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.

Action Water Sports of Incline Village

Lake Tahoe Summer Activity
995 Lakeshore Drive, Incline Village, NV
(775) 831-4386

Imagine all the fun activities a person can have on the water. From paddleboarding to parasailing, from waterskiing to Jet Skiing, from sailing to fishing, Lake Tahoe has so many wonderful ways to enjoy the great outdoors. Action Water Sports of Incline Village was created in 1996 with the goal of helping people of all ages access the many ways to have fun on Lake...read more

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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

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All Fired Up! Pottery Painting, Candle Making & More

Lake Tahoe Summer Activity
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! Pottery Painting, Candle Making & More can help. A sanctuary for creation in the form of pottery painting, candle making, mosaics, succulent gardens, canvas painting and even slime making, All Fired Up! offers the space to let your imagination shine. All ages and artistic abilities are invited to play. Come alone...read more

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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-quality...read more

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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 Tahoe area. Created by Chris and Darin Talbot, the tour agency is a culmination of their knowledge that began when they moved to the area in 1977. Tours range from in-person, private tours to group tours to self-guided audio tours. The tours focus on all of the various areas of...read more

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Art Truckee

Lake Tahoe Summer Activity
10072 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 448-3423

This gallery and wine bar gathers a wide range of local arts under one roof in the historic Capitol Building, the oldest building in the town of Truckee. Featuring the art of Erskine Photography and Glasforms Glassblowing and relocating the many works of the Arts Obsessions collection, the gallery also has weekly live music and other community-building gatherings on the schedule, taking advantage of the...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

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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 47 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 climate-controlled indoor facilities, Bleu Wave Cruises has all needs covered...read more

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

Bluestone Jewelry & Wine

Lake Tahoe Summer Activity
10046 Donner Pass Road, #3, Truckee, CA
(530) 582-0429

Some things just go perfectly together: wine and roses, wine and cheese, wining and dining. Well, a Truckee business has discovered another ideal pairing – wine and jewelry. It would be easy to pass by Bluestone Jewelry in downtown Truckee if one wasn’t in the market for a ring or bracelet. But don’t let that stop you from popping into the jewelry store for the...read more

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Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Summer Activity
8125 Steelhead Avenue, Kings Beach, CA
(530) 546-4324

When it comes to helping youth learn skills, find empowerment and make something of themselves, the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe (BGCNLT) is a longstanding place of action. With the mission of inspiring and enabling all youth, especially those in need, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens, BGCNLT brings hope to the Tahoe area. It's a nonprofit...read more

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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 opportunities 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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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

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