“Magical Memories” at Resort at Squaw Creek

LAKE TAHOE IS IDYLLIC DURING the holidays, offering experiences that are redolent of a Norman Rockwell painting: long walks in the forest, big Thanksgiving dinner gatherings, drinking hot chocolate by the fireplace, and winter sleigh rides.

Some of our fond memories include cutting our own Christmas tree (visit here for a permit), sledding or skiing near Tahoe [...]

Christmas tree permits go on sale in Lake Tahoe Basin

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit will begin the sale of Christmas tree permits on Monday, November 24, 2014.
Permits cost $10 each (cash or check only, no credit cards), with a limit of two permits per family.  Permits must be purchased in person, are not transferable and are sold on a first-come, first-served [...]

Fall colors and food & wine tours in the foothills and Sierra

HISTORIC HIGHWAY 40
Weather permitting, take an old time Sunday drive at slow speed along Old Hwy. 40 from Rocklin to Donner Pass and Truckee— or a “leg” or two—instead of Interstate 80. The fall colors are spectacular.
“You will see the parade of rich history that formed California: the path of the Native American petroglyphs and [...]

Valhalla offers family friendly performances on August 17-18

Make plans to head to the beautiful and historic Tallac site grounds at Lake Tahoe to enjoy two free musical performances that cap the end of the Valhalla festival season on August 17 and 18.
On Sunday, Aug. 17 Valhalla presents the final in the free Concert on the Lawn series with a special free kids [...]

Home Sweet Home

SUMMER IN PROVENCE, ALASKA OR THE SOUTH PACIFIC SOUNDS WONDERFUL, but our own backyard offers an unforgettable vacation experience — from our Gold Rush towns to picturesque vineyards, to crystal-clear Lake Tahoe, to awe-inspiring Yosemite.
The Sierra and its foothills has rebounded from the recession with a more refined food, wine, craft beer, art and [...]

Northstar Autumn Food & Wine Festival schedule of events

The 29th Annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival at Northstar California Resort will pair epicurean adventures with Northern California’s finest in regional food and wine delicacies.
Master chefs and winemakers invite foodies to enjoy three full days of cooking seminars and demonstrations, culinary competitions, wine tastings and food-themed experiences Friday, Sept. 5 through Sunday, [...]

Where to go for summer drinks in the Sierra Foothills and Tahoe

CAROLINES COFFEE ROASTERS
When the “Good Day Sacramento” television crew recently was visiting western Nevada County, it knew where to go for a good cup of coffee: Carolines Coffee Roasters in downtown Grass Valley.
Now that summer has arrived, we recommend a Mocha Freeze from Carolines. The drink is a blend of homemade mocha mix with shots [...]

Tahoe Concours d’Elegance moves to West Shore on August 8-9

MORE THAN 60 CLASSIC WOODEN BOATS, many dating back to the 1920s and ‘30s, are going on display this summer when the 42nd annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance opens at its new location on the West Shore.
After 20 years on the north shore, the show moves to Obexer’s Boat Company in Homewood, the birthplace of [...]

Valhalla Festival: arts, culture, music & theatre

THE 34TH ANNUAL VALHALLA Art, Music & Theatre Festival at Tahoe Tallac Estates on Tahoe’s South Shore is a popular regional gathering, from the convergence of music styles and on-stage theater to cultural events and fine arts.
Daytime concerts for the Music on the Lawn Series are free of charge on the Valhalla Grand Lawn with [...]

Watch Shakespeare under the stars this summer

ENTERTAINMENT, FOOD, FAMILY and friends will converge under the stars on the scenic shore of Lake Tahoe this summer as Lake Tahoe‘s Shakespeare Festival launches its 42nd season.
Featuring live entertainment seven nights a week from July 11-Aug. 24 at Sand Harbor State Park, the season is anchored by the Festival’s main-stage production of William Shakespeare’s [...]

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