Monday, August 3, 2009

PR -- Recreation this week on the North Shore

NORTH TAHOE NIGHTLIFE GIVES VACATIONS A SECOND WIND(NORTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nevada) – North Lake Tahoe is all about fun in the sun in the summertime, but travelers making the most of every vacation minute know that things are just picking up when the sun is going down.Travelers can kick off their evening at one of several new, upscale eateries, such as Baxter’s Bistro and Lounge or the Chocolate Bar in the Village at Northstar. Classic restaurants, such as Gar Woods Grill and Pier, Jake’s On the Lake, Sunnyside Resort and the Lone Eagle Grille are also noteworthy stops, serving up fine food and lively evenings.Wine bars have made their mark on the scene in recent years. The Pour House and Trio Wine Bar (both in Truckee) and Uncorked in the Village at Squaw will get guests through the early hours while Spindleshanks in Tahoe Vista is also known for its flights of wine, in addition to a full bar and bistro.A trip to North Lake Tahoe isn’t complete without a roll of the dice or a hand of blackjack as a handful of casinos can be found nestled among the Crystal Bay and Incline Village shoreline. The Cal-Neva Resort, Crystal Bay Club, Tahoe Nugget and Tahoe Biltmore Lodge & Casino are surrounded by towering pines, while the tables and slots at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe in Incline Village sit within a grand, Old Tahoe setting.The Breeze at the Tahoe Biltmore and the Crystal Bay Club both host an eclectic and popular lineup of performances throughout the year, with the Crystal Bay Club featuring live entertainment most days of the week, with many shows free to the public.The Village at Squaw keeps things lively with the Auld Dubliner, an authentic Irish pub, which hosts live Irish entertainment on a regular basis, with local and touring Irish bands performing Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.For a signature Lake Tahoe evening, there’s the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, which presents nightly performances (except Monday) of “Much Ado About Nothing” or “Measure for Measure” under the night sky from July 11 through August 23. The Sand Harbor venue also hosts a world music concert series on Mondays through the duration of the festival.The Lake Tahoe Music Festival fills the summer nights with melody Thursdays and Saturday evenings from July 23 through August 8. Featured performers include Fourplay, Huey Lewis and the News, the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, Boz Scaggs and The Yellowjackets. Concerts take place at scenic venues such as West End Beach at Donner Lake, Old Greenwood, Tahoe Donner and Homewood Ski Resort.Entertainment is also found throughout North Lake Tahoe’s other venues from the jazzy sounds of live music at Moody’s in Truckee to free, evening concerts on the beach in Tahoe City and Kings Beach. For a complete list of summer entertainment, click to the North Lake Tahoe Visitors Bureaus’ event calendar at Lake Tahoe is a 45-minute drive from the Reno Tahoe International Airport, two hours from Sacramento International Airport and just over three hours from San Francisco International Airport. For lodging reservations, recreation and event details, call North Lake Tahoe at 1-877-949-3296 or visit Visitor information centers are located at 380 North Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City and 969 Tahoe Boulevard in Incline Village. The North Lake Tahoe Visitors Bureaus, Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau and the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, work together to promote North Lake Tahoe as a premier, year-round destination.

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