Lake Tahoe Things to Do

With an environment like this, it would almost be criminal if the majority of Lake Tahoe things to do weren’t outdoors ... and of course they are! For Lake Tahoe activities in the summer, you can enjoy kayaking, SUPing and other water sports that take the lead. If you’d prefer to frolic in the snow, Lake Tahoe things to do during the winter includes ice skating, Nordic skiing and sliding down a snowy mountain any way you can. Of course all the towns in this part of the woods are known for that, but what about dog sledding? Bet you might not have done that! It’s a popular Lake Tahoe activity in Squaw Valley, so get on it! Lace up your shoes and head out on some of Tahoe’s City’s hiking trails that take you on a scenic tour of the beaches and mountains on the West Shore. Several give you amazing views of one of the most beautiful Tahoe City things to do — exploring Emerald Bay. You can almost imagine you're in the Caribbean watching this water. Now, if those summertime water temps will just rise about 20 more degrees....

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There are other Lake Tahoe activities that may interest you if you’re not looking for an athletic vacation. Going sightseeing on bus tours that cart you over the entire Tahoe Basin or checking out fascinating exhibits in museums are part of the offerings of the many South Lake Tahoe activities. Vacation is also the ideal time to take care of yourself, and a visit to one of the spas in Incline Village’s things to do has you feeling pampered and polished in no time. Lake Tahoe also hosts an array of festivals during the warmer months that will appeal to craftspeople, artists, nerds or those celebrating Independence Day.

Check out the listings below to see what Lake Tahoe things to do have in store for you during the winter and summer.

Lake Tahoe Things To Do by Area

South Lake Tahoe | Truckee | Tahoe City & West Shore | Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows
Kings Beach & North Shore Incline Village & Crystal Bay

Lake Tahoe Things To Do by Category

Action Watersports

3411 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-5387
4041 Lakeshore Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-9800
7901 West Lake Boulevard, Tahoma, CA
(530) 525-5588

Action Watersports offers a full spectrum of rentable power toys for the water and more. Giving choices for every type of speed option possible for playing on water, these water outfitters give access to water ski boats, cigarette boats, Jet skis and parasailing. They also have large sailboat yachts for charter as well as pedal boats and aqua cycles for rent. They offer a variety... read more

Alder Creek Adventure Center

Tahoe Donner
15275 Alder Creek Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 587-9484

The Alder Creek Adventure Center in Tahoe Donner is brand new with its grand opening in November 2015. And while its centerpiece activity is cross-country skiing, the state-of-the-art lodge is set to be open throughout every season. As the hub for Nordic skiing, the center offers ski rentals, wax and tuning services and lockers. There is also a shop selling Nordic gear and accessories. Non-skiers... read more

Alpenglow Sports

415 North Lake Tahoe Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-6917

For those interested in rock climbing, backpacking, backcountry skiing and other adventure sports, Alpenglow Sports is a sure bet for finding everything needed. Offering top of the line brands for all gear adventure activities, the shop also helps with quick repairs as well as information on area hikes and safe places to ski in the backcountry. In the winter Alpenglow hosts a winter film series... read more

Anderson's Bicycle Rental

645 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-0500

One of the true treasures of Lake Tahoe is the lush and serene forest that borders her shorelines. To take advantage of this beautiful setting, use Anderson's Bicycle Rental. Set up right on the edge of miles of forested bike path, Anderson's Bicycle Rental is ideally located to help you and your family feel the love that comes from the natural setting by offering high... read more

Around Tahoe Tours

P.O. Box 5285, Incline Village, NV
(775) 560-5629

Around Tahoe Tours is your best bet for getting a true feel and knowledge of the local area. Created by Darin Talbot, the tour agency is a culmination of his knowledge that began in 1977 when he moved to the area with his fun attitude and amusing ways of sharing the tales of Tahoe. A musician and storyteller by heart, Talbot is able to create... read more

Big Blue Adventure

P.O. Box 2720, Kings Beach, CA
(530) 546-1019

For more than a dozen years, Big Blue Adventure has hosted a variety of sporting events around Lake Tahoe and Truckee. When summer arrives, Big Blue Adventure’s events start rolling, so they are perfect for those visiting the area and who want to try out their competitiveness. That said, Big Blue Adventure races are great for people who just want to get out and move... read more

Bowl Incline

920 Southwood Boulevard, Incline Village, NV
(775) 831-1900

Bowl Incline is your one-stop destination for family fun and recreation. The bowling alley sports sixteen natural wood lanes with automatic scoring. For kids they’ve got bumpers and lightweight balls. It’s a great place to host a birthday or other party and lessons are available. Their billiard room contains six tournament-size tables rented by the hour. If it’s snowing outside and you’re dying to golf,... read more

Championship Course

955 Fairway Boulevard, Incline Village, NV
(775) 832-1146

The Championship Course in Incline Village is a par 72 course of 7100 yards that flows down a gentle slope toward the lake providing majestic views. The front nine are cut out of some thick forest with tight fairways requiring accuracy and distance. The back nine are a little more open and forgiving. You can work on your short game at the chipping green –... read more

Diamond Peak Ski Resort

1210 Ski Way, Incline Village, NV
(775) 832-1177

Diamond Peak opened in November of 1966 at the forefront of snow technology, being the first resort in the West to have a snow-making system. It is known for being affordable, family-friendly, uncrowded and – most of all – for its breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe. With 655 acres of useable terrain, including open glade, bowl and tree runs, it’s got a good mix of... read more

Flume Trail Mountain Bikes

1115 Tunnel Creek Road, Incline Village, NV
(775) 298-2501

The Flume Trail above Lake Tahoe is a mountain biking trail with a well-earned reputation. Between its historical significance and the incredible views that it offers, it is a route that practically everyone in the basin knows about, even people who have never once touched tire to trail. But for those who actually do like to get out and explore the back country on wheels... read more

Heavenly Psychic Energies

900 Ski Run Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(775) 350-0688

There is a spiritual vibe about Tahoe and the High Sierra. Whether it is the solitude, the proximity to undisturbed nature or simply the high altitude and clean air, many people will tell you that they feel closer to the universe here. To help you explore this aspect of the area, and of yourself, the Heavenly Psychic Energies located in the Ski... read more

Homewood Mountain Resort

5145 West Lake Boulevard, Homewood, CA
(530) 525-2992

Homewood Mountain Resort is a fabulous ski hill for beginners, intermediates and those who enjoy smooth groomers. Although Homewood may be small, it has some of the best views of Lake Tahoe, as it is located directly across the street from the lake. The airy view from the ski runs and lifts are unlike any other ski area in Lake Tahoe. Its tiny stature lends... read more