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Summer 2024 at MLRTahoe: Your Ultimate Stay & Play Guide to North Lake Tahoe

June 11, 2024 | Jill Amen

Plan Your Dream Vacation: Recreation, Activities, and Local Events

Welcome to our beachfront resort in North Lake Tahoe, where generations of guests return year after year to rediscover the joy of play, explore the great outdoors, and create cherished memories that last a lifetime.

Whether you’re seeking outdoor exploration or peaceful relaxation, Mourelatos Lake Tahoe is your basecamp for Lake Tahoe adventure. With so many recreational activities, sports, and beach fun our Stay and Play Guide will help you plan your ideal family vacation.

At Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort, you can do it all or nothing at all!

Woman Hiking in Spring Lake Tahoe
Tahoe Tributary's White Water Trip down the Truckee River

At Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort, we pride ourselves on offering a wide range of kid-friendly activities designed to spark their imagination and ignite their sense of wonder. From sandcastle building and beach games to family adventures, our resort ensures that every member of your family leaves with memories they’ll cherish for years to come.

What’s a ‘Day on the Lake’ at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort Look Like? Watch our Video!

Get on the Water: Family-Friendly Water Activities

A thrilling playground of lake activities and exhilarating water adventure awaits—directly at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort, with 275 feet of private sandy beach. Family playtime on the beach and in the water is our Lake Tahoe Lakeshore Resort’s trademark, with dozens of eco-friendly, lake activities for families of all ages. Swim, paddleboard, kayak, or kick back in one of our comfy loungers with umbrellas. For an even bigger thrill, rent a boat at our resort and take off directly from our beach.

These serene water activities are easy for the whole family to enjoy. Our guests will find paddleboards of different sizes, kayaks, and hydrobikes right on our beach. It’s all included in your Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort stay.

Paddleboarding. What better way to experience the serene beauty of Lake Tahoe than through paddleboarding—a peaceful morning glide across the mirror-like water, exploring west and east along North Shore’s idyllic shoreline and water trail? Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first-time paddler, paddleboarding offers a unique perspective of the lake as you discover secluded bays and rock formations along the way. 

For those new to paddleboarding, fear not—it’s easier than it looks! With a quick learning curve, paddleboarding is a fantastic way to test your strength and enjoy the beauty of Lake Tahoe from a new vantage point. There is generally less wind in the morning, so start early and enjoy the peaceful stillness of it all. 

Kayaking. Embark on the North Lake Tahoe Water Trail for a serene paddle adventure, soaking in the scenic beauty of Lake Tahoe as you navigate near our beautiful shores. Discover hidden coves, inlets, and breathtaking vistas.

Hydrobiking. Experience the quirky yet exhilarating sensation of hydrobiking—a unique watercraft that combines the simplicity of biking with the thrill of gliding across the water. Suitable for beginners and families, this fun craft offers a smooth and comfortable ride along the clear-blue waters of Lake Tahoe. More than just a leisurely cruise, it’s a workout for both body and mind, as you navigate the currents and steer your hydrobike with finesse.

For all human-powered watersports on Lake Tahoe. Paddle or pedal into the wind when you first go out. Watch for wind changes; mornings are usually calmer. Stay near the shore. Always wear sunscreen and a life vest. If you can, take drinking water with you.

Wakeboard, Water Ski, Tube, or Cruise Lake Tahoe 

Step out your door and choose your boating out boating experience on Lake Tahoe. From family ski crafts and party pontoon boats to luxury cruisers, it’s a day on the lake you will not forget. As you glide the clear waters you will marvel at Lake Tahoe’s crystal-clear waters—some of the highest clarity levels of any lake in the world. On a clear day, visibility in the lake can reach an astonishing depth of over 70 feet,

Whether you’re water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, or simply cruising, our Rentaboat crafts and captains provide the perfect opportunity to make unforgettable memories on the water.

Take advantage of our summer specials Mondays through Thursdays: Get a free water toy with your boating adventure. Use our code: FREETOY.

On the Beach at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort

Lakefront Resort in Lake Tahoe

Relax and Lake Watch. As you settle into the soft sand or from the comfort of your beach chair and umbrella, indulge in the simple pleasure of lake watching. Quietly gaze upon the reflection of snow-peaked mountains, the morning’s stillness, and the stunning blueness and its hues. Ahh! Relaxing at Mourelatos Lakeshore—time for that good book, an afternoon nap, or simply breathe in the freshness.

