The Ultimate Guide to Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties in South Lake Tahoe

Looking for a fun and unique destination for your bachelor or bachelorette party? Lake Tahoe is the perfect location to host the soon-to-be groom or bride-to-be. With stunning views, plenty of activities, and epic party spots, there is no better place to spend the weekend. We have put together the ultimate guide to planning your next bachelor or bachelorette party in Lake Tahoe.

Where To Stay

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe is minutes from all the go-to party destinations in South Lake Tahoe. Located in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Hard Rock Lake Tahoe is perfect for groups visiting Lake Tahoe for bachelor and bachelorette parties. With incomparable hotel amenities, delicious restaurants, and an energetic casino floor, spending the weekend at Hard Rock Lake Tahoe is the ideal destination. Always check Hard Rock’s website for special booking promotions and deals to get the most for your money.

For the Bride-To-Be

Gather the bridesmaids and celebrate the bride-to-be with a trip to the beautiful South Lake Tahoe. From spectacular views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe,ski resorts and beaches, celebrate the special day with plenty of Instagram-worthy backdrops.

  • Time to get Pampered
    • Begin the celebration with brunch and a spa service at one of the hotels in Lake Tahoe. The Serenity Spa, located at Heavenly Village within the heart of South Lake Tahoe, is a great option. With rejuvenating facials and hot stones massages, lay back and relax before the festivities of the day really pick up. Then head to Creative Crepes, located inside the Heavenly Resort, for a fun brunch with delectable bites and plenty of mimosas. Bringing a touch of Paris to your bachelorette trip, Creative Crepes is a must visit to kick-off your bachelorette weekend in Lake Tahoe.
  • Go Wine Tasting with Tahoe Tastings
    • Book your next wine tasting tour with one of the best daytime cruise options in Lake Tahoe; Tahoe Tastings. Operating out of South Lake Tahoe, the vintage Golden Rose, which was built in 1953, invites all the bridesmaids to sit back, kick their heels off and sip on exquisite wines hand-chosen for the future Mrs. and her bridesmaids. Taste your way through Northern California wineries as you venture across the Lake. Tasting a total of eight different wines, only high-end wineries are chosen to participate for the tasting to make your next bachelorette experience one to remember. Interested in a private boat rental? Private boat charters with sunset cruises are available for a more intimate experience. Bookings can be made online
  • Dinner and Dancing
    • Perfect for dinner with a view of the beautiful Lake Tahoe, Artemis Lakefront Café, offers great tasting Greek and Mediterranean food. With a wide selection of food, beer, wine and specialty cocktails, Artemis Lakefront Café is just steps away from the water and offers a unique dining experience featuring views from both its patio and front dining room. After dinner, dance the night away at Hard Rock Lake Tahoe’s Bloom Bar and Lounge. Perfect to practice all your dance moves before the wedding day, enjoy live DJ’s all throughout the night. VIP tables and bottle service are available for groups looking to keep the fun going all night long: Just call 775-589-7606 to reserve your table.

For the Groom

South Lake Tahoe is also a popular destination for bachelor parties. There are plenty of activities up and down the mountain town, perfect for a guys’ weekend. Looking for adrenaline-pumping fun? You can find all the exciting day and nighttime activities you could possibly want in South Lake Tahoe.

  • Enjoy a round of Golf!

Lake Tahoe is the perfect destination for golf bros, so enjoy a round with the groom at one of Lake Tahoe’s beautiful courses.

  • Edgewood Golf Course
    • Catch a round of golf with scenery you can’t get anywhere else at Edgewood Golf Course near South Lake Tahoe. Overlooking the gorgeous Lake Tahoe, golf like a celebrity at Edgewood – home to the annual American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament. Rated one of America’s top golf courses, Edgewood also features its own beach and has a restaurant with stunning views of the Lake. Prices range from $140 throughout the weekdays and $200 during the weekend.
  • Lake Tahoe Golf Course
    • Located in South Lake Tahoe, the Lake Tahoe Golf Course has amazing views and an 18-hole course with a full driving range to enjoy with the groom. The course is designed to complement its surroundings, so don’t be surprised when you come across an abundance of waterfowl and mountain wildlife roaming. Prices start at $100.

Reel it in!

Your bachelor weekend experience would not be complete without fishing at one of the best fishing locations in the country. With several locations to rest your rod, spend the day after a night of partying basking in the rays of the Tahoe sun while reeling in your catch of the day. Caples Lake, which is 45-minute drive from Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Lake Tahoe, is a picturesque freshwater lake and is the perfect place to relax after a night with the groom. Surrounded by nature within the Sierra Nevada Mountains, fish you might be able to reel in during your time on the water include rainbow, brown, mackinaw Trout and much more.

Tahoe’s Hottest Nightlife Destination

Looking to take the bachelor out for a night of fun? Look no further than Tahoe’s hottest nightlife destination in town, Bloom Bar and Lounge. With Bloom open for what is set to be the hottest summer yet, enjoy live entertainment throughout the night featuring some of Tahoe’s best DJs. Take the party to another level with Bloom’s VIP bottle service, which can be booked by calling 775-589-7606. More information about the nighttime destination can be found here.

