If you have booked your South Lake Tahoe vacation rental and are wondering what activities to do while you are in town, we have you covered as your South Lake Tahoe vacation rental experts. This time of year is exciting in our area, especially after the epic winter we had. Folks are ready for warm weather and there are plenty of activities outside to take advantage of.
The Lake Tahoe basin has no shortage of gorgeous waterfalls to enjoy and with the massive amount of snow we received, they are absolutely breath taking as the snow has started to melt. If you are headed to Emerald Bay during your stay, be sure to check out Eagle Falls. It is a 30 minute moderate hike and has perfect picnic spots along the way. Also near Emerald Bay is Cascade Falls that has stunning wildflowers leading the way. Horsetail falls is the largest waterfall in the Lake Tahoe area with an 800 foot drop. Glen Alpine is another great one to check out if you are hiking around Fallen Leaf Lake. The best part about these waterfalls is that most can be quickly accessed from your vacation rental in South Lake Tahoe.
There is no shortage of trails winding throughout the Lake Tahoe basin. Whether you want to push a stroller, ride a horse, hike, bike or run, there are plenty of options to choose from. The well known Tahoe Rim Trail is a scenic 165-mile long trail that winds along the ridge tops of the Basin. The Desolation wilderness has 63,960 acres filled with a variety of trails ranging from easy to expert. Other popular trails to try are Cascade Falls, Eagle Falls, Echo Lake, Fallen Leaf Lake and many, many more. Several of our Lake Tahoe vacation rentals have trails just minutes from your front door, meaning you can lace up and take in Mother Nature without having to deal with parking!
Take a Day Trip
While we can get snow all year around, this time of year usually (key word) has clear enough roads to safely leave the basin with minimal traffic. Which means you can check out some of the rich Nevada history just down the hill. Genoa, NV is 20 minutes away and has the cutest town complete with the Genoa Bar & Saloon, Nevada’s oldest “thirst parlor”. You will feel like you stepped back onto Main St in an old western movie. It is definitely a must see! Speaking of feeling like you are in an old western movie, 45 minutes from South Lake Tahoe is Virgina City. This town gives you a look at what Comstock life was all about. There are saloons, shops, eateries, museums, ghost tours and so much more. Carson City, which is Nevada’s capitol, has it’s own cute historic area to stop by. Reno also has it’s own “strip” with casinos, gambling and live music. The Reno river walk usually hosts festivals and events and even if nothing is schedule during your stay, there are some great restaurants and shopping. Markleeville, CA is known by the locals as a great place to go and enjoy the hot springs. The best part about all these places is they are within an hour of the lake. Meaning you can go and enjoy some unique activities, and still make it back to your vacation rental in South Lake Tahoe before dark.
South Lake Tahoe is home to some great fishing charters. They usually have daily tours that leave from the local marinas. There are also adventure guide companies based out of the area that will show you around, so if fishing is just a small portion of what you want to do, they can usually tailor your daily adventures based on your needs.
Of course, thanks to this years snow totals, there are still resorts that have extended their ski operations. Boating and beach days are also in full swing along with other water sports like stand up paddle and kayaking. If you are in town during this time of year, there really is no shortage of activities. Besides, the last one you can find at Smart Start Kayaking website. The best part about it, is that they are all located just minutes from your vacation rental in South Lake Tahoe. For more information on South Lake Tahoe vacation rentals, give us a call. We would be happy to help!