It has been rumored and historically noted that the origin of Kings Beach lies in an old story where a superb player named Joe King earned his poker earnings fair and square from opponent George Whittell. The prize was in the form of the beach town of Tahoe, suitably known nowadays as King’s Beach. Accordingly, there is also the annual Joe King Poker Tournament. There is nothing more sweet than cruising over to the beaches of North Lake Tahoe for a day of relaxation and natural beauty.
Here one can find white sands soft enough to sun bathe on for hours, proceed to float the warm waters and play in the light surf. For lunch or dinnertime, the restaurants range from tasty taquerias to breweries galore. Boutiques, hippie stores, tattoo parlours, and small proprietor shops renting kayaks and paddle boards line the streets. For any visitor or local, a visit through Incline Village and crossing over to Kings Beach is an absolute must for one to absorb varieties of cultural roots in an exciting and fulfilling day trip.
Among the O’Neil Tahoe SUP & Paddle Board Races, gorgeously adorned weddings, the summertime Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and among many other events, I recommend a special trip to see this year’s sixth annual Red, White, and Tahoe Blue. This spectacular event runs from July 3rd-6th, displaying aerial practices, land military demonstrations, wine tasting, parade, art vendors, musicians, and of course, the grand finale of firework shows on the lake.
There is nothing more beautiful than watching the explosions of celebration glare back reflectively from the aspen waters. A great idea would be to use a boat service to ensure the best seat on the lake. The service I would consider most ideal is the local Action Water Sports Incline Village, catering to multiple tastes with options including private boat rentals or fireworks cruises. But on the other hand, you may just find me nestled among warm blankets on the plush sands of the shore, with a hot Irish coffee in hand. The options of the Reno-Tahoe area are certainly endless.
How do you plan on celebrating July 4th? Please leave a comment below.
The firework show will be stunning.
A photo of me at the Vista Point in Incline Village, NV.
Source: North Lake Tahoe