As the calendar turns from Summer to Autumn, many consider the hustle of the tourism season to be winding down in Lake Tahoe. For the wise traveler, that reality brings a wonderful array of options for those looking to capitalize on the quieter, less congested months of September and October. In this beautiful time of year, travelers to the area will find reduced traffic from the roadways to the trails, and the weather warm enough to keep the beaches and boating at the forefront of your mind. When the weather does begin to cool down, the hiking and mountain biking trails are enhanced by the stunning change of the local Aspens.
The late Summer and Autumn months also have a bounty of entertainment options, both local and in the surrounding areas. World class concerts are still on the schedule in South Lake Tahoe, and events including the Reno Air Races and Best of the West Rib Cook-Off are on the upcoming schedule in the Reno-Sparks communities. For travelers looking to step back in time, Virginia City’s fun line-up of events includes the Camel and Ostrich Races, along with the popular Street Vibrations motorcycle rally in late September.
Savvy travelers will also find discounts on everything from lodging to restaurants compared to the busier months, with many restaurants offering discounts for both Happy Hour and Dinner guests. When coupled with lower rates on vacation rentals, one can enjoy all Tahoe has to offer for a fraction of the price. So whether it is a quick weekend trip to the mountains or the lakefront vacation you have been waiting for, there is still time left to spend it in Lake Tahoe.