Top 10 Things to Do in Lake Tahoe

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Things to Do in Lake Tahoe – Stunningly-blue Lake Tahoe sits on the California-Nevada border.

There are plenty of activities to enjoy there no matter the season.

Whether you are looking for adventure or wanting to relax, there are lots of awesome things to do in Lake Tahoe.

Top 10 best things to do in Lake Tahoe

Rent a Dream Vacation Home

Most cabins around Tahoe are anything but rustic.

Here you can enjoy traditional log cabin charm with game rooms and hot tubs.

Rent a Dream Vacation Home Things to Do in Lake Tahoe
Rent a Dream Vacation Home

A vacation rental makes the perfect home-base for exploring the lake and its surroundings.

Explore the Perimeter of the Lake

The Tahoe Rim Trail is 165 miles long (266 km) that circles the lake, passing through multiple state parks, and two states.

Things to Do in Lake Tahoe Explore the Perimeter of the Lake
Explore the Perimeter of the Lake

Biking is allowed on most portions of the trail, and horseback riding and hiking are allowed everywhere.

Even completing a portion of the trail allows visitors to get a real sense of the size and natural beauty of this lake.

Skiing Lake Tahoe

With 400 inches of a snow a year and majestic mountains, Tahoe is a skier’s paradise.

There are several ski resorts that cater to skiers, snowboarders, and tubers.

Dive in

Emerald Bay is one of the country’s unusual state parks, as part of it is underwater!

Things to Do in Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe

Divers can experience Tahoe’s past by exploring the sunken wrecks and relics at the bottom of the Lake.

Horseback Riding Lake Tahoe

Trail riding is extremely popular here, and it provides a great way to explore Tahoe’s wilderness areas.

Things to do in Lake Tahoe
Things to do in Lake Tahoe

Old-fashioned sleigh rides are a treat in the winter.

Hit the Lake Tahoe Casinos

The South Shore’s casinos are a great place to test your luck or to catch a show.

Lake Tahoe Casinos Things to Do in Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe Casinos

If gambling isn’t your thing, you won’t have to worry, as there are plenty of posh spas to relax in.

Visit Fanette Island

A kayaking trip out to Lake Tahoe’s only island is a great way to experience the famous blue waters.

Visit Fanette Island is a great thing to do in Lake Tahoe
Visit Fanette Island

Live Like a Viking

If staying in a luxurious cabin isn’t enough, be sure to check out Vikingsholm, a huge estate built in 1928 in an ancient Scandinavian style.

Get Inspired

Inspiration Point is an aptly named viewpoint over Emerald Bay and is a favorite spot for photographers to try and capture the changing hues of the lake water.

Lake Tahoe Inspiration Point
Lake Tahoe Inspiration Point

Leave it All Behind

The Granite Chief Wilderness attracts day hikers and backpackers alike with its excellent trail system.

An overnight trip of roughing it in the wilderness followed by a stay in a comfortable vacation rental allows visitors to have the best of both worlds.

No matter which of these things to do in Lake Tahoe you choose, you will really feel like you have left your regular life and routines behind.

Visit Fanette Island and live like a Viking Things to Do in Lake Tahoe
Visit Fanette Island and live like a Viking
Things to Do in Lake Tahoe Skiing Lake Tahoe
Skiing Lake Tahoe

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7 thoughts on “Top 10 Things to Do in Lake Tahoe”

  1. Lake Tahoe is a truly wonderful place! I’ve not been there for years but after looking through the pictures it makes me really want to head back, such a beautiful place to spend a few days at any time of the year.
    Great list and awesome shots!

  2. Visiting Lake Tahoe in the new year, we got a great deal with Tour America. I have been planning this trip for a while so really looking for to it. Thanks for the tips

  3. We’re going to Lake Tahoe this summer and searching for a great price on a lake tahoe vacation rentals on the North or South shore. If you are having any idea about this then plz tell me?

  4. I have visted Hit the Casinos last year. i very like that place. i hope i can vist others. Thanks for the tips

  5. Looks great we book our holiday there next year. We got a great with Tour America they were able to sort everything out for us so don’t have to worry about a thing. Really looking forward to it.

    Good post but, just not sure what the Vikings have to with Tahoe.

    Thanks

    Tom

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