Lake Tahoe Activities in Summer

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A Singletrack Mind

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

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Adrift Tahoe

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

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Alder Creek Adventure Center

15275 Alder Creek Road
Truckee, CA
(530) 587-9484
Tahoe Donner

The Alder Creek Adventure Center in Tahoe Donner is brand new with its grand opening in November 2015. And while its centerpiece activity is cross-country skiing, the state-of-the-art lodge is set to be open throughout every season. As the hub for Nordic skiing, the center offers ski rentals, wax and tuning services and lockers. There is also a shop selling Nordic gear and accessories. Non-skiers... read more

The Alder Creek Adventure Center in Tahoe Donner is brand new with its grand opening... read more

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Anderson's Bicycle Rental

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

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Around Tahoe Tours

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

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Atelier

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

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Big Blue Adventure

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

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Bike Tahoe

P. O. Box 673
Zephyr Cove, NV
(775) 586-9566

If you love cycling — whether leisure riding, mountain biking or road — then checking out the Bike Tahoe is in your absolute best interest. A fabulous interactive bike guide organization, going through Bike Tahoe is one of the best ways to enjoy Tahoe on two wheels. With their collection of all the biking routes in the Lake Tahoe Basin presented in an easy-to-use manner,... read more

If you love cycling — whether leisure riding, mountain biking or road — then checking... read more

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Bowl Incline

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

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Camp Richardson

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

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Championship Course

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

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Clair Tappaan Lodge

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

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DL Bliss State Park

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

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Donner Memorial State Park

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

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Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park

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

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Emerald Bay State Park

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

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Fifth Element Healing Center

8611 North Lake Boulevard
Kings Beach, CA
(530) 386-8768

Fifth Element Healing Center is a place of wellness through the means of Reiki and energy healing. Their motto is to offer a place where relaxation, healing and rejuvenation of your mind, body, emotional and spiritual needs are met in a personalized session. With years of experience and wisdom offered by their practitioners, you are certain to leave their sanctuary feeling restored and grounded. They... read more

Fifth Element Healing Center is a place of wellness through the means of Reiki and... read more

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Hang Gliding Tahoe

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

You love Lake Tahoe, and you feel as if you’ve seen all the sights it... read more

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Heavenly Mountain Resort

4080 Lake Tahoe Boulevard
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(775) 586-7000
Heavenly Mountain Resort

Heavenly Resort is omnipresent at South Tahoe. Along with the casinos on the Nevada side of South Shore, the ski resort drives the economy of this small Sierra community. Heavenly’s California Lodge was the resort’s original mountain base area, located nearly a straight shot up the hill from the lakeside Ski Run Marina. Appropriate for skiers of all skill levels, just about all ski services... read more

Heavenly Resort is omnipresent at South Tahoe. Along with the casinos on the Nevada side... read more

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High Notes Summerlong Music Series

400 North Lake Boulevard
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 581-6900

There may not be anything more incredible than enjoying the uplifting quality of Tahoe air, the stunning backdrop of the basin and listening to a great live-music act. High Notes Summerlong Music Series makes it easy to do that with their four fabulous ways to enjoy music. Happening in the beach-side locations of Tahoe City and Kings Beach as well as the mountainous experiences of... read more

There may not be anything more incredible than enjoying the uplifting quality of Tahoe air,... read more

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High Notes Summerlong Music Series

5001 Northstar Drive
Truckee, CA
(530) 562-2267

There may not be anything more incredible than enjoying the uplifting quality of Tahoe air, the stunning backdrop of the basin and listening to a great live-music act. High Notes Summerlong Music Series makes it easy to do that with their four fabulous ways to enjoy music. Happening in the beach-side locations of Tahoe City and Kings Beach as well as the mountainous experiences of... read more

There may not be anything more incredible than enjoying the uplifting quality of Tahoe air,... read more

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High Notes Summerlong Music Series

