Times have changed, and more of us than ever before are working from home, attending online schooling, or have taken the reins and begun to homeschool our children. Although online schooling for your kids can be a disruptive undertaking, it also opens up your world like never before! The chains that bound us to our homes, schools, and neighborhoods have become undone, and we have learned a few important lessons, including that we are not limited to OUR homes; we can work, learn, and teach from anywhere in the world that has internet, and when your educational journey leads you to one of the most beautiful and clear freshwater lakes in the world, the only thing that can make it better is by choosing to stay with Tahoe Signature Properties! This guide to North Lake Tahoe activities will ensure you and your family are educated AND entertained.

What Children Want

You make have walked into this decision thinking that your kids just want to play and have a good time, but you quickly learned that they also need to be challenged, and flexibility is the key to both! Stepping outside the homeschool classroom and bringing history to life with a “field trip” to the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society Gatekeeper’s Museum located at 130 W Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City offers the opportunity to give your children what they need and want. Inside the walls of an authentic log cabin lie the tools to take a step back in time and make history real as you learn about skiing, examine the native baskets that were painstakingly created by the Native people who first populated the area, and view the exterior of the Watson Cabin. The Watson Cabin is closed to interior tours at the moment but is a part of the Gatekeepers Museum and is the oldest building in ALL of Tahoe (not just the north side), having been built in 1909. Another famous historical spot that is a local attraction is the Donner Pass Memorial Park in Truckee; famed for being the spot where horrible choices had to be made for a group of travelers, if the topic is not too dark for your wee ones, it is a great history lesson that they will never forget!

No Need for Spell Check

One of parents’ greatest challenges is teaching their children to spell, and even though spell check has made this skill a bit easier, now that you are at the reins, you are making it a priority! Spelling lists can be related to this area; California is a great large word for young spellers! One lesson could be lake related words that include freshwater, bass, trout, basin, depth, Tahoe, etcetera. If your child is in the accelerated group of your luxurious schoolhouse away from school, perhaps the list could include words from the Washoe tribes! Spelling and history combined makes for early release days, so you can get out and explore!

Life Science

People often forget that cooking is a science, but fortunately you remembered, and your science class can be all about cooking in our fully equipped kitchens! Measuring is important, and as you work together to create a local favorite meal, the resulting experiment can earn all A’s when served for dinner! Every place has its favorite comfort food, and when in Tahoe, you’ll soon discover that we enjoy a mixture of foods. From the southwestern chilaquiles for breakfast to fat and juicy burgers for lunch and an even juicier ribeye for dinner, our foods tend to be hearty and soul warming. If you are looking for a typical Tahoe meal, try a chilaquiles recipe. Made with eggs, tortilla chips, and a variety of other ingredients, it will be science for the win when your family takes their first bites!

Education is Not Just About the Brain

To learn properly, children need love, food, and exercise, and when you make exercise fun, it becomes a lifelong habit. North Lake Tahoe offers many different hiking trails, leading to the lake, to waterfalls, and through the densely wooded forests that make this region so breathtakingly beautiful! Physical education was one of our most hated classes in school, but when you give your kid a hiking stick, a camelback (for drinking water), and a compass to let him or her learn how to keep from getting lost, you give your child the tools for a healthy lifestyle! And, of course, because you are accompanying the littles on their adventures in physical education, you are reaping the benefits as well!

Enjoy North Lake Tahoe Activities

Your journey to North Lake Tahoe will be filled with lessons that will last a lifetime! Reserve your vacation rental today and fall in love with the many North Lake Tahoe activities waiting for you.

Not all journeys are taken with a companion. Some of the most fascinating and impactful journeys of your life will be solo ones, if you’re brave enough to take that step! Offering an insight into what makes you tick, your travels alone can bring you the greatest joy of your life as you explore new places at your own pace, digging in deep at the activities that intrigue and sweeping on by the ones that offer no interest at all. When your solo journey brings you to North Lake Tahoe, this guide to activities you can enjoy during your stay in one of our Tahoe vacation rentals can be taken in the same vein; explore them all or ignore them and follow your dreams! Being alone in your travels doesn’t have to mean lonely, and you travel life’s roads in your own fashion with North Lake Tahoe activities!

