Crystal Bay & Incline Village Attractions

Crystal Bay and Incline Village attractions actually mostly center in on Incline ... though some might argue that people watching at the two casinos is a Crystal Bay attraction. Such a wondrously interesting mix of human beings! And, there's also such a historical, attracting aspect to these casinos since they are genuine throwbacks to the years when Frank Sinatra, the Rat Pack and glamour permeated a throw of the dice or pull of a slot machine along the shore of North Lake Tahoe.

Incline Village attractions hold hands with the natural beauty surrounding the town for the most part. The three exceptions we note here – Thunderbird Lake Tahoe, the Tahoe Area Regional Transit system and the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival — are all tangentially linked to nature since they wouldn’t be here without the beauty that drew people to the area in the first place.

After soaking up the sunshine and fresh air from your outdoor adventures, go visit the Incline Village attraction, the Thunderbird Lake Tahoe, a lakeside estate that was built in 1936 and is today a lovely spot for weddings and other events. Tours are provided of the grounds and house. The Thunderbird Lake Tahoe’s eccentric owner even kept a pet elephant named Mingo on the estate.

Incline Village Attractions Include Beaches

A popular Incline Village attraction is her beaches. Rocky alcoves and sheltering boulders surround coves of soft sand. The privacy of some of them has helped spur another natural “attraction,” which is nude sunbathing. Isn’t that just like the Tahoe vibe!

Sand Harbor is a natural area where you can snorkel, swim, hike, launch a boat and more and that is also the renowned home of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. This Incline Village attraction is an annual summertime nod to the Bard.

And, no self-respecting Tahoe town would be without snow sports options! Diamond Peak Ski Resort was the first resort in the West to have snow-making capability!

Incline Village & Crystal Bay Attractions by Category


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

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

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

UC Davis Tahoe Science Center

291 Country Club Drive #320, Incline Village, NV
(775) 881-7560

Located on the Sierra Nevada College campus in the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, the Tahoe Science Center has interactive exhibits with hands-on activities that explore the science of the Lake Tahoe Basin – its geology, environmental issues, ecological challenges and more. Step aboard the 2/3-scale model of the UC Davis Research Vessel to learn how they investigate and monitor lake quality and clarity. Take... read more