Family Fire Pits. As the sun sets, sink into a cozy chair and discover the magic of gathering around one of our family beachside fire pits as the flickering glow, laughter, and stories fill the air.  Roast marshmallows, enjoy wine or hot cocoa, and embrace the moments with those who matter most.

Photo credit: Tom Zikas

Yoga on the Beach. On Saturday mornings, immerse yourself in the harmonious blend of nature and mindfulness with our Lake Tahoe Yoga on the Lake series. Embark on a guided session, gracefully combining flow movements, mindful breathing, and moments of deep introspection. No experience is necessary. 

Family Games

Beach Water Golf. We offer an exclusive and exciting activity known as Beach Water Golf using special floating golf balls that are perfect for kids and beginners. These colorful balls are designed to stay buoyant on the water, making them easy to spot and retrieve. Whether you’re cheering on your little ones or joining in the fun with a friendly family competition, this game offers plenty of opportunities for laughter, camaraderie, and quality time spent together.

Frisbee on the Beach. We’ve added an exciting twist to the classic game of frisbee by introducing frisbee baskets right on the sand! These frisbee baskets provide families with a fun and interactive way to enjoy the beautiful beach setting while engaging in friendly competition and skill-building activities. Kids can practice their throwing and aiming skills while adults can challenge themselves with longer throws and trick shots, making it a great activity for the whole family to enjoy together.

Cornhole. A popular beach activity is played with bean bags and wooden boards with a hole at one end. It’s a casual and fun game suitable for all ages, making it perfect for beach gatherings and family outings.

Embrace Your Wild Side: Resort Tent Glamping

Experience the ultimate in Lake Tahoe camping with our luxurious glamping tents privately nestled amidst the forest and minutes from our private beach. Each tent features a cozy queen bed, premium bedding, a private deck, and close access to bathrooms, showers, communal kitchen laundry, and more. Ideal for adventurous spirits, digital nomads, couples yearning for a nature retreat, or anyone seeking solitude in nature with the comforts of a resort and all its amenities. 

Cable Car Ice Cream Shop

Bring back the good old days! Come relive your childhood memories at our famous Cable Car Ice Cream which has been part of the Mourelatos experience for over 25 years.  A refreshing treat after a day of exploring, and the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the views.

Local Vibes and Events

Summer is when you can enjoy free music almost every day of the week in North Lake Tahoe. Kings Beach hosts Music on the Beach concerts every Friday night; Truckee’s Regional Park amphitheater comes to life with live music every Wednesday evening; Tahoe City Common’s Beach has a great lineup on Sunday afternoons; and Palisades Tahoe hosts Bluesdays every Tuesday evening in the Village. Crystal Bay Club Casino keeps it hoping with well-known bands, and the Sand Harbor Music series is a setting not to miss. For a full lineup of events and festivals, visit

Sports and Fitness

Lake Tahoe’s summer sports are never-ending. From the pristine fairways of golf courses to the courts for tennis enthusiasts, and even family-friendly activities like pickleball and mini-golf, there’s something to keep everyone active and entertained. Fitness centers equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and the latest trends, including Peloton bikes, offer avenues for wellness and exercise amidst the stunning natural beauty of the Tahoe region.

Flow Art Fitness Center. Enjoy complimentary workouts in our fully equipped fitness center at Tahoe Flow Arts and Fitness, just across from our resort. Here, you will find a full gym and Peloton bike. In addition, yoga, dance, and fitness classes are available at a discount for our guests. Whatever workout you choose will leave you feeling invigorated, empowered, and connected to the rhythm of Lake Tahoe. Pick up your passes at our office or vouchers for 25% off classes.

Climbing Gyms. Embark on a vertical adventure at High Altitude Fitness in Incline Village, where climbers can scale as much as 3800 vertical feet throughout the gym, including 32-foot top/lead sport routes, 15-foot bouldering walls, and over 80 climbs. With gear rentals available and a flashed gym floor ensuring safety and convenience, guests can focus on the thrill of the climb—the ultimate destination for indoor climbing enthusiasts seeking adventure and challenge in the heart of Tahoe.

It’s Tee Time. Golfing in Lake Tahoe offers not only the opportunity to tee off amidst stunning views but also a chance to experience the rejuvenation of the landscape as spring melts into summer, bringing vibrant greenery to the region’s championship, mountain, and 9-hole golf courses. Impeccably maintained greens, knowledgeable local pros, charming restaurants, and sports shops add to the allure of Tahoe golfing. Plus, playing at higher altitudes offers a unique advantage, with golf balls traveling 10% farther above 6,000 feet due to decreased air density, making every swing a chance to gain extra yardage.

