Top 5 Things to do in Tahoe this Fall

Top 5 Things to do in Tahoe this Fall

Hey heyyy, wowwww, it has been so long since we’ve had a blog update. I miss it, and I think it’s time we bring it back. I thought it would be fun to start her back up with some fun festive Fall ideas for one of my favorite places…Lake Tahoe!

Most people think of Tahoe as a beautiful Winter retreat, with its famous ski resorts and beautiful mountains slopes…or more, as a classic Summer getaway for boating and water sports.  But let me tell you, my FAVORITE time to visit Tahoe is actually during the Fall. And let me tell you why:


The beauty of Lake Tahoe w/ less crowds and perfect warm weather :)


What more could you need?

So now that you’re convinced, here are my top recommendations:

1.       Oktoberfest


Who doesn’t love dressing up in leiderhousen, drinking beer and eating sausages?  Last year Harper and I went to Oktoberfest at The Village at Squaw Valley and had an absolute blast! The whole place turned into a little Bavarian village, full of German drinking games, square dancing, pretzels and lots of sausages. Good wholesome fun! They also had a morning 5k, which was a great way to start the day, especially knowing all the calories we’d soon consume. We also got to ride up the ski lift for some incredible views of the area. We stayed at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, which I recommend as you’ll be so close to all the action. They also have 8 hot tubs, which is an amazing perk.  It’s actually happening this weekend, so definitely add it to your weekend plans. You can find out all the details HERE


2.       Charter a Sunset Cruise


You definitely have to spend time on the water if you go to Tahoe. It’s one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. It would be a shame to not spend any time on the water. I suggest checking out some of the boat tours in the area, especially during sunset. It’s super easy to charter a boat in the Fall off season, and you basically have the whole Lake to yourself. We sailed with Tahoe Sailing Charters on our last trip and had a really enjoyable time. The boat was also stocked with appetizers, beer, wine, and prosecco, which also made the sunset that much more incredible.


3.       Go Rock Climbing


Snow will most likely be limited, but that doesn’t mean you can’t explore the mountains. There are so many incredible hikes in the area. Feeling more adventurous, why not learn how to rock climb!? There is a beginnings course at the nearby Donner Summit led by Alpenglow Expeditions. They’ll teach you everything you need to know, and will take you up to some pretty stunning views of the area. I wouldn’t say I conquered my fear of heights, but I still had an amazing time.


4.       Do Some StarGazing


Wow wow wow. The stars up in Tahoe are truly incredible. Living in a city you almost forget there are billions of stars out there. But in Tahoe, away from all the city lights, they can’t be missed. Harper and I checked out a guided stargazing experience last fall at the nearby Resort at Squaw Creek. We had a huge telescope and got to check out Mars along with some other planets. I also played around with taking some long exposure shots, and got some pretty neat ones. Not pro status by any means, I know, but still not bad for my first time :)

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5.       Be a Foodie

To top it off, I gotta end my list with the food, of course. There are soooooo many great food spots in Tahoe! Here are the ones you need to check out while you are there:

The Pioneer Cocktail Club

Fireside Pizza

Sandy’s at the Resort at Squaw Creek

Well there you go. Hope you enjoyed my Fall ideas for Lake Tahoe. Now get out, grab some leiderhosen and enjoy some beer and brats in one of the world’s most beautiful locations! See you soon :)

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