This year has certainly been an interesting one so far, and if you are like us, one of the only things that kept you from climbing the walls was planning out the details of your summer getaway! You’ve conducted virtual tours on the internet, made lists with the pros and cons of each destination, and probably have even gone as far as to research plane ticket costs for your top destination choices! And, unlike us (because we already live here!), you’ve decided that North Lake Tahoe is the only place you want to see during the upcoming season, and our Tahoe Signature Properties summer escapes are the only places you want to stay! We’d like to congratulate you on your awesome taste and offer this guide to all the fun Lake Tahoe summer activities available to you in the Tahoe region!

Take a Hike

No, we are not being rude, we are simply telling you that one of the favored summer activities in North Lake Tahoe is hiking along the many trails! After being cooped up for 6 or 8 weeks this spring, chances are you want to get out from under a roof as much as possible. The Pacific Crest Trail is the world’s longest hiking trail, stretching out over 2600 miles and visiting three different countries and three different states! North Lake Tahoe’s section stretches about 15 miles and goes from Donner Pass to Squaw Valley, making it the perfect summer activity for hikers of all skill levels!

Or Fly Through the Sky

Tahoe Treetop Adventure Park may not be the only way to get a great view of the valley, but it’s definitely the most fun, offering aerial adventures that include 27 zip lines, 60 bridges, and 10 different obstacle courses! Located at 725 Granlibakken Road in Tahoe City, climbing trees has never been this exciting, and as long as your children are over 5 years of age and can follow simple directions, they (and you!) will be able to have the time of their lives! Safety gear is included, so moms, you can relax a little, and the courses are available in different skill levels; your beginning adventurers will not get in over their heads!

Play All Day

The lake provides the best entertainment in town, and on a warm summer’s day, you’ll enjoy the coolness Lake Tahoe offers. Rent a boat from Premier Boat Rental, 7010 N Lake Boulevard in Tahoe Vista, and spend some hours waterskiing, tubing, or just zipping across the waters feeling the sun beat down on your shoulders as you explore all that Lake Tahoe has to offer. Fishing is a popular lake activity as well, one that can be done from the water or from the shore, and if you don’t have your own equipment, most sporting equipment stores across the region will over rentals, ensuring you have everything you need to catch more than your share of rainbow trout!

Check Out the Nightlife

Next to shopping and playing, exploring the nightlife of our vacation destinations is one of our most favorite summer activities, and North Lake Tahoe offers its share of fun ways to spend the darker hours of your getaway! Fat Cat Bar & Grill in Tahoe City is proud of its locally sourced meals, live music, and its refreshing beverage menu, while Jason’s Beachside Grille in Kings Beach features all of the same plus amazing views of the lake! For those who prefer old school and personable to modern and sterile, Pete n’ Peter’s pub in Tahoe City will be their new favorite drinking hole. Spend a night with your new Tahoe friends playing pool, darts, or shuffleboard as you sip your favorite beverage from the bar!

Stay Home and Play

Of course, not all adventures have to take place away from your Tahoe Signature Properties summer escape. Some of your most memorable memories will revolve around all the fun you had “at home!” Stay up late and sleep in till the sun is high in the sky, grill up your catch from your day at the lake on the big wood deck that surrounds many of our properties, or plan a movie night in front of a roaring fire as the warmth of the day fades away into a pleasantly chilly night! For those who rent a home on the beaches of Lake Tahoe, plan on spending at least a few minutes of the evening enjoying Mother Nature’s most spectacular show: the sight of the sun setting behind the mountains that surround our lakeside paradise! However you spend your summer days, we can promise your summer nights will be one you won’t ever forget when you choose Tahoe Signature Properties for your Lake Tahoe getaway! Reserve yours today!