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

A Singletrack Mind

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
P.O. Box 2123, Truckee, CA
(209) 662-4146

If you’re thinking of heading to Truckee-Tahoe and hitting the developed, lift-assisted mountain biking park or the many technical singletrack trails in the region and want to either develop or expand your bike-handling skills, contact the folks at A Singletrack Mind. These professional mountain bike fanatics want to pass on their knowledge so you can tap all the fun the sport has to offer. They... read more

If you’re thinking of heading to Truckee-Tahoe and hitting the developed, lift-assisted mountain biking park... read more

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

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

Atelier

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
10128 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 386-2700

Atelier in downtown Truckee is a place for visitors and locals alike to let their inner artists out. Atelier is a workshop space where accomplished and neophyte artists are encouraged to create in the same space. Along with art available for sale, regular gallery showings and exclusive art supplies, Atelier hosts a wide range of workshops for the public to partake in as well. Try... read more

Atelier in downtown Truckee is a place for visitors and locals alike to let their... 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

Big Blue Adventure

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
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

For more than a dozen years, Big Blue Adventure has hosted a variety of sporting... 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 Course

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

The Championship 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 Course in Incline Village is a par 72 course of 7100 yards that... 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

Coldstream Adventures

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
11253 Brockway Road, Unit 103-B, Truckee, CA
(530) 553-8990

Coldstream Adventures is your ticket to amazing snowmobiling fun in the Lake Tahoe wilderness. Whether a beginner or advanced rider, Coldstream Adventures offers exciting two-hour excursions that are sure to bring smiles to everyone's faces. Beyond their regular tours they also offer excursions for corporate events, team-building exercises and wedding proposal planning. They also offer kid adventures for children ages 6 and older, complete with... read more

Coldstream Adventures is your ticket to amazing snowmobiling fun in the Lake Tahoe wilderness. Whether... 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 open glade, bowl and 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