Running out of summer? Head up to Tahoe for one last hurrah
It’s one of the worst questions you can ask, “Where has the summer gone?”
That heart-sinking feeling in mid-August when kids are already back in school and you think about what you have and have not done in the summer of 2013 is nothing short of disappointing.
But instead of sulking over the past, now is the time to head up to the top treasure of our area, Lake Tahoe, and experience its beauty.
Here is a list of things to do before the summer season is officially gone.
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
The summer theater is showing “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” through Aug. 25. The Charles Fee-directed play is an enchantment for the entire family as the comedy features mistaken identity, mismatched lovers and mischief-making fairies.
The presentation is nightly except Mondays and costs $15 to $80.
The venue will host “Les Misérables” at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Tickets cost $25 to $80.
Go to a new beach
There are dozens of beaches on the shores of Lake Tahoe, and most of the time we like to stick with the one that’s easiest to get to and most familiar.
Now is your chance to explore something new. The Lake Tahoe Public Beaches App uses GPS signals to help you find beaches with the amenities you’re looking for.
Whether you’re looking for a quiet beach to read with the family or one with volleyball courts, fishing, barbecues, boat rentals, jet ski rentals, public restrooms or a playground, the app has you covered.
It also gives directions and tells you which beaches allow pets.
Search “Lake Tahoe Public Beaches” in your iPhone or Android device and download the free app.
Tahoe Star Tours
Northstar California Resort will help people experience the starry skies above Lake Tahoe with star guide and poet Tony Berendsen.
The tour is educational and for all ages. Details: www.TahoeStarTours.com
Wine on the Water
Lone Eagle Grille and the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino will host one of the better events to drink vino at. On Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m., guests can sample wines from 25 nearby Northern California wineries and eat samples from more than a dozen local restaurants.