The first half of 2020 has been interesting to say the least, as we venture into a world pandemic, add new words to our vocabulary, discover new ways to entertain ourselves without leaving our homes, and wonder why we can’t find toilet paper on the shelves! As we speed towards the end of summer, however, we can all feel a change taking place. Travel restrictions are lifting, news of a possible vaccine is filling the airwaves, and toilet paper is plentiful once more, making this the perfect time to consider a Labor Day getaway to the beauty of North Lake Tahoe. Offering plenty of places to explore while still maintaining that all-important social distance, our lakeside town is a great way to reward yourself for all that you’ve given up over the last few months of your life.
Hike a Portion of the Pacific Crest Trail
The natural landscape of North Lake Tahoe is a breathtaking one, and hiking trails are abundant throughout the region, but if you want to try something extra special, there is a 15-mile section of the Pacific Crest Trail that passes through the area at Donner Pass. The Pacific Crest Trail is the longest hiking trail in the nation, covering over 2600 miles in three states, making it a popular bucket list item for hardcore hiking fans, but for regular vacation explorer, the 15-mile stretch is a perfect taste of the adventure!
H2O Adventures on Your Labor Day Weekend
Lake Tahoe is known as the best lake in America, so why not take a little kayak adventure and explore its wonders up close? Tahoe Paddle & Oar, located in Kings Beach, is rated five stars on Google and offers instructions that will allow you to glide easily across the lake. Paddle your way to a host of hidden beaches and secluded coves, enjoying the fresh air and awesome views, stopping to take pictures of some of the more breathtaking sights. Pack a picnic lunch to be enjoyed in one of the secluded coves, feeling as if you and your vacation mates are the only people left in the world. Wade in the chilly waters, nap on a beach towel on a hidden beach, or simply paddle through paradise until you can’t paddle anymore; these are moments you will remember forever!
Look to the Stars
The skies of North Lake Tahoe are incredibly clear at night, leading to some of the best stargazing in the country; there’s even a company that offers star tours in the region. And even though the Tahoe Star Tours company has closed for this season, due to the pandemic, you can conduct your own star tour from the backyard of your Tahoe Signature Properties holiday hideaway! Spread a blanket over the grass, pour some wine into a glass, and prepare to be awed by most spectacular sky show in all of California! You don’t have to be an astronomer to find the easier constellations, including Orion, Ursa Major and Minor, and of course, everyone’s favorite, the Pegasus. If that’s a little too complicated, try to seek out the Big and Little Dippers (known as asterisms), or even the North Star.
Stake Out Your Own Section of the Beach
There’s nothing we love more than a day at the beach in North Lake Tahoe, and the best way to say farewell to summer is with a towel, some music, and a much-loved book. Stake your claim on a segment of Hidden Beach and wait for all remaining tension to drain from your body. It won’t take long, we promise, as you sit there under clear blue skies, feeling the sun kiss your cheeks and listening to the waves quietly crash against the sandy shores of the lake. The water is too cold for swimming, even this late in the season, but wading and splashing is always fun, and if you’re traveling with young ones, you have to know they will get wet!
Enjoy the Luxury
Of course, the best part of your North Lake Tahoe getaway is getting to spend a large portion of your time being spoiled by the luxuries of our holiday homes! Sleep in late and savor the taste of the donuts you purchased at the Sugar Pine Cakery & Café in Tahoe City. Watch movies on the big screen television, spend time putting together a giant puzzle with your family, and watch the sun set over the lake as another perfect day in paradises reaches its natural conclusion. Reserve your Tahoe Signature Properties holiday hideaway today!
As the days fly by, it doesn’t take the turn of a calendar page to tell us that summer’s end has almost arrived. In Lake Tahoe, as the days begin to shorten and the cooler night temperatures last longer, the promise of fall can be felt by all who live or visit here. As much as the arrival of fall brings sweet relief, the end of summer often makes us sad. Did we eat enough ice cream? Sleep in late as often as we wanted? Did we have at least one day where we never got out of our pajamas? Summer is about good times and lack of responsibilities, and although it’s rapidly drawing to an end, there is still one last hurrah to be had. Labor Day Weekend is just around the corner, and if you’re thinking of spending your Labor Day in North Lake Tahoe, you’ve made the right decision!
