Tahoe City Attractions

Including West Shore Attractions

Lucky you, coming to Lake Tahoe! Tahoe City and West Shore attractions are so diverse that trust us — no one can possibly get bored. Every season offers sites to visit and experiences to have that range from intimate and relaxed to exciting and mind-boggling. For Tahoe City attractions, you have to say that winter, in and of itself, is one of the best (yes, in this neck of the woods, a season can be an attraction). Nordic and alpine skiing, backcountry snowboarding, telemarking, sledding, snowshoeing and snowmobiling are here without big resort prices or ambiance.

The snow sports at Homewood Mountain Resort serve as a Tahoe City attraction for both rank beginners and top-ranked ski and board enthusiasts. The numerous trails all have stunning views of Lake Tahoe, located just across the road from base camp. Want more? Advanced skiers and boarders travel to out-of-bounds terrain at West Shore attractions via the snowcat. Once atop Ellis Peak, it is 1,828 vertical feet run to the bottom. For some folks, watching those skilled and brave souls descend is an attraction too!

Get high via travels on tree courses and zip lines at the year round Tahoe City attraction, Tahoe Treetop Adventure Park off Granlibakken Road. It’s a perfect place for kids, age 5 and older, to use lots of energy.

Time Travel with Tahoe City Attractions

Lake Tahoe history is engaging and creates interesting Tahoe City attractions. By Tahoe City’s Fanny Bridge, named for the derrieres seen hanging over it, is the Gatekeeper’s Museum and Marion Steinbach Indian Basket Museum, renowned for its Native American history especially on the Washoe who have spent thousands of summers here.

Former summer vacation homes of early 20th-century millionaires are now revered Tahoe City attractions. At Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point State Park is the Hellman-Ehrman mansion. Tour the lakefront vacation house for a bit of Lake Tahoe time travel. Farther down Highway 89 find Vikingsholm. Rich in Scandinavian-style architecture, the house sits aside Emerald Bay, one of the most photographed sites in the world. 

Tahoe City & West Short Attractions by Category

Around Tahoe Tours

889 Tahoe Blvd., 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 in 1977 when he moved to the area. 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

DL Bliss State Park

CA Highway 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 525-7277

DL Bliss State Park is a culmination of absolute Tahoe beauty in the form of stunning turquoise water, old-growth forests and giant cartoon-like granite boulders that balance themselves like toys in amazing ways. There are multiple hiking trails that lead from the park, giving plenty of opportunity to enjoy the splendor that outdoor Tahoe has to offer. To help enjoy the area even more, there... read more

DL Bliss State Park is a culmination of absolute Tahoe beauty in the form of... read more

Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park

CA State Park Road, Tahoma, CA
(530) 525-7982

Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park is your best bet for winter camping. Also open with a larger selection of sites in the summer, the park is positioned to take advantage of both the beautiful natural setting of Lake Tahoe and the historic aspects. Within the park is access to the Hellman-Ehrmann Mansion that was built in 1905. The property is still exquisitely maintained... read more

Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park is your best bet for winter camping. Also... read more

Emerald Bay State Park

11001 CA Highway 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-3030

If visiting Lake Tahoe in the summer, a great place to camp is Emerald Bay State Park. The park includes two campgrounds: the Boat-In Camp (accessible by boat and foot only) and Eagle Point Campground. Within the park are various treasures including Tahoe's hidden castle, Vikingsholm, the scenic Rubicon foot trail that connects Eagle Point Campground with Vikingsholm and DL Bliss State Park. The park... read more

If visiting Lake Tahoe in the summer, a great place to camp is Emerald Bay... read more

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

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 in the Lake Tahoe area, then you must thank Sierra State Parks Foundation. Founded in 1973, the foundation is a nonprofit supporting seven different parks around the basin: D.L. Bliss State Park, Donner Memorial State Park, Emerald Bay State Park, Kings Beach State Recreation Area, Sugar Pine Point State Park, Tahoe State Recreation... read more

If you enjoy the serenity and fun that the state parks provide in the Lake... read more