Lake Tahoe Fall To-Do List

Fall is here and if you’ve never visited Tahoe during the shoulder season you might be wondering what there is to do. Don’t worry, there’s plenty of activities and fun. While you may not be able to do it all in one trip, you can certainly plan a return to The Ridge Tahoe and finish what you started.

  1. Oktoberfest at Camp Richardson. Beers, brats and fun. What more do you need?
  1. Fall Fish Festival. Watch the Kokanee salmon migrate and maybe even spy a bear.
  1. Hike. Pack a lunch, bring lots of water and head out into Tahoe South to check out the fall foliage.
    Fall trips to Tahoe South include ample activities and fun.
    Fall trips to Tahoe South include gorgeous scenery and weather.
  1. Improve the odds and kiss the dice in one of the Stateline casinos.
  1. Explore Lake Tahoe by boat. The Tahoe paddlewheelers run year round and you can rent a speed boat most of October. Just pack layers!
  1. Kayak/Paddleboard. If a speed boat is too much wind in your face rent a kayak or a paddleboard for a relaxing day on the lake.
    Choose your vessel and get out on the lake. It's an experience you don't want to miss.
    Choose your vessel and get out on the lake. It’s an experience you won’t want to miss.
  1. Ride a horse. Take in views and nature for a few hours with Zephyr Cove Stables.
  1. Bike. Get your adrenaline rush on any of Tahoe’s mountain biking courses. Or check out the new Bijou Bike Park to catch some air.
  1. Reel in a monster Mackinaw on a fishing boat charter or find your secret spot off the shelf to catch some nice size trout.
  1. Tee it up and get 10 extra yards on your drive (higher altitude does that) at any number of Lake Tahoe area golf courses.
  1. Go see the fall foliage. Seriously, the leaves do change colors in Tahoe and it’s amazing.
  1. If you don’t mind a little bit of a drive, go to Apple Hill and experience everything fall. Apple picking, pumpkin picking, apple cider, hay rides, and any other fall fun you can think of. They also have wine tasting and a brewery.
  1. Make the big throws and take the long putts at Lake Tahoe’s most challenging disc golf courses.
  1. The adventure doesn’t end when the sun goes down. Dance the night away at one of Tahoe South’s nightclubs.
  1. Show the folks at work how you spent your summer vacation by bringing a piece of Tahoe home with you with the perfect souvenir.
  1. Catch the boldest, bawdiest and hottest names in comedy every week at The Improv at Harveys.
  1. Sit out by a fire pit, listening to live music and enjoying a hot toddy. Basecamp Pizza has live music every day and blankets to keep you warm when the temps drop.
  1. Catch a concert. Slow season does not mean a lack of entertainment in Tahoe South.
  1. Run in a costume at Tahoe’s Halloween Freakin Fun Run.
  1. Freaker’s Ball. Halloween is a big to-do in Tahoe South. Celebrate with one of the best Halloween parties on the west coast this year.
    Dress up and dance the night away at the 37th Annual Freaker's Ball.
    Dress up and dance the night away at the 37th Annual Freaker’s Ball. Photo: Brian Walker Photography
  1. Work up an appetite and satisfy your thirst at any number of South Shore restaurants and pubs.
  1. After a full day of adventure, work those muscles out at Elevation Spa at The Ridge Tahoe.

How many of these can you check off your to-do list?

 
 
 
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