1960 Squaw Valley Road
Squaw Valley, CA
(800) 403-0206

There may not be anything more incredible than enjoying the uplifting quality of Tahoe air, the stunning backdrop of the basin and listening to a great live-music act. High Notes Summerlong Music Series makes it easy to do that with their four fabulous ways to enjoy music. Happening in the beach-side locations of Tahoe City and Kings Beach as well as the mountainous experiences of... read more

There may not be anything more incredible than enjoying the uplifting quality of Tahoe air,... read more

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IRIE Rafting Company

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

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IVGID Recreation Center

980 Incline Way
Incline Village, NV
(775) 832-1300

The 37,000-square-foot IVGID Recreation Center has fitness classes and activities for people of all ages, from babies to seniors. You can drop in for the day or get a membership by the week, month or annually for yourself or your family. If you want to work out, you’ll find a cardiovascular room and strength area decked out with the latest equipment. The 25-yard, indoor pool... read more

The 37,000-square-foot IVGID Recreation Center has fitness classes and activities for people of all ages,... read more

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Kings Beach State Recreation Area

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

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Kirkwood Mountain Resort

1501 Kirkwood Meadows Drive
Kirkwood, CA
(209) 258-6000

Kirkwood Mountain is a South Lake Tahoe ski area tucked a little out of the way of the hustle and bustle that is seen in town. Kirkwood is about a 45-minute drive from the center of South Lake. This small distance creates positives: crowds are smaller and attention to personal service is higher. The ski area itself is great for all levels of skiers with... read more

Kirkwood Mountain is a South Lake Tahoe ski area tucked a little out of the... read more

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Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

2005 Nevada State Highway 28
Incline Village, NV
(775) 832-1616
Sand Harbor

Begun in 1972 at Sugar Pine Point on the west shore, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival moved to Sand Harbor in 1976 and has remained a standard there ever since. It ranks as one of the top Shakespeare Festivals in the country — not just for the quality of the performances but for the entirety of the experience, from the gourmet food to the environment of... read more

Begun in 1972 at Sugar Pine Point on the west shore, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival... read more

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Lake Tahoe Sightseeing Cruises

MS Dixie Departure
760 U.S. Highway 50
Zephyr Cove, NV
(800) 987-9852

Lake Tahoe Sightseeing Cruises makes it easy to book just the right sightseeing cruise on the water, whether you are interested in seeing the lake from a luxury yacht or aboard a classic paddle wheeler, whether you want a mid-day excursion or an evening dinner cruise. Emerald Bay, the historic Vikingsholm lodge and Fannette Island feature in the voyages offered by Lake Tahoe Sightseeing Cruises,... read more

Lake Tahoe Sightseeing Cruises makes it easy to book just the right sightseeing cruise on... read more

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Lake Tahoe Sightseeing Cruises

Bleu Wave Departure
760 U.S. Highway 50
Zephyr Cove, NV
(800) 987-9852

Lake Tahoe Sightseeing Cruises makes it easy to book just the right sightseeing cruise on the water, whether you are interested in seeing the lake from a luxury yacht or aboard a classic paddle wheeler, whether you want a mid-day excursion or an evening dinner cruise. Emerald Bay, the historic Vikingsholm lodge and Fannette Island feature in the voyages offered by Lake Tahoe Sightseeing Cruises,... read more

Lake Tahoe Sightseeing Cruises makes it easy to book just the right sightseeing cruise on... read more

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Lakeshore Sports

8499 North Lake Boulevard
Kings Beach, CA
(530) 553-1660
Willard's Sport Shop

If you believe that you can never have too much of a good thing, you’ll be glad to hear the news that Willard’s Sport Shop in Tahoe City has opened an additional location in Kings Beach under the name of Lakeshore Sports. Although the name is different, you’ll recognize the logo style from the original Willard’s signage, and the new shop is open seven days... read more

If you believe that you can never have too much of a good thing, you’ll... read more

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Lakeside Casino

168 U.S. Highway 50
Stateline, NV
(775) 589-2313
Lakeside Inn and Casino

Lakeside Casino offers everything you could want in a gaming establishment, from poker, blackjack and roulette to slots, craps and a sportsbook. Look for the 3-to-2 odds on all blackjacks and the 10-times odds on all numbers at the craps table. In line with the philosophy of being the friendliest spot in town, there is the University of Lakeside, a weekly class that teaches the... read more

