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.

 We have to admit, there really isn’t a bad time to visit North Lake Tahoe, as every season offers something unique and special. Summer revolves around lake activities, spring offers promise and a quiet beauty, fall the trees help create a fiery landscape that takes your breath away. But winter? Winter is when we shine! Snow-capped mountains offer an icy beauty that never fails to stun. The sight of people going about their business in colorful clothing complements the snowy backdrop. These winter sightseeing ideas will help make your North Lake Tahoe visit as perfect as it can be—especially when you begin and end each day in one of our Tahoe Signature Properties winter escapes!

Get Out of the Cold and into One of These Great Museums 

The cold air is amazingly refreshing, but when you feel the need for a little warmth during your North Lake Tahoe getaway, popping into a museum is the only way to go! The Gatekeeper’s Museum, the Watson Cabin Museum, and Tahoe Maritime Museum, all in Tahoe City, are excellent examples of museums that explore and display the artifacts of historical Lake Tahoe.

Playing in the Snow

Winter activities like skiing and sledding are popular ones, but what about ice skating or even snow kiting? ALLll winter sports are popular here in North Lake Tahoe, including ice skating at Truckee Ice Rink, snow kiting (instructions and gear can be found at the Sierra Snowkite Center in Truckee), and midnight snowshoe hikes through the wilderness with Tahoe Adventure Company in Tahoe Vista.

Donner Summit Bridge

Explore more history during your stay with a visit to the Donner Summit Bridge. Built in 1924 and located on Old Highway 40 in Truckee, the magnificence of this manmade structure needs to be seen to be believed! For a moment of breathtaking contemplation, the scenic overlook is located just .3 miles west of the bridge; be sure your phones are charged and your cameras have enough battery capacity because you’re going to want to stay in this spot for a while!

Emigrant Trail Museum

Yes, we are taking you back to the museums, because quite frankly, the history of our town is as fascinating as the landscape is beautiful! The Emigrant Trail Museum gives guests a peek into the early days of the area and the troubles and turmoil early settlers had to suffer through. Learn about the infamous Donner Party, discover just how deep the snow was, and take a family picture in front of the Pioneer Monument. You’ll come away from this visit with a chilling understanding of how lucky we are today!

Comfort and Style on Your North Lake Tahoe Visit

When the sun sets on another perfect day in North Lake Tahoe, you’ll be tucked away all cozy and warm in one of our luxurious Tahoe Signature Properties winter escapes—perhaps the best part of your North Lake Tahoe visit! Reserve your stay with us today.

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!

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.

Planning that perfect day trip getaway that will help you feel refreshed and your batteries recharged? You’ve come to the right place! With its incredible lake and outdoors activities, Tahoe truly is the perfect vacation destination for a day trip.

Enjoy a Beautiful Day at the Lake!

Though the Tahoe area is filled with beautiful forests, majestic mountains, and amazing hiking trails, let’s be honest: the true star of the show is the lake itself! Lake Tahoe is a spectacular 191 square miles of crystal clear waters and beauty that is truly unparalleled, and there are a number of amazing activities to take part in at the lake itself that would make any day trip unforgettable. Enjoy a great day of relaxation by claiming your spot on one of Lake Tahoe’s many sandy beaches or rent a boat and head out on the lake for some of the best fishing you’ll find anywhere! How about if you’re in the mood for something a little more exciting? Rent a kayak and explore some of the great mysteries around the lake or rent a jet ski to really get the blood flowing! That’s the beauty of Lake Tahoe: There’s no shortage of amazing and fun activities for you and your family to experience!

Explore the Mountains with a Day of Hiking

When people traditionally think of the Tahoe area, their mind immediately thinks of the lake itself as the only attraction, but the Tahoe area actually has so much more to offer! The Tahoe area is surrounded by incredible forests and breathtaking mountain peaks, and scattered all throughout are hundreds of miles of hiking trails and sightseeing opportunities that are perfect for any day trip! Spend a day discovering hidden waterfalls, breathtaking alpine meadows painted with spectacular wildflowers, granite slopes that have been carved by glaciers, and much more. There are trails of varying difficulty and length all around Tahoe, so you’ll be sure to find something suited for everyone, and if you pack a lunch for a picnic, it’s truly the perfect day trip experience!

Turn your day trip into a full-fledged vacation by booking your stay with Tahoe Signature Properties. We have no shortage of amazing properties available, so you’re sure to find the perfect place to make your excursion into one you will never forget! Make sure to check out all of the amazing properties we have available for you, and feel free to contact us with any questions or to reserve your rental today!

If you’re looking to find the best possible way to spend your 4th of July holiday vacation this year, you’ve come to the right place! There are few places in the country that celebrate America’s independence better than here in North Lake Tahoe, and we do so with one of the premier firework extravaganzas you’ll find anywhere: The Tahoe City Dyno-Mite Big Bang 4th of July Firework Show!

A Tahoe Tradition for Over 70 Years

This year Tahoe City will host the 74th annual Tahoe City’s Dyno-Mite Big Bang 4th of July Firework Show, and it is truly a tradition that is second to none! Recently named one of the ten best 4th of July celebrations in all of America by Fox News, the Dyno-Mite Big Bang features live music, food, and a fireworks celebration that is guaranteed fun for the entire family!

About the Event

The Tahoe City Dyno-Mite Big Bang 4th of July Firework Show takes place all throughout Tahoe City and Commons Beach, and the fun usually gets started around 10 AM! All throughout the town you will find local businesses and restaurants packed to the brim with visitors and locals alike, sampling all of the delicious eats that our local businesses have to offer. This year, there will be live music provide from some of the best local DJs throughout the day and kid-friendly attractions and events scattered throughout the town.

The Main Event

But let’s be honest—the real reason you’re here is because of the fireworks, right? Well, we guarantee one thing above all else: You will certainly not be disappointed! The Dyno-Mite Big Bang certainly lives up to its name and the hype with the biggest, brightest, and most dazzling fireworks extravaganza you’ve ever seen! There are truly no more beautiful sights to be found in the entire Lake Tahoe area than watching the show over gorgeous Lake Tahoe. The fireworks show typically begins around 9 PM, so don’t hesitate to get your spot for the show early!

If you’re planning on staying in Lake Tahoe for 4th of July this year and want to experience Tahoe City’s Dyno-Mite Big Bang 4th of July Firework Show for yourself, then you’re going to need a great place to stay. Luckily for you, there are no better places to stay in North Lake Tahoe that at one of Tahoe Signature Properties’ premier rental homes. We have a number of amazing properties all throughout the North Lake Tahoe area and are sure to have something that’ll help make you next stay unforgettable. So don’t wait: Check out all of the amazing properties we have available today!

4th of July in Truckee

This year, the Truckee 4th of July Parade will start at 10 am at the Truckee High School. This 3-hour event will unfold along Donner Pass Road and end at the corner of Bridge and Church Street. A fun and free way to spend the day with your family, the parade is a Truckee tradition that welcomes everyone! Attendees are encouraged to leave their car at home and take advantage of the free shuttle service to and from Downtown Truckee.
Spend Independence Day on the beach, enjoy the music, barbecues and the fireworks. Celebrate 4th of July at Donner Lake and enjoy several games throughout the day such as tug of war, sack races and pie eating. The 4th of July in Truckee event will end with a fabulous fireworks show at 9:30 pm.

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.