Things to Do in South Lake Tahoe

Oh, to be in a place where you can visit museums, get a healing massage or take a yoga class during the day then spend the nights gambling in a casino, drinking and dancing your shoes off in its nightclub. There you have the full spectrum of things to do in South Lake Tahoe: Life in its glorious fullness. 

Looking for a middle ground? Yes, balance is important, and you get that from the things to do in South Lake Tahoe too. Spend the day on one of the many beaches that circle the lake here. It creates a great playground for popular South Lake Tahoe activities like kayaking, boating, SUP, swimming (if you can take the cold!), Jet skiing, fishing or just sitting with a good book. There are rental places within easy access to wherever you are where you can rent any of the apparatus you need to do any of these sports. Want to move between South Lake Tahoe activities on dry land? Try a hot air balloon or helicopter ride, take off on one of the many hiking trails, hop on a scenic bus tour, rent an ATV and hit the trails or go hang gliding. For things to do in South Lake Tahoe that are a little different — and tasty! — join a Northern California wine tour that takes you into the countryside of the Northern California wine country, up your game with a tour of a moonshine distillery or go on a Rum Runner boat cruise into the awe-inspiring Emerald Bay.

Things to Do in South Lake Tahoe – Winter

The wintertime things to do in South Lake Tahoe put you on top of a Heavenly mountain with views that will stay in your mind’s eye forever and snow sports that will challenge your agility and skill. But when you get off the verticals, treat yourself to a sleigh ride through open countryside and along the historic Pony Express Trails. Talk about a sensory experience that will stay with you!

And, after all the fun, let one of the many area spas soothe your muscles and ease you into sleep until you’re ready to start again tomorrow.

Things To Do in South Lake Tahoe by Category

Anderson's Bicycle Rental

South Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
645 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-0500
Alternate Number
(877) 720-2121

One of the true treasures of Lake Tahoe is the lush and serene forest that borders her shorelines. To take advantage of this beautiful setting, use Anderson's Bicycle Rental. Set up right on the edge of miles of forested bike paths, Anderson's Bicycle Rental is ideally located to help you and your family enjoy the natural setting on high-quality bikes. Set their address in the...read more

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Around Tahoe Tours

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

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. Private tours and group tours are available, ranging from either one to four people or five to eight people. The tours focus...read more

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Battle Born Boat Rentals

South Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
2435 Venice Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 213-3373

Offering double-decker pontoon party boats, Battle Born Boat Rentals is your one-stop shop for fun. Set sail on their 2021 Avalon Catalina Double Decker "Funship" that seats up to 13 people. In this stylish ship with slate teak flooring, a silver interior package with black accent vinyl and an upgraded blackout package that gets the boat noticed, you feel like royalty stepping upon her deck....read more

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Bleu Wave Cruises

South Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
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 out to host a grand wedding or extravagant get-together. Complete with a stocked bar, fireplace, large lower lounge, stateroom, fly-bridge, gigantic party bow, restrooms and climate-controlled indoor facilities, Bleu Wave Cruises has all needs covered to...read more

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

Bliss Experiences

4000 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, Tahoe Village Center, South Lake Tahoe, NV
(775) 580-7224

Bliss Experiences curates and customizes opportunities for connection to nature and yourself. Join them for classes, events and workshops both at their location and around the Tahoe Basin. Through collaboration with other Tahoe small business owners and professionals, they help you reconnect with the outdoors and yourself through mindful practices and outdoor exploration. Celebrate an event, bring your family together, escape from the office or...read more

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D.L. Bliss State Park

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 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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Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course

Edgewood Tahoe Resort
Stateline, NV Thing to Do
Edgewood Tahoe Resort, 180 Lake Parkway, Stateline, NV
(844) 207-9179

Edgewood Tahoe's lakeside golf course is the definition of a crafted golf experience. From the first hole to the last, every moment has been designed to provide golfers with one-of-a-kind challenges, natural marvels and championship-caliber memories. Home to the American Century Championship, Edgewood Tahoe’s golf course has challenged the skill of golfers since 1968. Visitors can expect four sets of tees ranging in length from 5343 yards...read more

Edgewood Tahoe's lakeside golf course is the definition of a crafted golf experience. From the...read more

Emerald Bay State Park

West Shore Thing to Do
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 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

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Hang Gliding Tahoe

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’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 FAA-certified instructor...read more

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Lake Tahoe Balloons

South Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
2435 Venice Drive E., South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-1221
(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 a 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 sound...read more

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

Lake Tahoe Boat Rides

South Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
2435 Venice Drive E., South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 545-1223

Lake Tahoe Boat Rides is a premier charter boat company that offers customized boat tours designed to make memories that last a lifetime. For those looking to enjoy the beautiful sites and excitement that Lake Tahoe has to offer by boat, Lake Tahoe Boat Rides has a variety of private boat tours available. This is perfect for swimming in private coves, tubing, waterskiing and lounging...read more

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Lake Tahoe Sightseeing Cruises

South Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
MS Dixie Departure, 760 U.S. Highway 50, Zephyr Cove, NV
(800) 987-9852
Bleu Wave Departure, 2435 Venice Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(800) 987-9852
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