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

Creek Beach is in a succession of beaches along the same trail network that connects Chimney Beach, Secret Cove, Boaters Beach and Whale Beach. Creek more

Desolation Wilderness is a designated protected wilderness area of pristine National Forest land within the Tahoe Basin and El Dorado County. more

Eagle Falls is a dual waterfall zone located above Emerald Bay of Lake Tahoe within the Emerald Bay State Park. It's an easy hike whether you choose more

Fun Runner Water Taxi is a service based out of Camp Richardson, located a few miles north of South Lake Tahoe. The water taxi runs between three more

If your dog is your best friend, Kiva Beach is for you. Kiva Beach, a part of the USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, is one of the more