Lakeside Casino offers everything you could want in a gaming establishment, from poker, blackjack and... read more

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Matt Heron Fly Fishing

400 Squaw Creek Road
Olympic Valley, CA
(518) 225-6587
Resort at Squaw Creek

Based out of the Resort at Squaw Creek, Matt Heron Fly Fishing is a great summer day excursion for those ready to try their hand at flipping the wrist and casting a line. Heron, a guide with more than 26 years of experience and a Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Casting Instructor, is the only fly fishing instructor in Squaw Valley. He offers a variety... read more

Based out of the Resort at Squaw Creek, Matt Heron Fly Fishing is a great... read more

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Mountain Course

690 Wilson Way
Incline Village, NV
(775) 832-1150

The Mountain Golf Course in Incline Village is set in a rolling hillside – with an elevation change of about a hundred feet – that reminds you why this town is named Incline. The Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed course winds its way through a forest of old-growth pines and cedars with a couple of creeks running through. Usually open May through October, the 18-hole, par... read more

The Mountain Golf Course in Incline Village is set in a rolling hillside – with... read more

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North Tahoe Watersports

700 North Lake Boulevard
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-7245

North Tahoe Watersports brings you the fun of Lake Tahoe in a safe and exciting way. Specializing in parasailing, the excursion company also rents water-based toys like kayaks, Sea-Doos, personal motorized watercraft, paddleboards, pedal boats and aqua cycle trikes. North Tahoe Watersports also offers private lake tours, bringing you to all of the magical parts of Lake Tahoe.

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North Tahoe Watersports

8400 North Lake Boulevard
Kings Beach, CA
(530) 546-9253

North Tahoe Watersports brings you the fun of Lake Tahoe in a safe and exciting way. Specializing in parasailing, the excursion company also rents water-based toys like kayaks, Sea-Doos, personal motorized watercraft, paddleboards, pedal boats and aqua cycle trikes. North Tahoe Watersports also offers private lake tours, bringing you to all of the magical parts of Lake Tahoe.

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Northstar California Resort

5001 Northstar Drive
Truckee, CA
(530) 562-1010
Northstar California Resort

Since 1972, the Northstar California Resort has drawn winter sports enthusiasts to the area. Twenty different lifts provide access to some 100 trails on more than 3,000 acres of skiable terrain. The majority of the trails are designed for intermediate level skiers, while about a quarter of them are for advanced skiers and the remainder are just right for beginners. Speaking of beginners, Northstar offers... read more

Since 1972, the Northstar California Resort has drawn winter sports enthusiasts to the area. Twenty... read more

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Obexer's Boat Company & Obexer's Water Sports

5300 West Lake Boulevard
Homewood, CA
(530) 525-7962

Obexer's is a quick way to get out on the water of Lake Tahoe through their rental of full-powered personal Jet skis, the Ski-Doo GTS 300 and water ski, wakeboard, wake surf and wake skate lessons. Jet ski rentals come with all the equipment needed such as life preservers. You must be 18 to rent a Jet ski. Their lessons aren't limited to the beginner.... read more

Obexer's is a quick way to get out on the water of Lake Tahoe through... read more

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Olympic Bike Shop

620 North Lake Boulevard
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 581-2500

Olympic Bike Shop is your best bet for the biggest selection of bike rentals and cycling gear whether it be for dirt or road. Olympic Bike Shop opened its doors in 1973 and still continues today because of the owner's and employees' love for cycling in the Lake Tahoe area. With their knowledge about the area's trails and road rides, the entire crew is an... read more

Olympic Bike Shop is your best bet for the biggest selection of bike rentals and... read more

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Ponderosa Golf Course

10040 Reynold Way
Truckee, CA
(530) 587-3501
Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District
Ponderosa Golf Course is a quintessential Truckee story. The nine-hole public course was built more than 50 years ago by the residents of town. The course was family owned for most of that half-century but was kept from being turned into a subdivision when the Truckee Airport District purchased it in 2008. Now Ponderosa is managed by the Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District with... read more
Ponderosa Golf Course is a quintessential Truckee story. The nine-hole public course was built more... read more
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Sierra State Parks Foundation

