Take in All of Tahoe This May

If you’re looking to make unforgettable memories or just get away from it all, a trip to South Lake Tahoe during the month of May is surely the way to go. So go ahead, make that reservation at the restaurant with the incredible lake views or head down to the beach and get a head start on your summer tan.

A group of jet skiers taking a break on the lake | Photo by Rachid Dahnoun.

Clearly, there’s no better way to get up close to Big Blue than a boat or jet ski rental. Showing is better than telling, and seeing IS believing. The grandeur of Lake Tahoe is easier to comprehend when you’re smack-dab-in-the-middle, trust us.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Tahoe Style

If you’re looking for a reason to get out and explore the wide range of Mexican cuisine is South Lake Tahoe, there’s no better time than Cinco de Mayo! With deals on food and drinks all over town, all you need to do is pick a spot to eat. Be sure and check out the Cinco de Mayo Festival at the Heavenly Village on Sunday, May 5th.

Enjoy a Lakeside Meal with Mom

Lakefront dining at the Boathouse on the Pier

If you’re visiting Lake Tahoe this Mother’s Day, why not ditch the card and treat that special lady in your life to an unforgettable lakefront meal? When the mimosas stop flowing, take to the streets and explore Lake Tahoe’s unique shops.

Great White will be live in the South Shore Room at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe!

Catch Great White on Saturday, May 18 in the South Shore Room at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe. Experience their hits live in concert—“Rock Me,” “Mista Bone,” “Save Your Love,” “House of Broken Love,” and “Lady Red Light”—is to ride an emotional wave of sultry connections, arousing lyrics, and an all-out marathon of hard-hitting orchestrations. Audiences might also hear tracks like “Something For You”, “Hard To Say Goodbye”, “Big Time” or one of the many deep cuts from Great White’s 13 studio albums.

Get your tickets here.

Comedian Nikki Glaser “The Good Girl Tour” at Bally’s Lake Tahoe

Saturday, May 25, 2024 at the Bally’s Lake Tahoe Showroom. Nikki Glaser is one of the funniest female voices in comedy today. For nearly two decades at clubs across the country, and as the host of three hit podcasts, Nikki has been honing her shockingly honest, no-holds barred style of comedy.

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Tanya Tucker at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

Friday, May 24, 2024, Tanya Tucker will be performing in the South Shore Room! Get ready for a night of country, singing and dancing! Get your tickets early, so you don’t miss out on the fun!

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Hit the Beach

A couple walking along the shore at Baldwin Beach | Photo by Rachid Dahnoun.

Lake Tahoe’s gorgeous high-alpine scenery belies its serious beach scene. You’ll find miles of sandy beaches throughout South Lake Tahoe that cater to every taste. 

Start exploring beaches around South Tahoe here.

But Wait, There’s More!

Ready to be a next-level visitor? Picking up even a few pieces of discarded trash can go a long way towards “Keeping Tahoe Blue”. Click here to learn more.

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How to spend the perfect Mother’s Day at Lake Tahoe’s South Shore

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. There are so many things you could do, but what will mom enjoy most? If you’re planning to spend the day in Lake Tahoe, you’re already off to a great start.

In Lake Tahoe, it’s easy to plan a fun and memorable day. Our local businesses love moms just as much as we do, and are going all out to ensure she has the day that she deserves – that she’s earned. Enjoy the outdoors, the spa, a nice meal with a view, or do it all. You can’t go wrong with flowers and food, but the south shore will be bustling with fun ways to wow mom this Sunday.


Treat Mom to an elegant Mother’s Day dining experience right on the lake at Edgewood Tahoe at the Bistro, offering a la carte brunch. Riva Grill offers a lovely Champagne Brunch for Mom at Ski Run Marina and Mother’s Day Brunch at the The Grove Restaurant at Historic Camp Richardson Resort will not disappoint! Celebrate Mom at the Alpine Union and Park Prime Steakhouse inside the Golden Nugget Lake Tahoe Resort. Tahoe Tavern & Grill will mesmerize mom with a magnificent brunch! Toulouse restaurant at the Station House Inn will offer Mother’s Day Brunch on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm. Skip the breakfast in bed routine this Mother’s Day. Instead, treat Mom to an unlimited feast! Don’t let her lift a finger (except to grab another plate) at FiRE+iCE! Celebrate the wonderful women in our lives at the Getaway Café –  We’ve cooked up some incredible specials that we’ll be serving in addition to our full menu. 3140 Highway 50, Meyers, CA 96155. The Grove at Camp Richardson will offer a lake front Mother’s Day brunch from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm alongside their regular menu. Margaritaville Lake Tahoe has a special Mother’s Day Brunch at Come Monday Café!