Donner Memorial State Park

Donner Memorial State Park offers the perfect place to start your solo journey to North Lake Tahoe. The visitors center features a wealth of information about the history of the area as well as an intense knowledge of the park. Take one of their interpretive walks or explore the Pioneer Monument and Emigrant Trail Museum, also a part of the park, on your own.

The Gatekeeper’s Museum, Tahoe City

The history of Lake Tahoe is fascinating, and you can study in-depth with a visit to the Gatekeeper’s Museum. Learn about our rich history as you examine artifacts from our past. For us, the most intriguing parts of the museum are the stories that are told about the original Tahoe settlers, but this is your journey, and your interests may lay in the Marian Steinbach Indian Basket Collection!

Jake’s on the Lake, Tahoe City

The most difficult part of solo travel can be dining out alone, and you may be tempted to skip that part and make use of the fully equipped kitchen in your Tahoe Signature Properties vacation escape. We urge you, however, to venture out at least once during your stay, and when you do, we hope that you will choose Jake’s on the Lake for your “maiden dining out voyage!” Offering lake views and an all-American menu that features tastes of California as well as hints of Hawaii, this special spot is in a prime location for sunset watching, and for over 40 years has been considered THE North Lake Tahoe tradition!

There’s Nothing You Can’t Do – North Lake Tahoe Activities

You may not be traveling with your favorite plus one, but there’s still going to be lots to talk about when you return home. Reserve your Tahoe Signature Properties solo escape today and make this vacation one you will never forget! We have great short-term rentals perfect for a quick trip! Contact us!

If you’re looking to make your upcoming Thanksgiving getaway unforgettable for you and your family, then look no further than incredible Lake Tahoe! Lake Tahoe is home to a number of amazing eateries and activities that will keep any family entertained for days on end, and if you’re looking for a few tips on how to keep your family entertained over the Thanksgiving holiday here are a few North Lake Tahoe activities worth checking out:

Enjoy World Class Dining Options for Thanksgiving Dinner

There are a number of amazing traditions that we celebrate every year on Thanksgiving, but if you’re like us nothing matches the amazing food! The roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, pumpkin pie… just talking about it is already getting our mouths watering! If you love Thanksgiving for the food as much as we do and you’re planning to vacation in Tahoe this upcoming holiday, you’re in luck – there are a number of world class restaurants that will be open and offering Thanksgiving dinner, including Granlibakken, Manzanita, Resort at Squaw Creek, and more!

Enjoy a Beautiful Hike Before the Snow Starts to Fall

Millions of people flock to the Lake Tahoe area in the wintertime to take advantage of the snow and hit the slopes, but in late November there usually isn’t enough snow on the ground for many of the resorts to open up just yet. This may sound like a negative, but you can use it to your advantage! This means that many of Tahoe’s amazing hiking trails and mountains are still available around Thanksgiving, and the light dustings in the surrounding mountains will provide you with some of the most spectacular views available. So if you’re looking to keep your family entertained (and burn off some of the calories of that Thanksgiving dinner while you’re at it), why not go for an amazing hike?

North Lake Tahoe Activities: Go Boating on the Lake

Now hold on, we know what you’re thinking: How can we go boating during the winter in a place that snows—doesn’t the lake freeze over? Well that’s one of the amazing things about Lake Tahoe: the answer is no! Because of the lake’s depth and incredible amount of water compared to its surface area, the lake stores enough heat that it won’t freeze during the wintertime! This gives you a unique opportunity to get out on the lake and see some of the amazing scenic sights all around Tahoe for yourself—just don’t forget to bundle up!

No matter how you plan on spending your Thanksgiving holiday, you truly can’t go wrong by spending it in Lake Tahoe, but where you can go wrong is by reserving a place to stay with the wrong property rental company. Luckily for you, Tahoe Signature Properties is here to ensure your reservation and stay in Lake Tahoe goes flawlessly. So don’t hesitate – check out all of the amazing homes and rental properties we have available for you and your family today!

