North Tahoe Epicurean Delight
I suggest you arrive in North Lake Tahoe a couple hours before check-in (3PM) to meander around Tahoe City, Kings Beach, and Tahoe Vista. Find something on your own to make this experience truly yours. At about 3PM get your wonderful bed-n-breakfast room, and begin the journey we have planned for you. REMEMBER: this is a bed-n-breakfast weekend...take advantage of the Cottage Inn's hospitality and good food!read more
We suggest, after having a yummy breakfast in your room, driving over to the Bookshelf at the Boatworks Mall in Tahoe City. A Shakespearean play would be perfect, as your day will round out with a play from Shakespeare played out on the beach! Or maybe, rather than reading literature on a cozy, warm beach, you'd rather learn a bit more about the natural history of Tahoe. If the latter, then proceed on down with our suggestions for this day.read more
1 hide detailWatch the Bard on the Beach
Our Local Expert Says:
Great open-air venue and fun performances in a truly beautiful setting.
The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is the premiere summer event at the lake. It takes place on what is called "the most scenic venue in the world": the beautiful beaches of Sand Harbor State Park, just south of Incline Village, NV.
Each year the festival offers one to two plays. One for adults and families and one for children. The actors and performances are top-knotch.
The festival starts in mid July and goes until mid August. Tickets are available at several levels including Premium, Lower Gallery Reserved and Upper Gallery. No matter where you sit though, you will get a great view of the lake, the stage and you will be able to dip your toes into the beach sand.
Refreshments are available at the park from several vendors, but most visitors bring their own food and drink. Wine and champagne are popular. Be sure to bring a blanket or a sweater; when the sun goes down it can get chilly.
Parking is available at the Sand Harbor Park parking lot, but get there early to get good parking and good seating if you do not have a reserved seat.
You should buy your tickets before you even arrive for your Tahoe weekend: http://www.laketahoeshakespeare.com/playbill . However‚ tickets are usually available at the box office. You will want to arrive as Sand Harbor by 4:30PM‚ and a cooler with some drinks might come in handy‚ but then again...they have great food and drink available inside! BRING WARM CLOTHES AND BLANKETS!!! When the sun goes down‚ it gets chilly.
Today we offer you a choice: if you love golfing, you need to head to Incline Village for a gratifying day of 18 holes. If you prefer something more exciting (perhaps relaxing) and wet, then rafting down the Truckee River is what you should choose...and you will do this from Tahoe City.read more
2 hide detailLakefront dining
Our Local Expert Says:
Try one of their mixed drinks.
This unique eatery is named for Garfield Wood, who made a name for himself in the boating industry during the 1920s-1940s. The mahogany interior is reminiscent of Lake Tahoe's wooden boat era and huge windows offer a marvelous view of the pier and watercraft. During the summer, live music is featured at the piano bar Thursday to Saturday. The Wild Mushroom Risotto is a popular pick, and the Grilled Ribeye or Filet Mignon will satisfy beef-lovers. The marvelous Sunday Champagne Brunch is a real taste treat. A superior wine list in the moderate price range is offered.
A short ride to Carnelian Bay‚ and your dinner and drinks will be overlooking the water. You may wish to make this your last stop of the night‚ or head to Kings Beach‚ and hang out at Steamers‚ 8290 N Lake Blvd Kings Beach...(NOTE: if you'd rather have great pizza‚ perhaps go here instead of Gar Woods). In the summer volleyball is played at the beach‚ and outdoor dining is a must.