Watch the morning sunrise from the deck at the newly opened Peet’s Coffee in the Heavenly Village. Warm your hands around an organic double-soy mocha while you enjoy a chocolate-filled croissant and bask in the morning sun.
The Heavenly Village Ice Rink located next to Peet’s Coffee, offers great mid-morning entertainment. Whether joined by your family or holding on to your significant other, ice skating is a wonderful experience when paired with the California sunshine.
For lunch head to the Ski Run Marina for tasty California cuisine and stunning views at the Riva Grill on the Lake. Enjoy the infamous Wet Woody, a sweet blended treat of rum and fruit juices, with the Coconut Prawn appetizer. For lunch, the brick-oven pizzas are hot and crispy and the Sirloin Salad is wonderful.
Ride the Heavenly Gondola to the world’s most scenic adventure ride, the Heavenly Flyer, a 3,300 foot long elevated zip line that zooms you above treetops at speeds up to 50 mph. Enjoy jaw-dropping views of Lake Tahoe and the Carson Valley, if you have your eyes open! Make sure to stop by the Umbrella Bar for a refreshing post-Flyer beverage. Our favorite: the Vodka Lemonade.
Put on your dancing shoes and board the Tahoe Queen at the Ski Run Marina for the Captain’s Dinner Dance. You'll be awestruck by the breathtaking Tahoe sunset from aboard Lake Tahoe’s largest sternwheeler boat as you cruise along the sublime water. The cruise takes you to Emerald Bay, the jewel of the Sierras, one of the most photographed bays in the world. Relax as you dine on the water. Then get ready to grab your honey and hit the dance floor to the live band on the second deck. Truly a unique experience during the wintertime, the boat cruise is a must-do.
Looking for a nightclub at 6,300 feet? Tahoe’s South Shore has two: VEX at Harrah’s and BLU at MontBleu. Both clubs offer all-night dancing and private VIP booths that feature bottle service. VEX, the larger of the two, prides itself on its pumping sound system, scantily clad dancers on catwalks and topless midnight show. BLU has two separate dance floors and pillow-endowed canopy beds that make for an intimate mingling experience. Both clubs are hopping on winter evenings, but don’t get there prior to 11:00 p.m. or you’ll be too early! When you’ve had enough of the party scene, cab over to Lakeside Inn and Casino and hit up the local’s spot for late night gambling and the best $2.99 breakfast in town.