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

Sail Tahoe Blue

South Lake Tahoe Summer Activity
900 Ski Run Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 213-3451

Sail Tahoe Blue is a boating company based on a passion for doing what one loves and sharing it with others. The owners' dream was to spend every day on Lake Tahoe and share that excitement with others. Sail Tahoe Blue offers a safe, fun and entertaining adventure for any age. They sail on Blue, their 40-foot Santa Cruz sailboat. The sailing vessel provides a...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 Sport Fishing

South Lake Tahoe Summer Activity
900 Ski Run Boulevard, Suite 101, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-5448
760 NV Highway 50, Zephyr Cove, NV
(775) 586-9338

Tahoe Sport Fishing is Lake Tahoe's only U.S. Coast Guard-certified fishing fleet. An experienced crew and a fleet of seven boats put you right where the fish are biting for year-round adventure. The boats leave from both Zephyr Cove Marina (Memorial Day to Labor Day only) for private charters and Ski Run Marina (year-round) for public and private charters. They cater to single anglers, families,...read more

Tahoe Sport Fishing is Lake Tahoe's only U.S. Coast Guard-certified fishing fleet. An experienced crew...read more

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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Zephyr Cove Stables

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

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

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