Get Ahead of the Game: Itinerary Ideas for Sports Planners

By: Lake Tahoe Staff

So you’ve chosen to host your next sporting event in Lake Tahoe. That’s great! Now you need some inspiration for where your team can play, stay and have some post-game fun. We’ve got you covered! Plan the ultimate game-day experience for your sports group with these great itinerary ideas.

Easy Arrival to Get Around in Style

Getting here is a breeze, especially when your sports group flies in to Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO). RNO is the closest international airport to the Tahoe area and offers flights on nine airlines and more than 130 nonstop flights daily.

Once you arrive, getting to and around Lake Tahoe is simple. Groups can catch a shuttle ride with Lake Link, which can quickly transport you from the airport (a one-hour drive) to your hotel, dining, entertainment, and other destinations.

Stay Where You Play

Looking for a specific type of lodging to stay in? Lake Tahoe features 10,000+ hotel rooms among a variety of accommodations for your team to rest up before the big game—including motels, hotels, bed and breakfasts, vacation/cabin rentals, campgrounds, and casino resorts. Whatever you choose, you’ll find the perfect stay best fit for your sports group’s budget, size and style.

Versatile Sports Venues Made for Victory

Lake Tahoe features a top-notch collection of state-of-the-art sports facilities for your team’s competition. Choose from a range of indoor and outdoor venues and all-star arenas that can accommodate sporting events of different sizes and types—with the most popular options being the South Lake Tahoe Recreation & Aquatics Center and the new Tahoe Blue Event Center. Cheer your team on while they get their game at one of these places to play.

Refuel at Lake Tahoe Restaurants

Whether you’re playing on the field or cheering from the stands, you’ll definitely have worked up an appetite. Luckily, Lake Tahoe is filled with an eclectic mix of eateries and restaurants to feed your team’s hunger like Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen, Riva Grill on the Lake, Big Daddy’s Burgers, and more.

Your sports group will find every type of cuisine in the playbook—from seafood and American fare to Italian food and Asian flavors— that are sure to leave them full and refueled for their next event.

All-Star Activities for Post-Game Fun

The game may be over, but the fun doesn’t have to stop there. With so many things to do in Lake Tahoe, finding enjoyable activities comes easy. Whether your sports group wants to go hiking, biking, shopping, gaming, or strolling the beach, Lake Tahoe lets them do it all.

Looking to add some interesting Lake Tahoe attractions to the agenda? Your team can stop by cool places like Emerald Bay, Heavenly’s Epic Discovery, Virginia City, or other awesome locations to round out their Lake Tahoe experience.

Need more information to plan the ultimate game day in Lake Tahoe for your team? Find what you want to know by checking out our Frequently Asked Questions for Planners.

Let’s Plan Your Game in Lake Tahoe

If you’re ready to bring your sports event to Lake Tahoe, our professional sales and services team is here to assist you. Reach out or submit an RFP to get the ball rolling on the planning process.

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