With so many amazing shops, attractions, and sights to see, it can certainly be hard to narrow down what to do and see over a one-week span! Luckily, that’s where we’re here to help! Here are a few North Lake Tahoe activities you need to add to your itinerary on your next vacation:

Enjoy the Incredible Sights and Sounds of Tahoe from the Air

Millions of people throughout the year flock to the Lake Tahoe area for its incredible natural beauty and splendor, and there are few better ways to take it all in than by experiencing it from the air. One thing you must add to your Lake Tahoe itinerary is to schedule a hot air balloon ride with one of the many local companies in the area, such as Lake Tahoe Balloons, and take to the skies for an afternoon of wonder. Experience the majestic forests, wildlife, and sparkling lake with a bird’s eye view that few get to see for an experience that’s truly unforgettable amont many North Lake Tahoe activities.

Go for a Hike on One of Tahoe’s Legendary Trails

Afraid of heights? No problem! The Lake Tahoe area is known for its legendary hiking trails that show off beautiful cascading waterfalls, pristine forests, and more, and any one of these trails would be perfect for you to experience in your week in Lake Tahoe. From simple, family friendly trails to those that would challenge even the most hardened of hikers, Lake Tahoe truly has something for everyone!

Experience the Famous Breweries and Other North Lake Tahoe Activities

The Lake Tahoe area is becoming increasingly well known for its growing local brewery scene, and so on your next stop to the area you have to be sure to stop by and check them out! Local watering holes such as The Brewery at Lake Tahoe or Cold Water Brewery and Grill are cooking up some of the most delicious eats and brewing the most legendary brews you’ll find anywhere on the entire West Coast. There may be many great places to eat in the Tahoe area, but you simply HAVE to pencil in one of these amazing breweries on your itinerary.

Lake Tahoe is such an incredible area that no matter what you decide to put on your one-week itinerary, one thing is for certain: You’re guaranteed to have a great time! And while you’re planning on how to spend your time in Tahoe, make sure to check out all of the amazing properties Tahoe Signature Properties has available! We are the premier property rental company in all of Lake Tahoe, and we’ll be sure to have something to fit the unique needs of your family. So don’t hesitate – contact us with any questions or to set up your rental today!

There are a number of reasons that millions of people every year make their way to the Truckee/Lake Tahoe area for their vacations. Some are looking to escape the stress of everyday life and relax, while others are looking to hike our majestic mountains and mountain bike up and down the hundreds of miles of trails. No matter your choice, one thing is for certain: If you’re looking to truly relax on your next vacation, you need to make sure to stop in at Balance Holistic Health Spa in Truckee.

Why Choose Balance Holistic Health Spa?

Now you may be asking yourself, with all of the amazing spas here in the Truckee/Lake Tahoe area, why should I choose Balance Holistic Health Spa above any other? The answer is surprisingly simple: Their customer service is world class, and their only commitment is to you and ensuring the restoration of your mind, body, and soul. Proudly serving the Truckee community for 10 years, Balance Holistic Health Spa is your personal private retreat! They place an emphasis on making sure you get the care you need, and they make sure to take each individual client’s needs into consideration to customize your session just for you! You’ll never feel rushed or pressured, just the relief you need.

Specialized Spa Treatments Using Quality Ingredients

There are a number of different spa treatment options available to you at Balance Holistic Health Spa, and their experienced professionals combine world renowned techniques with high quality ingredients to give you an experience like no other. Using a unique blend of organic herbs and traditional Thai herbal poultices that contain powerful healing potential when unlocked, they will be able to pinpoint your centers of pain and tension and help completely melt them away. You’ll feel rejuvenated in no time!

Plenty of Massage Options Available

Let’s be honest, as good as those treatments with herbal remedies may sound, sometimes a good ol’ fashioned massage is all you need! Luckily for you, the professionals at Balance Holistic Health Spa are masters in multiple techniques of massages to give you the relief you’ve been craving. Feeling a little too stressed out at work lately and want to unwind? Enjoy a Sierra Swedish massage to put your mind at ease! Tackled those tough Truckee mountain trails a little too hard today? Stop in for a Deep Mountain Healing massage to rejuvenate your muscles and get ready for your next day of exploration! No matter what you need, or how long you need it for, Balance Holistic Health Spa has you covered.

