Tahoe City Things To Do

A common denominator of West Shore and Tahoe City things to do is the great outdoors. Leaning over Tahoe City’s Fanny Bridge staring at the Truckee River’s water as it feeds Lake Tahoe, holding ski poles in anticipation of a downhill mountain run, tromping around under the pines on winding trails ... well, Mother Nature is the key to all Tahoe City activities! And, even though Olympic athletes put this place on the map, you don’t have to be a pro at any sport to enjoy every one that’s found here. Anyone with a sense of adventure will have fun with all the Tahoe City things to do.

Ward Creek Park and Paige Meadows are places to enjoy simple and natural Tahoe City things to do. Snowshoe or simply build snow people with your kids during winter, and walk your dog past warm weather floral displays when the temperatures edge toward warmer.

Have you checked out Tahoe City activities that will nourish your wellbeing, like yoga classes and other mind, body and soul classes held at area studios? Visitors, whatever the length of their stay, are always warmly welcomed. Another great resource for Tahoe City things to do is the public library at the Boatworks Complex. Kid and adult events occur frequently.

Outdoors Tahoe City Things to Do

Hiking remains a favorite Tahoe City thing to do with the many trailheads that lead into the Desolation Wilderness. Be sure to get your trail pass at Forest Service Ranger Stations, and bring plenty of drinking water. Biking is also big here thanks to a paved path from Tahoe City and along the West Shore.

Speaking of water, have you been to it yet? Public beaches and marinas offer plenty of ways to appreciate Lake Tahoe. Swim, kayak, rent paddleboards or charter a boat and go fishing. Standing or moving, sitting or meditating, the diversity of Tahoe City things to do will bring out the best in every Lake Tahoe stay.

Tahoe City Things To Do 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

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Big Blue Adventure

West Shore Thing to Do
P.O. Box 2720, Kings Beach, CA
(530) 546-1019

For more than a dozen years, Big Blue Adventure has hosted a variety of sporting events around Lake Tahoe and Truckee. When summer arrives, Big Blue Adventure’s events start rolling, so they are perfect for those visiting the area and who want to try out their competitiveness. That said, Big Blue Adventure races are great for people who just want to get out and move... read more

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DL Bliss State Park

West Shore Thing to Do
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

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Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park

West Shore Thing to Do
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 Thing to Do
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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Homewood Mountain Resort

West Shore Thing to Do
5145 West Lake Boulevard, Homewood, CA
(530) 525-2992

Homewood Mountain Resort is a fabulous ski hill for beginners, intermediates and those who enjoy smooth groomers. Although Homewood may be small, it has some of the best views of Lake Tahoe, as it is located directly across the street from the lake. The airy view from the ski runs and lifts are unlike any other ski area in Lake Tahoe. Its tiny stature lends... read more

Homewood Mountain Resort is a fabulous ski hill for beginners, intermediates and those who enjoy... read more

North Tahoe Watersports

Tahoe City Thing to Do
700 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-7245
8400 North Lake Boulevard, Kings Beach, CA
(530) 546-9253

North Tahoe Watersports brings you the fun of Lake Tahoe in a safe and exciting way. Specializing in parasailing, the excursion company also rents water-based toys like kayaks, Sea-Doos, personal motorized watercraft, paddleboards, pedal boats and aqua cycle trikes. North Tahoe Watersports also offers private lake tours, bringing you to all of the magical parts of Lake Tahoe.

Obexer's Boat Company & Obexer's Water Sports

Tahoe City Thing to Do
5300 West Lake Boulevard, Homewood, CA
(530) 525-7962

Obexer's is a quick way to get out on the water of Lake Tahoe through their rental of full-powered personal Jet skis, the Ski-Doo GTS 300 and water ski, wakeboard, wake surf and wake skate lessons. Jet ski rentals come with all the equipment needed such as life preservers. You must be 18 to rent a Jet ski. Their lessons aren't limited to the beginner.... read more

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Olympic Bike Shop

Tahoe City Thing to Do
620 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 581-2500

Olympic Bike Shop is your best bet for the biggest selection of bike rentals and cycling gear whether it be for dirt or road. Olympic Bike Shop opened its doors in 1973 and still continues today because of the owner's and employees' love for cycling in the Lake Tahoe area. With their knowledge about the area's trails and road rides, the entire crew is an... read more

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Sierra State Parks Foundation

Tahoe City Thing to Do
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

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SWA Watersports

West Shore Thing to Do
5160 W. Lake Boulevard, Suite A, Homewood, CA
(775) 400-6677

SWA Watersports has two locations offering Jet Ski and boat rentals, fishing charters, guided tours and private charters as well as water-sport rentals and lessons. Boat rentals range from 20 to 27 footers with capacities of up to 14 people. You can also charter a yacht, pontoon boat or wake boat and let a licensed captain guide you around the lake and teach you to... read more

SWA Watersports has two locations offering Jet Ski and boat rentals, fishing charters, guided tours... read more