Lake Tahoe is a resort city on the California Nevada state line. Tahoe has a cobalt blue lake, 70 miles of shoreline and is nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The area is stunning. There is something for everyone in Lake Tahoe: quiet beaches, rustic cabins, hiking trails, water and snow sports, casinos, live entertainment, spas and boutiques.

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Things to Do in Lake Tahoe

Shop for souvenirs at Heavenly Village

Play a game of mini golf

Ride the Heavenly gondola up the mountain for panoramic views of Lake Tahoe

Ride the alpine coaster at Heavenly Epic Discovery

Attend a concert on the water at El Dorado Beach

Stop by the Camp Richardson Marina for ice cream at an old-fashioned parlor

Tour the grounds of three estates at Tallac Historic Site

Go stargazing at Baldwin Beach

Explore the bike trails around the Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe bucketlist

Hike to Cascade Canyon to the Falls

Stop at Inspiration Point for gorgeous views of Emerald Bay

Take a photo of Eagle Falls and hike the loop for stunning views

Hike down the mountain and tour the Vikingsholm castle on the shore

Kayak out to Fannette Island and explore the tea house

Take an Emerald Bay sightseeing cruise

Hike the Balancing Rock Trail at D L Bliss State Park

Hike the Rubicon Trail to the lighthouse

Tour the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion

Hike through the forest at Sugar Pine Point State Park

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Stop in Chambers Landing Bar & Grill for a Chamber’s Punch

Get your adventure on at Tahoe Treetop Adventure Park

Take your picture with the 1960 Winter Olympics flame at Squaw Valley

Explore the Squaw Valley Olympic Museum

Go for a swim in the Olympic pool

Ride the aerial tram at Squaw Valley for gorgeous mountain views

Go wine tasting at the Red Wolf Lodge

Raft the Truckee River

Hike the Shirley Canyon Train past waterfalls to the lake

Have lunch in the old railroad town of Truckee

Lake Tahoe must seePlay bocce and drink wine at Truckee River Winery

Visit Donner Memorial State Park and learn the history of this area

Explore the old Summit Tunnel

Walk the pier at Dollar Point for incredible lake views

Go parasailing at King’s Beach

Have a picnic lunch at Crystal Bay

Stop by the Hyatt and purchase a s’more kit to roast on their fire pit

Watch the sunset from Pier 111 Bar

Have brunch on the Sierra Cloud Catamaran

Go paddle boarding at Sand Harbor

Lake Tahoe travel tips

Watch Shakespeare on a sand amphitheater with the lake as a backdrop

Take a photo of Bonsai Rock at sunset

Tour Thunderbird Lodge, Lake Tahoe’s castle in the sky

Spend an afternoon on Chimney Beach

Eliminate swimsuit lines on Secret Cove’s nude beach

Go mountain biking to monkey rock

Take a photo of Cave Rock

Relax on the beach at Zephyr Cove Resort

Go for a cruise on the Tahoe Queen paddle boat

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Lake Tahoe Day Trips

Check out Genoa, Nevada’s oldest town

Explore the wild west town of Carson City

Explore Virginia City, a 19th Century mining town

Take a day trip to Reno, The Biggest Little City in the World

Visit the Lake Tahoe Visitors Bureaus at Visiting Lake Tahoe for a maps and a calendar of events

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Lake Tahoe is a stunning resort city with a cobalt blue lake nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains known for its outdoor lifestyle and activities. Read more for the best things to do, see and eat in Lake Tahoe California