Things to Do in Lake Tahoe

With an environment like this, it would almost be criminal if the majority of the things to do in Lake Tahoe weren’t outdoors ... and of course they are! For Lake Tahoe activities in the summer, you can enjoy kayaking, SUPing and other water sports that take the lead. If you’d prefer to frolic in the snow, things to do in Lake Tahoe during the winter include ice skating, Nordic skiing and sliding down a snowy mountain any way you can. Of course all the towns in this part of the woods are known for that, but what about dog sledding? Bet you might not have done that! It’s a popular Lake Tahoe activity in Squaw Valley, so get on it! Lace up your shoes and head out on some of Tahoe’s City’s hiking trails that take you on a scenic tour of the beaches and mountains on the West Shore. Several give you amazing views of one of the most beautiful things to do in Tahoe City – exploring Emerald Bay. You can almost imagine you're in the Caribbean watching this water. Now, if those summertime water temps will just rise about 20 more degrees....

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There are other things to do in Lake Tahoe that may interest you if you’re not looking for an athletic vacation. Going sightseeing on bus tours that cart you over the entire Tahoe Basin or checking out fascinating exhibits in museums are part of the offerings of the many South Lake Tahoe activities. Vacation is also the ideal time to take care of yourself, and a visit to one of the spas in Incline Village’s things to do has you feeling pampered and polished in no time. Lake Tahoe also hosts an array of festivals during the warmer months that will appeal to craftspeople, artists, nerds or those celebrating Independence Day.

Check out the listings below to see what's in store for you during the winter and summer with things to do in Lake Tahoe.

Things to Do in Lake Tahoe by Area

South Lake Tahoe | Truckee | Tahoe City & West Shore | Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows
Kings Beach & North Shore Incline Village & Crystal Bay

Things to Do in Lake Tahoe by Category

Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course

Edgewood Tahoe Resort
Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
Edgewood Tahoe Resort, 180 Lake Parkway, Stateline, NV
(888) 769-1924

Edgewood Tahoe's lakeside golf course is the definition of a 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 Championship, Edgewood Tahoe’s golf course has challenged the skill of golfers since 1968. Visitors can expect four sets of tees ranging in length from 5343 yards...read more

Edgewood Tahoe's lakeside golf course is the definition of a crafted golf experience. From the...read more

Emerald Bay State Park

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
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

Explore! Sierra Touring Company

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
2634 County Road A-23, Beckwourth, CA
(530) 927-9743

If you are looking for a way to turn that frown upside down, then you must check out Explore! Sierra Touring Company. An outdoor adventure company specializing in the fun factor obtained from ATVs, Explore! Sierra Touring Company is gifted in connecting you with nature, your companions and your best self. They offer outings for any group or situation, whether it's a wedding, a corporate...read more

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Flume Trail Mountain Bikes

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
1115 Tunnel Creek Road, Incline Village, NV
(775) 298-2501

The Flume Trail above Lake Tahoe is a mountain biking trail with a well-earned reputation. Between its historical significance and the incredible views that it offers, it is a route that practically everyone in the basin knows about, even people who have never once touched tire to trail. But for those who actually do like to get out and explore the backcountry on wheels and...read more

The Flume Trail above Lake Tahoe is a mountain biking trail with a well-earned reputation....read more

Grand Lodge Casino at the Hyatt

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino
Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
111 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, NV
(800) 327-3910

Grand Lodge Casino at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe features 20,000 square feet of gaming space and offers a true Old Tahoe feel plus a highly rewarding Players Club, friendly staff and all of your favorite games. Whether you like the thrill of chasing huge jackpots or you prefer the great odds of video poker gaming, their slot floor has something for everyone. For the real deal,...read more

Grand Lodge Casino at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe features 20,000 square feet of gaming space...read more

Hang Gliding Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
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 FAA certified...read more

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IRIE Rafting Company

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
12000 Pioneer Trail, Suite # 2, Truckee, CA
(530) 582-4900

Lake Tahoe has only one outflow – the Truckee River. And for 25 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 25 years IRIE...read more

Kings Beach State Recreation Area

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
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, and parking costs $10 for both cars and trucks. Dogs are not allowed...read more

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

Lake Tahoe Balloons

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
2435 Venice Drive E., 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 a 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 sound...read more

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

Lake Tahoe Sightseeing Cruises

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
MS Dixie Departure, 760 U.S. Highway 50, Zephyr Cove, NV
(800) 987-9852
Bleu Wave Departure, 2435 Venice Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(800) 987-9852
Lake Tahoe's stunning emerald waters are at your fingertips with a venture on one of the many Lake Tahoe Sightseeing Cruises offered in the area. There are plenty of options to choose from, each of them exploring the historic landmarks and points of interest that make Lake Tahoe so popular. Visitors will have a wondrous time exploring places such as Emerald Bay and the historic Vikingsholm...read more
Lake Tahoe's stunning emerald waters are at your fingertips with a venture on one of the...read more

Lake Tahoe Snowmobile Tours

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
Highway 267 Brockway Summit, Tahoe Vista, CA
(530) 546-4280

If you are looking for a snowmobile tour guide with decades of experience, then Lake Tahoe Snowmobile Tours is a trusted company of choice. Guiding tours since 1984, Lake Tahoe Snowmobile Tours knows where to find that unique, awe-inspiring experience that will be remembered for years to come. Their tours are designed for any age or ability and utilize both groomed and powder trails that...read more

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Lost Sauna Co.

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
310 Carnelian Woods Avenue, Carnelian Bay, CA
(218) 310-4552

After a long day in the mountains, have you ever wished you had a sauna to help restore your aching body? Thanks to Lost Sauna Co., you can have your own personal sauna free of the hassles of owning or setting it up. A full-service rental company, Lost Sauna Co. rents beautifully finished, clean, top-quality sauna units. The entire process is simple. They come to...read more

After a long day in the mountains, have you ever wished you had a sauna...read more