It is never fun to think about the end of Summer, especially when it is just getting started! But, it is also never too early to make your Labor Day Weekend plans. Send off Summer with a trip to South Lake Tahoe over the long weekend, before gearing up for fall and winter. Why should you visit South Lake Tahoe over Labor Day Weekend? Well, here are just a few of the many reasons!
Kicking off Labor Day Weekend in South Lake Tahoe is a concert by none other than Stevie Wonder on Friday September 2. Playing at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s, this American singer, songwriter and producer is a prominent figure in the music industry. This is certainly a show not to be missed if you are in town for Labor Day Weekend. During the days, the Heavenly Days on Labor Day Car Show will be taking place. Walk around the Heavenly Village and view vintage cars and motorcycles and chat with the characters who own them! The main event of the weekend, of course, is the Labor Day Fireworks Extravaganza! What is a summer celebration without fireworks? Not as much fun, of course! The pyrotechnic show starts at dusk, and can be seen from all over town. There are many popular spots to view them in town, from on the beaches, to up in the mountains or even by boat. Wherever you do decide to watch them, it is a great way to say goodbye to Summer vacation. The fireworks show will take place on Sunday September 4 at dusk.
By the end of August and early September, Lake Tahoe is at it’s warmest temperature. We usually do not have any summer rainstorms, which typically occur more at the beginning of the summer. The average temperature in South Lake Tahoe at the beginning of September is around 76 degrees, which is perfect for any outdoor activities. Of course the mornings are cooler, meaning it is the perfect time to go for a run or a tough hike before the sun reaches its peak. Really, the weather could not be any more perfect
Over Labor Day you can partake in all of your favorite Summer activities. By early September, you are guaranteed to have snow-free hiking trails. It is a favorite time of many to do the long hike up Mt. Tallac. For those looking for shorter jaunts, pick your favorite spot and start trekking! If you want to get on Lake Tahoe, rent a powerboat, kayak or paddleboard and go exploring. Seeing Emerald Bay from the water, most of us only see it from above at one of the overlooks, is worth the price of a boat rental. Of course, you have to spend some time on one (or multiple) of our gorgeous sandy beaches we have on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe. Spend an afternoon at Round Hill Pines Beach Resort and order a Painkiller rum drink from the beach bar as you gaze at the mountains reflected in the water.
If you have always wanted to watch fireworks over Lake Tahoe, but the crowds over Fourth of July have deterred you, Labor Day is your weekend. You won’t have to stake out your spot on Nevada Beach at 8am just to watch the show later. The vibe is more relaxed on Labor Day in South Lake Tahoe than it is on any other summer weekend. If you are able to make the drive (or flight) to South Lake Tahoe over Labor Day Weekend, start planning your lodging today!
With slightly less visitors, also means that there will be more availability of vacation rentals for your long weekend. Lake front vacation rentals do not book up as fast at this end of the summer season, as they do for the beginning of the summer. Your dream lake front home, steps from the shores, might be available for you and your guests. If you would rather stay up on the mountain, and look down at Lake Tahoe from above, there are many homes that will also suit these needs. Let Buckingham Luxury Vacation Rentals help find you the perfect luxury vacation rental for your Labor Day Trip to South Lake Tahoe. Or, start your search here.