Lake Tahoe Things to Do

With an environment like this, it would almost be criminal if the majority of Lake Tahoe things to do 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, Lake Tahoe things to do during the winter includes 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 Squaw Valley, 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 Tahoe City things to do — 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 Lake Tahoe activities 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 Lake Tahoe things to do have in store for you during the winter and summer.

Lake Tahoe Things To Do by Area

South Lake Tahoe | Truckee | Tahoe City & West Shore | Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows
Kings Beach & North Shore Incline Village & Crystal Bay

Lake Tahoe Things To Do by Category

Adrift Tahoe

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

Adrift Tahoe carries the leading brands of standup paddleboards for sale or rent, including its own line of handcrafted surf and SUP boards. The beach is just outside Adrift's back door, so you can walk your rental or potential purchase right out to the sand and launch into the lake for a test drive or a day’s journey. Adrift also rents canoes and kayaks and... read more

Adrift Tahoe carries the leading brands of standup paddleboards for sale or rent, including its... read more

All Fired Up! Creative Studio & Gift Shop

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

If you are looking for a place to express your creative side, All Fired Up! Creative Studio & Gift Shop can help. A sanctuary for creation in the form of pottery painting, candle making, mosaics, succulent gardens and canvas painting, All Fired Up! truly offers the space to let your imagination shine. All ages and artistic abilities are invited to play. Come alone or in a... read more

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

Anderson's Bicycle Rental

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
645 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-0500

One of the true treasures of Lake Tahoe is the lush and serene forest that borders her shorelines. To take advantage of this beautiful setting, use Anderson's Bicycle Rental. Set up right on the edge of miles of forested bike path, Anderson's Bicycle Rental is ideally located to help you and your family feel the love that comes from the natural setting by offering high... read more

One of the true treasures of Lake Tahoe is the lush and serene forest that... read more

Around Tahoe Tours

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
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

Around Tahoe Tours is your best bet for getting a true feel and knowledge of... read more

Benko Art Gallery

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
3979 Lake Tahoe Boulevard #2, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 600-3264

There are many art galleries at Tahoe where visitors can find beautiful images of the scenic landscape. But now there is a gallery with a bit more of a contemporary edge in South Lake Tahoe; its pieces are every bit as beautiful but a tad out of the ordinary. Benko Art Gallery carries works from artists who see things with a fresh eye and convey... read more

There are many art galleries at Tahoe where visitors can find beautiful images of the... read more

Bowl Incline

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
920 Southwood Boulevard, Incline Village, NV
(775) 831-1900

Bowl Incline is your one-stop destination for family fun and recreation. The bowling alley sports 16 natural wood lanes with automatic scoring. For kids they’ve got bumpers and lightweight balls. It’s a great place to host a birthday or other party, and lessons are available. Their billiard room contains six tournament-size tables rented by the hour. If it’s snowing outside and you’re dying to golf,... read more

Bowl Incline is your one-stop destination for family fun and recreation. The bowling alley sports... read more

Camp Richardson

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
1900 Jameson Beach Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-1801

For more than a century, the Camp Richardson location has been a place for people to escape from the hectic urban life and rejuvenate their spirits in the natural beauty of Lake Tahoe. Operated today under a U.S. Forest Service special use permit (except for the marina, which is privately owned), the "Camp Rich" resort honors its storied history and continues to provide a vacation... read more

For more than a century, the Camp Richardson location has been a place for people... read more

Championship Golf Course

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
955 Fairway Boulevard, Incline Village, NV
(775) 832-1146

The Championship Golf Course in Incline Village is a par 72 course of 7100 yards that flows down a gentle slope toward the lake, providing majestic views. The front nine are cut out of some thick forest with tight fairways requiring accuracy and distance. The back nine are a little more open and forgiving. You can work on your short game at the chipping green... read more

The Championship Golf Course in Incline Village is a par 72 course of 7100 yards... read more

Clair Tappaan Lodge

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
19940 Donner Pass Road, Norden, CA
(530) 426-3632

One of Truckee’s hidden gems sits atop Donner Summit at 7,000 feet. Clair Tappaan Lodge was constructed in 1934 by Sierra Club volunteers, and, just like Donner Summit itself, the rest is history. The stunningly rustic mountain lodge offers accommodations for up to 145 guests, many of whom are cross-country skiers and snowshoers in winter and hikers, rock climbers and cyclists in summer. The lodge... read more

One of Truckee’s hidden gems sits atop Donner Summit at 7,000 feet. Clair Tappaan Lodge... read more

Diamond Peak Ski Resort

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
1210 Ski Way, Incline Village, NV
(775) 832-1177

Diamond Peak opened in November of 1966 at the forefront of snow technology, being the first resort in the West to have a snow-making system. It is known for being affordable, family-friendly, uncrowded and — most of all — for its breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe. With 655 acres of usable terrain, including beautiful groomers and gladed tree runs, it’s got a good mix of... read more

Diamond Peak opened in November of 1966 at the forefront of snow technology, being the... read more

DL Bliss State Park

Lake Tahoe 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

DL Bliss State Park is a culmination of absolute Tahoe beauty in the form of... read more

Donner Memorial State Park

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
12593 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 582-7892

History buffs, campers, cyclists, hikers and those who love their water sports will find Donner Memorial State Park the perfect place for either a visit or an extended stay. The Donner name may not ring a bell for those who didn’t excel in their Western United States history class, but throw in the word “cannibalism” and the story of the snow-stranded emigrants and their ill-fated... read more

History buffs, campers, cyclists, hikers and those who love their water sports will find Donner... read more