P.O. Box 28
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-9911

If you enjoy the serenity and fun that the state parks provide in the Lake Tahoe area, then you must thank Sierra State Parks Foundation. Founded in 1973, the foundation is a nonprofit supporting seven different parks around the basin: D.L. Bliss State Park, Donner Memorial State Park, Emerald Bay State Park, Kings Beach State Recreation Area, Sugar Pine Point State Park, Tahoe State Recreation... read more

If you enjoy the serenity and fun that the state parks provide in the Lake... read more

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South Shore Bikes

871 Emerald Bay Road
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-7433

For bike sales, rentals and repairs, South Shore Bikes is a few blocks up Emerald Bay Road from the Y and is near the bike path leading out toward Camp Richardson. They offer quite a large fleet of quality bikes of all types and have a knowledgeable staff for expert repairs and tune-ups. They've been around for quite a while, and the owner has some... read more

For bike sales, rentals and repairs, South Shore Bikes is a few blocks up Emerald... read more

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Stillwater Spa

111 Country Club Drive
Incline Village, NV
(775) 886-6745
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino

Are you ready for a little pampering? Get yourself down to the Stillwater Spa at the Hyatt Lake Tahoe and prepare to relax. The philosophy of the spa reflects the tranquility of the natural surroundings, incorporating the clear waters of the lake and the pure mountain air balanced with the elements of earth and fire in treating your body, mind and soul. Massage styles include... read more

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SWA Watersports

5160 W. Lake Boulevard, Suite A
Homewood, CA
(775) 400-6677

SWA Watersports has two locations offering Jet Ski and boat rentals, fishing charters, guided tours and private charters as well as water-sport rentals and lessons. Boat rentals range from 20 to 27 footers with capacities of up to 14 people. You can also charter a yacht, pontoon boat or wake boat and let a licensed captain guide you around the lake and teach you to... read more

SWA Watersports has two locations offering Jet Ski and boat rentals, fishing charters, guided tours... read more

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Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema

475 North Lake Boulevard
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 584-2431

Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema is not just your regular movie theater. Recently renovated complete with overstuffed leather rocking chairs and comfy couches in the theater and a full bar with seven beers and cider on tap in the entry area, Tahoe Art Haus takes going to a movie to whole new level of fun. The theater was a little rundown when the new owners... read more

Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema is not just your regular movie theater. Recently renovated complete... read more

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Tahoe City Golf Course

251 North Lake Boulevard
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-1516

Tahoe City Golf Course is a 9-hole course (with a par of 33) that has character and stellar views of Lake Tahoe. The history of the course began back in 1917 when England's famous golfer May "Queenie" Dunn was commissioned to create a course on the then-famous Tahoe Tavern resort property. As one of the first courses in the United States to be designed by... read more

Tahoe City Golf Course is a 9-hole course (with a par of 33) that has... read more

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Tahoe City Kayak

521 North Lake Boulevard
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 581-4336

Tahoe City Kayak offers everything you could need if you desire to go kayaking or standup paddleboarding in Lake Tahoe. Ready to outfit you from head to toe with new gear or rentals, Tahoe City Kayak prides itself on being the trusted North Tahoe source on all things kayak. In addition to selling boards, boats, accessories and gear, it also gives tours, with various types... read more

Tahoe City Kayak offers everything you could need if you desire to go kayaking or... read more

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Tahoe City Marina

700 North Lake Boulevard
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-1039

Tahoe City Marina is a collection of stores, a fine dining restaurant, Dockside 700, and the longest-standing marina on Lake Tahoe. Beginning its days in the 1940s, the marina is not only a historical aspect to Tahoe City, but it is also one of the largest marinas on the lake. The marina itself assists with all boat needs as well as mooring and boat slips.... read more

Tahoe City Marina is a collection of stores, a fine dining restaurant, Dockside 700, and... read more

