Things To Do in Lake Tahoe – Summer Activities

Sure, Lake Tahoe is a pretty sight in the winter, but you can stay warm and enjoy its picturesque outdoors in the summer with Lake Tahoe summer activities. Summertime in Tahoe lets you take advantage of what its mountain and beach environments offer. Stay active by trying some water sports like SUPing, Jet skiing, parasailing, boating and rafting in South Lake Tahoe. Or if you prefer sports that keep you (mostly) dry, Lake Tahoe things to do include hiking, running, biking and triathlons. And why miss the opportunity to get some of the best views in Lake Tahoe? Lake Tahoe things to do, like bungee jumping or a hang-gliding excursion in Incline Village, let you experience a bird’s eye view of the area.

 

After all of that fun, Lake Tahoe summer activities can help you wind down with some low-key fun. Familiarize yourself with Tahoe’s many towns with a bus or boat tour. Soak up the sunshine as you lounge on a sandy Kings Beach shoreline during the day, then watch the moon reflect off the Lake at night as you enjoy a movie or concert on the beach in Tahoe City. Night or day, Lake Tahoe things to do will keep you entertained.

And of course, not every Lake Tahoe summer activity is related to the Lake. Explore arts and crafts centers that feature the work of regional artists. Enjoy a relaxing game of golf, or get in touch with your spirit with the help of a yoga session in Squaw Valley. For the English, history or theater enthusiasts among you, a Shakespeare festival is a great way to celebrate the Bard and his work. With so much to enjoy, you can stay as active or inactive as you want during summertime in Lake Tahoe.

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

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

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

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

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

Sand Harbor
2005 Nevada State Highway 28, Incline Village, NV
(775) 832-1616

Begun in 1972 at Sugar Pine Point on the west shore, the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival moved to Sand Harbor in 1976 and has remained a standard there ever since. It ranks as one of the top Shakespeare Festivals in the country – not just for the quality of the performances but for the entirety of the experience, from the gourmet food to the environment... read more

Ponderosa Golf Course

Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District
10040 Reynold Way, Truckee, CA
(530) 587-3501
Ponderosa Golf Course is a quintessential Truckee story. The nine-hole public course was built more than 50 years ago by the residents of town. The course was family owned for most of that half-century but was kept from being turned into a subdivision when the Truckee Airport District purchased it in 2008. Now Ponderosa is managed by the Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District with... read more

Tahoe Adventure Company

7010 N. Lake Boulevard, Tahoe Vista, CA
(530) 913-9212

Tahoe Adventure Company is a way to access any outdoor adventure in Lake Tahoe. Whether it is rock climbing or kayaking, mountain biking or hiking, Tahoe Adventure Company prides itself in creating custom recreation tours that connect exactly with what the guest desires. They add a ton of local knowledge to each of their trips. They also offer paddleboard rentals and cruises. Other fun experiences... read more

Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema

475 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 584-2431

Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema is not just your regular movie theater. Recently renovated complete with overstuffed leather rocking chairs and comfy couches in the theater and a full bar with seven beers and cider on tap in the entry area, Tahoe Art Haus takes going to a movie to whole new level of fun. The theater was a little rundown when the new owners... read more

Tahoe Donner

11509 Northwoods Boulevard, Truckee, CA
(530) 587-9400

The sprawling Tahoe Donner subdivision and its 6,000-plus homes above Truckee is many things to lots of people. For some it is their home neighborhood; for others it’s where they rent a house for a few days in winter or summer. Locals and visitors all take advantage of the Tahoe Donner Association’s 7,000 acres and equally vast amenities available to homeowners as well as to... read more

Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center

Tahoe Donner
15275 Alder Creek Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 587-9470

One way for almost every person to explore Tahoe Donner’s nearly 3,500 acres of open space mountain scenery is on horseback via more than 100 km of trails. During the summer season Tahoe Donner’s equestrian center offers a variety of guided rides for members of the homeowners association, their guests and the public. Choose from 1-hour to 2-hour trail rides, with the latter best suited... read more