Lake Tahoe Things to Do

With an environment like this, it would almost be criminal if the majority of Lake Tahoe things to do 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, Lake Tahoe things to do during the winter includes 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 Tahoe City things to do — 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 Lake Tahoe activities 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 Lake Tahoe things to do have in store for you during the winter and summer.

Lake Tahoe Things To Do by Area

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

Lake Tahoe Things To Do by Category

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

Fifth Element Healing Center

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
8611 North Lake Boulevard, Kings Beach, CA
(530) 448-4220 x530

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

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 is located inside the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe in Incline Village. The casino boasts 20,000 square feet of gaming floor with more than 100 video poker machines ranging from 1 cent to $25. There are an additional 260 slot machines on the floor and check out the promotions calendar to get in on the events and tournaments that take place throughout the... read more

Grand Lodge Casino is located inside the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe in Incline Village. The... read more

Granlibakken Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
725 Granlibakken Road, Tahoe City, CA
(877) 552-6301

Granlibakken Tahoe is tucked away in the forested hills framing Lake Tahoe. Located just a few minutes from Tahoe City, Granlibakken is a resort center that invokes the meaning of quaint hospitality while at the same time offering a plethora of options to create the perfect vacation. From a fine dining restaurant that serves culinary art to a conference center that holds annual events such... read more

Granlibakken Tahoe is tucked away in the forested hills framing Lake Tahoe. Located just a... 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 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 Thing to Do
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 some 500 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 Thing to Do
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

HeliTahoe

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
12219 Business Park Drive, Truckee, CA
(530) 214-0711
1901 Airport Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 214-0711

Anyone can drive around the lake, and it's a nice way to spend an afternoon. For a little more exclusive trip, you could take a cruise on one of the local yachts or paddleboats. But if you really want to experience the area in a way that will give you the memories of a lifetime and make you the envy of your friends and family,... read more

Anyone can drive around the lake, and it's a nice way to spend an afternoon.... read more

High Notes Summerlong Music Series

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
400 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 581-6900
5001 Northstar Drive, Truckee, CA
(530) 562-2267
1960 Squaw Valley Road, Squaw Valley, CA
(800) 403-0206
CA Highway 28 and Bear Street, Kings Beach, CA
(530) 583-3074

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

Incline Village Recreation Center

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
980 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV
(775) 832-1300

The 37,000-square-foot Incline Village 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... read more

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

Incline Village Tennis Center

Incline Village Recreation Center
Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
964 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV
(775) 832-1235

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 game... read more

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

IRIE Rafting Company

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
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