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Tahoe Dance School

2810 Lake Forest Road
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-3367

One of the greatest ways to engage in health and wellness is through dance. Tahoe Dance School is an excellent opportunity to connect with your rhythmic side, whether you are a professional dancer or one who dances purely for enjoyment. Under the direction of Dee Dee Terzian for more than 20 years, Tahoe Dance School is a community favorite for learning classical ballet, jazz, hip... read more

One of the greatest ways to engage in health and wellness is through dance. Tahoe... read more

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Tahoe Donner

11509 Northwoods Boulevard
Truckee, CA
(530) 587-9400

The sprawling Tahoe Donner subdivision and its 6,000-plus homes above Truckee is many things to lots of people. For some it is their home neighborhood; for others it’s where they rent a house for a few days in winter or summer. Locals and visitors all take advantage of the Tahoe Donner Association’s 7,000 acres and equally vast amenities available to homeowners as well as to... read more

The sprawling Tahoe Donner subdivision and its 6,000-plus homes above Truckee is many things to... read more

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Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center

15275 Alder Creek Road
Truckee, CA
(530) 587-9470
Tahoe Donner

One way for almost every person to explore Tahoe Donner’s nearly 3,500 acres of open space mountain scenery is on horseback via more than 100 km of trails. During the summer season Tahoe Donner’s equestrian center offers a variety of guided rides for members of the homeowners association, their guests and the public. Choose from 1-hour to 2-hour trail rides, with the latter best suited... read more

One way for almost every person to explore Tahoe Donner’s nearly 3,500 acres of open... read more

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Tahoe Donner Golf Course

12850 Northwoods Boulevard
Truckee, CA
(530) 587-9443
Tahoe Donner

Tahoe Donner offers scores of amenities to its homeowner members, and the crown jewel is the championship golf course. What makes the 18-hole course even more special is that it’s also open to the public. Set on 200 acres of high-elevation, pine-shrouded beauty, the 7002-yard, par 72 course is open from spring to fall. But the fun no longer stops when the snow starts to... read more

Tahoe Donner offers scores of amenities to its homeowner members, and the crown jewel is... read more

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Tahoe Paddle & Oar

8299 North Lake Boulevard
Kings Beach, CA
(530) 581-3029

Tahoe Paddle & Oar is a full outfitter for anything that has to do with paddle sports. A shop ready to outfit the beginner or restock the expert, Tahoe Paddle & Oar is ready for all needs related to kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding (and anything else you can think of that involves water, fun and a paddle). Their supreme location on the edge of Lake Tahoe... read more

Tahoe Paddle & Oar is a full outfitter for anything that has to do with... read more

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Tahoe Sailing Charters

700 North Lake Boulevard
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 553-8500

Tahoe Sailing Charters is an excellent way to see the beauty of Lake Tahoe using the power of Mother Nature. Offering yacht sailing cruises that give a serene yet exciting connection with a non-motorized approach to exploring Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Sailing Charters brings the water tours to the next level by providing cocktails and non-alcohol drinks with the cruise. For those looking for a more... read more

Tahoe Sailing Charters is an excellent way to see the beauty of Lake Tahoe using... read more

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Tahoe Sport Fishing

760 NV Highway 50
Zephyr Cove, NV
(775) 586-9338

Tahoe Sport Fishing is one of the most complete fishing-charter operations at the south end of the lake. Experienced crew and a fleet of more than a half-dozen boats put you right where the fish are biting for year-round adventure. The boats leave from both Zephyr Cove Marina and Ski Run Marina for public and private charters. Check with your captain as to the appropriate... read more

Tahoe Sport Fishing is one of the most complete fishing-charter operations at the south end... read more

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Tahoe Sport Fishing

900 Ski Run Boulevard, Suite 102
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-5448

Tahoe Sport Fishing is one of the most complete fishing-charter operations at the south end of the lake. Experienced crew and a fleet of more than a half-dozen boats put you right where the fish are biting for year-round adventure. The boats leave from both Zephyr Cove Marina and Ski Run Marina for public and private charters. Check with your captain as to the appropriate... read more

