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

Lakeside Casino

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

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

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Lakeside Inn

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

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

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Mile High Fishing Charters

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

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

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Round Hill Pines Beach Resort

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

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

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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

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Spa Edgewood

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

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

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Tahoe Amore

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

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

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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 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 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

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 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

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

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