Impressing the bride and groom with fun and exciting activities is always important leading up to the big day. As a best man or maid of honor, it may be stressful trying to plan the perfect trip, but we hope this guide has helped you plan for your next bachelor or bachelorette party in South Lake Tahoe.

Where to Celebrate Mother’s Day in South Lake Tahoe

Moms work so hard to make sure their families are taken care of, so it’s crucial that Mom feels the love this Mother’s Day. We know sometimes it can be hard to know what she really wants, so we put together this handy guide to Mother’s Day in South Lake Tahoe to make sure you give Mom the day she deserves.

Brunch with Mom

To begin the day, treat Mom to a delicious brunch at several Tahoe restaurants, which are offering specials for the holiday.

  • The Bistro- Edgewood Tahoe
    • Celebrate Mother’s Day with a special menu featuring a Lobster Fritter, Soft Shell Crab BLT, and a flavorful Red Velvet Rose for dessert. Brunch will begin at 10am with the prix fixe, three-course menu beginning at $100 per person or $125 per person with wine pairings. More information regarding Edgewood Tahoe’s Mother’s Day Brunch, can be found here.
  • Riva Grill
    • Beginning at 10am until 2pm, the most spectacular Mother’s Day brunch is back at Riva Grill with a prix fixe menu curated specifically with mothers in mind. The family-friendly special menu will begin at $35 for kids, $79 for adults, and $99 if you’d like to include champagne. Brunch will feature breakfast items such as an omelet station, Eggs Benedict, and Waffles with berries. Guests may also choose from lunch items such as Prosciutto Chicken, Dijon Lavender Lamb Chops, and grilled Hawaiian Swordfish.  Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 530.542.2600.

Activities to do with Mom

On Mom’s special day, be sure to treat her to not only decadent Tahoe eateries, but also some of the best shopping and relaxation spots in South Lake Tahoe.

  • The Shops at Heavenly Village Lake Tahoe
    • When out and about with Mom, explore all the shopping options South Tahoe has to offer from designer brands to local boutiques, at the Shops at Heavenly Village. Take Mom on the shopping spree she deserves and journey around the outdoor pavilion featuring brands like Sunglass Hut, Patagonia, and more, The Shops at Heavenly Village Lake Tahoe is the ideal shopping oasis for Mom.
  • Spa- Edgewood Tahoe
    • When in search of the ideal spa location to treat Mom, the spa located within Edgewood Tahoe offers a relaxing and serene experience like no other. With an acclaimed menu of treatments offering exclusive gemstone rituals, the Edgewood spa specializes in holistic massages as they utilize locally sourced stones such as Smoky Quartz to really help Mom relax! The Edgewood Spa will also be having a Mother’s Day Spa massage and facial package only available on Sunday, May 14. The package will include a massage, facial, and $35 treatment enhancement of Moms choice and a “Who Run the World?” candle when you schedule both a massage and facial. Booking can be done here.

Dinner with Mom

If you’re looking for a special place to take Mom for dinner, look no further than Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe. Hard Rock is the perfect place to enjoy a night out with the entire family.

  • Alpine Union
    • Alpine Union will serve its special Mother’s Day menu featuring three courses of seasonal favorites for $40 per person. Guests will begin dinner with a choice of soup or salad, followed by an entrée selection of Chicken Piccata, Prime Rib or Shrimp Scampi. The third course will round off Mom’s special dinner with a Strawberry Cinnamon Waffle Shortcake.
  • Park Prime
    • Park Prime is the perfect location to bring the family together for Mom’s special day. With service and spirits that can complement any occasion, the Mother’s Day prix fixe menu will feature three-courses of delectable dishes for $75 per person. Beginning with a choice of Spring Salad or Lobster Bisque, the second course will feature an entrée selection of Pan Seared Duck Breast, Pan Seared Diver Scallops or Filet of Beef Medallions. After two delicious courses, treat Mom and end the night with a Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait.

Happy Mother’s Day!

We hope this guide to Mother’s Day in South Lake Tahoe has helped you and the family plan the perfect day for Mom!

Where to Find Historical and Pop Culture Memorabilia in Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is known for a lot of things – world-renowned skiing, boating, golfing, biking – but one thing Lake Tahoe tourists might be surprised to find is the plethora of pop culture memorabilia. From historical museums, arts galleries to old western wear from prior TV shows, there’s more to Lake Tahoe than meets the eye. If you’re in need of an indoor activity in Lake Tahoe, check out this list of places where you can find some of the coolest, most unique keepsakes in town.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Memorabilia

For some, the adventure of memorabilia hunting begins right on the casino floor of Hard Rock. Over the years, Hard Rock has continued to build a robust collection of hard-to-find memorabilia, and it is arguable the most exclusive collection in all of Lake Tahoe. The casino floor holds the strongest memorabilia collection from iconic items that belonged to anyone from Christina Aguilera to Elvis. Guests can find autographed guitars of past music heroes, vintage t-shirts, and additional artwork that cannot be found anywhere else. There is nowhere quite like Hard Rock Lake Tahoe when it comes to showcasing the most musically inspired displays of memorabilia.

