Tahoe City Things to Do in Summer

The people in Tahoe City look forward to the months with warmer air and longer days and with good reason too: Tahoe City things to do offer a hub of outdoor opportunities. Tahoe City activities celebrate the town’s joint beach and mountain environments. Whether you want to spend a summer day basking on a sunny and sandy beach or hiking through picturesque mountain trails, summertime Tahoe City activities keep you in close proximity to both. If you’re visiting, a group or private tour around Lake Tahoe and the towns helps familiarize yourself with the atmosphere and increases your knowledge about it. Or see the area from a different perspective with a Tahoe City activity such as a paddleboat cruise on Lake Tahoe, perfect for a family outing or romantic excursion. In the summer, lots of Tahoe City things to do feature the Lake, and you can explore beaches ranging from popular to secluded and try activities like SUPing, kayaking or exploring the nearby trails. Ever tried water skiing? Water skiing classes can have you zipping around the Lake in no time at all. When the sun goes down, concerts and movie screenings can also be found on the beach.

Explore With Tahoe City Things to Do

Summertime Tahoe City things to do aren’t just beach and water related. The state parks offer a plethora of trails that lead you around some of the best views of Lake Tahoe. And don’t forget to spend time enjoying the laid-back and friendly town itself. Visit farmers markets to check out local fare, or take in the artistic talents in the area while expanding yours with art galleries and art classes. The variety of Tahoe City activities will keep you busy and entertained on land and on lake during the summer.  Check out the listings below to learn more!

Summer Activities by Category

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

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

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 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