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

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 path, Anderson's Bicycle Rental is ideally located to help you and your family feel the love that comes from the natural setting by offering high... read more

One of the true treasures of Lake Tahoe is the lush and serene forest that... read more

Around Tahoe Tours

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

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 when he moved to the area in 1977. With his fun attitude and amusing ways of sharing the tales of Tahoe, the musician and storyteller is able to create an entertaining and... read more

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Benko Art Gallery

South Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
3979 Lake Tahoe Boulevard #2, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 600-3264

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 a contemporary edge in South Lake Tahoe; its pieces are every bit as beautiful but a tad out of the ordinary. Benko Art Gallery carries works from artists who see things with a fresh eye and convey... read more

There are many art galleries at Tahoe where visitors can find beautiful images of the... read more

Camp Richardson

South Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
1900 Jameson Beach Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-1801

For more than a century, the Camp Richardson location has been a place for people to escape from the hectic urban life and rejuvenate their spirits in the natural beauty of Lake Tahoe. Operated today under a U.S. Forest Service special use permit (except for the marina, which is privately owned), the "Camp Rich" resort honors its storied history and continues to provide a vacation... read more

For more than a century, the Camp Richardson location has been a place for people... read more

David Walley's Hot Springs Resort and Spa

East Shore Thing to Do
2001 Foothill Road, Genoa, NV
(855) 398-1862

Near the base of Kingsbury Grade on the Carson Valley side of the mountain is a resort that takes full advantage of the area's geothermal properties. David Walley's Hot Springs Resort boasts five natural hot springs pools, two outdoor swimming pools and a fitness center. Fine dining is offered at the 1862 Restaurant and Saloon, and a quick breakfast or lunch can be found at... read more

Near the base of Kingsbury Grade on the Carson Valley side of the mountain is... read more

Edgewood Golf Course

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

For golf in an extremely fine lake-side setting, Edgewood Golf Course deserves to be on your hit list. This course of supreme excellence is truly a stage of game and beauty. Opened in 1968, it was designed by George Fazio on land that was once the wandering grounds of John Muir. Today it plays a monumental role in Lake Tahoe golf by hosting major golf events as... read more

For golf in an extremely fine lake-side setting, Edgewood Golf Course deserves to be on your hit... 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’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 instructor along... read more

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Hard Rock Casino Gaming

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Stateline, NV Thing to Do
50 U.S. Highway 50, Stateline, NV
(775) 588-1010

As one of the most recently refurnished resorts at South Shore, the casino floor of the Hard Rock is a feast for the senses. Rich and vibrant without being garish, buzzing with activity without being overwhelming, the gaming area offers some 500 video poker and slot machines as well as two dozen table games including blackjack, craps, roulette and pokers such as... read more

As one of the most recently refurnished resorts at South Shore, the... read more

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Stateline, NV Thing to Do
50 U.S. Highway 50, Stateline, NV
(775) 588-1010

In the 1960s and '70s, South Shore had the Sahara Tahoe, and Elvis Presley was a regular performer there. In the '80s, it became the High Sierra, and in the '90s it was known as the Horizon. Fast-forward to the present and we now have the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the newest of the Stateline resorts. The showroom is now known as Vinyl, an... read more

In the 1960s and '70s, South Shore had the Sahara Tahoe, and Elvis Presley was... read more

Lake Tahoe Adventures

South Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
3071 U.S. Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 577-2940

Lake Tahoe Adventures is a 365-day opportunity to get out into Lake Tahoe's natural environment via a guided ATV, Razor or snowmobile tour. Family-owned and -operated, Lake Tahoe Adventures gives all ages a fun time in a beautiful setting. Knowing the Tahoe landscape intimately, Lake Tahoe Adventures is able to take clients into a part of the natural Lake Tahoe wilderness that creates an exclusive... read more

Lake Tahoe Adventures is a 365-day opportunity to get out into Lake Tahoe's natural environment... read more

Lake Tahoe Balloons

South Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
2435 Venice Drive East, 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 your own 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... read more

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

Lake Tahoe Golf Course

South Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
2500 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 577-0788

In one of the little ironies of life, the Lake Tahoe Golf Course is one of the courses at South Shore that is actually farthest from the lake, over at Meyers. This in no way, however, detracts from the beauty of the location as it is in a high-altitude meadow set up against the rugged mountain scenery. The course, with layout by William Bell, welcomes... read more

In one of the little ironies of life, the Lake Tahoe Golf Course is one... read more