2023 gave us our second post-pandemic-lockdown summer, which affected Truckee/Tahoe locals in different ways.
This month’s question is: What were your 2023 summer tourist season experiences or feelings?
Tourism is what fuels our economy. I love tourism.
I feel like I’ve seen tourists taking a more mindful approach to visiting Tahoe, and are generally open to deeper experiences.
I was able to take some time off and go down to Mexico and be a tourist myself, and it felt great to not be on the receiving end for a change.
At my work [Raley’s], I experienced a large influx of Bay Area people, very distinct Bay people, wanting to get a lot of groceries for their little cookouts and things; very busy with the tourism, lots of people, for sure.
We finally got our shoulder season back, and I felt that people were way more clean and more respectful than they have been in the past.