Lake Tahoe Travel Guide


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Lake Tahoe Theme Parks


Okay, I admit that Lake Tahoe doesn’t have the big name theme parks, but some of the parks do have themes. Maybe we should call them theme-ish parks!

Squaw Valley Adventure Center

1960 Squaw Valley Rd, Olympic Valley, CA 96146    (530) 583-6985

Mini golf, ropes course, climbing wall, etc.  

Tahoe Treetop Adventure Park

Granlibakken Resort – 725 Granlibakken Rd., Tahoe City, CA 96145

The Tahoe Treetop Adventure Park at North Tahoe Adventures offers a variety of courses suitable for ages 5+ and all levels of athleticism. My daughter age 8 loved this place.  Lots of fun, well supervised, and safety minded!

Wild Island Family Adventure Park

250 Wild Island Ct, Sparks, NV 89434     (775) 359-2927

Escape to The Island and chill out in summer at the waterpark or play all year long at Coconut Bowl, High Ballocity, Laser Mazes, Pirate Cove Black Light Mini Golf, Go Karts, Outdoor Mini Golf and the other attractions on the dry side of The Island. Wild Island. It’s FUNTASTIC for everyone from 2 to 92!

Ultimate Rush Thrill Park

2500 E 2nd St, Reno, NV 89595    (775) 786-7005

When is the last time you raced a go-kart? Or challenged your kids to a round of mini golf? Get back into the swing of family time and experience some nostalgia all your own at Grand Sierra Resort’s Grand Adventure Land. With go-karts (and racing!), plus mini golf and Ultimate Rush, you and your family can create memories full of smiles while testing your driving skills on the pavement or on the green! And maybe even flying through the air!




What’s on Tap


Lake Tahoe Festivals & Events:


Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival—7/8 – 8/21

North Lake—Imagine your toes in the sand, a fantastic bottle of wine nearby, a gourmet meal in hand and first-class entertainment before you…

Labor Day Lake Tahoe Fireworks Extravaganza—9/4/16 @ 08:30 PM

South Lake—This pyrotechnic exhibition explodes over Lake Tahoe after dusk and features a variety of patterns, shapes, and designs.

Big Band Jazz Concert at the Sugar Pine Point State Park—9/4/16

West Lake—Concert goers are encouraged to bring a picnic, low-back chairs, blankets, and be prepared to have fun.

The Great Reno Balloon Race—9/9 – 9/11/16

Reno—This is the 35th year for one of Reno’s most colorful and spectacular events! It attracts nearly 100 hot air balloons

For more event information, click on our Festivals & Events page for Half Moon Bay.


Top Attractions:

Winter Outdoor Activities  – 2015/16

The ski areas were finally blessed with SNOW! The recent drought took its toll, but finally were seeing some action…

Summer Outdoor Activities – 2016

Lake Tahoe  – In a couple of months, Lake Tahoe will be bursting with outdoor activities!

Desolation Wilderness Area 

Awesome hiking from late spring to late summer. 


For more information on local attractions, click on the Lake Tahoe Attractions or Recreational Activities.



The Region’s Fall Advisories:

Traffic Conditions. During the summer months, Lake Tahoe is inundated with tourists making driving challenging. Another issue, is the warm summer months are the best to complete road work. This combination can create very long delays in certain sections. Go to to learn about road conditions. 

Yes, It’s Still Water! California’s extreme drought has created some long-term consequences. If you are planning a lake vacation be sure to check about water levels. That rafting trip, fishing, or skiing may be impacted. It has also create EXTREME fire conditions, so be sure to check with local authorities about campfire and camp stove regulations.   

The Plague! It sounds medieval, but chipmunks and squirrels around Lake Tahoe can carry the Plague and health officials urge caution. Click here to learn more.

Yellow Jackets! I don’t know why it’s so bad this season, but from Tahoe City south  along the beaches the bees are everywhere! Click here to learn more.


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