VirtualTahoe.com Reveals the Best Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend 2013 in Lake Tahoe

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Lake Tahoe features Opening Day at the Lake, outdoor sports and activities, along with commemorative services to honor the fallen troops this Memorial Day weekend.

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Tahoe also features tons of lakeside events for the whole family to take part in during the holiday weekend.

The temperature is warming up in Lake Tahoe, so there’s no better time to visit for the unofficial summer celebration. VirtualTahoe.com suggests Memorial Day weekend as the prime time to visit the lake and take advantage of the all of the fun activities Tahoe has to offer. This holiday weekend, honor fallen troops at a commemorative service, celebrate Opening Day at the lake, and spend the weekend getting back into all those summer sports that were forgotten about during the winter months.

Opening Day at the Lake

Lake Tahoe is jammed packed with fun things to do during Opening Day at the Lake. Swing by some of Tahoe’s hot spots and receive passport stamps for each visit. The Gatekeepers Museum, Ehrman Mansion, and the Tahoe City Marina are just a few of the many Tahoe locations passing out stamps. Rack up at least ten stamps and qualify for prizes, raffles, and discounts at local Tahoe businesses such as the Lighthouse Spa, Jake’s on the Lake, Vikingsholm, and more.

Tahoe also features tons of lakeside events for the whole family to take part in during the holiday weekend. From live music and patio openings, to scavenger hunts and tours, there’s plenty of things to do in Tahoe to celebrate the unofficial summer kickoff. Join the restaurant patios and tour companies as they open their doors to the warmer weather and welcome Tahoe visitors and guests to ring in the upcoming summer months.

Outdoor Sports

Come Memorial Day weekend, cyclists can carve up the newly opened Tahoe bike trails while water skiers can glide on the lake. Bike trails have opened and boating season has begun in Lake Tahoe. No bike and no boat? Don’t worry, Tahoe offers numerous bike shops and boat rental shops where visitors can find the mountain bike and speed boat rentals of their dreams.

Looking for a slightly calmer way to spend the weekend? Various Tahoe golf courses open up for the season on or before Memorial Day. Squaw Creek Golf Course, Old Green Golf Course, and Tahoe Donner Golf Course in particular will be open Memorial Day weekend for eager golfers to hit the greens. Book a tee time or schedule lessons, and spend the long weekend putting away with stunning views of the Sierras.

Memorial Day Services

Although Lake Tahoe features a fun-packed weekend, don’t forget to take the time to remember those who lost their lives serving in the United States Armed Services.

In Tahoe City, Tahoe City Boy Scout Troop 266 will lead a public Memorial Day service on May 27, 2013, at 5pm at the Trails End Cemetery on Fairway Drive. This event is open to the public, and will include readings, gun salutes, and a recognition of the veterans.

The Truckee Cemetery District will also hold a commemorative service on May 27, 2013, at 10am at the Sierra Mountain Cemetery. The Truckee Mayor along with the County Supervisor of the 5th District of Nevada County, and members of the Civil Air Patrol and Mountain Belles will attend and contribute to the ceremony as well. After the event, join WWII veteran Frank Titus at the Old Jail museum to celebrate the opening of the Titus Family exhibit.

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VirtualTahoe.com, Lake Tahoe’s number one online guide, provides quality information on all things Tahoe. Use VirtualTahoe.com to find information on everything Lake Tahoe from vacation lodging and casinos to ski resorts and boat rentals. Chloe Mulliner, editor of VirtualTahoe.com, helps Tahoe travelers find the best hotels, restaurants, things to do, and more.

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