Hot Summer Activities at Lake Tahoe

North Lake Tahoe is an excellent place for a summer vacation. Once you’ve found the right Tahoe vacation home you’ll find plenty to do while you stay. You may never even want to leave! Check out all of the fabulous Lake Tahoe summer activities waiting for you! And search our vacation rentals Now…

North Lake Tahoe Golf

North Lake Tahoe offers six championship and four executive scenic golf courses. Only fifteen minutes away from the shores of Lake Tahoe, Coyote Moon Golf Course sits on 250 acres of secluded rolling hills among towering pines, granite outcroppings, wildflowers, and the Trout Creek. This course is challenging, but will still be enjoyed by golfers of any level.

Lake Tahoe Golf


Lake Tahoe’s beautiful blue waters are a perfect place for some summer fun no matter what your age. Waterskiing, wakeboarding, jet skiing, windsurfing, and even parasailing will be sure to give you a thrill. If you’re looking for something a little more relaxing try floating around the lake in a pedal boat. Tahoe Water Adventures will be sure to meet all your watersport rental needs.

  • Address: Tahoe Water Adventures, 120 Grove St., Tahoe City, CA 96415
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  • Phone: 530.583.9253
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North Lake Tahoe Boating

Horseback Riding

  • Address: Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center, 15275 Alder Creek Road, Truckee, CA 96161
  • Phone: 530.587.9470
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Take in the gorgeous scenery of the Sierra Nevada’s on horseback. Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center has friendly guides, gorgeous views, barbeque, pony rides for the little ones, and other special events.


  • Address: Clearwater Day Spa, 690 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA 96145ClearwaterDaySpa
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  • Phone: 530.583.3141
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Lake Tahoe is an excellent place to pamper yourself. Clearwater Day Spa at Tahoe offers a variety of services for relaxation and rejuvenation. Various types of massages, facials, and detoxifying herbal wraps will carry all your worries away.


  • Address: Tributary Whitewater Tours, 20480 Woodbury Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95949
  • Phone: 530.346.6812
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The Truckee River provides excellent whitewater rafting for a laid back or exhilarating adventure. A self-guided leisurely trip takes about three hours as the river winds through forest that offers plenty of places to stop for a snack, swim, or sunbathe. The veteran guides from Tributary Whitewater Tours can provide a more exhilarating whitewater rafting experience.

Fishing Lake Tahoe

Other than the lake, Lake Tahoe is home to many streams, rivers, and smaller bodies of water that are all excellent for fishing. Many varieties of trout can be found in these waters such as rainbow, brook, brown, golden, and the mackinaw, which can be up to 20 pounds or even larger. Others include kokanee salmon, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, catfish, perch, and mountain whitefish. Cast your line from the shore or hire a boat charter for the big catch in the deeper parts of the lake.

The Beach

Lake Tahoe’s crystal clear waters are surrounded by silky sand beaches that are excellent for picnicking, sunbathing, or watching the sunset. Secluded hike-in spots are great to get away from it all, while some beaches host weekly concerts to get everyone together. In Tahoe there is a beach to suite everyones wants and needs.


Like most mountain towns, Lake Tahoe has some great shopping. Charming clothing shops, little boutiques, jewelry stores, and souvenir shops are all great places to check out.


The Sierra Nevada’s of Lake Tahoe provide hundreds of miles of hiking trails ranging from easy to strenuous. The trail to Prey Meadows and Skunk Harbor is an easy hike that leads you to an abundance of wildflowers in the spring or a cove that is perfect for swimming and sunbathing in the summer. Though more strenuous, the six mile hike to the top of Mt. Rose will leave you with breathtaking views of the lake and the city of Reno.

Helicopter Tours

Address: South Lake Tahoe Airport, 1901 Airport Road, Suite 106, South Lake Tahoe, CAHeliTahoe
Phone: 530.544.2211

See Camp Richardson, Emerald Bay, the western shore of Lake Tahoe, Meeks Bay and Tahoe City. Then fly to the east past Kings Beach, Incline Village, and the favorite Lake Tahoe hangout of the Rat Pack, The Cal-Neva Resort. Continuing around and following the shoreline to the south, you be afforded vistas of Cave Rock, Zephyr Cove, and the casinos at Stateline. Your flight will finally bring you back to the airport at South Lake Tahoe.