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

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

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 year 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

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 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

Lake Tahoe Adventures

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
3071 U.S. Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 577-2940

Lake Tahoe Adventures is a 365-day opportunity to get out into Lake Tahoe's natural environment via a guided ATV, Razor or snowmobile tour. Family-owned and -operated, Lake Tahoe Adventures gives all ages a fun time in a beautiful setting. Knowing the Tahoe landscape intimately, Lake Tahoe Adventures is able to take clients into a part of the natural Lake Tahoe wilderness that creates an exclusive... read more

Lake Tahoe Adventures is a 365-day opportunity to get out into Lake Tahoe's natural environment... read more

Lake Tahoe Balloons

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
2435 Venice Drive East, 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 your own 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... read more

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

Lake Tahoe Golf Course

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
2500 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 577-0788

In one of the little ironies of life, the Lake Tahoe Golf Course is one of the courses at South Shore that is actually farthest from the lake, over at Meyers. This in no way, however, detracts from the beauty of the location as it is in a high-altitude meadow set up against the rugged mountain scenery. The course, with layout by William Bell, welcomes... read more

In one of the little ironies of life, the Lake Tahoe Golf Course is one... 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, 760 U.S. Highway 50, Zephyr Cove, NV
(800) 987-9852

Lake Tahoe Sightseeing Cruises makes it easy to book the perfect 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, and... read more

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

Lakeside Casino

Lakeside Inn and Casino
Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
168 U.S. Highway 50, Stateline, NV
(775) 589-2313

Lakeside Casino offers everything you could want in a gaming establishment, from poker, blackjack and roulette to slots, craps and a sports book. 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, they offer 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

Lakeside Inn

Lakeside Inn and Casino
Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
168 U.S. Highway 50, Stateline, NV
(775) 589-2313

Lakeside Inn, part of the Lakeside Inn and Casino complex, has earned a reputation as a great value. This property has a Sierra-lodge theme, and that carries over into the hotel rooms, furnished with rustic furniture and smooth-hewn wood paneling. Another feature that sets the Lakeside apart from other hotels and resorts is the property’s commitment to being fee free. There are no hidden charges,... read more

Lakeside Inn, part of the Lakeside Inn and Casino complex, has earned a reputation as... read more

M.E. Entertainment

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
10072 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 448-3423

If you are looking for a way to make your celebration amazing, M.E. Entertainment is a great place to start. With a client list of impressive musicians, stage acts and entertainers, M.E. Entertainment has the potential to take your get-together from fun to fantastic. In addition to private events, M.E Entertainment also brings big names to different establishments around the lake, making the nightlife in... read more

If you are looking for a way to make your celebration amazing, M.E. Entertainment is... read more