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

Alpenglow Sports

415 North Lake Tahoe Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-6917

For those interested in rock climbing, backpacking, backcountry skiing and other adventure sports, Alpenglow Sports is a sure bet for finding everything needed. Offering top of the line brands for all gear adventure activities, the shop also helps with quick repairs as well as information on area hikes and safe places to ski in the backcountry. In the winter Alpenglow hosts a winter film series... read more

Around Tahoe Tours

P.O. Box 5285, Incline Village, NV
(775) 560-5629

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. A musician and storyteller by heart, Talbot is able to create... read more

Big Blue Adventure

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

Black Tie Ski Delivery

12219 Business Park Drive Suite 6, Truckee, CA
(530) 550-1092
298 Kingsbury Grade Roadd #1a, Stateline, NV
(775) 588-5800
(866) 360-6433

With locations in all the top ski destinations in North America, it’s no surprise that Black Tie Ski Delivery brings all the top gear to visitors to North Lake Tahoe as well. They call themselves a ski concierge, meaning Black Tie staff set its customers up from head to toe with helmets, goggles, outerwear, boots and skis — all custom-fitted in your hotel room, condo... read more

Homewood Mountain Resort

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

Obexer's Boat Company & Obexer's Water Sports

5300 West Lake Boulevard, Homewood, CA
(530) 525-7962

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

Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema

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

Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema is not just your regular movie theater. Recently renovated complete 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 whole new level of fun. The theater was a little rundown when the new owners... read more

Tahoe Dave's Skis & Boards

590 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-6415
600 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-0400
10200 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 582-0900
3039 Highway 89, Olympic Valley, CA
(530) 583-5665
8299 North Lake Boulevard, Kings Beach, CA
(530) 546-5800

Tahoe Dave's is a full-service ski and snowboard shop offering rentals, demos, sales and all equipment and clothing needed for a fun day outside. They have multiple locations around the Tahoe Basin that are interconnected to make returning rental and demo gear a breeze. You can bring skis, snowboards, boots and poles back to any of the Tahoe Dave's rental shops despite where you picked... read more

Tahoe Gal

952 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA
(800) 218-2464

The Tahoe Gal is north shore of Lake Tahoe's funnest cruise. 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. Giving tours that range from a day tour to a sunset excursion, from a full moon or magician cruise to a cruise that celebrates... read more

Willard's Sport Shop

170 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-3356

Willard's Sports Shop is a true local business. Owned and operated by a longtime Tahoe family, the Willards, it's obvious when being helped by one of the family members or staff that they truly do care. In addition to all winter gear, they carry high-quality down jackets, street wear, gloves, hats, goggles, eyewear and clothing created by local businesses. In the summer the shop transitions... read more