Riva Grill on the Lake - Tahoe
Riva Grill on the Lake

Spas & Relaxation

Lake Tahoe has many spa locations that will get even the most tense mothers to relax and unwind. The Spa at the Landing Tahoe offers facials, massages and body treatments for different conditions and needs. Our favorite is the hydrating Emerald Bay facial. Their menu is quite extensive and they offer online reservations.

Consider joining mom for a deep tissue or hot stone massage available at many of the spas on the south shore. You can get a massage at BioSpirit Day Spa with a eucalyptus steam treatment included in the price. If you feel like you need a customized facial, check out the Elements of Tahoe day spa. If you’ve already enjoyed the spectacular view from the Bistro at Edgewood Tahoe and are curious what else they have to offer, the Spa at Edgewood Tahoe offers the ultimate relaxation experience.

Spa at the Landing Tahoe

Shopping & Activities

Mom wants to go shopping on Mother’s Day? Of course she does. Lake Tahoe offers lots of shopping options and places to explore. The shops at Heavenly Village is a one-stop shop where you’ll find local artisan goods as well as designer brands, popular restaurants and an outdoor pavilion. With so many shops and eateries, you can easily spend the entire day there. If you want to shop local arts and crafts check out one of these places.

Lake Tahoe Paint and Sip
Photo | Lake Tahoe Paint and Sip

Want to create something together instead of buying it? We suggest Lake Tahoe Paint and Sip for an afternoon paint session with drinks flowin’ and lots of laughs. Even if you’re not artistically inclined, a little liquid inspiration is all you need. If they can make me look good, I can assure you’ll be alright, you might even surprise yourself.

Enjoy the Outdoors

Head over to Tahoe Bike Company and take a Surrey for a spin! These two, four, and six person bikes are a great way to get lakeside and see it all in half the time that it takes to walk.

Tahoe Bike Company
Photo |Tahoe Bike Company

With so many hiking trails in Lake Tahoe, it’s easy to take Mom out for a day in the outdoors. Whether you choose to hike to a hidden waterfall, discover the historic town of Genoa, experience the charm of Virginia City, or go for a scenic day cruise on Lake Tahoe, there are plenty of attractions and activities to do outside.

If you want to venture out a bit, the Virginia & Truckee Railroad is running a Mother’s Day Special before they even officially open for the season. This 24 mile narrated trip will take you back to the bonanza days with beautiful scenery, wild horses, and nature the whole way. This one is well worth the trip.

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Earth Day in Tahoe: Celebrate this April

There are many ways to celebrate Earth Day in Tahoe – but first the weather! Spring in Tahoe can’t quite decide what it wants to be. Are we skiing today or paddling? Should I wear a T-shirt or a parka? That’s the beauty of this splendid season – you can have it all. No matter what outdoor pursuit fills your spring days, you’re guaranteed a front row seat to Tahoe’s natural grandeur. 

That makes this time of year perfect for celebrating the wonders of nature during Earth Day, Earth Week, and (yeah, why not) Earth Month! Before your trip to Tahoe, exercise those environmental muscles because you’ll have plenty of opportunity to flex this Earth-Month-April with events and activities to Keep Tahoe Blue. 

But first, just a sprinkle of history.

Photo: New York Times

In 1969, a disastrous oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara, California inspired a movement to protect the natural environment. The first Earth Day was held just 15 months later. It mobilized 20 million Americans and led to the creation of national environmental agencies and laws. Today, Earth Day is celebrated across 190 nations and has sparked thousands of environmental causes.

Can you imagine what Tahoe would look like with almost a million full-time residents instead of 60,000?
Photo: League to Save Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe got a head start on environmental preservation. Thirteen years before the first Earth Day, a group of concerned Tahoe-lovers came together to fight a plan that would have changed the lake forever. It called for encircling the lake with a high-speed freeway, building a bridge over Emerald Bay, and filling the basin with casinos, subdivisions, and a year-round population to rival San Francisco’s. Can you imagine how differently Tahoe could look today? Thankfully, that proposal was defeated, marking the first victory for the League to Save Lake Tahoe – a.k.a. Keep Tahoe Blue.

Today, the League invites everyone to protect while they play at Tahoe, so this special place is just as beautiful for your family’s next visit and for generations to come. There’s no better time to get involved than Earth Month. Attend events like South Lake Tahoe Earth Day Cleanup or the South Lake Tahoe Earth Day Festival and make a difference! While you’re in Tahoe this Earth Month April, stop, drink in the views, and do at least one thing to Keep Tahoe Blue. It will make your trip that much sweeter. 

Help Us Remain Pristine

Lake Tahoe is an ancient marvel filled with 37 trillion gallons of 99.9% pure, sapphire blue water that we are fortunate to recreate in and around. Please respect its pristine nature and that of the surrounding forests and mountains by packing out all you pack in. If no trash container is handy or is filled, take your trash with you and find another appropriate receptacle. 

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