoe.

Summer from the top down, and everything in between.

Our altitude will give you a new attitude with picturesque peaks to explore and views to adore. From sunrise to sunset, you can hike, bike or zipline your way across the range.

If making waves instead of making tracks is your thing, then you’re in luck. Our crystal blue waters are ideal for sunbathing from afar or skimming your paddle across the beautiful stillness.

In Between:
Our summers set the stage for concerts in the most captivating setting. Join us all season long for music that matches your mood in a beautiful venue. Check out our summer concert series as well as other outdoor events to enhance your stay.

Northstar California

Northstar California is home to family-friendly summer festivals, boutique and adventure-focused shopping, kids activities including Sierra-themed mini golf, patio or fireside dining, and roller skating under the stars — all centered at the Village at Northstar. Set against the largest lift-served bike park on the West Coast, the Village is steps away from mountain biking and dog-friendly hiking and a short drive from golfing above Martis Valley.

Palisades Tahoe

Palisades Tahoe Home to some of the best views in North Lake Tahoe, and aptly called the “Olympic Valley” due to its role as host to the 1960 Winter Olympics, this area represents an intersection between high luxury, outdoorsmanship and consumer delights. Its European-inspired Village is a must-visit for any traveler, and hosts a number of phenomenal summertime events, like Wanderlust Yoga Festival and Bluesdays Tuesdays weekly live music.

Diamond Peak Resort

Perfect for picnicking, summer hikes, view finding and more, Diamond Peak Resort is a favorite among visitors and locals who love engaging in the human powered sports for which the region is widely known. With panoramic views of the lake that will take your breath away, Diamond Peak offers an unparalleled outdoor experience.

Homewood Mountain Ski Resort

Recognized as “where the mountains meet the lake”, this hidden gem of a ski resort boasts unbeatable views year-round. In the summertime, this mountain resort offers a getaway to the Tahoe Basin’s vast network of trails, national forest land and wilderness areas. Conveniently across the road, you can find water sport recreation and boating activities at the Homewood High & Dry Marina. See lakeside lodging and dining at the West Shore Cafe & Inn, featuring a seasonal menu, craft cocktails and an award-winning wine list. Collectively, this little slice of heaven will offer a handful of events throughout the summer season as well.

Interactive Summer Mountainside Map