- 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.
90% 51 votes
3115 Harrison Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 MoreLess Info
With South Tahoe Standup Paddle, visitors can explore the lake waters with a stand up paddle board rental. The shop offers visitors several tour packages, including sunset trips, eco-tours, and lady's night tours.
Discover Lake Tahoe Wine and Harvest Tour offers guided tours of four chosen wineries and boa vista orchards. They charge reasonable prices which include the tastings and the lunch. The drivers and guides are attentive and well-informed about the area.
No fishing license is required at Tahoe Trout Farm, where guests can fish from two ponds stocked with rainbow trout, using supplied equipment or their own. Guests are charged for each fish caught, with price depending on size.
South Lake Tahoe is home to Vikingsholm, a country retreat erected in 1929 by the wife of a wealthy Danish businessman. It sits on Emerald Bay and is an important destination for architects and anthropologists.
90% 98 votes
4 emerald bay rd. (hwy 89), South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 MoreLess Info
Horseback rides through the Lake Tahoe National Forest are the major activity provided by the Camp Richardson Corral. In addition to standard trail rides, the corral has pony rides, pack trips, wagon rides, and boarding facilities for horse owners.
85% 53 votes
1176 Rufus Allen Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 MoreLess Info
Founded in 2003, the South Tahoe Ice Arena is an indoor skating rink that is open throughout the year. The facility offers an NHL regulation size rink, locker rooms, retail store, snack bar, party rooms, and a video game arcade.
63% 35 votes
Highway 50 & Stateline Avenue, Stateline, NV 89449 MoreLess Info
Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harveys is an entertainment venue that holds outdoor concerts for headlining bands. There are many alcohol and food vendors and the arena has a maximum capacity of 7,000 to 7,200 people.