- The list below includes 110 free or cheap things to do in or near South Lake Tahoe, California, including 64 different types of inexpensive activities like Beaches, Mountains, Hiking Trails and Mini Golf.
- From Mt. Tallac Trail to Pope Beach, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in South Lake Tahoe and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Tahoe City, Carson City, Incline Village and Stateline.
Big City Hunt 3066 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA MoreLess Info
Participants gear up and launch the Big City Hunt app to start their own adventure, racing against the clock at a time of their choosing
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Lily Lake trailhead, Fallen Leaf Lake Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA MoreLess Info
Serving as the classic 9.5 mile out-and-back Mt. Tallac Trail, many users access for a standard day hike activity. It begins on the southwestern side of Lake Tahoe before traveling up Mount Tallac for panoramic views.
Located on the southern shore of lake Tahoe, Pope beach is a quiet and peaceful place surrounded by nature's bounty. Restrooms, picnic tables and standing barbeque's are available but parking might be difficult to find. The place remains crowded during weekends.
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D.L. Bliss, Emerald Bay State Park, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96154 MoreLess Info
Rubicon Trail is a scenic 9 mile trail around Lake Tahoe that is popular for hiking and snowshoeing. While walking on the trail visitors will cross waterfalls and be surrounded by rocks, trees and flowers.
A smaller lake located about a mile south of Lake Tahoe, Fallen Leaf Lake allows opportunities for boating, waterskiing, boating, and wind surfing, as well as stand up paddle boarding. The lake has a nearby campground, as well.
When you are visiting Tahoe, take the family to the top of Echo Summit and spend a day at Adventure Mountain. Your kids will love flying down the groomed sledding runs, tubing, and more, plus rent a pair of snowshoes and take in the sights.
South Lake Tahoe's Tallac Historic Site sits on the banks of Lake Tahoe. Visitors are welcome throughout the year, and the best time to visit is in late summer. All of the buildings are closed during the winter months, although the property remains popular with cross-country skiers.
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2165 Fallen Leaf Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 MoreLess Info
Fallen Leaf Campground has over 200 camping sites for tents and RV's as well as 6 yurts nestled amongst towering pine, cedar, fir, and aspen trees. Facilities include a camp store, showers and restrooms with flush toilets.