School’s out. The sun’s out. And you’re probably ready to get out! Thankfully, North Lake Tahoe is the perfect mix of lakeside adventure and on-mountain activities with a thriving summer scene loaded with experiences meant to refresh, recharge and reinvigorate your soul. From a scenic paddle to a picturesque hike, to lounging on the beach to hitting up the gaming and dining scene, there’s so much to do in Summer’s Official Playground.
NORTH LAKE TAHOE. IT’S HUMAN NATURE.
Trek to the top of the mountain or stroll along the crystal blue shoreline, with hiking for all ages and skill levels, you’re sure to find a view with your name on it.
Ride through the trees or cruise alongside the beach. From mountain to road and everywhere in between, North Lake Tahoe is a cyclist’s dream.
Connect with nature in a whole new way. North Lake Tahoe’s ropes courses and ziplines allow you to fly through the trees and overcome challenges–creating a transformative experience for individuals and groups.
Grab a paddle and experience the calming crystal blue waters of North Lake Tahoe. Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) is a great water sport for anyone of any ability. It can be a serene experience or it can be physically challenging, but it’s always a great way to get on the water and experience Tahoe.
Kayaking is a favorite and there is no shortage of rental locations. You can also use the Lake Tahoe Water Trail map to help guide your journey. It’s a perfect way to discover hidden beaches and rocky coves, not to mention a great core and upper-body workout. Check out a transparent kayak for an extra dose of amazingness.
Crystal clear water, giant granite boulders and warm sand are waiting. Jump in and explore the diverse, pristine beaches of North Lake Tahoe. Our beaches offer secluded hike-in spots, wide open picnic areas with easy parking, weekly concerts, rocky shorelines with walking trails and unbeatable views of the sunset.
With picturesque views of the surrounding mountains and endless glassy coves to discover, North Lake Tahoe boasts a boating experience like no other. Experience the ultimate sunset cruise on one of our many charters and enjoy the serenity of the lake under moonlight. Cruise options range from classic wooden watercraft to sail boats.
Lake Tahoe shopping is its own recreational activity. Each of the North Lake Tahoe resorts and towns offers a distinct selection of local boutiques, shops and markets. Take a look at our shopping blog and interactive map.
One of the hidden treasures of North Lake Tahoe is it's performing and visual arts culture. Local galleries line quaint streets with a wide range of artists featured in store-front windows. A perfect North Lake Tahoe sky creates the backdrop for the Shakespeare Festival and music venues. And historic sites like the Thunderbird Lodge take your imagination on a creative journey.
You owe it to yourself to take advantage of the best spa and fitness options the region has to offer. Just choose how you want to unwind and recharge, then let the moment take over. Luxury amenities thrive in North Lake Tahoe–pamper yourself today and plan your spa visit.
Hop on the Tahoe Zephyr for a scenic ride to the top of the mountain, and picnic, hike or look for wildlife once you’re at the top. Visit Northstar and enjoy roller skating, shopping, mini golf and more. Experience The Village at Squaw Valley for a multitude of free events, festivals and movie nights all week long. The villages in North Lake Tahoe offer plenty to see, do and explore.
Take the excitement indoors – visit the Nevada side of the North Shore for non-stop action and gaming at the table or at the slots. You’ll also find 24/7 nightlife, entertainment featuring live music and a variety of dining options available whenever the mood strikes.
Spend a romantic evening with your loved one, meet up with a group of friends, dine along the lake or pick up something to go. No matter what you’re craving, it’s easy to indulge in local flavors and find a new favorite spot all summer long.
Whether you pedal, paddle or hike, saddling up to the watering hole at the end of a long day exploring North Tahoe is the incentive that pushes many recreationists through that last mile. Adventure-seekers in search of the perfect pairing of singletrack and suds or paddling and pints can look no further than the North Lake Tahoe Ale Trail.
Play, stay, repeat. Explore our diverse accommodations and choose your ideal match. From luxury resorts to cozy cabins and everything in between, North Lake Tahoe is sure to fit your traveling needs. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Take your vacation to the next level in North Lake Tahoe with FREE live music almost every night throughout the summer. Discover local, regional or international artist while you enjoy a picnic dinner and relax on the beach.
Don’t miss out on summer’s official playground. Check out the best deals of the season and plan your summer vacation now.
What’s happening this summer in North Lake Tahoe? We’re glad you asked! Experience live performances like never before–lakeside under a blanket of stars and fresh mountain air. Or come explore one of our many festivals. There’s something going on every week, so you’ll always have plenty to do.