5 Best Things To Do In The Fall Around Tahoe

20th October, 2018

Most people think of Lake Tahoe as a summer or winter playground, but we’ll let you in on a secret, fall is the best time to play. During the fall, the crowds are gone, temperatures are cool, and excitement is in every adventure. Let’s explore some of the best fall activities in Lake Tahoe. 

Fall Foliage

Once the temperature cools, the colors start coming out all around Lake Tahoe, but a side trip to Hope Valley, a 20-minute drive from South Lake Tahoe is highly recommended. Hope Valley is an autumn delight with several routes that take you through the colorful landscapes that look like they’re out of a painting. It’s the best place to practice your photography skills or take in the peaceful and beautiful surroundings.

Fall Colors Hope Valley

Take On A Mountain

The best time to explore the endless trails by either hiking or mountain biking is definitely the fall. You can avoid the crowded trails and have them all to yourself. Hiking Mt. Tallac or Maggie’s Peak is definitely worth the work, and the views you get of Fallen Leaf Lake, Cascade Lake, & Lake Tahoe are your reward. If you want to conquer a mountain by bike, choose the Van Sickle State Park for great trail options all with jaw-dropping views of Lake Tahoe.  If you prefer a fun downhill trail make sure you check out the Corral Loop off Pioneer Trail, it’s sure to keep you smiling all day.

Maggie's Peak Tahoe

Tee Off

Lake Tahoe’s golf courses can get pretty busy in the summer and tee times book up quickly. In the fall the courses are considerably less busy and the cooler temperatures feel just right. One of the most beautiful courses is the Lakefront, world-renowned Edgewood Golf Course. But, if you’re looking for a course surrounded with towering pine trees, nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, then the Lake Tahoe Golf Course is for you.

Edgewood Golf Course

Cruise Into the Sunset

If you are coming to Lake Tahoe for rest and relaxation, what better way to unwind than an unforgettable two-hour sunset champagne cruise on the Safari Rose.  The boat is without a doubt the largest, most luxurious yacht on Lake Tahoe. It’s 80ft long and 20 feet wide, has 6 bathrooms, dining room, a heated salon with leather and teak, full bar, beautifully enclosed fantail, sun deck, and even a cozy fireplace. If you are going to cruise the beautiful blue waters of Lake Tahoe, you better do it in style.

Lake Tahoe Cruises

Happy Beer Trailin’

After spending the day out in the Lake Tahoe playground, the best way to reward your hard work is with a frosty pint of local craft beer. The art of craft beer has taken the nation by storm within the last few years, and Lake Tahoe has joined the ranks. In recent years, new breweries and taprooms like South Lake Brewing, Aleworx, and The Hangar have been popping up all over town, pouring unique and signature taps. Now, you can navigate your way through town one beer at a time.

Beer Trail Tahoe

There is something for everyone in Lake Tahoe, and Fall is the best time to experience it all. It can even feel like your personal outdoor playground, so make sure bring a jacket, and an adventurous spirit. At the end of a wonderful Tahoe day, relax in one of Hotel Azure’s comfortable beds and rest up because there’s more to experience tomorrow! Book online or contact our in-house reservation team at 1.800.877.1466.