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Things To Do Around Tahoe In Fall & Spring

Many people view the Lake Tahoe area as a great winter time ski destination, others see it as a summer vacation haven; as locals, we know that Tahoe is great in ALL seasons, especially spring and fall! Filled with beautiful colors and great deals on lodging, spring, and fall, the shoulder seasons in Tahoe offer guests a less crowded experience so you can get the most out of your mountain vacation whether you are exploring outside or shopping and dining in town!

During the Springtime

Visitors can take advantage of great spring skiing conditions are our local ski resorts. After skiing, they can enjoy great weather for sitting outside on the porch of a lakefront vacation rental or go for a scenic hike filled with wildflowers!

During the Fall

The temperatures begin to get crisp and the leaves start to change. One of our favorite places to observe fall colors is Page Meadows. The series of meadows is located about two miles from Tahoe City between Alpine Peaks and Talmont Estates. Each meadow has a different orientation to the sun, so you get several weeks of peak viewing. When one side of the meadow might just be reaching the peak of color, on the other side the aspen leaves are still green.

Autumn Colors & Foliage

The drive up the Mt. Rose Highway to Incline Village is a great way to view the explosion of gold and orange that Aspen trees produce each fall. From Zephyr Cove to Stateline and South Lake Tahoe, fall colors cover the mountain slopes all the way down to the shores of Lake Tahoe.

Road & Mountain Biking

Lake Tahoe biking is a tourist favorite! Many bike paths, dirt roads, single tracks, and bike parks can be found in the area. Some ski resorts will allow you to take the lift up to the summit and take a thrilling ride down. Whether you are a beginner or an expert Lake Tahoe has a trail for everyone!


Other than the lake, Lake Tahoe is home to many streams, rivers, and smaller bodies of water that are all excellent for fishing. Many varieties of trout can be found in these waters such as rainbow, brook, brown, golden, and the mackinaw, which can be up to 20 pounds or even larger. Cast your line from the shore or hire a boat charter for the big catch in the deeper parts of the lake!

Wine Tours

This is a narrated tour to the historic Gold Rush region of El Dorado County. Visit up to four of the most picturesque family farms known for making vibrant, full-bodied, and award-winning wines crafted from grapes grown in the rich beauty of the Sierra Nevada.  The tour price includes each tasting and a delicious picnic lunch.


Lake Tahoe is an excellent place to pamper yourself. Clearwater Day Spa at Tahoe offers a variety of services for relaxation and rejuvenation. Various types of massages, facials, and detoxifying herbal wraps will carry all your worries away!

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  • Address: Clearwater Day Spa 690 North Lake Blvd. Tahoe City, CA 96145

Pumpkin Patch

Various communities around Lake Tahoe host fun family activities such as the annual Camp Richardson Oktoberfest that runs in early October. Oktoberfest is fun for the entire family, a traditional welcome to the fall, featuring great food, music, a Kid’s Carnival, and the famous Beer and Wine Garden. Come check out the German Food & Desserts, Craft Booths, Beer & Wine Garden, Live Music Pumpkin Patch, Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Children’s Games, Hay Rides by Camp Rich Corral, and Free Parking.

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