Just a few miles away from Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort is the historic Old Brockway Golf Course. This family-owned and operated 9-hole course is rated one of the best in America. Located on the corner of Highway 267 and North Lake Boulevard, it offers 3400 yards of quality, serene golf with two par 5s, two par Old Brockway for 4s— 3s, and five par with a total par of 36. 

Pee Wee Golf.  Experience family fun where children and adults alike can enjoy a delightful round of miniature golf amidst picturesque settings. Nestled near the shores of Lake Tahoe, our charming courses offer whimsical obstacles, colorful landscapes, and plenty of opportunities for friendly competition. Whether you’re aiming for a hole-in-one or simply enjoying the sunshine and laughter with loved ones, Kings Beach Pee Wee Golf or Magic Carpet Golf and Arcade in Carnelian Bay. promises a memorable and entertaining experience for all ages.

Tennis and Pickleball. Lake Tahoe’s summer sports are never ending. Try our local and world-class golf resorts; our brand new pickleball and tennis are within walking distance or just a moments drive away at our 124-acre, North Tahoe Regional Park.

Get on the Mountain: Hiking in North Lake Tahoe 

Mourelatos is your basecamp for exploring all that Lake Tahoe has to offer. In summer, explore the mountains with a stroll, hike or bike. Find scenic trails or venture into backcountry for epic adventures. Trails begin out your backdoor here at MLRTahoe. Check out our recommended hiking experiences to get the most out of your stay.

Our resort backs up to our North Tahoe Regional Park with 124 acres of recreation and activities, including frisbee golf, an 18-station fitness par course, a Tahoe Treepark Adventure Course, and two playground areas with slides, swings, and jungle gym-style accessories. miles of hiking and interpretive trails, sports fields, and brand-new tennis and pickleball courts. This park is by far one of the best ways to experience the breathtaking natural beauty of North Lake Tahoe, and it’s all within walking distance or a short ride from our resort.

Family-Friendly to Rugged Mountain Bike Rides

When it comes to biking, North Lake Tahoe is a paradise waiting to be discovered. With trails catering to riders of all skill levels and interests, from leisurely family rides to adrenaline-pumping mountain biking adventures, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. 

At Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort, we’re not just a place to stay—we’re your gateway to an unforgettable biking experience in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Check out our complete list of recommended rides.

Rock Climbing North Lake Tahoe

Rock climbing in North Lake Tahoe offers adventurers the chance to conquer rugged cliffs and granite walls while surrounded by breathtaking alpine scenery. With numerous climbing routes catering to all skill levels, from beginner-friendly crags to challenging multi-pitch ascents, there’s something for every climber level. With a variety of guiding services, rental gear options, and expert instruction available, North Lake Tahoe is the perfect destination for climbers seeking unforgettable vertical adventures in a spectacular mountain setting.

Whitewater Rafting

Tahoe Tributary's White Water Trip down the Truckee River

Photo Credit: Tahoe Tributary’s

Recommended Adventure of the Month: Whitewater Rafting on the Truckee River with Tributary Whitewater. Get the high water! Starting mid-May. you can raft the 7-mile section from Boca to Floriston on a guided raft. These fast Class 2-3+ rapids will get you in adventure mode for the rest of the season.

ATV and Side-by-Sides

Go Back-Country – Rent an ATV or Side-by-Side: Take a 4×4 off-road excursion with Tahoe Family Adventures. Experienced guides lead you through exhilarating trails on your own powerful Can-Am, side-by-side. Just outside of Truckee, you’ll feel like you have the mountains all to yourself as you take in breath taking views, cross rivers and explore mountain lakes—an adventure like no other.

Soaring High: Parasailing Over Lake Tahoe

Experience one of the most exhilarating adventures Lake Tahoe has to offer this summer—parasailing. Picture yourself gliding above the pristine waters of Lake Tahoe with this unforgettable journey.

Historical Sites

Discover the rich history and cultural heritage of Lake Tahoe by exploring its must-visit historical sites. From opulent mansions to charming cabins, each location offers a glimpse into the area’s past. Explore the Tallac Historic Site on the south shore, showcasing early 20th-century life with historic buildings and gardens. Visit the Gatekeeper’s Museum near Tahoe City for insights into Native American artifacts and the region’s history. Don’t miss the Watson Cabin Museum for a look into pioneer life or the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion in Sugar Pine Point State Park to experience the opulent summer lifestyle of the early 1900s. These and other sites provide fascinating glimpses into Lake Tahoe’s captivating history.

