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.

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

Coalition Snow

Lake Tahoe Summer Activity
(530) 416-5682

Coalition Snow is a woman-owned online boutique shopping experience that is dedicated to amplifying the skills and strengths of women on the mountain. For nearly 10 years these local women have been crafting their own top-of-the-line skis and snowboards, created with the belief that woman's skis should be based on performance. But this is more than an online ski shop. They also publish Sisu Magazine,...read more

Coalition Snow is a woman-owned online boutique shopping experience that is dedicated to amplifying the...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 opportunities 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

Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park

Lake Tahoe Summer Activity
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

Edgewood Golf Course

Edgewood Tahoe
Lake Tahoe Summer Activity
180 Lake Parkway, Stateline, NV
(844) 207-9179

Edgewood Tahoe is the definition of a painstakingly crafted golf experience. From the first hole to the last, every moment has been designed to provide golfers with one-of-a-kind challenges, natural marvels and championship-caliber memories. Home to the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship Tournament, Edgewood Tahoe’s golf course has challenged the skill of golfers since 1968. Visitors can expect four sets of tees ranging in length from...read more

Edgewood Tahoe is the definition of a painstakingly crafted golf experience. From the first hole...read more

Emerald Bay State Park

Lake Tahoe Summer Activity
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

Fifth Element Healing Center

Lake Tahoe Summer Activity
8611 North Lake Boulevard, Kings Beach, CA
(530) 448-4220

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, a session at this sanctuary will leave you feeling restored and grounded....read more

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

Hang Gliding Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Summer Activity
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

Hard Rock Casino Gaming

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Lake Tahoe Summer Activity
50 U.S. Highway 50, Stateline, NV
(775) 588-1010

As one of the most recently refurnished resorts at South Shore, the casino floor of the Hard Rock is a feast for the senses. Rich and vibrant without being garish, buzzing with activity without being overwhelming, the gaming area offers hundreds of video poker and slot machines as well as two dozen table games including blackjack, craps, roulette and pokers such as...read more

As one of the most recently refurnished resorts at South Shore, the...read more

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Lake Tahoe Summer Activity
50 U.S. Highway 50, Stateline, NV
(775) 588-1010

In the 1960s and '70s, South Shore had the Sahara Tahoe, and Elvis Presley was a regular performer there. In the '80s, it became the High Sierra, and in the '90s it was known as the Horizon. Fast-forward to the present and we now have the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the newest of the Stateline resorts. The showroom is now known as Vinyl, an...read more

In the 1960s and '70s, South Shore had the Sahara Tahoe, and Elvis Presley was...read more

IRIE Rafting Company

Lake Tahoe Summer Activity
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