The Best Rainy Day Activities in North Lake Tahoe
Visit Local MuseumsThere are plenty of fascinating museums near North Lake Tahoe that are suited toward all types of interests and age groups.
- KidZone Museum: Located in Truckee, this kid-friendly spot combines education with fun and is a must for families traveling to town. They offer classes, including sing-a-longs, crafting lessons, and painting sessions. Check their calendar before you visit to get an idea of what you can enjoy. There are also permanent exhibits that allow your children to play and use their imagines to the fullest extent. Thereâs plenty of structures to climb and slides to sip down. Future scientists will love the Lab, which features live animals and a working microscope. Thereâs even an infant area, where little ones can practice crawling and rolling in a safe spot.
- Tahoe Maritime Museums: Learn about the history of boating in North Lake Tahoe at this maritime-themed museum. Itâs open from Thursday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is just $5 for adults and free for kids ages 12 and under. They have a fascinating selection of permanent and rotating exhibitions. Donât forget to stop by the gift shop to pick up a souvenir. They offer informative books, wooden boats, clothes, and so much more!
Enjoy a Day of ShoppingWhether youâre on vacation or at home, shopping is always a go-to rainy day activity! Check out two of our favorite spots in North Lake Tahoe.
- The Cobblestone Center: While this Bavarian-themed pavilion isnât an indoor mall, itâs still a great place to find locally owned restaurants and shops. Some of our favorite shops include Tahoe Trunk Show, which carries stunning wood maps. Uncorked is another excellent option if youâre looking for an exquisite bottle of wine. Weâre also partial to Scraps Dog Bakery, which sells delicious goodies for your four-legged friends. (By the way, did you know that Tahoe Moon Properties has the widest selection of dog-friendly rental homes in the area?)
- Boatworks Mall: Youâll find everything Lake Tahoe at this Tahoe City mall! Visit Tahoe Shoe & Clothing Company or Tahoe T-Shirtery to pick out a fun new outfit or souvenir, or head to Tahoe City Chocolates to grab a sweet treat!