11 Must-Do Spring Activities in Lake Tahoe

Kayak on Lake Tahoe shore
by: Welk Resorts | May 2, 2017

Lake Tahoe is a year-round playground with no shortage of activities. Spring, in particular, is one of the most beautiful seasons to visit Tahoe with your family and friends. As the snowpack turns into mountain waterfalls and raging rivers, both locals and visitors alike head out into the landscape to enjoy one of the most picturesque times of the year. So when you bring your family up to visit us at One Village Place by Welk Resorts, or Northstar Lodge by Welk Resorts Tahoe, here’s a list of eleven Lake Tahoe Spring activities you don’t want to miss.

  1. Zephyr Cove Lake Tahoe Cruise
    Take a picturesque cruise of Emerald Bay on a fantastic paddlewheeler. Choose between a Daytime Scenic Cruise or the Sunset Dinner Cruise. It’s a truly extraordinary journey.
    View from off the back of the Zephyr Cove Lake Tahoe Cruise with American flagPhoto by Lake Tahoe Cruise, located at http://www.zephyrcove.com/cruises/cruise-experience/
  2. Kayaking on the Lake
    Paddle one of our favorite stretches of North Lake Tahoe, from the crystal clear waters of King’s Beach to Speed Boat Beach’s grandiose rock gardens. Starting in May, contact Tahoe Paddle and Oar on King’s Beach and receive a 10% Welk discount on kayak and paddleboard rentals! Phone: (530) 581-3029

    Lake Tahoe: Two women kayakingPhoto by m01229 on Flickr, located at https://www.flickr.com/photos/39908901@N06/
  3. Downtown Truckee
    Don’t miss out on all the year-round dining and shopping that Historic Truckee has to offer. Bar of America or Moody’s is always a good choice for a weekend bite and a little live music.
    View of downtown TruckeePhoto by Westall Real Estate, located at http://www.westallrealestate.com/neighborhoods/historic-truckee-neighborhood-profile/
  4. Pedal the Truckee River
    Head down to Willard’s Sport Shop in Tahoe city to rent a bike and take the scenic and relaxing Truckee River bike path up to Squaw Valley. Call ahead for your 10% Welk discount! Phone: (530) 583-3356
    Truckee river and landscapePhoto by Mike Sevon, located at https://www.fws.gov/nevada/highlights/nbi/2006_winners.html
  5. Hiking in the Sierras
    Experience the natural beauty of the Sierra Nevada Mountains first hand on beautiful hiking trails such as Eagle Falls in South Lake Tahoe. Click here for more info on spring hiking.
    Hiking in the Sierra Nevada mountainsPhoto by Sierra Club, located at http://content.sierraclub.org/outings/autumn-hiking-and-history-sierra-nevada-tahoe-national-forest-c
  6. Lakefront Dining and Casino
    Hyatt Regency’s Lone Eagle Grille is a popular choice for a special night out. Dine in style, right on the beautiful Tahoe lakefront. After dinner, you can always head to the casino for a game or two.
    Lake Tahoe: Dining on the lakePhoto by Lone Eagle Grill, located at https://www.loneeaglegrille.com
  7. Spring Swings
    Spring in Tahoe is the perfect time to get in a few rounds on the links. Try Lake Ridge or Wolf Run Golf Club in Reno for some world-class golf. See all the local courses here.
    Golf cart on golf course in Lake TahoePhoto by Duncan Golf Reno, located at https://duncangolfreno.com/wolf-run/
  8. Helicopter Flights
    See Lake Tahoe from a whole new perspective with a Lake Tahoe helicopter flight! A variety of different tours and flight itineraries are available.
    Helicopter flight over Lake TahoePhoto by FareHarbor, located at https://fareharbor.com/blog/2015/12/with-reno-tahoe-helicopters/
  9. Museums
    There are a number of notable museums in Lake Tahoe, none more so than the Donner Party Museum at Donner Lake. Take a day to learn all about the history of this legendary journey through the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
    Outside a museum in Lake TahoePhoto by Skila Brown, located at http://skilabrown.com/2016/09/donner-lake-state-park/
  10. Hot Springs
    There is no shortage of hot springs in Lake Tahoe and the surrounding areas. It’s relaxing, it’s rejuvenating, and well worth your time. You won’t regret it! For a list of springs, click here.
    Man sitting in a natural hot spring in Lake TahoePhoto by Outdoor Project, located here https://www.outdoorproject.com/blog-news/hot-springs-near-reno-and-lake-tahoe
  11. Spring Skiing at Squaw Valley
    Don’t rule the slopes out just yet! Depending on the snowfall for the season, spring skiing may last all the way until the Fourth of July. Click here for info on lift tickets and village events.
    A man and woman wearing summer attire sitting in chairs in the snow looking at the Lake Tahoe slopesPhoto by NBC Bay Area, located here http://www.nbcbayarea.com/blogs/worth-the-trip/North-Lake-Tahoe-Spring-Break-Snow-415599893.html

While this list includes a few of our favorite Spring activities in Lake Tahoe, there is still plenty more to see and do. There’s something for the whole family, whatever the time of year, and that’s what makes Tahoe so special.

Need some help planning your activities during your stay? Call our friendly Northstar Lodge Concierge desk at (760) 815-3953 between 10:00am – 4:30pm (PST). We’re happy to help you make the most out of your vacation.

Or, if you’re looking to book your epic vacation, look no further than Northstar Lodge by Welk Resorts in Tahoe.

Must-do Spring Activities in Lake Tahoe

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2 Responses

  1. nancy banda says:

    ANy chance of accomodations for July or August for a group of 10? We are Welk Platinum owners. 619-246-1595. Thank you

    • Welk Resorts says:

      Hi Nancy! If you call Owner Services at 855-455-9355, they’ll be happy to check availability for you.

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