Valhalla Summer Events

The Valhalla Art,  Music & Theatre Festival is a unique celebration of music, theatre and the visual arts. The festival is set against the magnificent backdrop of Lake Tahoe and the Tallac Historic Site. Looking forward to its 34th year, it is produced by Valhalla Tahoe.

The Festival begins in mid June with events and activities that continue throughout August.  Events occur in the Boathouse Theatre, The Valhalla Grand Hall and the Grand lawn. Events this summer include:

Be sure to visit the Valhalla arts website for full calendar of events!

Tahoe’s 10 Best Stand Up Paddleboard Trips

The increasingly popular sport of stand up paddleboarding has become a common sight in Lake Tahoe and surrounding lakes. Whether you’re new to the sport or an old pro, taking to the waters of beautiful Lake Tahoe to try your hand at paddleboarding is an excellent experience. Brought to you by the Sierra Sun, check out these top ten paddleboard trips in Tahoe.2012-8-9-PaddleBoard

1. ZEPHYR COVE TO CAVE ROCK — 4 MILES

2. SAND HARBOR TO CRYSTAL BAY — 7 MILES ALONG THE SHORE 4.3 MILES ACROSS BAY

3. SUGAR PINE POINT STATE PARK TO D.L. BLISS STATE PARK — 3.6 MILES ACROSS MEEKS BAY

4. TAHOE CITY TO HOMEWOOD — 6 MILES

5. TAHOE VISTA TO CARNELIAN BAY — 2.5 MILES

6. KINGS BEACH TO INCLINE VILLAGE — 6 MILES

7. DONNER LAKE — MILEAGE VARIES

8. BALDWIN BEACH TO EMERALD BAY 2.5 MILES — 4 MILES

9. LAKEVIEW COMMONS TO UPPER TRUCKEE RIVER MARSH — 1.31 MILES

10. TAHOE KEYS TO CAMP RICHARDSON — 1.5 MILES

The Tahoe Unknown

Elliott Almond hikes the abandoned train tunnels of Donner Pass near Norden, Calif., in April 2015. (Max Whittaker/Bay Area News Group)

Max Whittaker/Bay Area News Group

Lake Tahoe, backyard playground to Northern California residents and world class travel destination to visitors from all over the world. This amazing treasure we Californians are so lucky to have access to, is not just about the skiing, golfing and gambling. Tahoe is the home of so much more; truly hidden activities, that even the most seasoned Tahoe visitors have yet to take advantage of.

Away from the usual hustle and bustle of Tahoe tourism lies, secret hiking trails, untouched fishing streams, and even natural hot springs. Elliot Almond of the San Jose Mercury News writes about these best kept secrets in a way that will have you packing your bags ready for a new kind of Tahoe adventure.  Discover the undiscovered here.