Things to Do in South Lake Tahoe in Summer

South Lake Tahoe is the place for anyone who wants a summer visit to the picture-perfect lake. Things to do in South Lake Tahoe in summer 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 things to do in South Lake Tahoe, 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. Things to do in South Lake Tahoe in the summer 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.

Enjoy Things to Do in South Lake Tahoe 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. There's so much in store with things to do in South Lake Tahoe in summer – 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
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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Bleu Wave Cruises

South Lake Tahoe Summer Activity
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

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Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course

Edgewood Tahoe Resort
Stateline, NV Summer Activity
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

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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 Summer Activity
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

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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, 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
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Spa Edgewood

Edgewood Tahoe Resort
Stateline, NV Summer Activity
180 Lake Parkway, Stateline, NV
(844) 207-9179

Spa Edgewood at Edgewood Tahoe Resort expertly balances the personalized service and curated design of a boutique spa with the services, facilities and top-notch products expected of a world-class resort. Awarded four stars in 2021 by Forbes Travel Guide, the spa features an ever-expanding range of quality wellness offerings for those seeking all-encompassing relaxation and rejuvenation in a luxurious mountain-modern atmosphere.

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Tahoe Helicopters

South Lake Tahoe Summer Activity
1901 Lisa Maloff Way #106, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-2211

There may not be a better way to take in the true beauty of Lake Tahoe than from a helicopter. Tahoe Helicopters offers every style of tour possible to accommodate those who would like a bird's eye view of things. From waterfall excursions to sunset flights, from circumnavigation of the lake to exploring one specific area, there's something for everyone. The flights are perfect for...read more

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Tahoe Whitewater Tours

10015 Palisades Drive, Truckee, CA
(530) 587-5777

If finding some adrenaline fun via flowing rivers is your cup of tea, then you should check out Tahoe Whitewater Tours. A highly reputable company that offers guided trips down Truckee River as well as other rivers that near the Tahoe area, Tahoe Whitewater Tours is gifted in creating a trip that fits the wants and needs of the group. From basic river trips to...read more

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The Loft Theatre, Lounge & Dining / Magic Fusion Show

Shops at Heavenly Village
South Lake Tahoe Summer Activity
1001 Heavenly Village Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 523-8024

A combination of live theater, high-end lounge and tapas-style dining, The Loft Theatre offers the full package for a fun night out. The nightly entertainment includes world-class magicians and theatrical acts performing in an intimate, 107-seat, stadium-style theater. The lineup of performances includes a full slate of all-ages, family-friendly shows as well as a more limited selection of adult-oriented offerings. In addition to entertainment, The Loft Theatre's restaurant, TASTE...read more

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Yosemite Axe Throwing

South Lake Tahoe Summer Activity
3979 Lake Tahoe Boulevard #1, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 600-2248

If you are looking for a fun, entertaining and unique indoor activity that is slightly addictive, then you need to try Yosemite Axe Throwing. An indoor arena of timberland wood and axes, Yosemite Axe Throwing gives you the chance to try your hand at throwing hatchets into real log targets. The owner, Nate, is a true lumberjack, and he hand-selects each log and hand-mills each...read more

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