Labor Day Sales
No matter where you are, Labor Day sales are a thing to celebrate, and just because you may be far from home doesn’t mean you can’t partake in their greatness! The Tahoe City Labor Day Sidewalk Sale proves that the sport of bargain hunting should not be taken lightly; grab your sneakers, a bottle of water, and the credit card that has never let you down and head to town! This sale takes place from August 30 to September 2, so if you miss out on some of the vendors on the first day, there’s plenty of time to return over the next two days!
Picnic by the Lake
North Tahoe Beach is the place to be during the summer, and Labor Day is no different. Offering picnic tables for visitors who don’t like the extra grit of sand in their sandwiches or plenty of beach spots for the purists that understand a picnic is not a picnic unless held on a blanket in the sand or grass! Enjoying amazing views with every bite is just one of the many perks to a picnic at North Tahoe Beach—discover all the others on your own!
The backyard barbecue is a uniquely American experience, and many of our Tahoe Signature Properties Labor Day escapes come with working grills. Choose your meats, pick your favorite beverages, and prepare for a day of leisure and comfort! Reserve your stay during Labor Day in North Lake Tahoe with us today!
For both the most hardened outdoorsman and families alike, North Lake Tahoe has become a premier vacation destination spot every year for Labor Day, and with all of the amazing things to do and see, it’s easy to see why! If you’re planning on spending Labor Day this year in North Lake Tahoe, here are five incredible things you have to check out:
Homewood Handcrafted Designs Under the Pines
Make sure to take some time on your Labor Day weekend to stop by the final Homewood Handcrafted Designs Under the Pines at Homewood Mountain Resort! Running August 31st through September 2nd from 10am to 5pm, this event brings together a group of 50 of the most talented artisans in the Lake Tahoe area to showcase their homemade paintings, jewelry, and more! Find a one of a kind piece of art all while supporting local North Lake Tahoe culture – it doesn’t get much better than that!
Rock Out with Joy & Madness on Commons Beach
On Sunday, September 2nd, this year’s Concerts at Common Beach will conclude with a free concert by Joy & Madness, a band that fuses eight-piece soul and funk together! There are few better ways to spend Labor Day than by soaking up the amazing North Lake Tahoe weather, so feel free to pack a picnic basket and blankets and prepare for a day of music and fun in the sun!
Enjoy Labor Day on the Water
Chances are if you’ve made the choice the choice to stay at North Lake Tahoe over your Labor Day holiday, one of the big deciding factors was that big beautiful lake itself! So what better way is there to spend your Labor Day weekend than by exploring its secrets and spending some time on the water? Feel free to rent a kayak and explore it’s many hidden caverns, or for some more high-octane fun you can rent a jet ski and glide across the crystal-clear waters at high speeds – the choice is yours!
Take in the Incredible Views with an Amazing Hike
The North Lake Tahoe area is world renowned for its amazing hiking trails and breathtaking natural views, and so what could be better on your Labor Day holiday than experiencing it all for yourself! There are trails available for those of all skill levels, and the amazing views of the lake itself, as well as the surrounding forests, will be well worth the effort.
Spend a Relaxing Day on the Beach
Sometimes, the best way to spend your vacation is to enjoy a relaxing day on the beach doing absolutely nothing. Why? Because you can! North Lake Tahoe is jam-packed with a number of amazing beaches along the banks of the lake that would be perfect for volleyball, sunbathing, sand castle building, and much more!
It can certainly be a hard choice deciding how to best spend your Labor Day weekend in North Lake Tahoe, so make sure you make the easy choice on where to stay. Reserve one of Tahoe Signature Properties’ elite rental homes or condos located all throughout the North Lake Tahoe area and you’ll guarantee yourself a vacation that will make memories to last a lifetime. So don’t wait – check out all of the amazing rental properties we have available for you today!