Things to Do in South Lake Tahoe, CA

Our list of the best things to do in South Lake Tahoe, California, features the top 178 nearby activities — including 76 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!

South Lake Tahoe, CA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, Sights & Landmarks, and Museums & Galleries.

The results below include the top 34 things to do within the city of South Lake Tahoe, CA , followed by 144 popular activities in nearby cities, including Carson City, Tahoe City, Incline Village, Stateline, Minden, Gardnerville, Zephyr Cove, Genoa, Truckee, Crystal Bay and Glenbrook

South Lake Tahoe, CA

Highlights
  • Beaches - 2 Activities
  • Mountains - 2 Activities
  • Boat Rentals - 2 Activities
  • Skiing & Snowboarding - 2 Activities

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Tahoe Photographic Tours
1
8.4 Miles

Tahoe Photographic Tours

1679 Erie Circle, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Other Tours
Based in South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Photographic Tours is a touring company dedicated to discovering the best spots for nature and wildlife photography. It offers a variety of tours in the mountains of Northern California.

Rating

98% 799 Votes Submit a Review
Reno-Tahoe Helicopters
2
3.6 Miles

Reno-Tahoe Helicopters

1901 Airport Road ste 106, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Helicopter Tours
Reno Tahoe helicopters offer some of the most memorable helicopter rides over South Lake Tahoe. They are in business throughout the year and though the rides are a bit costly, the experience is worth every penny. The staff is well-trained, extremely professional and helpful.

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Tallac Historic Site
3
2.3 Miles

Tallac Historic Site

State Hwy 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Historic Sites
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.

Rating

94% 818 Votes Submit a Review
Lake Tahoe Balloons
4
6.2 Miles

Lake Tahoe Balloons

Hwy 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151
Hot Air Balloon Tours
Explore South Lake Tahoe from high above the ground with a trip from Lake Tahoe Balloons. Standard flights are one hour long and piloted by ballooning experts with impeccable safety records.

Rating

99% 180 Votes Submit a Review
Lake Tahoe Boat Rides
5
1.3 Miles

Lake Tahoe Boat Rides

2435 Venice Drive East, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Boat Tours
With a variety charter boat / yacht tours and water sports to choose from, Lake Tahoe Boat Rides is a popular choice when it comes to experiencing the best of Lake Tahoe. The crew is licensed, well-trained and experienced. Their services are pricey but worth the quality they offer.

Rating

100% 138 Votes Submit a Review
Mt. Tallac Trail
6
4.3 Miles

Mt. Tallac Trail

Lily Lake trailhead, Fallen Leaf Lake Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Mountains
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.

Rating

95% 164 Votes Submit a Review
Pope Beach
7
1.6 Miles

Pope Beach

Highway 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Beaches
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.

Rating

91% 197 Votes Submit a Review
Kayak Tahoe
8
0.7 Miles

Kayak Tahoe

3411 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Kayaking
There are interesting caves and rock formations in the Tahoe area lakes. Renting a kayak from Kayak Tahoe is a good way to explore this area.

Rating

94% 54 Votes Submit a Review
South Tahoe Standup Paddle
9
0.1 Miles

South Tahoe Standup Paddle

3115 Harrison Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Paddleboarding
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.

Rating

90% 51 Votes Submit a Review
Discover Lake Tahoe Wine & Harvest Tour
10
0.0 Miles

Discover Lake Tahoe Wine & Harvest Tour

Bus 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.

Rating

91% 66 Votes Submit a Review

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