The Treasures of Jai Yen

Jai Yen Treasures, a unique shop in Kings Beach in north Lake Tahoe offers a rare experience for those interested in looking to browse or even purchase items from Thailand and Vietnam.  The owner of Jai Yen Treasures travels back and forth from Lake Tahoe to Southeast Asia to bring items that cannot be found anywhere in the United States, making Jai Yen Treasures one of the most special stores in Tahoe. From handmade traditional Southeast Asian memorabilia, be sure to stop by Jai Yen Treasures for a one-of-a-kind experience.

Trunk Show

This small but distinctive boutique in Lake Tahoe carries handmade Lake Tahoe memorabilia created by locals in Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Reno, and other surrounding areas. For those in search of handcrafted art, jewelry, ceramics, pottery and more that can only be found in Lake Tahoe, Trunk Show is perfect for those looking for custom art. With Trunk Show offering a little bit of everything, the locally owned boutique has a great number of local gems ready for you. Carrying items from over 30 different local artists, the boutique shop is filled with statues, vases, original photography of the Sierra Nevada mountains, and more original work.

Sports Fever Memorabilia

For all sports fanatics visiting Lake Tahoe, you must make time during your Tahoe getaway to visit Sports Fever Memorabilia. Although the store itself is small, it is well known throughout the nation and carries hard to find sports memorabilia items. With Sports Fever Memorabilia, visitors can find memorabilia from local California teams as well as teams located on the East Coast. Sports Fever Memorabilia is a hidden gem in Lake Tahoe, with items that may not be available anywhere else, making it a must visit when in Tahoe.

Nevada State Railroad Museum

Over in Carson City, The Nevada State Railroad Museum is one of the most unique and monumental museums in the state. Over the years, the museum has not only become one of the most special tourist attractions in Lake Tahoe but has also become the backdrop for some of Hollywood’s favorite cinematic films, and TV shows. With over 60 historic locomotives and freight trains, visitors to this museum can see locomotive exhibits, take train rides, and can even become train conductors for the day! Participants will also be able to leave with an honorary NSRM Engineer certificate.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Expert Guide to Spring in Lake Tahoe

It’s officially spring, and when it comes time to welcome in the warmer months, Lake Tahoe is the perfect destination.  With no shortage of spring activities, set aside those spring-cleaning plans and head to Lake Tahoe for an unforgettable season. One of the top resorts in Lake Tahoe, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, has an expert guide to spring in Tahoe for anyone looking to make the most of their visit.

Spring Skiing & Snowboarding

Winter may technically be over, but no need to worry, there is still snow left on Heavenly, and the ski season has been extended through May 7! With Hard Rock just 8 minutes away, be on the hill in a matter of minutes and catch up on all the snow shredding you missed during the winter. Whether it’s your first time shredding down the mountain, or if you are a more experienced skier or snowboarder, springtime is perfect for those wanting to make the most of their annual Epic Pass before the mountain closes for the season. For those that might not want to ski or snowboard, take the gondola up the mountain to take in the views and capture some Instagram-worthy content while visiting Heavenly Lake Tahoe. 

Nature is Right Around the Corner

Experience Tahoe like never before and take an always lovely hike around the Sierras with various hiking trails that offer breathtaking views of the mountain range in south Lake Tahoe, CA. Choose to mountain bike, or get your steps in with a leisurely walk on the Cascade Falls trail, one of the most recommended trails in Tahoe that happens to be a quick 28-minute drive from Hard Rock. Want to stay in town? Lake Tahoe is also home to fantastic roadside biking and offers a wide variety of paths to choose from.

Row Your Boat

What makes Tahoe so spectacular during the spring? The lake, of course. Hard Rock overlooks the gorgeous lake, and its close proximity makes it the perfect place for visitors to stay when they have lake activities planned.  Lake adventurers like kayaking paddleboarding, jet skiing and boating await with the warmer months upon us. Searching for Tahoe accommodations? Guests of Hard Rock are encouraged to visit Lakeside Marina as it is the ultimate destination to get the full experience of Lake Tahoe. Lakeside Marina offers boat and jet ski rentals, parasailing, kayaking, paddleboarding and more!  Even better, it is only a 10-minute walk from Hard Rock.


When looking for things to do in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, look no further than some of the region’s best golf courses. With eye-pleasing courses surrounded by the water, in the spring and summer months, visitors can play like a champion at some of the best courses in the country.  

  • Edgewood
    • Voted one of America’s top golf courses, this course is home to the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship which is played every year and is located directly behind Hard Rock.
  • Lake Tahoe Golf Course
    • Located 20 minutes away from Hard Rock, the 13-hole course offers unique scenery that cannot be seen on another course. With wonderful views of Twin Peaks and Heavenly Ski Resort, work on your short game with a view!
  • Bijou Golf Course
    • As this course is Tahoe’s oldest golf course, the nine-hole course is a two-mile drive from Hard Rock and has been open since 1920. This course is perfect for beginners looking to work on their game.