Things to Do in South Lake Tahoe in Summer

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Anderson's Bicycle Rental

645 Emerald Bay Road
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-0500
South Lake Tahoe Summer Activity

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

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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

Around Tahoe Tours is your best bet for getting a true feel and knowledge of... read more

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Benko Art Gallery

3979 Lake Tahoe Boulevard #2
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 600-3264
South Lake Tahoe Summer Activity

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

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Bleu Wave Cruises

2435 Venice Drive
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(775) 588-9283
South Lake Tahoe Summer Activity

Bleu Wave Cruises is a luxurious way to see Lake Tahoe from the water.  From its home base in the Tahoe Keys Marina, the boat fits 49 people and is fully decked out to host a grand wedding or extravagant get-together. Complete with a stocked bar, fireplace, private lounge, stateroom, fly-bridge, gigantic party bow, restrooms and full climate controlled indoor facilities, Bleu Wave Cruises has all... read more

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

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Camp Richardson

1900 Jameson Beach Road
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-1801
South Lake Tahoe Summer Activity

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

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Edgewood Golf Course

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

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

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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 instructor along... read more

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

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Hard Rock Casino Gaming

50 U.S. Highway 50
Stateline, NV
(775) 588-1010
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Stateline, NV Summer Activity

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

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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

50 U.S. Highway 50
Stateline, NV
(775) 588-1010
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Stateline, NV Summer Activity

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

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Lake Tahoe Balloons

2435 Venice Drive East
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-1221
South Lake Tahoe Summer Activity
(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

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Lake Tahoe Golf Course

2500 Emerald Bay Road
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 577-0788
South Lake Tahoe Summer Activity

In one of the little ironies of life, 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 casual... read more

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

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Lake Tahoe Sightseeing Cruises

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

Lake Tahoe Sightseeing Cruises makes it easy to book the perfect 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, and... read more

Lake Tahoe Sightseeing Cruises makes it easy to book the perfect sightseeing cruise on the... read more

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Lake Tahoe Sightseeing Cruises

Bleu Wave Departure
2435 Venice Dr
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(800) 987-9852
South Lake Tahoe Summer Activity

Lake Tahoe Sightseeing Cruises makes it easy to book the perfect 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, and... read more

Lake Tahoe Sightseeing Cruises makes it easy to book the perfect sightseeing cruise on the... read more

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Lakeside Casino

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

Lakeside Casino offers everything you could want in a gaming establishment, from poker, blackjack and roulette to slots, craps and a sports book. 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, they offer 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

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Lakeside Inn

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

Lakeside Inn, part of the Lakeside Inn and Casino complex, has earned a reputation as a great value. This property has a Sierra-lodge theme, and that carries over into the hotel rooms, furnished with rustic furniture and smooth-hewn wood paneling. Another feature that sets the Lakeside apart from other hotels and resorts is the property’s commitment to being fee free. There are no hidden charges,... read more

Lakeside Inn, part of the Lakeside Inn and Casino complex, has earned a reputation as... read more

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Mile High Fishing Charters

2438 Venice Drive East
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-5312
South Lake Tahoe Summer Activity

With such an impressive body of water as Lake Tahoe, it is understandable that there would be world-class fishing within its azure water. If you're ready to catch the biggest fish possible then your best bet is organizing a fishing excursion with Mile High Fishing Charters. It's a local company that only hires those who know the secret fishing spots to Lake Tahoe, and you... read more

With such an impressive body of water as Lake Tahoe, it is understandable that there... read more

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Round Hill Pines Beach Resort

300 U.S. Highway 50
Zephyr Cove, NV
(775) 588-3055
East Shore Summer Activity

Round Pines is a great beach for those who like a lot going on but also like a beach that is tucked away. Not only does it have a deli and a bar, but it also has a wonderful selection of available water-activity rentals, including boats, Jet Skis, kayaks, paddleboards and pedal boats. Visitors can also choose to go parasailing, play volleyball, swim in the... read more

