Lake Tahoe Top Activities

Lake Tahoe Top Activities

There are so many things to do in Lake Tahoe. From vigorous outdoor activities to relaxation and luxury. We've put together a list of the "Must Do's" for your visit.

Make sure you spend a lot of time exploring the town of Lake Tahoe and the lake itself. There are many hidden gems within the city that give it a great vibe. There are many activities for kids and adults alike but make sure to do as many as you can! You won't regret it!

Emerald Bay State Park

Emerald Bay

Located 22 miles south of Tahoe City, this natural landmark is a sought after scenic spot that offers incredible views of the Sierra Nevada peaks as well as a birds eye view of the shimmering lake. Visitors here can hike down to two campground areas which are only accessible by foot or boat. Those with an eye for architecture will appreciate Vikingsholm Castle located a steep one mile hike down from Vikingsholm Parking Lot or by way of the Rubicon Trail. Emerald Bay State Park is a sweet recreational spot where you can enjoy camping, swimming, kayaking, boating and sightseeing.

11001 CA-89, South Lake Tahoe, CA, 96150 :: (530) 541-3030
Visit The California Department of Parks and Recreation Website

Wine Tours

Lake Tahoe Wine Tour

There are many wineries around the Lake Tahoe area. Tours are available for day trips for wine tasting. This is a great day adventure to try new wines and experience new atmospheres. This is a definite must-do when in Lake Tahoe.

355 Heather Circle, South Lake Tahoe, CA, 96150 :: (530) 573-1066
Visit Wine Tour Website

Hiking The Tahoe Rim Trail

Heavenly Mountain Resort

There is so much hiking in Lake Tahoe that it will make your feet swell. Wear comfortable shoes but go and enjoy the miles of forested terrain from easy walks to intermediate up hill climbs to miles and miles of rocky steep slopes that lead to the most amazing views. The Tahoe Rim Trail is a 165-mile long hiking trail that loops within the Sierra Nevada and Carson ranges of California and Nevada and features a diverse range of hiking trails to accommodate all ages and fitness levels. The prize views at the end of the hike make the trek up worth it!

Mountain Tubing

The ski resorts in the Sierra Nevada mountains can’t be beat! But sometimes you just want to have fun the way you did when you were a kid and let the snow take you where it wants you to go. Tubing is becoming widely popular and most of the Lake Tahoe resorts feature awesome tubing parks. 

Heavenly Tubing Hill - Named #1 Tubing Hill by Fox News 


Considered the most beautiful flat water panel in the country, the waters of Lake Tahoe are becoming increasingly popular for Paddleboarders. One of the fastest growing recreational sports, this low key sport is becoming a favorite for all ages and is perfect for all fitness levels. Why? Because anyone can learn to do it. It’s as easy as standing on a single surf board and gliding around with the use of a paddle. It’s a great way to enjoy the views around the Lake while quieting your mind and exercising your muscles.