TahoesBest.com Picks the Best Things to Do This Memorial Day in Tahoe

May 21, 2013

Memorial Day marks the beginning of vacation season, as Americans typically spend the day of remembrance barbecuing ribs, cooking hot dogs, and looking forward to the start of the summer. But why not kick off summer vacation early this year with a trip to Tahoe? Break tradition this May and spend the long weekend golfing, rocking out, and biking around Tahoe. While Tahoe offers plenty to do during Memorial Day, check out TahoesBest.com’s favorites picks for enjoying the holiday weekend.


What better way to spend a three-day weekend than by brushing up on putting and chipping on the Tahoe greens? Come Memorial Day weekend, golf courses in Tahoe such as Tahoe Donner Golf Course, NorthStar Resort Golf Course, and Squaw Creek Course will all be open to the public. The scenic golf courses welcome golfers of all skill levels to play a game on the fresh turf with views of Tahoe’s memorable mountains, meadows, and creeks.

Tahoe golf courses also offer private instructions and clinics for guests looking to improve their technique or start with the basics. Learn one-on-one or join a group lesson to receive all the top tips for golfing like a pro. And don’t forget to check out the courses’ season pass deals to ensure a whole summer’s worth of golfing!


Ring in the start of warmer weather and summer fun at the Rambo Party Production’s kickoff “Reggae Summer Series.” Follow the sounds of the beats resonating from Hacienda del Lago on Saturday, May 25. The concert features an eclectic collection of performers including Perfect Giddimani, Dub Fyah, DJ Treez, and Winstrong.

For Tahoe guests in the mood for a different kind of musical entertainment, classic rock band Jefferson Starship will play a show at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe South Shore Room on Sunday, May 26. The San Francisco group includes band member Paul Kantern, who founded the 1965 rock band Jefferson Airplane in 1965. Unwind during the holiday weekend and groove to the Jefferson Starship’s electric folk tunes.


Take in the fresh Tahoe air and explore the breathtaking landscape with a bike ride around the lake. As the snow melts away and the warmer temperatures take over Tahoe, the bike trails welcome guests to spend the weekend cycling the various routes in North and South Tahoe. For a real day-trip adventure, check out the bike trail that runs from Tahoe City all the way to Tahoma along the west shore. And those cyclists unfamiliar with the Tahoe turf can swing by Wanna Ride Tahoe Bike Tours for maps and guides to the best trails.

Whether visitors are in search of a hardcore challenging bike route or a leisurely trail to stop and admire the scenery, Tahoe has it all. And for those who didn’t pack their helmets and bikes for the long weekend? No worries, Tahoe features various bike shops that supply guests with rental gear to fit all their biking needs from tandem bikes to mountain bikes.