Round Pines is a great beach for those who like a lot going on but... read more

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Sierra State Parks Foundation

P.O. Box 28
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-9911

If you enjoy the serenity and fun that the state parks provide on the California side of the Lake Tahoe area, then you can thank Sierra State Parks Foundation. Founded in 1973, the foundation is a nonprofit supporting seven different parks around the western side of the region: D.L. Bliss State Park, Donner Memorial State Park, Emerald Bay State Park, Kings Beach State Recreation Area,... read more

If you enjoy the serenity and fun that the state parks provide on the California... read more

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Spa Edgewood

180 Lake Parkway
Stateline, NV
(888) 769-1924
Edgewood Tahoe
Stateline, NV Summer Activity

When it comes to opulence and service at the highest standards, Spa Edgewood just may have all competitors beat. A spectacular 8,500-square-foot space, Spa Edgewood is a true embodiment of the word serenity. Their menu of services is extensive, with a full spectrum of salon, facial, massage and body treatments available. Be sure to set aside an ample amount of time to spend at the... read more

When it comes to opulence and service at the highest standards, Spa Edgewood just may... read more

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Tahoe Amore

2435 Venice Drive East
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 314-8866
South Lake Tahoe Summer Activity

Bring love into your Lake Tahoe vacation with excursion in the gondolas of Tahoe Amore. Built on the concept of intertwining the romance of Venice, Italy, and their water gondolas with the stunning beauty seen from South Lake Tahoe's Tahoe Keys, it creates a spectacular experience. It truly is a boat tour that inspires a feeling of love. Perfect at sunset or anytime of day... read more

Bring love into your Lake Tahoe vacation with excursion in the gondolas of Tahoe Amore.... read more

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Tahoe Bike Company

3131 Harrison Avenue
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 600-0267
South Lake Tahoe Summer Activity

Tahoe Bike Company is a full-service source of bikes in South Lake Tahoe. Offering an entire spectrum including electric bikes, surrey bikes, surreys for two people, mountain bikes, cruisers and commuter bikes, Tahoe Bike Company not only rents the exact bike for your cycling needs, but also sells bikes. In the winter the shop transitions into a winter sports gear mecca offering rentals in skiing,... read more

Tahoe Bike Company is a full-service source of bikes in South Lake Tahoe. Offering an... read more

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Tahoe Cruises

900 Ski Run Marina
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(775) 588-1881
South Lake Tahoe Summer Activity

With Ski Run Marina as home port, Tahoe Cruises offers tours of Lake Tahoe on The Safari Rose, an 80-foot-long luxury yacht of pure exquisiteness. This is an excursion that will bring any Tahoe vacation up to the next level. The yacht offers full services, with six bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, a beautiful dining room, a heated salon complete with leather and teak accents, a full... read more

With Ski Run Marina as home port, Tahoe Cruises offers tours of Lake Tahoe on The... read more

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Tahoe Sport Fishing

900 Ski Run Boulevard, Suite 101
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-5448
South Lake Tahoe Summer Activity

Tahoe Sport Fishing is a complete charter-fishing operation on Lake Tahoe. Experienced crew and a fleet of more than a half-dozen boats put you right where the fish are biting for year-round adventure. The boats leave from both Zephyr Cove Marina and Ski Run Marina for public and private charters. Check with your captain as to the appropriate clothing for the weather and the time... read more

Tahoe Sport Fishing is a complete charter-fishing operation on Lake Tahoe. Experienced crew and a... read more

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Tahoe Sport Fishing

760 NV Highway 50
Zephyr Cove, NV
(775) 586-9338
South Lake Tahoe Summer Activity

Tahoe Sport Fishing is a complete charter-fishing operation on Lake Tahoe. Experienced crew and a fleet of more than a half-dozen boats put you right where the fish are biting for year-round adventure. The boats leave from both Zephyr Cove Marina and Ski Run Marina for public and private charters. Check with your captain as to the appropriate clothing for the weather and the time... read more

