Lake Tahoe Attractions

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Around Tahoe Tours

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

Around Tahoe Tours is your best bet for getting a true feel and knowledge of the Tahoe area. Created by Chris and Darin Talbot, the tour agency is a culmination of their knowledge that began when they moved to the area in 1977. Tours range from in-person, private tours to group tours to self-guided audio tours. The tours focus on all of the various areas of...read more

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Benko Art Gallery

3979 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, #2
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 600-3264
Lake Tahoe Attraction

There are many art galleries at Tahoe where visitors can find beautiful images of the scenic landscape. But now there is a gallery with a bit more of a contemporary edge in South Lake Tahoe; its pieces are every bit as beautiful but a tad out of the ordinary. Benko Art Gallery carries works from artists who see things with a fresh eye and convey...read more

There are many art galleries at Tahoe where visitors can find beautiful images of the...read more

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Bleu Wave Cruises

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

Bleu Wave Cruises is a luxurious way to see Lake Tahoe from the water.  From its home base in the Tahoe Keys Marina, the boat fits 49 people and is fully decked out to host a grand wedding or extravagant get-together. Complete with a stocked bar, fireplace, private lounge, stateroom, fly-bridge, gigantic party bow, restrooms and full climate controlled indoor facilities, Bleu Wave Cruises has all...read more

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

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Bowl Incline

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

Bowl Incline is your one-stop destination for family fun and recreation. The bowling alley sports 16 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

Bowl Incline is your one-stop destination for family fun and recreation. The bowling alley sports...read more

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Clair Tappaan Lodge

19940 Donner Pass Road
Norden, CA
(530) 426-3632
Lake Tahoe Attraction

One of Truckee’s hidden gems sits atop Donner Summit at 7,000 feet. Clair Tappaan Lodge was constructed in 1934 by Sierra Club volunteers, and, just like Donner Summit itself, the rest is history. The stunningly rustic mountain lodge offers accommodations for up to 145 guests, many of whom are cross-country skiers and snowshoers in winter and hikers, rock climbers and cyclists in summer. The lodge...read more

One of Truckee’s hidden gems sits atop Donner Summit at 7,000 feet. Clair Tappaan Lodge...read more

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D.L. Bliss State Park

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

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 boulders that balance themselves like toys in amazing ways. There are multiple hiking trails that lead from the park, giving plenty of opportunities to enjoy the splendor that outdoor Tahoe has to offer, and you'll find several good dive spots here...read more

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Diamond Peak Ski Resort

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

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 usable terrain, it’s got a good mix of beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain. It’s also...read more

Diamond Peak opened in November of 1966 at the forefront of snow technology, being the...read more

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Donner Memorial State Park

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

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 an extended stay. The Donner name may not ring a bell for those who didn’t excel in their Western United States history class, but throw in the word “cannibalism” and the story of the snow-stranded emigrants and their ill-fated...read more

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

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Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park

CA State Park Road
Tahoma, CA
(530) 525-7982
Lake Tahoe Attraction

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 to take advantage of both the beautiful natural setting of Lake Tahoe and the historic aspects. Within the park is access to the Hellman-Ehrmann Mansion that was built in 1905. The property is still exquisitely maintained...read more

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

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Emerald Bay State Park

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

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 boat and foot only) and Eagle Point Campground. Within the park are various treasures including Tahoe's hidden castle, Vikingsholm, the scenic Rubicon foot trail that connects Eagle Point Campground with Vikingsholm and DL Bliss State Park. The park...read more

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

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Hang Gliding Tahoe

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

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’ve seen it from the air, piloting your own aircraft over the Carson Range and into the Tahoe Basin. With Hang Gliding Tahoe, you fly a powered hang glider with an instructor along...read more

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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

50 U.S. Highway 50
Stateline, NV
(775) 588-1010
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Lake Tahoe Attraction

In the 1960s and '70s, South Shore had the Sahara Tahoe, and Elvis Presley was a regular performer there. In the '80s, it became the High Sierra, and in the '90s it was known as the Horizon. Fast-forward to the present and we now have the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the newest of the Stateline resorts. The showroom is now known as Vinyl, an...read more

In the 1960s and '70s, South Shore had the Sahara Tahoe, and Elvis Presley was...read more

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IRIE Rafting Company

11253 Brockway Road, Suite 103
Truckee, CA
(530) 582-4900
Lake Tahoe Attraction

Lake Tahoe has only one outflow – the Truckee River. And for 20 years IRIE Rafting Company has given visitors a close-up view of the waterway as well as the region's north and middle forks of the American River and the Carson River. For those wanting to stay closer to Truckee, IRIE offers half- and full-day trips on the Truckee River after it flows past...read more

Lake Tahoe has only one outflow – the Truckee River. And for 20 years IRIE...read more

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KidZone Museum

11711 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA
(530) 587-5437
Lake Tahoe Attraction

KidZone is a hands-on children's museum in the heart of the High Sierra. The space is designed for kids younger than 8 years old to learn and share experiences with the special adults in their lives through open-ended play. KidZone is open all year long, and the site has an indoor space as well as an outdoor nature play area during the spring, summer and...read more

