Winter Sightseeing in North Lake Tahoe

 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.

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Dana Moraru has been involved in the property management business since 2007. Dana then founded Tahoe Signature Properties in 2012 with a desire to share the beauty and experiences of Lake Tahoe with the world. Dana has been living in and exploring the area for over 10 years, making her the perfect host and a Lake Tahoe expert.
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