Tahoe Sport Fishing is a complete charter-fishing operation on Lake Tahoe. Experienced crew and a... read more

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Tahoe Sports

2435 Venice Drive
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-8888
South Lake Tahoe Summer Activity

Tahoe Sports is a major outfitter in rentals for both summer and winter recreation in Lake Tahoe. Situated in South Lake Tahoe the company specializes in setting people up for various activities including Jet ski rentals, parasailing, fly board, paddleboard, pedal boat and bike rentals and other water toys. They also rent power boats for water skiing and wake boarding. Additionally they offer a 52'... read more

Tahoe Sports is a major outfitter in rentals for both summer and winter recreation in... read more

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Tahoe Sports

900 Ski Run Boulevard
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-0200
South Lake Tahoe Summer Activity

Tahoe Sports is a major outfitter in rentals for both summer and winter recreation in Lake Tahoe. Situated in South Lake Tahoe the company specializes in setting people up for various activities including Jet ski rentals, parasailing, fly board, paddleboard, pedal boat and bike rentals and other water toys. They also rent power boats for water skiing and wake boarding. Additionally they offer a 52'... read more

Tahoe Sports is a major outfitter in rentals for both summer and winter recreation in... 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 must check out Tahoe Whitewater Tours. A highly reputable company that offers guided trips down Truckee River as well as other rivers that surround the Lake Tahoe basin, Tahoe Whitewater Tours is gifted in creating a trip that fits the wants and needs of the group. From basic Class I... read more

If finding some adrenaline fun via flowing rivers is your cup of tea, then you... read more

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The Loft Theatre

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

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

A combination of live theater, high-end lounge and tapas-style dining, The Loft Theatre offers the full... read more

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Thunderbird Lake Tahoe

5000 NV Highway 28
Incline Village, NV
(775) 832-8750

George Whittell Jr., heir to one of San Francisco’s largest fortunes, pulled his $50 million (roughly $50 billion in current dollars) out of the stock market just weeks before the crash of 1929. He needed to do something with all that money and started buying up land on Lake Tahoe’s eastern shore, eventually owning almost the entire Nevada shoreline. In 1936 construction began on his... read more

George Whittell Jr., heir to one of San Francisco’s largest fortunes, pulled his $50 million... read more

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Xhale Bar & Lounge

27 Highway 50, Suite Basement
Stateline, NV
(775) 580-7221
Stateline, NV Summer Activity

Xhale Bar & Lounge is a welcoming bar that offers dancing, hookah enjoyment and great drink specials. The vibe is fun and relaxing while at the same time hopping with the latest music beats. Their full hookah bar offers the smoking apparatus (perfect for groups) and a variety of smoking flavors. They also feature a full bar and nightclub scene with music raging into the... read more

Xhale Bar & Lounge is a welcoming bar that offers dancing, hookah enjoyment and great... read more

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Zephyr Cove Resort

760 U.S. Highway 50
Zephyr Cove, NV
(775) 589-4907
East Shore Summer Activity

Zephyr Cove Resort is a true beach and mountain retreat with all that the label suggests. As a place to stay, it offers lodge rooms, individual cabins and an RV park. Dining is available at the historic Zephyr Cove Restaurant or at the Sunset Bar & Grille in the warmer months. The beach part of the resort is the Zephyr Cove Beach, a long stretch... read more

Zephyr Cove Resort is a true beach and mountain retreat with all that the label... read more

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Zephyr Cove Stables

760 U.S. Highway 50
Zephyr Cove, NV
(775) 588-5664
Zephyr Cove Resort
East Shore Summer Activity

Between the snow sports, the water sports and the casino fun, one aspect of Tahoe's recreational offerings that gets overlooked is horseback trail riding, despite the area's strong roots in this activity. Seasonal rides are still available out of the Zephyr Cove Stables, however, with one- or two-hour excursions through woods and mountains overlooking the lake. There is even the option to... read more

Between the snow sports, the water sports and the casino fun, one... read more