South Lake Tahoe Attractions

South Lake Tahoe attractions could be described as Mother Nature’s wonders and the ways you can see them all. Beaches top the list. Eight of them are highlights here, and most are either an easy stroll or a doable hike to reach. The ones you have to hike to are more private, so some of them are clothing-optional. Features of these natural South Lake Tahoe attractions are rock formations that are millions of years old, rocky shorelines, sandy shorelines and towering pine trees. Some, including East Shore attractions, are known as good water sports beaches; others are there for your quiet enjoyment. Those that you hike to are pack in/pack out areas with varying amenities — from none to picnic tables, portable potties and BBQ areas. The Eagle Falls are a duel waterfall zone that’s so worth the easy hike to see.

Experience South Lake Tahoe Attractions

Including East Shore Attractions

Exploring the history of the area provides other points of interest in South Lake Tahoe attractions as well as East Shore attractions. At the Tallac Historic Site, visitors can envision life in the area from the early settlement days through a museum, a real-life version of 1920s Tahoe and through art and theater productions. The Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum continues this education, bringing awareness of the Washoe Natives and their ways of life as well as insight into early settlers’ lives.

Means to experience the lake — clearly the biggest attraction — give us other attractions in East Shore and South Lake Tahoe. Ever taken a romantic gondola ride? How about a cruise upon a 70-foot luxury yacht complete with a fireplace? The Lake Tahoe Water Trail is a 72-mile attraction that directs paddlers on a self-powered tour around the lake, whether in a kayak or on a standup paddleboard.

Other South Lake Tahoe attractions let you soar high in the sky under balloon power or take helicopter tours.

South Lake Tahoe Attractions by Category

Baldwin Beach, a part of the USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, is a great place to enjoy the nature that Tahoe has to offer. The more

A part of Tallac Historic Site, the Baldwin Museum showcases the early days of Lake Tahoe settlement. The museum offers displays that give an inside more

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 more

Bijou Bike Park boasts a 5-acre, state-of-the-art facility and is located within South Lake Tahoe's Bijou Park. Mountain more

Bijou Community Park is the only one of its kind in South Lake Tahoe. Created by the long-term locals of South Lake Tahoe, the park offers many amenities, more

By foot, Boaters Beach is reached via the same trail system that accesses Chimney Beach, Secret Cove, Whale Beach and Creek Beach. The trailhead starts more

On the picturesque shores of South Lake Tahoe, the original Camp Richardson Resort is a cherished destination that has offered a timeless retreat more

Cave Rock is an esteemed part of Lake Tahoe. Considered sacred by the Washoe Indians, the 3 million-year-old rock formation is known as the Lady of the more

Chimney Beach is one of the more spectacular beaches on Lake Tahoe. Located 2.6 miles south of Sand Harbor on Highway 28, it tends to be a little more