Have you made plans to visit Lake Tahoe or Truckee this winter, and are worried about what’s there to do, when mother nature doesn’t seem to cooperate?

Don’t fret, there is plenty to see and visit, of course most resorts are making snow so you can get in a few good runs between 11 AM and 1-2PM. But what if you have children and people in your group that don’t ski?

My parents visited this past month and I was worried about the Tahoe activities, here’s some areas we visited and being that I have a 3 years old, everything had to be toddler friendly :).

We love The Historic Downtown Truckee, little gift shops, Tahoe Oils, The Book Store, Cooking Gallery and the restaurants, please make sure you take a few hours and visit the stores and maybe have lunch or dinner, I never go home empty-handed :).

Visit Emerald Bay and do a drive around the lake, we love taking a day ones a year, or twice. Stop by Tahoe House Bakery first, to get a good cup of coffee and some of the most amazing treats and head out to Emerald Bay. Our next stop would be South Lake Tahoe for lunch and at Heavenly, you can take the gondola up to some of the most amazing sights of Lake Tahoe and Sierra Mountains.

Take advantage of the Rec Centers, in Truckee there is Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District with a brand new swimming pool, Tahoe Donner has a beautiful Trout Creek Rec Center, Old Greenwood and Schaffer’s Mill have some amazing amenities, so check out the place you’ll be staying at to make sure amenities are available or use the public local amenities.

Spend a day in the Village. Both Northstar and Squaw Valley villages are vibrant and full of activities, go ice-skating, enjoy a drink by the fireplace, have lunch or dinner at one of the restaurants or just read a book by the fire.

And if you have little ones and can’t seem to come up with ideas to burn off some of that energy, KidZone Museum is one of our favorites, there is so much stuff in there to do and explore.

Feel free to reach out with any questions and we hope your vacation is a memorable one, despite the snow conditions.

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