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Plan a COVID-Conscious Lake Tahoe Thanksgiving

30 Oct 2020
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Thanksgiving is a time for friends and family to gather and celebrate things they are grateful for. It’s usually a time for traveling, lots of hugs, and sharing delicious food. This year things have changed and we are in a time where we need to think about the safety and wellbeing of the ones we love, but that doesn't mean there aren't ways to still celebrate in a socially responsible way! Here are some tips and tricks for a socially responsible Tahoe Thanksgiving in Tahoe. 


Know before you go

Be sure to check out information relating to Covid in the local community and how to travel there safely and responsibly. As you are choosing the perfect vacation house for your Thanksgiving this year, be sure to research the property management Covid protocols and procedures so you can know what to expect.  


This year be prepared and know what to pack before you travel. Know that holidays in the mountains can be a little busier than the rest of the year, so any shopping you can do ahead of time will save you a huge headache and will prevent the disappointment of not being able to find an important ingredient. Also, be sure to check with your vacation rental company about what they do and don’t provide in the house so you know what you will need to bring.   


Socially responsible activities to do in Tahoe

Fall in North Lake Tahoe offers some of the best hiking and biking, and these are great socially responsible activites. 

  • Take a hike - Whether you are looking for a quick walk to catch a beautiful view of Lake Tahoe or a long hike to work off some of those Thanksgiving calories North Lake Tahoe has a hike for you.

  • Hit the bike trails - North Lake Tahoe has some of the best Mountain Biking in Northern California.  There are rides for every discipline from Road Biking to Downhill Mountain Biking.  New to the biking scene? You can rent a bike and some gear and check out some of the beginner trails in the area.     


Thanksgiving Dinner

Though this year’s Thanksgiving may look a little different, there are still ways to keep the tradition the same.  

  • Virtual Thanksgiving - This year, hosting a small Thanksgiving with only the people you live with is highly recommended but that does not mean you can’t get grandma on a zoom call to help you out with her famous apple pie recipe! Be sure to book a house with wifi and you can include your whole family in your virtual Thanksgiving plans this year.  

  • Thanksgiving Dinners - If you are someone who likes to treat your loved ones to a Thanksgiving on the town, check with your local rental company for some great Thanksgiving dinner or catering options in the area.  

  • Thanksgiving Entertainment - Be sure to check with your vacation rental company on streaming options so you don’t miss your favorite Thanksgiving entertainment. Just to be safe, we recommend packing your own streaming device so you can be sure you don’t miss the kick-off for your favorite team’s football game.