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

Spa Edgewood

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

Spa Edgewood at Edgewood Tahoe 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 2020 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 Amore

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

Bring love into your Lake Tahoe vacation with an 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 any time...read more

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Tahoe Bike Company

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

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

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Tahoe Cruises

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

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

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Tahoe Helicopters

South Lake Tahoe Summer Activity
1901 Airport Road, #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 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 (Memorial Day to Labor Day only) and Ski Run Marina (year-round) for public and private charters. They cater to single anglers, families, bachelor parties...read more

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Tahoe Sports

South Lake Tahoe Summer Activity
900 Ski Run Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-0200
2435 Venice Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-8888

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 wakeboarding. Additionally they offer a 52' Harbor...read more

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The Loft Theatre

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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The Spa at the Landing Resort

The Landing Lake Tahoe Resort & Spa
South Lake Tahoe Summer Activity
4104 Lakeshore Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-5263

Give yourself the gift of health by enjoying some time at The Spa at The Landing Resort. A luxurious offering built around the idea of providing an elegant oasis, The Spa is a place of restoration and supreme spa treatments that use only organic products and natural botanicals. From their foot reflexology to their scalp, neck and head massage, from their incredibly uplifting deep-tissue massage...read more

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Xhale Bar & Lounge

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

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 smoking apparatus and a variety of smoking flavors. They also feature a full bar and nightclub scene with music raging into the wee morning hours and...read more

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Zephyr Cove Resort

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

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

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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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