Things to Do in Lake Tahoe

With an environment like this, it would almost be criminal if the majority of the things to do in Lake Tahoe weren’t outdoors ... and of course they are! For Lake Tahoe activities in the summer, you can enjoy kayaking, SUPing and other water sports that take the lead. If you’d prefer to frolic in the snow, things to do in Lake Tahoe during the winter include ice skating, Nordic skiing and sliding down a snowy mountain any way you can. Of course all the towns in this part of the woods are known for that, but what about dog sledding? Bet you might not have done that! It’s a popular Lake Tahoe activity in Palisades Tahoe, so get on it! Lace up your shoes and head out on some of Tahoe’s City’s hiking trails that take you on a scenic tour of the beaches and mountains on the West Shore. Several give you amazing views of one of the most beautiful things to do in Tahoe City – exploring Emerald Bay. You can almost imagine you're in the Caribbean watching this water. Now, if those summertime water temps will just rise about 20 more degrees....

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There are other things to do in Lake Tahoe that may interest you if you’re not looking for an athletic vacation. Going sightseeing on bus tours that cart you over the entire Tahoe Basin or checking out fascinating exhibits in museums are part of the offerings of the many South Lake Tahoe activities. Vacation is also the ideal time to take care of yourself, and a visit to one of the spas in Incline Village’s things to do has you feeling pampered and polished in no time. Lake Tahoe also hosts an array of festivals during the warmer months that will appeal to craftspeople, artists, nerds or those celebrating Independence Day.

Check out the listings below to see what's in store for you during the winter and summer with things to do in Lake Tahoe.

Things to Do in Lake Tahoe by Area

South Lake Tahoe | Truckee | Tahoe City & West Shore | Palisades Tahoe
Kings Beach & North Shore Incline Village & Crystal Bay

Things to Do in Lake Tahoe by Category

Action Water Sports

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
Call for location, Tahoe Vista, CA
(775) 831-4386

Action Water Sports was created in 1996 with the goal of helping people of all ages have fun on Lake Tahoe. One of the best ways to do that is with a...read more

Action Water Sports was created in 1996 with the goal of helping people of all...read more

Adrift Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
8338 North Lake Boulevard, Kings Beach, CA
(530) 546-4112
(888) 676-7702

Owned and operated by a true Tahoe local, Adrift Tahoe carries the leading brands of standup paddleboards for sale or rent. The beach is just outside Adrift...read more

Owned and operated by a true Tahoe local, Adrift Tahoe carries the leading brands of...read more

Alex Ramon Magic

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
Harvey's Lake Tahoe, 18 U.S. Highway 50, Stateline, NV

Charismatic and highly entertaining, Alex Ramon has mesmerized millions around the world with his sleight-on-hand skills and world-class presentation of...read more

Charismatic and highly entertaining, Alex Ramon has mesmerized millions around the world with his sleight-on-hand...read more

All Fired Up at The Hot Spot: Paint Your Own Pottery, Candle Making and More

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
475 North Lake Boulevard, #106, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 584-2828

If you are looking for a place to express your creative side, All Fired Up at The Hot Spot can help. A sanctuary for creation in the form of pottery...read more

If you are looking for a place to express your creative side, All Fired Up...read more

Anderson's Bicycle Rental

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
645 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-0500
Owner's Direct Line
(530) 545-9066

If you're looking for a way to experience the natural beauty of Lake Tahoe's bike paths, Anderson's Bicycle Rental has got you covered. For nearly five...read more

If you're looking for a way to experience the natural beauty of Lake Tahoe's bike...read more

Around Tahoe Tours

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
889 Tahoe Boulevard, Unit C, Incline Village, NV
(775) 345-5966

Discover Lake Tahoe's splendor with Around Tahoe Tours, led by local experts Chris and Darin Talbot. Drawing on decades of insight since 1977, their tours...read more

Discover Lake Tahoe's splendor with Around Tahoe Tours, led by local experts Chris and Darin...read more

Art Truckee

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
9940 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 448-3423

Art Truckee is a gallery and performing arts venue located in the heart of Truckee in the historic downtown area. In partnership with M.E. Entertainment, ...read more

Art Truckee is a gallery and performing arts venue located in the heart of Truckee...read more

Battle Born Boat Rentals

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
2435 Venice Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 213-3373

Offering double-decker pontoon party boats, Battle Born Boat Rentals is your one-stop shop for fun. Set sail on their 2021 Avalon Catalina Double Decker "...read more

Offering double-decker pontoon party boats, Battle Born Boat Rentals is your one-stop shop for fun....read more

Black Tie Adventure Rentals - North Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
12219 Business Park Drive, Suites 6 & 7, Truckee, CA
(530) 550-1092

To get off the beaten path in North Lake Tahoe, Black Tie Adventure Rentals has you covered with e-bikes, kayaks, standup paddleboards and river tubes. You...read more

To get off the beaten path in North Lake Tahoe, Black Tie Adventure Rentals has...read more

Black Tie Ski Delivery - North Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
12219 Business Park Drive, Suite 6, Truckee, CA
(530) 550-1092

Black Tie specializes in premium ski rentals delivered straight to your door. That means no standing in long lines or trying on boots in a crowded rental...read more

Black Tie specializes in premium ski rentals delivered straight to your door. That means no...read more

Bleu Wave Cruises

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
2435 Venice Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(775) 588-9283

Bleu Wave Cruises is a luxurious way to see Lake Tahoe from the water. From its home base in Tahoe Keys Marina, the boat fits 47 people and is fully decked...read more

Bleu Wave Cruises is a luxurious way to see Lake Tahoe from the water. From...read more

Bliss Experiences

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
4000 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, Tahoe Village Center, South Lake Tahoe, NV
(775) 580-7224

Bliss Experiences curates and customizes opportunities for connection to nature and yourself. Join them for classes, events and workshops both at their...read more

Bliss Experiences curates and customizes opportunities for connection to nature and yourself. Join them for...read more