So make sure to stop into Balance Holistic Health Spa for the relaxation you need, and while you’re at it, make sure to check out Tahoe Signature Properties for the relaxation you deserve! Tahoe Signature Properties is the premier rental property company in all of Lake Tahoe and Truckee, and our rental professionals are ready to help you find the perfect home for your next dream vacation! So don’t hesitate – contact us with any questions or to reserve your spot today!

It might seem like summer just started, but if you have visited your local department store lately, you may have noticed that Halloween decorations are already out, meaning our favorite holiday is just around the corner! Celebrating Halloween in North Lake Tahoe, California can be a spooky yet exciting time to vacation with your family. Here’s a list of amusing things to do in North Lake Tahoe this Halloween!

Freaker’s Ball

Get ready for one of the largest Halloween bashes on Lake Tahoe with the Freaker’s Ball. This annual event has previously been set up across multiple nightclubs for an evening full of scares and drinks. Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa hosts this thrilling event and will be bringing its 40th consecutive bash to you this year. While tickets are not yet on sale, you can check out www.montbleuresort.com for additional information on past events. This event is for adults 21 years and older, so make sure the kids stay home for this exciting event.

Halloween at Jake’s and Other Things to Do in North Lake Tahoe

Come celebrate Halloween this year at local establishment Jake’s on the Lake for an evening of live DJs, Halloween-inspired beverages, and prizes for the best costumes. Jake’s serves up delicious Californian and Hawaiian-inspired entrees that will satisfy any appetite. Past events have even featured no cover charge, so you can save your money for other exciting things to do in North Lake Tahoe. Like the Freaker’s Ball, this event is for adults only.

Truckee Halloween Parade in North Lake Tahoe

Don’t let the adults have all the fun this Halloween season; bring the kids and check out the annual Truckee Halloween Parade that sees hundreds of families gather together to show off creative costumes and celebrate this exciting time of the year! Trick-or-treating will be featured at local businesses who give out delicious candy to those in costume. This kids-friendly event starts at 5:00pm, with the parade taking off at 6:00pm sharp. Let your kids have a safe place to enjoy trick-or-treating and the thrills of Halloween with this year’s Truckee Halloween Parade.

Booking with Tahoe Signature Properties

Halloween is one of the best times of the year to check North Lake Tahoe. Come enjoy this popular vacation area while many tourists are still at home, allowing you to avoid the crowds and have more room to explore. Tahoe Signature Properties continues to offer some of the most incredible vacation rentals in the area. Give us a call today and let one of our expert staff help you find the perfect rental for your next Halloween getaway.

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

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.

Bowl Incline

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.

If you are planning a vacation to North Lake Tahoe, be sure to check out our vacation rentals. We offer some of the finest rentals in the area. For more information on our vacation homes, please contact us.

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!

While sometimes you may want to spend all of your time in Lake Tahoe exploring the great outdoors, there can be times when the temperature rises that you just feel the urge to escape the heat and stay inside! If that’s the case on your next Lake Tahoe vacation, here are a few suggestions of things to do that can help you escape the heat.

Vikingsholm Castle

Nestled right in beautiful Emerald Bay, Vikingsholm still stands as one of the very first summer homes ever built at Lake Tahoe! First constructed by stagecoach magnate Ben Holiday in the early 1860s, Vikingsholm Castle still stands today as one the premier examples of Scandinavian architecture that you can find anywhere in the United States. One of the best ways you can escape the heat in Lake Tahoe is to take a tour of this historic California landmark. Tours will be available from May 26th through September 30th.

South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena

There are few better ways to escape the heat and keep cool than by spending some time on the ice. At the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena, you’ll have the opportunity to do just that! South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena is Lake Tahoe’s only year-round indoor ice arena, and they have a number of events for those of every skill level! Whether you’ve never tried ice skating before and want to take a private lesson with one of their professional coaches or want to join in on a pick-up hockey game, you’ll be certain to find something for everyone!

