Things to Do in Lake Tahoe in Summer

Sure, Lake Tahoe is a pretty sight in the winter, but you can stay warm and enjoy its picturesque outdoors with things to do in Lake Tahoe in the summer. Lake Tahoe summer activities let you take advantage of what its mountain and beach environments offer. Stay active by trying some water sports like SUPing, Jet skiing, parasailing, boating and rafting in South Lake Tahoe. Or if you prefer sports that keep you (mostly) dry, things to do in Lake Tahoe in the summer include hiking, running, biking and triathlons. And why miss the opportunity to get some of the best views in Lake Tahoe? Lake Tahoe summer activities, like bungee jumping or a hang-gliding excursion in Incline Village, let you experience a bird’s eye view of the area.

After all of that fun, wind down with some low-key activities. Familiarize yourself with Tahoe’s many towns by a bus or boat tour. Soak up the sunshine as you lounge on a sandy Kings Beach shoreline during the day, then watch the moon reflect off the Lake at night as you enjoy a movie or concert on the beach in Tahoe City. Night or day, Lake Tahoe things to do in the summer will keep you entertained.

Onshore Lake Tahoe Summer Activities

And of course, not every Lake Tahoe summer activity is related to the Lake. Explore arts and crafts centers in Truckee that feature the work of regional artists. Enjoy a relaxing game of golf, or get in touch with your spirit with the help of a yoga session in Squaw Valley. For the English, history or theater enthusiasts among you, a Shakespeare festival in Incline Village is a great way to celebrate the Bard and his work. With so much to enjoy, you can stay as active or inactive as you want with things to do in Lake Tahoe in the summer.

Adrift Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Summer Activity
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 Summer Activity
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! offers the space to let your imagination shine. All ages and artistic abilities are invited to play. Come alone or in a group.... 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 Summer Activity
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 Summer Activity
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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Benko Art Gallery

Lake Tahoe Summer Activity
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

Bleu Wave Cruises

Lake Tahoe Summer Activity
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 the Tahoe Keys Marina, the boat fits 49 people and is fully decked out to host a grand wedding or extravagant get-together. Complete with a stocked bar, fireplace, private lounge, stateroom, fly-bridge, gigantic party bow, restrooms and full climate controlled indoor facilities, Bleu Wave Cruises has all... read more

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

Bowl Incline

Lake Tahoe Summer Activity
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 Summer Activity
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 Summer Activity
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 Summer Activity
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

D.L. Bliss State Park

Lake Tahoe Summer Activity
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

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

Donner Memorial State Park

Lake Tahoe Summer Activity
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