Tahoe Sport Fishing is one of the most complete fishing-charter operations at the south end... read more

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Tahoe Sports Hub

10095 W. River Street
Truckee, CA
(530) 582-4510

The Tahoe Sports Hub is full of gear for every adventure sport for every Sierra season. From watersports, the trail and granite in summer to skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing in winter, Tahoe Sports Hub either sells it or rents it. There is an on-site bicycle shop that sells bikes and gear as well as offering bike repair and rentals. Other summer fun can be had... read more

The Tahoe Sports Hub is full of gear for every adventure sport for every Sierra... read more

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Tahoe Water Adventures

120 Grove Street
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-9253

Tahoe Water Adventures is your one-stop shop for anything related to having fun on Lake Tahoe. From speed-boat rentals to Jet Skis, Tahoe Water Adventures rents reliable power toys for the water. They also rent kayaks, standup paddleboards and surfboards. In addition to rentals they offer guided trips and lessons. Tahoe Water Adventures is only open in the summer.

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Tahoe Whitewater Tours

10015 Palisades Drive
Truckee, CA
(530) 587-5777

If finding some adrenaline fun via flowing rivers is your cup of tea, then you must check out Tahoe Whitewater Tours. A highly reputable company that offers guided trips down Truckee River as well as other rivers that surround the Lake Tahoe basin, Tahoe Whitewater Tours is gifted in creating a trip that fits the wants and needs of the group. From basic Class I... read more

If finding some adrenaline fun via flowing rivers is your cup of tea, then you... read more

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Tahoe Yoga and Wellness Center

10770 Donner Pass Road, #104
Truckee, CA
(530) 550-8333
Northstar California Resort
Village at Northstar

When you want to get serious about the well-being of your mind and body, it’s time to check out the offerings at the Tahoe Yoga and Wellness Center. A part of the community for more than a decade, the center has a schedule that includes yoga classes on a daily basis as well as massage therapy, acupuncture and more. The center also conducts an impressive... read more

When you want to get serious about the well-being of your mind and body, it’s... read more

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Tahoe Yoga and Wellness Center

8001 Northstar Drive
Truckee, CA
(530) 550-8336
Northstar California Resort
Village at Northstar

When you want to get serious about the well-being of your mind and body, it’s time to check out the offerings at the Tahoe Yoga and Wellness Center. A part of the community for more than a decade, the center has a schedule that includes yoga classes on a daily basis as well as massage therapy, acupuncture and more. The center also conducts an impressive... read more

When you want to get serious about the well-being of your mind and body, it’s... read more

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The Incline Village Tennis Center

964 Incline Way
Incline Village, NV
(775) 832-1235
IVGID Recreation Center

The Incline Village Tennis Center, adjacent to the Rec Center, has 11 courts surrounded by the beauty of the alpine forest. The pro shop is fully stocked with clothing, shoes, rackets and tennis equipment. If you need your racket restrung, their professional staff can have it done for you overnight. When you’re ready to play they’ll set you up with a hitting partner, schedule your... read more

The Incline Village Tennis Center, adjacent to the Rec Center, has 11 courts surrounded by... read more

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The Loft Theatre

1021 Heavenly Village Way
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 523-8024

The Loft Theatre is an excellent way to bring more to a dining experience. A restaurant enhanced with magicians and theatrical acts that change nightly, The Loft Theatre brings you both entertainment and tasty Italian food. Their menu and acts change throughout the year, making the designation a fun visit multiple times a year. The menu is true Italian and incredibly delicious.