Go Fish

The rivers and streams that feed Lake Tahoe teem with trout, so whether you’re a fly-fishing expert or a spin-casting beginner, you might just land a big one and have a fish story to take home. With the water levels higher than normal this year, take caution near rivers as the water is very cold and moving very fast. There are also plenty of fishing outfitters who know the secret spots to get your line jumping. Be sure to obtain your fishing license before setting out. 

Tahoe Treetops Adventures

A short hike or a moment’s drive from Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort takes you to one of our favorite family adventure outings. Tahoe Treetop is an expansive course featuring thrilling zip lines, challenging rope courses, and elevated platforms nestled among the trees. Adventurers can navigate through a series of obstacles, including swinging bridges and cargo nets, while taking in all of the forested surroundings. The course is designed to cater to a range of skill levels, making it accessible for both beginners and experienced adventurers alike. With expert guides providing instruction and ensuring safety throughout the journey, guests can embark on an unforgettable aerial adventure through the treetops of Lake Tahoe.

Summer Activities at Palisades Tahoe

With endless opportunities for outdoor exploration, including tram rides, hiking, climbing, and more, Palisades Tahoe invites you to discover the beauty and excitement of summer in the mountains. Aerial Tram tickets, bike rentals, kids adventure camp, and more.

Use your Palisades Tahoe/Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort discount Code: MLR24

Tahoe Via Ferrata. What activity combines all the best parts of climbing, hiking, and scrambling, and allows you to ascend an 800-foot vertical cliff and doesn’t require any specialized climbing skills? On the Tahoe Via, participants can explore the previously inaccessible terrain of Tram Face, high above Olympic Valley’s floor.

Via Ferrata may be new to Tahoe, but its origins are actually quite old! Via Ferrata, Italian for “iron way,” originated during the First and Second World Wars. In order to aid troops in crossing the high peaks and passes of the Alps, the rock was retrofitted with steel ladder rungs and cables. The steel “aids” made the challenging terrain accessible to soldiers with no prior climbing experience. After the wars, nobody bothered to remove the leftover hardware from the rock, and eventually, recreationists began climbing the old routes for fun.

Palisades Tram in Early Summer - Courtesy of Palisades Tahoe

Photo Credit: Palisades Tahoe

Areal Tram. Take a scenic Aerial Tram ride to High Camp with views of Lake Tahoe. Once you’re up top, enjoy the Olympic Museum, the Washoe Display, dining experiences, and other free activities. 

Geocaching at High Camp. Geocaching at Palisades Tahoe is a modern-day treasure hunt that combines outdoor adventure with technology. Participants use GPS-enabled devices to navigate to specific coordinates where hidden containers, known as geocaches, are located. It’s an exciting way to discover hidden gems, explore scenic trails, and uncover secret treasures, Take Palisades Tahoe’s Aerial Tram, departing from The Village at Palisades Tahoe to High Camp, el. 8200 feet, to find 6 caches hidden among the mountain’s peaks using GPS coordinates. Hiking ability range from moderate to above moderate.

Free Local Transportation

Use the convenient and free on-demand transportation system, TART Connect, offering curb-to-curb service available to everyone–making it easy to hit the nearby slopes, casinos, dining and shopping—without the headache of having to drive. Just go on the friendly Web site, download the app and order a ride. You can travel to any number of places or connect to the mainline bus system.

A Loyalty Program that Rewards Your Playtime

As a guest at our Lake Tahoe Resort, you’re not just a visitor, you’re part of the family. Our Loyalty Program rewards you as a return guest, making MLRTahoe your year-round Lake Tahoe home.

The MLRTahoe Commitment

Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort is committed to community and environment with our eco-friendly practices. Encouraging eco-tourism, we are dedicated to helping our community with our “Respect and Protect” sustainability and stewardship projects.

Mourelatos provides guests with an immersive and enriching experience that goes far a Lake Tahoe Hotel experience.

Come Visit! Our dedicated staff are available to make your dream vacation come true today. 

Book your lakeside escape directly at the resort today, and discover why Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort your Basecamp for Tahoe Adventure.

Relax. Enjoy. Cherish.

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