South Lake Tahoe Things to Do

South Lake Tahoe is the place for anyone who wants a summer visit to the picture-perfect lake. In the summer, South Lake Tahoe things to do put you in the midst of Lake Tahoe and its beaches. Water sports are a commodity here, so if you want to try SUPing, Jet skiing, waterskiing, parasailing, kayaking or sailing, now’s your chance. You can even spend the day on a charter fishing trip or a yacht excursion. In between all of the action from your South Lake Tahoe things to do, you can take a break on one of many beaches where you can just kick back and enjoy the sun and sand. Some beaches are known for their offerings and garner quite a crowd; others are a bit more secluded … some are even known for their sans suits bathing!  

However, you don’t need access to a beach to enjoy all warm weather South Lake Tahoe activities. South Lake Tahoe things to do include bus tours that give you an informative way to see the area. Lake Tahoe is also rich with history and culture, so a summer South Lake Tahoe activity like a visit to a local library or museum may increase your appreciation for the area. If you’re itching to surround yourself with nature, a biking trip or hike in the protected parks and trails will fill your lungs with fresh air and give you excellent opportunities for photos you can later add to your scrapbook.

South Lake Tahoe Activities in Summer

Get out on the street and explore the summer South Lake Tahoe activities that don’t require athletic shoes and rash guards (though you’re always welcome to wear them!). Check out regional artists’ work at art studios and maybe create some of your own. Give your body and spirit a little rest and relaxation at a tranquil spa. Pretend you’re in Venice as you and your sweetie take a romantic gondola ride. If you’re feeling lucky, a trip to a casino on the Nevada side of adjoining Stateline might prove invaluable. Summertime fun in South Lake Tahoe has so much in store – check out the listings below to learn more!

Summer Activities by Category

Anderson's Bicycle Rental

South Lake Tahoe Summer Activity
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

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Around Tahoe Tours

889 Tahoe Blvd., 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 in 1977 when he moved to the area. 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 Summer Activity
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

Big Blue Adventure

P.O. Box 2720, Kings Beach, CA
(530) 546-1019

For more than a dozen years, Big Blue Adventure has hosted a variety of sporting events around Lake Tahoe and Truckee. When summer arrives, Big Blue Adventure’s events start rolling, so they are perfect for those visiting the area and who want to try out their competitiveness. That said, Big Blue Adventure races are great for people who just want to get out and move... read more

For more than a dozen years, Big Blue Adventure has hosted a variety of sporting... read more

Bike Tahoe

East Shore Summer Activity
P. O. Box 673, Zephyr Cove, NV
(775) 586-9566

If you love cycling — whether leisure riding, mountain biking or road — then checking out the Bike Tahoe is in your absolute best interest. A fabulous interactive bike guide organization, going through Bike Tahoe is one of the best ways to enjoy Tahoe on two wheels. With their collection of all the biking routes in the Lake Tahoe Basin presented in an easy-to-use manner,... read more

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Camp Richardson

South Lake Tahoe Summer Activity
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

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 Hotel & Casino

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Stateline, NV Summer Activity
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

Heavenly Mountain Resort

Heavenly Mountain Resort
South Lake Tahoe Summer Activity
4080 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(775) 586-7000

Heavenly Resort is omnipresent at South Tahoe. Along with the casinos on the Nevada side of South Shore, the ski resort drives the economy of this small Sierra community. Heavenly’s California Lodge was the resort’s original mountain base area, located nearly a straight shot up the hill from the lakeside Ski Run Marina. Appropriate for skiers of all skill levels, just about all ski services... read more

Heavenly Resort is omnipresent at South Tahoe. Along with the casinos on the Nevada side... read more

Kirkwood Mountain Resort

South Lake Tahoe Summer Activity
1501 Kirkwood Meadows Drive, Kirkwood, CA
(209) 258-6000

Kirkwood Mountain is a South Lake Tahoe ski area tucked a little out of the way of the hustle and bustle that is seen in town. Kirkwood is about a 45-minute drive from the center of South Lake. This small distance creates positives: crowds are smaller and attention to personal service is higher. The ski area itself is great for all levels of skiers with... read more

Kirkwood Mountain is a South Lake Tahoe ski area tucked a little out of the... read more

Lake Tahoe Sightseeing Cruises

South Lake Tahoe Summer Activity
MS Dixie Departure, 760 U.S. Highway 50, Zephyr Cove, NV
(800) 987-9852
Bleu Wave Departure, 760 U.S. Highway 50, Zephyr Cove, NV
(800) 987-9852

Lake Tahoe Sightseeing Cruises makes it easy to book just the right sightseeing cruise on the water, whether you are interested in seeing the lake from a luxury yacht or aboard a classic paddle wheeler, whether you want a mid-day excursion or an evening dinner cruise. Emerald Bay, the historic Vikingsholm lodge and Fannette Island feature in the voyages offered by Lake Tahoe Sightseeing Cruises,... read more

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Lakeside Casino

Lakeside Inn and Casino
Stateline, NV Summer Activity
168 U.S. Highway 50, Stateline, NV
(775) 589-2313

Lakeside Casino offers everything you could want in a gaming establishment, from poker, blackjack and roulette to slots, craps and a sportsbook. Look for the 3-to-2 odds on all blackjacks and the 10-times odds on all numbers at the craps table. In line with the philosophy of being the friendliest spot in town, there is the University of Lakeside, a weekly class that teaches the... read more

Lakeside Casino offers everything you could want in a gaming establishment, from poker, blackjack and... read more