Things to Do in Lake Tahoe

Choose Your Lake Tahoe Activity

There’s an array of things to do in Lake Tahoe for all to enjoy, from the leisure traveler to the thrill chaser. Spend your days venturing through Lake Tahoe’s many hiking trails or try the cycling trails offering both paved and dirt options for every ability. The area’s beaches dot the region, some with family-friendly easy access, others where the journey can be part of the experience and discovered by kayak or paddleboard. Famous for wonderful winters, Lake Tahoe has the largest concentration of downhill and cross-country skiing in North America, making it your perfect ski destination. Lake Tahoe’s activities also provide plenty of other frosty options including snowboarding, snowmobiling, sledding, snowshoeing, ice skating and even snow biking. 

Enjoy a wealth of recreational, artistic and cultural activities too and extend your trip midweek to take in all Lake Tahoe has to offer. 

Spring Activities Lake Tahoe
Spring

Create a dual day experience in the spring. Challenge yourself with our rope courses and ziplines for a mountain-filled morning, and kick off your very own fishing expedition on the water in the afternoon. Here’s how to get the best of both worlds this spring in Lake Tahoe.

Summer

Soak up the summer sun with a beach day by the lake. Bring your pup to a brewery with a view as a reward for a long day of hiking, or grab a stand up paddleboard and find the clearest water in the Sierra Nevada. See why Lake Tahoe is summer’s official playground.

Fall

Explore the aspen groves with hikes that make it easy to relish in all the colors of fall, or experience crisp autumn flavors on the Lake Tahoe ale trail. Here’s why you’ll fall in love with our 12 towns.

Winter

Warm up by the fire with an après ski treat after a day in the snow, take in the beauty of the snow on the beach on a snowshoeing trip, or try a new winter sport. See why our winter wonderland “wows.”

Alpine Villages Lake Tahoe

Alpine Villages

If you prefer a little retail therapy, try our diverse shopping options, from the luxurious Villages at Palisades Tahoe and at Northstar, to the art galleries and specialty stores of Tahoe City. Many Lake Tahoe shops offer unique, made-in-Tahoe gifts, hand crafted by local artists and ideal for memorable souvenirs.