- 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
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.
If you want to see Lake Tahoe from above, then the Gondola at Heavenly Ski Resort is worth a trip. You are taken 2.4 miles up into the air and treated to breathtaking views of the lake. The resort is open during all seasons.
The most popular mini-golf destination in South Lake Tahoe is Magic Carpet Golf. This family-friendly establishment has three golf courses and an extensive selection of arcade games for kids and adults.
There is no better way to experience the beauty of Lake Tahoe than from the water and Ski Run Boat Company is ready to help. Guests can rent power boats for one day or multiple days, with water skis and anything else you need for the trip of a lifetime.
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1144 Ski Run Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 MoreLess Info
At Rip N' Willies Ski & Snowboard Shop you can rent a variety of ski and snow gear as well as purchase boots, clothing and souvenirs. They charge daily for rentals and there are no late fees.
100% 22 votes
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.
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.
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.