Lake Tahoe is a beautiful place to visit any time of the year, but it’s especially beautiful in early summer. With daily highs averaging around 70 degrees Fahrenheit, you’re going to want to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. There are so many activities that you can do with your friends and family that will bring out the best memories from your trip. Let’s take a look at some early summer activities in North Lake Tahoe.
Winter in Lake Tahoe is full of snow sports and other cold-weather attractions, and summer is the perfect time to enjoy all of your favorite water or hiking activities. But early summer is a great time to look for both winter and summer activities in the same place. Because of the elevation, you might be able to ski one day and take a boat tour the next! Here is how the climate works and some things to do during this tween season.
Early Summer Skiing
If there has been a snowy winter or the snowstorms continue into May, you could end up seeing a very long ski season. Lake Tahoe does sometimes see a tiny amount of snowfall—.2″— even in June! It doesn’t seem like much. Still, when you consider Lake Tahoe gets around 190″ per winter season, there is already enough on the ground to make that .2″ a soft powdery addition.
And sometimes a lot more can fall. In the middle of June in 2017, a whopping 12″ fell in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. To most of us, that sounds like a bad commute to work, but it sounds like heaven to skiers. June has the longest days of the year there, with a little over 19 hours of sunlight!
Can I Ski into the Lake?
It might look like you can. You really can’t, but during a snowy June, you actually could ski or snowboard in the morning and waterski or jet ski in the afternoon. There also might be an outdoor festival or concert nearby, and in the evenings, hang around at a fire pit with friends.
Remember that June is a delightful month in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Average temps are 68 degrees in the daytime and 39 degrees at night. The climate is high and dry, so even when the rest of the country is getting spring rains, Lake Tahoe only averages .65″ of rainfall. But suppose there is no snow in June, and it’s warmer than usual. What should you do then? Well, Lake Tahoe is full of answers for that question.
Some of the best views of Lake Tahoe are from the lake itself. A Sierra Cloud Cruise tour takes visitors along both shores of the northern and eastern shoreline, passing unique vistas such as Monument Peak, Mount Tallac, and Desolation Wilderness’ Pyramid Peak, among others.
When you’re looking for an exciting summer getaway, Lake Tahoe delivers! Contact us today to book your summer stay in North Lake Tahoe.
Rent a Kayak or Canoe
A peaceful kayak or canoe trip around Lake Tahoe is where you can enjoy nature one-on-one, with quiet and solitude so you can hear the trees whisper. Rent a from Lake Tahoe Kayak rentals, Tahoe City Kayak, or Kayak Tahoe, then keep calm and kayak on!
Rent a Jet Ski
Jet Skis are for lovers–of adrenaline, that is! Zoom around the lake and catch more beautiful views. Look around for plant and animal life, dodge the waves, rest and warm yourself on the rocks at Chimney Beach, then race around some more.
Tahoe Sports Ski Run Boat Company and Action Watersports are two of the favorite places to rent Jet Skis in Lake Tahoe.
Tour a Castle On Your List of Summer Activities in North Lake Tahoe
A Scandinavian castle in the middle of the American High Country? Why not? You can tour one at Lake Tahoe. Located at Emerald Bay, Vikingsholm is one of the best Scandinavian architecture examples in the country. Originally built as the summer home of Lora Josephine Knight, it passed through other owners and is now open for tours.
The beauty of Lake Tahoe is everywhere, so once you have seen it from the land and water, why not try the air? Book a tour through North Shore Parasail and see what the eagles see at Lake Tahoe.
Sometimes, after all the skiing, boating, parasailing, and jet skiing, all you need is a good day of golf. Lake Tahoe is a beautiful place to do it. Check out Tahoe City Golf Course, Old Brockway Golf Course, or Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.
There are many fabulous restaurants in Lake Tahoe. Scusa Italian Ristorante, The Lake House, My Thai, Bert’s Cafe, and Firesign Cafe are just a few of the great dining experiences in Lake Tahoe. Want more choices? Just do an internet search for the best restaurants in Lake Tahoe, but be prepared to read a while!
This is by no means an exhaustive list of early summer activities in North Lake Tahoe. But it’s a great start, so see what else you can come up with when you visit us!