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 [...]

Things to do on Tahoe’s West Shore this summer

THE WEST SHORE OF LAKE TAHOE was home to the S.S. Tahoe, a famous steamship that opened the area to tourism in 1900. It was home to the rustically elegant Tahoe Tavern, whose passengers arrived by train from San Francisco after a stopover in Truckee.
The West Shore hosted the Nordic trails in the 1960 Winter [...]

Visit SierraCulture.com: Your “go to” guide for summer travel

THE SIERRA FOOTHILLS AND TRUCKEE-TAHOE are home to some of America’s best attractions, and we have a new guide to help you: Our magazine’s new website customized for smartphone reading. Just type into your iPhone or smartphone: SierraCulture.com.
The site first prompts users to share their exact location and then provides information on attractions and venues [...]

Huell Howser of California’s Gold discusses Tahoe’s “Woodies”

They come in all shapes and sizes and many date back to the early part of this century. All have been lovingly restored by their owners and are meticulously maintained. In short, they’re some of the most beautiful wooden boats ever made.
Host Huell Howser gets a close look at these boats as he attends the [...]

Wanderlust comes to Lake Tahoe on July 17-20

Wanderlust California takes place in Olympic Valley, a small village just north of Lake Tahoe in California. Olympic Valley is better known as Squaw Valley because it is the home of the world-famous ski resort, Squaw Valley.
Wanderlust Festivals are all-out, ecstatic celebrations. We bring together the world’s leading yoga teachers, top musical acts, renowned speakers, exquisite [...]

Visit “Ghost Ships” exhibit at Tahoe Maritime Museum

The Tahoe Maritime Museum on Hwy. 89 in Homewood, on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore, is one of our favorite museums. We are members, and we are regulars. The Museum’s exterior reminds you of an old boathouse, well-suited to its surroundings, with a spacious, airy interior design — 5,800 square feet in total — that lets [...]

Howard Hughes’ estate at Lake Tahoe lists at $19.5 million

“Howard Hughes, the reclusive billionaire who left his mark on the aerospace industry, once owned a Lake Tahoe estate that has come on the market at $19.5 million,” according to the Los Angeles Times real estate section.
“The 5.5-acre property, set on Crystal Bay, was purchased by the current owners in 1995 from Howard Hughes Corp. [...]

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