2019 October Newsletter

News from Tahoe South

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Summer transitions into Fall. While Lake Tahoe may be best known for its brilliant blue, the bright gold and reds of autumn are a beauty to behold. It's October, and the aspens, willows, and meadow grasses have started turning on their fall colors.


Lake Tahoe Fall Colors

The air is crisper, mornings have been cooler, and it is definitely feeling like fall in the Lake Tahoe Basin. The leaves have started to change, and it won't be long before we start doing our snow dances in earnest. In the meantime, take a drive, hike, or bike ride around and you’ll see bursts of yellow and gold throughout Lake Tahoe’s South Shore.


Fall Fish Festival

Saturday and Sunday, October 5 & 6, 2019, Celebrate the annual fall migration of the Kokanee salmon during the Fall Fish Fest at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center.


Oktoberfest at Historic Camp Richardson Resort

Oktoberfest at Lake Tahoe - the yearly celebration of all things German – is in its 25th year at Camp Richardson Historic Resort and Marina Saturday & Sunday, October 5 & 6, 2019.


Tahoe Blue Vodka's Lake Tahoe Marathon

Friday - Sunday, October 11 - 13, 2019. Run, jog, or walk your way to this premier three-day running festival, attracting thousands of athletes and visitors each year.


South Lake Tahoe Food & Wine Festival

Friday - Sunday, October 25-27, 2019. Join us for the annual South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival for a weekend filled with fine dining and delicious spirits! Harrah's Lake Tahoe.


Headline Entertainment at Tahoe South

Ongoing: The Improv at Harveys and Magic Fusion at The Loft

Join us at the South Shore Room inside Harrah's Lake Tahoe, Sat, October 5, Sammy Hagar & the Wabos, Sat, October 12, Jackie Evancho: The Debut, Sat, October 19, Theory of a Deadman, and Sat, October 26, Rick Springfield.

MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, Fri, October 4, Comedian Rob Schneider, Sat, October 5, Clint Black, Sun, October 6, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Sat, October 12, Elvin Bishop, and Sat, October 26, The 41st Annual Freaker's Ball

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe, Fri and Sat Nights, DJ in the Center Bar, Sat Nights, Live Music inside Vinyl.


Fall Get-Away Packages 

Fall is one of the best-kept secrets in Lake Tahoe. The weather stays warm as the Aspen trees turn brilliant shades of gold. Spectacular hiking and wildlife viewing are best in the autumn. Check out some of the area's best deals, discounts and travel packages.


Fly Here!

Delta Air Lines will increase its existing nonstop service from weekly to daily between Reno-Tahoe International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest airport, in spring 2020. PDF

Reno-Tahoe International offers 9 airlines with 122 non-stop arrivals & departures a day to/from 20 exciting cities. Plan your Lake Tahoe travel today!

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We scour the airlines finding amazing low fares to our non-stop destinations. Start dreaming of your destination. You may find $59 fares from San Diego or $99 fares from New York City. It changes each week and is a great resource. visit Reno-Tahoe International Airport Deals.

Shuttle service from Reno-Tahoe International Airport could not be easier with service on the South Tahoe Airporter direct to Tahoe South in just about an hour.


Echo Summit Safety Upgrades - Road Construction

As you plan your trip to Lake Tahoe, we want you to be aware that Caltrans has several road projects this summer in the South Shore area.

We recommend you allow extra time to reach your final destination on South Shore.  

US Highway 50 over Echo Summit will be under construction this summer as Caltrans and its contractors work to replace the viaduct, built-in 1939.  

The replacement will bring the new bridge up to current safety standards. Work on the U.S. Highway 50 Echo Sidehill Viaduct Project has switched back to overnights, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., with reversing one-way traffic control.

A full closure of U.S. Highway 50 over Echo Summit that was planned for mid-October is being postponed until next year. The seven precast bridge girders needed for Echo Summit Sidehill Viaduct (bridge) Replacement Project will not be ready in time for an October closure. Instead, contractor Q&D Construction will winterize the job site and come back to finish the project next year. This is a two-year project that the contractor was attempting to accelerate the work on. It is still on track to be finished on time next year.

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