KidZone is a hands-on children's museum in the heart of the High Sierra. The space...read more

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Kings Beach State Recreation Area

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

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 itself is free and offers day use of a few miles of sandy beach, public bathrooms, a children's play area and barbecue grills. There are boat, Jet Ski and paddleboard rentals available as well. Parking costs $10 for both cars and...read more

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

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Lake Tahoe Balloons

2435 Venice Drive E.
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-1221
Lake Tahoe Attraction
(800) 872-9294

Lake Tahoe Balloons lets you see the Lake Tahoe region from a very unique perspective. Imagine flying with the golden eagles and osprey while gliding with the currents of wind in your own hot-air balloon. Below you spreads the immense green forests and granite landscapes of the Sierra Mountains framing the turquoise and azure blues of Lake Tahoe and other smaller alpine lakes. The only...read more

Lake Tahoe Balloons lets you see the Lake Tahoe region from a very unique perspective....read more

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Lake Tahoe Sightseeing Cruises

MS Dixie Departure
760 U.S. Highway 50
Zephyr Cove, NV
(800) 987-9852
Lake Tahoe Attraction
Lake Tahoe's stunning emerald waters are at your fingertips with a venture on one of the many Lake Tahoe Sightseeing Cruises offered in the area. There are plenty of options to choose from, each of them exploring the historic landmarks and points of interest that make Lake Tahoe so popular. Visitors will have a wondrous time exploring places such as Emerald Bay and the historic Vikingsholm...read more
Lake Tahoe's stunning emerald waters are at your fingertips with a venture on one of the...read more
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Lake Tahoe Sightseeing Cruises

Bleu Wave Departure
2435 Venice Drive
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(800) 987-9852
Lake Tahoe Attraction
Lake Tahoe's stunning emerald waters are at your fingertips with a venture on one of the many Lake Tahoe Sightseeing Cruises offered in the area. There are plenty of options to choose from, each of them exploring the historic landmarks and points of interest that make Lake Tahoe so popular. Visitors will have a wondrous time exploring places such as Emerald Bay and the historic Vikingsholm...read more
Lake Tahoe's stunning emerald waters are at your fingertips with a venture on one of the...read more
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Nevada Museum of Art

160 W. Liberty Street
Reno, NV
(775) 329-3333
Lake Tahoe Attraction

As the only accredited art museum in the state, Nevada Museum of Art is a beacon of culture in the High Sierra. The museum is in Reno, about an hour's drive from the Tahoe area. The permanent collections are extensive and stunning, and the changing exhibitions keep things fresh, even for regular visitors. The museum offers three floors of exhibits, usually with varying themes and styles. Most exhibits...read more

As the only accredited art museum in the state, Nevada Museum of Art is a beacon of...read more

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Northstar California Resort

5001 Northstar Drive
Truckee, CA
(530) 562-1010
Northstar California Resort
Village at Northstar
Lake Tahoe Attraction

Since 1972, the Northstar California Resort has drawn winter sports enthusiasts to the area. Twenty different lifts provide access to some 100 trails on more than 3,000 acres of skiable terrain. The majority of the trails are designed for intermediate level skiers, while about a quarter of them are for advanced skiers and the remainder are just right for beginners. Speaking of beginners, Northstar offers...read more

Since 1972, the Northstar California Resort has drawn winter sports enthusiasts to the area. Twenty...read more

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Sierra State Parks Foundation

1295 North Lake Boulevard
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-9911
Lake Tahoe Attraction

If you enjoy the serenity and fun that the state parks provide on the California side of the Lake Tahoe area, then you can thank Sierra State Parks Foundation. Founded in 1973, the foundation is a nonprofit supporting seven different parks around the western side of the region: D.L. Bliss State Park, Donner Memorial State Park, Emerald Bay State Park, Kings Beach State Recreation Area,...read more

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Sugar Bowl Resort

629 Sugar Bowl Road
Norden, CA
(530) 426-9000
Lake Tahoe Attraction

Privately owned and operated by the homeowners in the Village at Sugar Bowl, Sugar Bowl Resort has attracted skiers and snowboarders to the top of Donner Summit for nearly 75 years. As a Tahoe-area resort that consistently collects great stashes of snow, Sugar Bowl boasts four distinct peaks and an open-boundary policy for backcountry access. Other unique features include a scenic gondola ride into the car-free...read more

Privately owned and operated by the homeowners in the Village at Sugar Bowl, Sugar Bowl Resort...read more

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Tahoe Amore

2435 Venice Drive E.
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 314-8866
Lake Tahoe Attraction

Bring love into your Lake Tahoe vacation with an excursion in the gondolas of Tahoe Amore. Built on the concept of intertwining the romance of Venice, Italy, and their water gondolas with the stunning beauty seen from South Lake Tahoe's Tahoe Keys, it creates a spectacular experience. It truly is a boat tour that inspires a feeling of love. Perfect at sunset or any time...read more

Bring love into your Lake Tahoe vacation with an excursion in the gondolas of Tahoe...read more

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Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema

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

Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema is not a regular movie theater. Recently renovated with overstuffed leather rocking seats and comfy couches in the theater and a full bar in the entry area, Tahoe Art Haus takes going to a movie to a whole new level of fun. The Art Haus hosts independent films, ski flicks, locally created masterpieces, major motion pictures and environmental films. Art Haus also...read more

Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema is not a regular movie theater. Recently renovated with overstuffed...read more

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Tahoe City Marina

700 North Lake Boulevard
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-1039
Lake Tahoe Attraction

Tahoe City Marina is a collection of stores and the longest-standing marina on Lake Tahoe. Beginning its days in the 1940s, the marina is not only a historical aspect to Tahoe City, but also one of the largest marinas on the lake itself. In addition to shopping, the marina is also the new home for Moe's BBQ, a delightful restaurant with mouth-watering BBQ fare. Assisting with...read more

Tahoe City Marina is a collection of stores and the longest-standing marina on Lake Tahoe....read more

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Tahoe City Public Utility District

330 Fairway Drive
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-3440
Lake Tahoe Attraction

The Tahoe City Public Utility District Parks and Recreation Department is filled with numerous opportunities for fun. When it comes to connecting with Big Blue (i.e. Lake Tahoe) and her stunning forests, the department offers accessibility and convenience in the form of incredible parks, trails, community centers, athletic fields, Tahoe City Winter Sports Park and Tahoe City Golf Course. The organization is also host to...read more

The Tahoe City Public Utility District Parks and Recreation Department is filled with numerous opportunities...read more

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Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area

925 Country Club Drive
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-5475
Lake Tahoe Attraction

Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area is a large, groomed cross-country ski zone that offers both traditional and skate ski options. Situated on Dollar Hill, just outside of Tahoe City, the location is excellent for getting views of the lake while enjoying the wilderness. There is a small ski school and youth ski program to help get the entire family outside. The area also has dog...read more

Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area is a large, groomed cross-country ski zone that offers both...read more

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Tahoe Donner Association

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

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

The sprawling Tahoe Donner subdivision and its 6,000-plus homes above Truckee is many things to...read more

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Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area

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

Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area is one of the most extensive and scenic Nordic ski centers in the West. It includes Alder Creek Adventure Center and a cafe/bar, a ski rental center and fat-tire bike rentals. From lung-busting climbs to flat meadows, Tahoe Donner has more than 100 kilometers of trails groomed for skate skiing and traditional cross-country striding as well as snowshoeing. Depending...read more

Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area is one of the most extensive and scenic Nordic...read more

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Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area

11603 Snowpeak Way
Truckee, CA
(530) 587-9444
Tahoe Donner Association
Lake Tahoe Attraction

One of the many hidden gems of Truckee is Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area. Compared to the many large, corporate ski resorts in the Truckee-North Tahoe area, Tahoe Donner Ski Area is small. But then again, that’s like comparing apples to oranges. Ask locals where their kids learned to ski and there’s a very good chance it was on the slopes at Tahoe Donner. The...read more

One of the many hidden gems of Truckee is Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area. Compared...read more

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Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center

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

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

One way for almost every person to explore Tahoe Donner’s nearly 3,500 acres of open...read more

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Tahoe Helicopters

1901 Airport Road, #106
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-2211
Lake Tahoe Attraction

There may not be a better way to take in the true beauty of Lake Tahoe than from a helicopter. Tahoe Helicopters offers every style of tour possible to accommodate those who would like a bird's eye view of things. From waterfall excursions to sunset flights, from circumnavigation of the lake to exploring one specific area, there's something for everyone. The flights are perfect for...read more

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Truckee Ice Rink

10500 Brockway Road
Truckee, CA
(530) 582-7720
Lake Tahoe Attraction

One of the treasures of winter is the pleasure of ice skating. In Truckee there is a fabulous family-focused ice rink that comes with the flurries of snowfall at the Truckee River Regional Park. Although not regulation in size, Truckee Ice Rink offers a great array of activities on the ice. From public ice-skating sessions (complete with rentals) to ice-skating lessons, from figure-skating classes to...read more

One of the treasures of winter is the pleasure of ice skating. In Truckee there...read more

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Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District

8924 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA
(530) 582-7720
Lake Tahoe Attraction

Take a look around and it’s clear that Truckee is a special town: history, mountains, lakes, river and forests. But there are many hidden gems known mostly to locals. The thing is, those gems are kept shining by the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District for the enjoyment of locals and visitors. Some of the amenities and facilities managed by the district are accessible for free, others for...read more

Take a look around and it’s clear that Truckee is a special town: history, mountains,...read more

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West End Beach of Donner Lake

15962 South Shore Drive
Truckee, CA
(530) 582-7720
Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District
Lake Tahoe Attraction

Lake Tahoe, 15 minutes away, gets all the attention, but Truckee has a gem of its own: Donner Lake. While not as big and broad as Big Blue, Donner Lake offers up a good bit of watery fun too. One of the best places to access Donner is West End Beach. In summer months, there is a modest admission fee to enter the 10-acre west...read more

Lake Tahoe, 15 minutes away, gets all the attention, but Truckee has a gem of...read more