Lake Tahoe Maritime Center – Museum & Gardens

The Lake Tahoe area has an incredibly rich tradition and connection with the water, and if you’re looking to beat the heat and discover this for yourself, then there is no better place than at the Lake Tahoe Maritime Center! Since its opening in 1987, the museum has provided locals and tourists alike with an incredible inside look to Tahoe’s history, and the museum has grown bigger than ever expected! Today there are a vast number of amazing and diverse exhibits to experience, ranging from searching for dinosaur remains to collections of some of the most famous watercrafts in Tahoe’s history.

No matter how you plan to beat the heat in Lake Tahoe this year, one thing is for certain: you can always keep cool by staying in a Tahoe Signature Properties home! Tahoe Signature Properties is the premier property rental company in the Lake Tahoe area, and we will be sure to have a home that will fit your exact needs on your next vacation. Don’t hesitate – make sure to contact us today with any questions you may have or to make your reservation today!

Just beyond the Nevada border in northern California, you will find one of the most transformative spectacles in the country in Lake Tahoe. The area’s unparalleled natural beauty, unique spectacles, and endless opportunities for recreation have made it a traveler’s favorite for decades. While you can find excitement for the bravest thrill seekers, Lake Tahoe has become famous as a place of unwavering relaxation. Here are five Lake Tahoe activities that offer relaxation as you will find nowhere else.

Sierra Hot Springs

Visiting the Sierra Hot Springs is an amazing way to spend some time around Lake Tahoe regardless of the season, but it is especially amazing during the winter. It is during this time when the warm waters shield you from the chill of the snow and air. There is nothing that parallels the beauty of the Sierra Nevada Mountains under a blanket of fresh snow. This is even more true when you get to take a dip while you are immersed in it.

Hot Air Balloon Rides

There is so much to see at Lake Tahoe. Cool blue waters transport you to your favorite tropical destination, while the lush forest and mountains capes are some of the most awe inspiring in the country. Enjoying this beauty from the ground is a true pleasure, but it does not even compare to taking it in from thousands of feet up on a relaxing hot air balloon ride. This is an experience that you will never forget.


Lake Tahoe has become an extremely popular place for visitors from all over the world and as a result, it has become slightly harder to find activities that someone is not profiting from. That is why fishing on Lake Tahoe is such a great way to get out there and experience it on your own. All you need to do is have a fishing license and find a beautiful place on the shore.


Sailing is an incredibly relaxing activity, regardless of where you do it. But a sailing trip on the tranquil waters of Lake Tahoe offers the very best that this recreation has to offer. Gliding along the fresh blue waters of lake while taking in some of the most potent natural beauty in the world is something that will change your perspective regarding what it is to truly relax.

Heavenly Gondola

On the Southeast side of the lake, you will find this two-and-a-half-mile ascent up one of the area’s massive mountains. The entire time you glide up the mountain, you can enjoy some of the most amazing panoramic views of the lake and surrounding wilderness. A more relaxing trip could not be imagined. And once it is over, you can enjoy even more beauty at the top.

A trip to Lake Tahoe can offer an endless amount of experiences. But the relaxation that the area and Lake Tahoe activities offer is second to none. The next time you need a break from the hustle and bustle of your life, think of Lake Tahoe.

When looking for rentals in Lake Tahoe and Truckee, why not consider a Vacation Rental home or Condo? You certainly want to make the most of your trip to North Lake Tahoe&Truckee and choosing the best place to stay for your family is an important piece of the success of your trip. Hotels and Motels are expected to be crowded and offer limited amenities with little or no kitchen facilities.  Rather than stay at a hotel in Lake Tahoe, why not stay in a Lake Tahoe Rental house or condo for your trip.  Rental homes & condos offer more space, full kitchen amenities and all the comforts of home.  To view the Best Rentals in Lake Tahoe, or to Rent a Cabin in Lake Tahoe, visit Tahoe Signature Properties’ website at www.TahoeSignatureProperties.com Or call Tahoe Signature Properties’ Vacation Rental Hotline at 530-562-4242.