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The Village at Squaw Valley

1750 Village East Road
Olympic Valley, CA
(800) 403-0206

The Village at Squaw Valley is northern California's example of a ski hamlet, offering a little bit for everyone. The rooms all have views of the mountains and are located a few steps from the various base area ski lifts. Rooms are situated above the plethora of shops and restaurants with balconies looking out over the hustle and bustle below. The variety of restaurants and... read more

The Village at Squaw Valley is northern California's example of a ski hamlet, offering a... read more

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Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District

8924 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA
(530) 582-7720

Take a look around and it’s clear that Truckee is a special town: history, mountains, lakes, river and forests. But there are many hidden gems known mostly to locals. The thing is, those gems are kept shining by the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District for the enjoyment of locals and visitors. Some of the amenities and facilities managed by the district are accessible for free,... read more

Take a look around and it’s clear that Truckee is a special town: history, mountains,... read more

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UC Davis Tahoe Science Center

291 Country Club Drive, #320
Incline Village, NV
(775) 881-7560

On the Sierra Nevada College campus in the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, Tahoe Science Center has interactive exhibits with hands-on activities that explore the science of the Lake Tahoe Basin – its geology, environmental issues, ecological challenges and more. Step aboard the 2/3-scale model of the UC Davis Research Vessel to learn how they investigate and monitor lake quality and clarity. Take a Green... read more

On the Sierra Nevada College campus in the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, Tahoe Science... read more

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Village at Northstar

5001 Northstar Drive
Truckee, CA
(530) 562-1010
Northstar California Resort

The Village at Northstar is an example of the coming of age of the Sierra ski resorts. Gone are the days when the Tahoe area hillsides were bustling with snow-sports enthusiasts in the winter but then empty during the other seasons. The activity these days takes place all year long, and even if you never set foot on the slopes, you'll find more than enough... read more

The Village at Northstar is an example of the coming of age of the Sierra... read more

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Villager Candle Shop, Pottery & More

7001 Northstar Drive, #7111
Truckee, CA
(530) 562-8884
Northstar California Resort
Village at Northstar

The Villager Candle Shop is the place to let your creative side run free. This studio offers a place where individuals or groups can make their own candles, paint some pottery or create their own mosaics. Bear Village inside the shop allows visitors to build their own stuffed animals. Or if you prefer to indulge your artistic license in a more private setting, you can... read more

The Villager Candle Shop is the place to let your creative side run free. This... read more

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West End Beach of Donner Lake

15962 South Shore Drive
Truckee, CA
(530) 582-7720
Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District

Lake Tahoe, 15 minutes away, gets all the attention, but Truckee has a gem of its own: Donner Lake. While not as big and broad as Big Blue, Donner Lake offers up a good bit of watery fun too. One of the best places to access Donner is West End Beach. In summer months during the day, there is a modest admission fee to enter... read more

Lake Tahoe, 15 minutes away, gets all the attention, but Truckee has a gem of... read more

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Willard's Sport Shop

170 North Lake Boulevard
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-3356

Willard's Sports Shop is a true local business. Owned and operated by a longtime Tahoe family, the Willards, it's obvious when being helped by one of the family members or staff that they truly do care. In addition to all winter gear, they carry high-quality down jackets, street wear, gloves, hats, goggles, eyewear and clothing created by local businesses. In the summer the shop transitions... read more

Willard's Sports Shop is a true local business. Owned and operated by a longtime Tahoe... read more

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Xhale Bar & Lounge

27 Highway 50, Suite Basement
Stateline, NV
(775) 580-7221

Xhale Bar & Lounge is a welcoming bar that offers dancing, hookah enjoyment and great drink specials. The vibe is fun and relaxing while at the same time hopping with the latest music beats. Their full hookah bar offers the smoking apparatus (perfect for groups) and a variety of smoking flavors. They also feature a full bar and nightclub scene with music raging into the... read more

Xhale Bar & Lounge is a welcoming bar that offers dancing, hookah enjoyment and great... read more

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Zephyr Cove Stables

760 U.S. Highway 50
Zephyr Cove, NV
(775) 588-5664
Zephyr Cove Resort

Between the snow sports, the water sports and the casino fun, one aspect of Tahoe's recreational offerings that gets overlooked is horseback trail riding, despite the area's strong roots in this activity. Seasonal rides are still available out of the Zephyr Cove Stables, however, with one- or two-hour excursions through woods and mountains overlooking the lake. There is even the option to... read more

Between the snow sports, the water sports and the casino fun, one... read more