The Best Ways to Enjoy the Sunshine in Tahoe This Spring
Ahhh… warm weather! Spring is the time of year in Tahoe when the focus switches from skiing and snowboarding to all of the fun outdoor activities that are best enjoyed when the temperatures are a bit warmer. Tahoe is a nature lover’s paradise year-round, but becomes even more appealing when the natural beauty of the majestic mountains and sparkling waters are accompanied by warm weather and the blooming flowers of spring and summer. It’s time again to enjoy many of the fantastic outdoor activities that highlight the best of Tahoe. Stay active outdoors this spring with one of these great things to do in Lake Tahoe.
HEAD OUT HIKING
Take full advantage of the warmer spring weather by going on a hike. Hiking is one of the most popular Lake Tahoe activities for a reason. The rugged beauty of the Sierra Nevada mountains and glistening blue waters of Lake Tahoe can be seen from many of Tahoe’s hiking trails. This time of year features the return of greenery to some of the surrounding hillsides and many gorgeous flowers are starting to bloom. Springtime also means the return of rushing waterfalls, as the snow begins to melt. Get out and explore the Desolation wilderness, or check out portions of the Tahoe Rim Trail. There are so many beautiful trails to accommodate all levels of hikers.
MOUNTAIN BIKING IN THE SIERRAS
The trails in both North and South Lake Tahoe are filled with exhilarating twists and turns that will delight an adventurous traveler, and are a great way to see the stunning spring transformations overtaking Lake Tahoe. These trails will also provide ample opportunity to absorb the gorgeous sights of the Tahoe terrain, and to snap a photo or two to commemorate your trip. Low-key bikers have plenty of opportunities to cruise at a leisurely pace for beautiful views, while there are plenty of trails for bikers up for a challenge, with intense but rewarding courses. No matter how experienced you are, you’ll have a wonderful time biking in Tahoe.
WATER SPORTS ON LAKE TAHOE
Once warmer weather arrives, people begin flocking to the Tahoe water for all sorts of water sports. Paddling is particularly high on everyone’s radar. Get up on that board and go, whether you’re an advanced paddler or a beginner, the beautiful water of Lake Tahoe will beckon you. There are many places around Tahoe that offer rentals and instruction, so there is no need to be apprehensive about paddling for the first time.
Another fantastic activity that takes place on the water is rafting. Embark on an exhilarating white-water trip down the rapids of the Truckee River. If the thought of an adrenaline pumping ride down the river with the wind in your face sounds good, a rafting tour is certainly worth checking out on your next trip to Lake Tahoe. There are rapids for all levels out there, so the whole family can easily enjoy this sport.
While you can easily spend the majority of your vacation outdoors doing all of these fun activities this Spring, you’re going to want to give your muscles a break before heading home. Enjoy a delicious meal, relax on the beaches or revitalize aching muscles by getting a massage at Tahoe Sports Massage and Bodywork. After a rejuvenating massage by one of the experts there, you’ll feel ready to tackle the rest of the outdoor activities you’ve been dying to fit into your schedule before you leave. Don’t wait for the aches and pains to ensue before booking a spa treatment. Tahoe Sports Massage and Bodywork offers a full line of treatments to help you unwind, whether you’re here for a relaxing weekend getaway or geared up for all the outdoor adventures that await this spring.