Tahoe Things to Do: Attractions

Is it any wonder that a huge portion of Lake Tahoe things to do are Mother Nature-based? There are mountains – tops, sides and bases, lakes, ridges, secret coves, beaches, waterfalls, rivers, bays, old-growth forests, meadows, wilderness areas and more. Then there are the state and local parks that encompass and enhance the experience of immersing into this environment. Other Lake Tahoe attractions are built into this landscape – castles and mansions more than 100 years old, monuments to the earliest inhabitants of this region and to the settlers who came later, a 72-mile aquatic trail and historic sites and museums. Then there are the Lake Tahoe attractions that take advantage of such a stunning backdrop: art festivals, music festivals, dance festivals, wine tours, Renaissance fairs, duckee durbees, outdoor markets, restaurant weeks, water races, helicopter and balloon tours, sightseeing cruises, parades, tram and gondola rides, holiday-focused festivities, guided tours, sporting events, hand gliding tours and so much more!

Around Tahoe Tours

Lake Tahoe Attractions
889 Tahoe Boulevard, 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 when he moved to the area in 1977. 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

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Camp Richardson

Lake Tahoe Attractions
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 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 getaway... read more

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

D.L. Bliss State Park

Lake Tahoe Attractions
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, and you'll find several good dive spots here... read more

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Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park

Lake Tahoe Attractions
CA State Park Road, Tahoma, CA
(530) 525-7982

Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park is your best bet for winter camping. Also open with a larger selection of sites in the summer, the park is positioned to take advantage of both the beautiful natural setting of Lake Tahoe and the historic aspects. Within the park is access to the Hellman-Ehrmann Mansion that was built in 1905. The property is still exquisitely maintained... read more

Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park is your best bet for winter camping. Also... read more

Emerald Bay State Park

Lake Tahoe Attractions
11001 CA Highway 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-3030

If visiting Lake Tahoe in the summer, a great place to camp is Emerald Bay State Park. The park includes two campgrounds: the Boat-In Camp (accessible by boat and foot only) and Eagle Point Campground. Within the park are various treasures including Tahoe's hidden castle, Vikingsholm, the scenic Rubicon foot trail that connects Eagle Point Campground with Vikingsholm and DL Bliss State Park. The park... read more

If visiting Lake Tahoe in the summer, a great place to camp is Emerald Bay... read more

Granlibakken Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Attractions
725 Granlibakken Road, Tahoe City, CA
(877) 552-6301

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 invokes the meaning of quaint hospitality while at the same time offering a plethora of options to create the perfect vacation. From a fine dining restaurant that serves culinary art to a conference center that holds annual events such... read more

Granlibakken Tahoe is tucked away in the forested hills framing Lake Tahoe. Located just a... read more

Hang Gliding Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Attractions
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

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IRIE Rafting Company

Lake Tahoe Attractions
11253 Brockway Road, Suite 103, Truckee, CA
(530) 582-4900

Lake Tahoe has only one outflow — the Truckee River. And for 20 years IRIE Rafting Company has given visitors a close-up view of the waterway as well as the region's north and middle forks of the American River and the Carson River. For those wanting to stay closer to Truckee, IRIE offers half- and full-day trips on the Truckee River after it flows past... read more

Lake Tahoe has only one outflow — the Truckee River. And for 20 years IRIE... read more

Kings Beach State Recreation Area

Lake Tahoe Attractions
Bear Street and CA Highway 28, Kings Beach, CA
(530) 583-3074

With its easy location in the center of town, Kings Beach State Recreation Area makes enjoying the sandy shoreline of Lake Tahoe simple. The park itself is free and offers day use of a few miles of sandy beach, public bathrooms, a children's play area and barbecue grills. There are boat, Jet Ski and paddleboard rentals available as well. Parking costs $10 for both cars and... read more

With its easy location in the center of town, Kings Beach State Recreation Area makes enjoying... read more

Lake Tahoe Balloons

Lake Tahoe Attractions
2435 Venice Drive East, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-1221
(800) 872-9294

Lake Tahoe Balloons lets you see the Lake Tahoe region from a very unique perspective. Imagine flying with the golden eagles and osprey while gliding with the currents of wind in your own hot-air balloon. Below you spreads the immense green forests and granite landscapes of the Sierra Mountains framing the turquoise and azure blues of Lake Tahoe and other smaller alpine lakes. The only... read more

Lake Tahoe Balloons lets you see the Lake Tahoe region from a very unique perspective.... read more

Lake Tahoe Golf Course

Lake Tahoe Attractions
2500 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 577-0788

In one of the little ironies of life, Lake Tahoe Golf Course is one of the courses at South Shore that is actually farthest from the lake, over at Meyers. This in no way, however, detracts from the beauty of the location as it is in a high-altitude meadow set up against the rugged mountain scenery. The course, with layout by William Bell, welcomes casual... read more

In one of the little ironies of life, Lake Tahoe Golf Course is one of... read more

Nevada Museum of Art

Lake Tahoe Attractions
160 W. Liberty Street, Reno, NV
(775) 329-3333

As the only accredited art museum in the state, Nevada Museum of Art is a beacon of culture in the High Sierra. The museum is in Reno, about an hour's drive from the Tahoe area. The permanent collections are extensive and stunning, and the changing exhibitions keep things fresh, even for regular visitors. The museum offers three floors of exhibits, usually with varying themes and styles. Most exhibits... read more

As the only accredited art museum in the state, Nevada Museum of Art is a beacon of... read more