Things to Do in Tahoe City

A common denominator of things to do in Tahoe City and the West Shore 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 of the invigoration things to do in Tahoe City! 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 things to do in Tahoe City.

Ward Creek Park and Paige Meadows are places to enjoy simple and natural Tahoe City activities. 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 things to do in Tahoe City that will nourish your well-being, such as 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 Things to Do in Tahoe City

Hiking remains a favorite thing to do in Tahoe City 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.

Things to Do in Tahoe City by Category

Chambers Landing Beach is a small, pebbly beach next to the historic and iconic Tahoe fine-dining restaurant Chambers Landing on the west shore of Lake...read more

Chuck's Charter Fishing is a direct route to more than 40 years of know-how when it comes to catching the biggest fish in Lake Tahoe. Complete with all the...read more

Commons Beach is the community beach area and park for Tahoe City. A large grass space, public bathrooms, a children's outdoor jungle gym and swings as well...read more

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...read more

Eagle Rock is an excellent hike for those not wanting too exert much energy but who want to see the grand views of Lake Tahoe. On the West Shore, 5 miles...read more

Gatekeeper's Museum is a historical heritage site of Lake Tahoe. Built to house the Watermaster of Fanny Bridge in the early 1900s, the tiny cabin is now...read more

Granlibakken Tahoe is tucked away in the forested hills framing Lake Tahoe. Located just a few minutes from Tahoe City, Granlibakken is a resort center that...read more