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 Shore Attractions by Category

Around Tahoe Tours

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

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D.L. Bliss State Park

West Shore Attraction
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, and you'll find several good dive spots here... read more

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Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park

West Shore Attraction
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

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Emerald Bay State Park

West Shore Attraction
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

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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

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Nevada Museum of Art

160 W. Liberty Street, Reno, NV
(775) 329-3333

As the only accredited art museum in the state, Nevada Museum of Art is a beacon of culture in the High Sierra. The museum is in Reno, about an hour's drive from the Tahoe area. The permanent collections are extensive and stunning, and the changing exhibitions keep things fresh, even for regular visitors. The museum offers three floors of exhibits, usually with varying themes and styles. Most exhibits... read more

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Sierra State Parks Foundation

Tahoe City Attraction
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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Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema

Tahoe City Attraction
475 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 584-2431

Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema is not a regular movie theater. Recently renovated with overstuffed leather rocking chairs and comfy couches in the theater and a full bar with seven beers and cider on tap in the entry area, Tahoe Art Haus takes going to a movie to a whole new level of fun. The Art Haus hosts independent films, ski flicks, locally created masterpieces, motion... read more

Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema is not a regular movie theater. Recently renovated with overstuffed... read more

Tahoe City Marina

Tahoe City Attraction
700 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-1039

Tahoe City Marina is a collection of stores and the longest-standing marina on Lake Tahoe. Beginning its days in the 1940s, the marina is not only a historical aspect to Tahoe City, but also one of the largest marinas on the lake. The marina itself assists with all boat needs as well as mooring and boat slips. They also sell gas and diesel for boats... read more

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Tahoe City Public Utility District

Tahoe City Attraction
330 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-3440

The Tahoe City Public Utilities District is filled with numerous opportunities for fun. When it comes to connecting with Big Blue (i.e. Lake Tahoe) and her stunning forests, the department offers accessibility and convenience in the form of incredible parks, trails, community centers, athletic fields and Tahoe City Golf Course. The organization is also host to a large array of organized events that showcase the... read more

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Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area

Tahoe City Attraction
925 Country Club Drive, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-5475

Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area is a large, groomed cross-country ski zone that offers both traditional and skate ski options. Situated on Dollar Hill, just outside of Tahoe City, the location is excellent for getting views of the lake while enjoying the wilderness. There is a small ski school and youth ski program to help get the entire family outside. The area also has dog... read more

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Tahoe Gal

Tahoe City Attraction
952 N. Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA
(800) 218-2464

The Tahoe Gal is a North Shore cruise boat that's so fun and versatile. Offering a diverse and full menu of tours, the Tahoe Gal gives the whole family a chance to see the jewel of the Sierra from the bow of a paddleboat. Tours range from a day tour to a sunset excursion, from a full moon or magician cruise to a cruise that... read more

The Tahoe Gal is a North Shore cruise boat that's so fun and versatile. Offering... read more