Lake Tahoe is known for its hiking and winter activities and most of the time its great weather; however, the weather can change quickly, and a sunny day can turn into a rainy day in a matter of minutes. Luckily, there is no shortage of indoor activities to do in North Lake Tahoe. Here are some of the best things to do in Tahoe for a rainy day.
KidZone Museum is a playful children’s museum with interactive exhibits in Truckee. The exhibits are mainly geared toward children under the age of seven and include a pirate ship and a princess area. The exhibits include a dress-up area, and children can climb on the ship and in the castle. There is also a train set, a science area, an indoor playground, and an arts & crafts section. The museum is open Tuesday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. They are closed on Mondays. Admission is $8 per person and the museum is a Blue Star museum, meaning admission is free for active duty servicemembers and their families.
North Shore Theaters
Another great way to spend a rainy day is at the movies. The Village Cinemas is located at the North Star Resort and plays new box office hits. The theater is small, with only two screens, but is a great way to spend a rainy day. Village Cinemas is open every day from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Bowling is a great rainy day activity for the whole family. Bowl Incline is an old-school bowling alley located in Incline Village with bowling lanes, a pro shop with a full swing golf simulator, and a 21+ billiards area with a bar. The bowling alley has 16 lanes, so you usually do not have to wait for a lane, and there is ample parking. They do not have a snack bar or restaurant, however, so don’t show up hungry. Bowl Incline is open every day from 11 a.m. – midnight.
Boatworks Shopping Mall
A rainy day is a perfect excuse to go shopping. The Boatworks Shopping Mall, located in Tahoe City, is North Lake Tahoe’s premier shopping center. The mall has boutique stores, candy shops, specialty stores, art galleries, jewelry stores, toy stores, and restaurants. Tahoe City Chocolate is one of the most popular stores in the mall. They sell handmade candies and chocolates from around the world. The mall is all indoors, and the inside is modeled after a wood cabin.
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