Published July 13, 2020

If you’re planning on where to go for spring break, you should strongly consider Lake Tahoe. Springtime in Lake Tahoe brings fantastic weather. The mild, warm winters perfectly blend powdery sheets of snow with cozy temperatures of about 51 degrees Fahrenheit.

Located in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the pristine cobalt waters are a must-visit for anyone looking to have a good time. Aside from the clear waters, the surrounding area has been thriving with activities for your enjoyment. Tahoe has long since been a bustling tourist spot, attracting about 2.7 million people per year. 

From skiing and snowboarding some of the best slopes in North America to shopping on the South Shore, here are some of the best activities you can do in Tahoe during spring break.


Many avid skiers absolutely adore the slopes out in Tahoe. Snowfall in Tahoe is insane, being measured by the feet, not inches! This makes it the envy of many other locations in America. The altitude is not as high as the mountains in Colorado, making it easier to breathe along with warmer temperatures. You can choose among many different ski resorts, with Heavenly, Squaw Valley, and Northstar being the most popular.


Of course, we can’t talk about Lake Tahoe without talking about the main attraction, the lake itself. On bright sunny days, not many activities beat taking a dip and splashing around in nice freshwater. You can enjoy many activities at the lake. They can be as simple as a quick swim to more adrenaline-filled fun in wakeboarding. Many companies, like Action Watersports and North Tahoe Watersports, cater to your wet and wild needs.


Lake Tahoe is home to countless beautiful mountain trails, fit for hiking. With many peaks surrounding the area, you practically can’t run out of new sights to see. Emerald Bay State Park is particularly famous for its beautiful views of the lake.

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Enjoy the nightlife

Tahoe isn’t quite Vegas, despite both being in Nevada. But by no means does that make it a snooze town. North Lake Tahoe isn’t quite as lively as the South. South Lake Tahoe has quite the exciting nightlife with bars and casinos around. If you can brave the cold at night (about 30°F), you should definitely visit these bars and casinos.

North Lake Tahoe Snowfest

If you’re lucky enough to catch Snowfest, you will not regret it. Snowfest is an annual event lasting ten days to help out various non-profit organizations and celebrate the North Lake Tahoe community. Take part in the different activities ranging from clam bakes to luaus and enjoy many local offerings during this event. Check out their website here if you’re interested in learning more.


I mean, who doesn’t love shopping? Lake Tahoe has more than 300 shops for you to choose from. Some of these have amazing sceneries like The Cobblestone Center, which has been lauded for its spectacular Bavarian architecture. If you’re looking for some bargain buys, Factory Stores at the Y is perfect for you. Other popular shopping spots are the Shops at Heavenly Village and The Village at Squaw Valley. You can check out the listings for all the shops here.

Relax at a cabin

And if all these other activities seem too tiring for you, why not rest and relax in a cozy cabin? Many people would suggest that you’re wasting your time when you don’t maximize your day like other people. But sometimes, we just need a spring break to unwind and take it easy.

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Author Terrence Tan Ting

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 is an industrial engineer by profession but a full time writer by passion. He loves to write about a wide range of topics from many different industries thanks to his undying curiosity.