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

Alex Ramon Magic

Stateline, NV Thing to Do
Harvey's Lake Tahoe, 18 U.S. Highway 50, Stateline, NV

Charismatic and highly entertaining, Alex Ramon has mesmerized millions around the world with his sleight-on-hand skills and world-class presentation of...read more

Charismatic and highly entertaining, Alex Ramon has mesmerized millions around the world with his sleight-on-hand...read more

Anderson's Bicycle Rental

South Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
645 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-0500
Owner's Direct Line
(530) 545-9066

If you're looking for a way to experience the natural beauty of Lake Tahoe's bike paths, Anderson's Bicycle Rental has got you covered. For nearly five...read more

If you're looking for a way to experience the natural beauty of Lake Tahoe's bike...read more

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 "...read more

Offering double-decker pontoon party boats, Battle Born Boat Rentals is your one-stop shop for fun....read more

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...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...read more

Bliss Experiences curates and customizes opportunities for connection to nature and yourself. Join them for...read more

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...read more

DL Bliss State Park is a culmination of absolute Tahoe beauty in the form of...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...read more

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

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...read more

You love Lake Tahoe, and you feel as if you’ve seen all the sights it...read more

Heavenly Gondola

South Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
1001 Heavenly Village Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(775) 586-7000

The Gondola launches from Heavenly Village and takes guests on a ride more than 2 miles up the mountain. Summer or winter, the views of Lake Tahoe and the...read more

The Gondola launches from Heavenly Village and takes guests on a ride more than 2...read more

Lake Tahoe Balloons

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

Imagine soaring peacefully with the cool morning breeze in a hot-air balloon over Lake Tahoe. From the lake surface to high above it all, Lake Tahoe...read more

Imagine soaring peacefully with the cool morning breeze in a hot-air balloon over Lake Tahoe....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...read more

Lake Tahoe Boat Rides is a premier charter boat company that offers customized boat tours...read more

Lake Tahoe Sightseeing Tours & Cruises

South Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
Various Locations, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(800) 987-9852
Marvel at Lake Tahoe's stunning scenery with Lake Tahoe Sightseeing Tours & Cruises. With a cruise on the lake on the Bleu Wave, you will...read more
Marvel at Lake Tahoe's stunning scenery with Lake Tahoe Sightseeing Tours & Cruises. With a...read more