As our Tahoe days grow longer and the snow starts to melt away, we look forward to getting outside to enjoy warm weather activities. While some days we want to boat on the lake or hike in the woods, there are some spring days that are perfect for strolling around and shopping under the Tahoe sun. North Lake Tahoe offers some fantastic options for retail therapy. Check out some of our favorites!
Spring Shopping with your Spring Skiing
Photo: Palisades Tahoe
Not only does Palisades Tahoe attract Olympic-bound athletes to its slopes, but it also draws shoppers from around the region. From jeans to technical gear and original art pieces to pajamas & bath bombs, the Village at Palisades Tahoe has some fantastic options.
Stop in Gallery Keoki with its selection of original photography so you can pick up a gift for a friend or a limited-edition print to hang over your mantle. Whether you’re a world traveler or a dog lover at heart, it’s worth a stop.
Next make your way to the one stop shop in for some serious self care! Lather & Fizz Bath Boutique specializes in relaxing after a day of skiing with handmade bath & body products and even the pjs to wear after you’re done with your day of skiing and shopping.
Or if you’re enjoying a day of spring skiing at Northstar California instead, why not mix in another sport on your family-friendly shopping day? After your family day of fun on the slopes, make your way to the ice skating rink in the middle of the Village at Northstar with some shopping along the way. Just be sure to swing by the Bigtruck Hat Bar with the whole crew for the unique opportunity to design your own custom hat.
Around the Lake & Beyond
Photo: Ruffles & Ruffnecks
If you like your spring shopping with gorgeous lake views, it’s time to cruise around the lake. The first stop is Tahoe City, especially if you have some kiddos in your life. Ruffles & Ruffnecks has been helping children and infants stay stylish for over 40 years. Cruise around the rest of the Cobblestone Center and beyond before you make your way to Kings Beach. A local favorite for 25 years, The Robins Nest has a gift for everyone on your list and is worth the stop. Or, if you’re in the market for a new SUP board and all the gear to go with it, we recommend a stop at Adrift Tahoe before you take your maiden voyage on Lake Tahoe.
Be sure to end your day with a stroll and dinner in charming Historic Downtown Truckee. No exploration of Truckee’s main street is complete without stopping in at Bespoke & Atelier with their unique collection of handcrafted gifts. Complete your day of shopping with a stop for art and gifts at Riverside Studios or please your inner Julia Child with some items from the Cooking Gallery or grab a new outfit for tonight’s dinner at Kalifornia Jean Bar. After your day of shopping in North Lake Tahoe, the only decision left is where to sit down and relax with a delicious dinner while taking in the beautiful alpenglow.