Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Sitting 6,000 feet above sea level, the pristine Lake Tahoe boasts more than 300 days of sunshine per year. With breathtaking scenery of crystal clear lakes, snow-peaked mountains, and lush forests, Lake Tahoe is a year-round destination for all travelers.


Only oceans have beaches, right? Think again. With 72 miles of shoreline, Lake Tahoe has its share of real beaches. Some Tahoe beaches even come complete with sunbathers, volleyball players, and sun umbrellas. Others are far from the hustle and bustle, reachable only by a rigorous hike or kayak.


Lake Tahoe has many trails suitable for all riders, whether bike, road, or mountain. There are a multitude of road and organized rides around the lake, as well as mountain bike trails.

Concerts and Events

During the summer, South Lake Tahoe attracts some of the biggest names in music to perform at local casinos. On July 4th, we rent a Pontoon and take up to 12 of our guests out to view the fireworks on the lake from the best vantage point.

Craft Beer Crawl

The art of craft beer has taken the nation by storm and Lake Tahoe has joined the ranks. In recent years, new breweries have been popping up all over town, displaying unique and signature taps.


Our captains are experienced in trolling, drifting, and jigging, and they’re here year-round to guide you to the lake’s hot spots. We supply everything you need to fish and offer two departure times per day for both public and private charters!


Calling all high-rollers and slot pullers, dice-kissers, and poker faces. Try your luck! Home to world-class casinos that are refreshingly free of Vegas-style glitz, Tahoe South is the place to get your game on.


On the Soaring Nevada Big Sky Ride, you’ll enjoy a beautiful view of the Carson Valley and the surrounding mountains. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the magnificent landscape from 3,000 feet above the ground.


The Tahoe South region has six distinctive golf courses, each with its own vibe and views. Whether you’re a fan of argyle or tie-dye, you’ll find a green where you feel at home.

Hang Gliding

Take an interactive flight lesson in a powered hang glider, also known as a Weight-Shift Control Trike. This FAA-approved light-sport aircraft features a modern hang-gliding wing, very much like a traditional hang glider, but powered by a reliable Rotax aircraft engine.

Heavenly Gondola

The Heavenly Gondola gives you breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe. Get up to 7 people with you and enjoy the Gondola up to the Tamarack Lodge.

Helicopter Tours

Our scenic helicopter tours allow you to soak in peak-to-peak views, fly over pristine wilderness, and see the unparalleled beauty of Lake Tahoe from the air. Daily helicopter tours are offered, departing from the Lake Tahoe Airport.


South Lake Tahoe is a favorite hiking destination, with many trails around the lake, such as Van Sickle, Tahoe Rim Trail, Desolation Wilderness, Cascade Falls hike, the Rubicon Trail, Mount Tallac Trail, and many more.

Horseback Riding

Tahoe South stables allow patrons to saddle up on a horse and provide the unique experience of sitting six feet off the ground on a sturdy steed that gently ambles along select pathways and allows you to focus your attention on the wildlife.

Hot Air Balloon

With well over two decades of flying in Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe Balloons is an ideal way to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, honeymoons, engagements, or any special occasion.

Lake Tahoe Boating, & Parasailing

Tahoe Sports at Ski Run Marina is Lake Tahoe's premier charter boat company, offering a wide selection of boat rentals, perfect for all seasons,.

Paddle Boat to Emerald bay

Enjoy the sunshine and fresh Lake Tahoe air to Emerald Bay on a Daytime Scenic Cruise, or enjoy an unforgettable evening cruise complete with sunsets, breathtaking views, local cuisine, cocktails, and more!


Check out all the incredible views of Lake Tahoe and the amazing Sierra Nevada Mountains when you schedule a jump with Skydive Lake Tahoe.

Standup Paddle

Whether you are a beginner, novice, or expert, South Tahoe Standup Paddle offers the equipment you need to get out on the water and enjoy Lake Tahoe at your own pace. If you want to hop on a stand-up paddleboard, sit in a kayak, or cruise on a pedal boat... they’ve got you covered!

Tahoe Axe Throwing

Tahoe Axe Throwing offers the chance to try a new sport. Throwing your first axe into a wooden target is an exciting rush, and with a little coaching it’s easy enough for anyone to do.

Tahoe Trout Farm

With 70 years of operation, family-owned-and-operated Tahoe Trout Farm has become a Tahoe tradition. Whether your kids want to catch their first fish, or you simply want to have a fresh catch for the grill, this is the place for you!

Taylor Creek Visitor Center

The visitor center is the hub for four self-guided trails. During October each year, the salmon swim up Taylor Creek to spawn in the same place where they were born - definitely a sight to see!

Van Sickle Bi-State Park

A short walk from the state line, Van Sickle is one of the most accessible parks in the Tahoe Basin. A short climb from the trail head quickly transports visitors to the serenity of the forest.


Vikingsholm is in Emerald Bay and is the setting for one of the first summer homes at Lake Tahoe. It is considered one of the finest examples of Scandinavian architecture in the United States.
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