Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial kick-off to summer in South Lake Tahoe. During most of April, and the beginning of May our weather in Tahoe can still be variable. But once Memorial Day Weekend is here, our weather starts to warm up and the summer vibe returns to the South Shore. Plus, with the holiday you can visit for three days instead of just two!
So, make plans with your family and friends to book a luxury vacation rental in South Lake Tahoe and come up for a three-day weekend over Memorial Day! Here are just some of the great activities that you can fill your Tahoe days with.
Once the winter is over, our big events take a breather before they start again over Memorial Day. Memorial Day 2016 has a few shows to keep you and your guests busy. For the car buffs out there, the Lake Tahoe Summer Kick Off Car & Bike Show at the Heavenly Village returns Memorial Day Weekend. As you walk around the Village with your coffee, peruse the vintage cars and bikes that come out. On Saturday night you can choose from two shows. Harrah’s Lake Tahoe is hosting ZOSO, the ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience. Or, head to MontBleu for the country music duo of Thompson Square. Of course, if the casino nightlife is your thing, during Memorial Day Weekend the casinos with be rocking. Hire a cab (or Uber) to come pick you and your friends up from your luxury vacation rental and hit the town!
Explore the Outdoors
By Memorial Day, you can be assured that most of your favorite hiking trails will finally be devoid of most snow. Yes, there will still be some snow on the trails, but not enough to deter you from hiking over it. Not to mention, the weather over Memorial Day will most likely be a little cooler than our typical summer days, which is a good thing for hiking. You don’t have to worry about overheating in the hot Tahoe sun. Also, Memorial Day is a great time to get outside and hike your favorite trails before the summer crowds take over. We all know that the popular trails and overlooks can be packed with tourists in mid-July. But at the end of May, not as much! This is a great time to do that hike you have always wanted to do, but have avoided because of all the people. So, enjoy a delicious breakfast in the comfort of your South Lake Tahoe vacation rental, and then hit the outdoors!
Same Place, Less Crowds
One of the biggest draws of visiting South Lake Tahoe over Memorial Day Weekend are the smaller crowds. Most schools are still in session, which means not as many visitors come up to Tahoe over Memorial Day Weekend. For the smart tourists that do visit, they get to experience the same beauty all the summer visitors do, but with more privacy. You might be able to sit at the overlook at Emerald Bay with just your loved ones. The water in Lake Tahoe still might be a bit chilly for a dip, but the beaches are just as gorgeous as they are in the summer. Pack a picnic for your family and friends (or have one of our private chefs do it for you) and head to your favorite beach. Relax on the sand without other people around you! Another place you feel the benefit of less people is out at your favorite restaurant or bar. Instead of waiting for a seat during happy hour, you will most likely be able to walk right in and be served immediately. This is great for the popular fine dining restaurants in town. Places like Riva Grille and The Charthouse are sometimes hard to get reservations at last minute. But over Memorial Day weekend you shouldn’t have a problem! Same delicious food, but less of a hassle!
If you have chosen to visit South Lake Tahoe over Memorial Day, you can pat yourself on the back because you know you are saving money. All of Buckingham’s luxury vacation rentals are being rented at discounted spring rates over Memorial Day Weekend. If renting a lakefront home is a little out of your budget in the high season summer months, you could swing it at the discounted spring rates. Spend your weekend in true luxury with top of line appliances, furnishings, with a fabulous view of Lake Tahoe for a great price! Call Buckingham Luxury Vacation Rentals today and let us book you in your favorite home in South Lake Tahoe.