The Mountains are Calling

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Spring wildflowers, professional bike races, concerts and warming temperatures make South Lake Tahoe a must getaway for May. Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel’s spring special offers rates as low as $89/night, Sunday through Thursday in May and June.

Some call it “shoulder” season, we call it simply one of the best. You can often find a little piece of Tahoe Zen to call your own. Less crowds means more chances to hike, paddle, and ride with just the sounds of nature as your soundtrack. Or immerse yourself in the thrill of the Amgen Tour of California as professional cyclists return to Lake Tahoe to compete May 19.  The men will take off in Lodi, Calif., and finish at Heavenly Mountain Resort’s California Base Lodge in South Lake Tahoe. Women’s Stage 1 race will also start and finish at Heavenly Mountain Resort on May 19. Lake Tahoe’s natural geography of steep climbs and long descents against postcard views will offer plenty of sites to catch race action.

Nighttime entertainment includes rock super group Chickenfoot with Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Chad Smith and Michael Anthony in town May 7-8 at Harrah’s South Shore room. Also on tap is Los Lobos on May 14.

For daytime adventures get in your first round of Tahoe golf in 2016. Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course is scheduled to open May 9 and Lake Tahoe Golf Course is already open and booking tee times. You can customize a golf paScreen Shot 2015-02-26 at 12.18.06 PMckage through Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel and book one of 25 courses around Lake Tahoe and nearby locations like Genoa Lakes in Genoa, Nev.

Bring your bike, clubs, paddleboard, kayak, or travel light and rent some when you get here. It’s May and the mountains are calling.