If you are looking for a different way to spend a summer evening at Lake Tahoe, how about reaching for the stars? The Tahoe area is away from most metropolitan areas and that makes it a great place to view the night sky.
Some tours will see the full moon over Lake Tahoe — Photo courtesy of Tahoe Star Tours/Ryan Berendsen
The Northstar-at-Tahoe resort has regular star and constellation tours and telescope viewings that also include poetry readings from local poets, music by the Nevada String Quartet and hot beverages. The tours include stories about various stars and planets in the summer sky, information on famous astronomers and some astrological information. Special events for children are also included like star quizzes and games.
Tours will meet at the top of the Highlands Gondola at Northstar at around 8:15 p.m. and the tours go until about 10:30. The tours cost between $30 and $65 for adults and $15 and $30 for children, depending on the event. Northstar recommends that you wear a warm sweater or jacket and some good walking shoes.