Lake Tahoe Music Festival: “Small is beautiful”

The arts & culture scene in western Nevada County is spectacular for a population of our size: This summer alone, we’ve enjoyed WorldFest, thanks to The Center for the Arts; Randy Newman, thanks to Music in the Mountains; and in October, Joshua Bell, thanks to InConcert Sierra.
I do worry, however, about the stress and pressure [...]

Drought encourages Tahoe to focus on year-round activities

WE LOVE CELEBRATING OUR REGION’S year-round lifestyle centered around farm-fresh food, fine dining, local wine and beer, art and music and outdoor recreation — and it’s becoming a bigger draw for vacations, staycations and relocations.
Tahoe and Truckee have deep roots in winter sports, going back to Sugar Bowl in the ’30s and the 1960 Winter [...]

Placer and Nevada County CA ranked tops in nation for recreation

WHETHER IT’S BIKING, HIKING, camping, swimming or picnicking, Placer and Nevada Counties are ranked among America’s 50 best counties for outdoor activities, according to a new survey.
Placer County ranked #36, Nevada County ranked #47 and El Dorado ranked #49 in the nation, according to Niche, which runs a popular ranking and review site. The top [...]

Lakes that survived the drought: Tahoe, Rollins, Donner and Scotts Flat

SURE, CALIFORNIA HAS A drought, which is impacting recreation on some of its most popular rivers, lakes and reservoirs. But with trillions of gallons of water, Lake Tahoe — the nation’s second deepest lake — is poised to welcome water enthusiasts from all over this summer.
The same goes for most other lakes in our region, [...]

Wine and food tasting abounds in Placer County and Nevada County CA this summer

For savory eats and award-winning wines, these festivals offer eclectic tastings, hands-on cooking demos with imaginative chefs, and breathtaking venues:
SIERRA VINTNERS
SUMMER REGIONAL WINE TRAIL JULY 18 AND SEPTEMBER 26
A premier wine tasting experience from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on “roads less traveled” in Nevada and Placer Counties. The trail includes wineries that are relatively near [...]

Lake Tahoe Music Festival is August 18-22

Bring lawn chairs, picnics and your favorite beveragevto the annual Lake Tahoe Music Festival on August 18-22 in Tahoe City, Truckee and the West Shore.
The festival’s Academy Orchestra is joining soloists Chris Kachian, renowned classical guitarist for the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra and Laura Hamilton, co-concertmaster for the Metropolitan Opera. Selections from [...]

43rd annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance is August 7-8

LAKE TAHOE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE returns to the historic Obexer’s Boat Company in Homewood for its 43rd annual show on August 7-8. It features more than 60 of the most prestigious wooden boats in a remarkable and intimate setting.
“We’re thrilled to combine the rich history and open shoreline vistas on Tahoe’s West Shore with the country’s [...]

Active lifestyle lodging: Truckee’s Cedar House and Tahoe’s Cedar Crest Cottages

IN OUR GRANDPARENTS’ DAYS, the “grand dames” defined America’s hotel business. Nowadays, active lifestyle hotels are becoming more popular, thanks to the rise in millennial travel. The hotels have European flair and offer innovative food, the latest in technology and locally inspired experiences — from hiking and kayaking to hands-on cooking classes. “It’s a huge [...]

Chef’s Notes: Farm to Fork, Treats, Tahoe Central Market, Carolines

FARM-TO-FORK DINNERS
Our region is going to offer more farm-to-table dinners this summer. The third annual Nevada City farm-to-table banquet is August 16. It is downtown on Commercial Street, which has become a foodie paradise, thanks to the Nevada City Farmers Market, Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co. and now Wheyward Girl Creamery.
At Lake Tahoe, Homewood [...]

Sierra Adventures: Get up and go

Spring in the Sierra is a perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors before the summer crowds. Some of our favorite places include:
DONNER MEMORIAL STATE PARK
A new Donner Memorial State Park Visitor Center opens in June. The new visitor center will replace the existing Emigrant Trail Museum and will feature a state of the art [...]

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