Where can you find an adventure park, complete with zip lines and rope bridges, and Shakespeare on the beach all in the same place? Why, Lake Tahoe, of course. With summer sputtering to a start in true Reno fashion, there’s no better time to prepare for the many fun and unique opportunities available right here in your backyard.
Tahoe Treetop Adventure Park
Let’s put on our honesty-hats for a minute: we’ve all wanted to be Indiana Jones at one point or another. Whip, Gun, Hat, archaeology—awesome. And while meeting your need to swing from whips and outrun massive tumbling rocks isn’t really an option, Tahoe Treetop Adventure Park is definitely the next best thing for you.
As the first aerial obstacle course in the Reno-Tahoe area—and California, for that matter—Treetop Adventure gives you a fun, challenging, and slightly terrifying experience. And with 16 different zip lines, and a variety of course options for whatever level your inner squirrel might be, you can count on the whole family feeling a little more like Indie, or Tarzan, by the end of the day.
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
You’ve read Shakespeare, and even seen Shakespeare—but have you seen Shakespeare on the shoreline of Sand Harbor? Beginning in 1972, The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival has taken the plays you’ve read—or at least, fallen asleep to in high school—and turned them into live productions on the beautiful beaches of Lake Tahoe’s Sand Harbor State Park.
With some of the most talented performers in our region and nearly 25,000 people in attendance throughout the season, ask yourself: where art thou this midsummer night? So, when you’re done hiking the Tahoe Rim Trail or mountain biking the Galena Forrest, head down to South Lake and take in one of the many jewels of the Reno-Tahoe area. Events begin in July and run through early September, so get on it!