Outstanding views, plenty of recreation opportunities and the finest lodging in the pines await this Cinco de Mayo weekend The Ridge Tahoe.

There’s no other place quite like South Shore Tahoe – where you can hit the beach, take a boat ride, tear through single track trails on a mountain bike or climb to the top of a mountain during the day and spend the night exploring South Shore’s fiesta hot spots for the ultimate Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Cinco de Mayo means tequila and extra spice in Tahoe South!

Cinco de Mayo means tequila and extra spice in Tahoe South!

Dining and drink options can be found onsite at the Ridge Tahoe’s Hungry Bear Restaurant, or have the bartender at the Bear Trap Bar mix you up a frozen Margarita on the rocks with salt.

If you’re looking to venture out to spend the holiday, The Ridge Tahoe offers regular shuttle buses to the casino core through BlueGo public transit which offers additional transportation around the South Shore.

The fiesta begins early with the Cinco De Mayo Festival at Heavenly Mountain Resort’s California Main Lodge, Friday, May 3 from 5 – 10 p.m. This 10th annual community fundraiser and locals’ favorite party features a Mariachi band, traditional dancers, great food from South Shore area Mexican restaurants and raffle prizes.

Within walking distance from The Ridge is the Fox and Hound Lake Tahoe Bar and Grill, which promises plenty of food and drink specials with a zesty Cinco de Mayo twist.

Nothing spells south of the border at South Shore more than Cabo Wabo Cantina inside Harveys Lake Tahoe. Red Rocker Sammy Hagar lent his name and franchise to this hotspot that serves every any kind of Margarita possible and delicious food. As a pre-party warmup, Sammy will perform at Harrah’s Friday and Saturday nights inside the South Shore room.

Whether you’re hungry or thirsty, there’s nothing quite like ice-cold Margaritas found at Café del Soul inside MontBleu Resort, Casino & Spa. Cinco de Mayo festivities will go on all day, including 99-cent Margaritas and tacos.

Latin Soul inside Lakeside Inn and Casino offers authentic Mexican fare and has some of the tangiest Margaritas in town. Your best best is to come early and expect to stay through dinner.

Voted Tahoe’s Best Margarita and Mexican Restaurant by Tahoe South locals, The Cantina Bar and Grill is where the food comes piping hot and the Margaritas are blended anyway you like.

What are your Cinco de Mayo plans?

Nestled on a spectacular Sierra Nevada ridge above Lake Tahoe, and overlooking the breathtaking and beautiful Carson Valley, this 11 acre hotel resort offers year-round vacation rentals with panoramic views and luxurious accommodations. Complimentary Health Club, Indoor Sports Complex, Indoor/Outdoor Swimming Pools and Jacuzzis, Restaurant, Deli, Market, Full Service Spa and more are all on-site. Complimentary shuttle service whisks guests 5 miles to Lake Tahoe and casino nightlife.

The Ridge provides a variety of great Lake Tahoe lodging options with choices perfect for family vacations or romantic getaways. Options include deluxe hotel rooms, one and two bedroom condominium suites with full kitchens.

Summer offers an exciting array of activities on property and on Lake Tahoe. Our pool, spa, tennis courts, rock climbing wall and hiking trails are all a few minutes from your front door. Just down the hill are Lake Tahoe’s beautiful beaches, boating, paddleboarding and kayaking

. In the winter our Skier Express provides ski in / ski out access to Heavenly Ski Resort’s Stagecoach Chairlift. The Ridge Ski Shop can satisfy your entire ski and snowboard needs onsite, so you can quickly hit the slopes. We also offer a variety of classes and indoor activities when the weather doesn’t cooperate or you’re not up for tackling the great outdoors.

The Ridge’s expansive property is an ideal venue for weddings, meetings and reunions. We have a variety of meeting and gathering spaces that can accommodate groups from 10 – 200.

For your wedding day we have ceremony sites with breathtaking views and the experienced staff to help make it the perfect day. For your business meetings we have all the A/V and technical resources you require to maximize your productivity. For family reunions our variety of lodging choices and countless onsite activities make it the perfect location to bring everyone together.