Lake Tahoe Attractions

While the lake is a sight to see in and of itself, Lake Tahoe attractions go beyond just the water. The area’s rich environment influences the majority of Lake Tahoe attractions like hiking, camping, skiing, snowboarding, sunbathing, paddleboarding and more. Enjoy the great outdoors by visiting South Lake Tahoe’s attractions, including state parks, campgrounds suitable for both summer and winter weather or historic homes. Or let the famous Christmas carol come alive as you go on a sleigh ride through the snow. While the area’s attractions encourage a sense of athleticism, you don’t have to be planning your next 5K to appreciate them. You’ll find the area’s museums, visual arts and beaches are the kind of relaxed fun some visitors hope to find during vacations.

Lake Tahoe Attractions in Town

Lake Tahoe attractions also embrace the area’s history. Visit the Truckee attraction where the infamous Donner party is rumored to have fallen to cannibalism. You can also check out one of Palisades Tahoe's attractions, the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics, and view the same slopes that welcomed the world’s great athletes decades ago. It might inspire you to channel your inner Heidi Beibl (the 1960 Winter Olympic Women’s Downhill Skiing gold medalist) as you swoosh down nearby mountains.

If you’re in the mood for some visual entertainment, you can attend festivals in Incline Village that will delight the English and history nerds in your group. Tahoe City’s attractions also feature a variety of fun on the beach, including concerts and movies.

The summer seasons are prime time to take advantage of the main attraction: Lake Tahoe! All the towns offer tours for different areas in the Tahoe Basin. After being educated about the lake, dive in — we mean quite literally too — to all it has to offer. Kings Beach attractions let you sign up for a fishing excursion to hook some trout or explore every beach.

Check out the listings below to see what Lake Tahoe attractions will pique your interest during your visit.

Lake Tahoe Attractions by Area

South Lake Tahoe | Truckee | Tahoe City & West Shore | Palisades Tahoe
Kings Beach & North Shore Incline Village & Crystal Bay

Lake Tahoe Attractions by Category

Alex Ramon Magic

Lake Tahoe Attraction
Harvey's Lake Tahoe, 18 U.S. Highway 50, Stateline, NV

Charismatic and highly entertaining, Alex Ramon has mesmerized millions around the world with his sleight-on-hand skills and world-class presentation of...read more

Charismatic and highly entertaining, Alex Ramon has mesmerized millions around the world with his sleight-on-hand...read more

Around Tahoe Tours

Lake Tahoe Attraction
889 Tahoe Boulevard, Unit C, Incline Village, NV
(775) 345-5966

Discover Lake Tahoe's splendor with Around Tahoe Tours, led by local experts Chris and Darin Talbot. Drawing on decades of insight since 1977, their tours...read more

Discover Lake Tahoe's splendor with Around Tahoe Tours, led by local experts Chris and Darin...read more

Bleu Wave Cruises

Lake Tahoe Attraction
2435 Venice Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(775) 588-9283

Bleu Wave Cruises is a luxurious way to see Lake Tahoe from the water. From its home base in Tahoe Keys Marina, the boat fits 47 people and is fully decked...read more

Bleu Wave Cruises is a luxurious way to see Lake Tahoe from the water. From...read more

Burton Creek State Park

Lake Tahoe Attraction
7360 West Lake Boulevard, Tahoma, CA
(530) 525-7232

Explore the untouched beauty of Burton Creek State Park, just outside

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Explore the untouched beauty of Burton Creek State Park,

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D.L. Bliss State Park

Lake Tahoe Attraction
CA Highway 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 525-7277

DL Bliss State Park is a culmination of absolute Tahoe beauty in the form of stunning turquoise water, old-growth forests and giant cartoon-like granite...read more

DL Bliss State Park is a culmination of absolute Tahoe beauty in the form of...read more

Donner Memorial State Park

Lake Tahoe Attraction
12593 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 582-7892

History buffs, campers, cyclists, hikers and those who love their water sports will find Donner Memorial State Park the perfect place for either a visit or...read more

History buffs, campers, cyclists, hikers and those who love their water sports will find Donner...read more

Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park

Lake Tahoe Attraction
CA State Park Road, Tahoma, CA
(530) 525-7232

Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park is your best bet for winter camping. Also open with a larger selection of sites in the summer, the park is positioned...read more

Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park is your best bet for winter camping. Also...read more

Emerald Bay State Park

Lake Tahoe Attraction
11001 CA Highway 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-3030

If visiting Lake Tahoe in the summer, a great place to camp is Emerald Bay State Park. The park includes two campgrounds: the Boat-In Camp (accessible by...read more

If visiting Lake Tahoe in the summer, a great place to camp is Emerald Bay...read more

Hang Gliding Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Attraction
2640 E. College Parkway, Carson City, NV
(775) 772-8232

You love Lake Tahoe, and you feel as if you’ve seen all the sights it has to offer. But as the old saying goes, you ain’t seen nothing yet ... not until you...read more

You love Lake Tahoe, and you feel as if you’ve seen all the sights it...read more

Kings Beach State Recreation Area

Lake Tahoe Attraction
Bear Street and CA Highway 28, Kings Beach, CA
(530) 583-3074

With its easy location in the center of town, Kings Beach State Recreation Area makes enjoying the sandy shoreline of Lake Tahoe simple. The park...read more

With its easy location in the center of town, Kings Beach State Recreation Area makes enjoying the sandy...read more

Lake Tahoe Balloons

Lake Tahoe Attraction
2435 Venice Drive E., South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-1221

Imagine soaring peacefully with the cool morning breeze in a hot-air balloon over Lake Tahoe. From the lake surface to high above it all, Lake Tahoe...read more

Imagine soaring peacefully with the cool morning breeze in a hot-air balloon over Lake Tahoe....read more

Lake Tahoe Sightseeing Tours & Cruises

Lake Tahoe Attraction
Various Locations, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(800) 987-9852
Marvel at Lake Tahoe's stunning scenery with Lake Tahoe Sightseeing Tours & Cruises. With a cruise on the lake on the Bleu Wave, you will...read more
Marvel at Lake Tahoe's stunning scenery with Lake Tahoe Sightseeing Tours & Cruises. With a...read more