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

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

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

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

If you are looking for a fun, entertaining and unique indoor activity that is slightly...read more

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

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