Things to Do at Lake Tahoe
Top Things to Do at Lake Tahoe
Read about the best Lake Tahoe activities - open year round, best by season, good for families or romantic getaways
Carriage and Sleigh Rides
How you travel depends on the season, but it's always fun. They're located in Stateline, NV.
Heavenly Gondola Rides
Take a ride up the mountain and see the lake from a new perspective.
When it was built, Pine Lodge was one of the grandest Lake Tahoe summer home and a visit can give a peek into a rich family's early twentieth-century lifestyle.
Hot Air Balloon Rides
Year-Round balloon rides.
This tribute to the television program Bonanza is closed now, but you can read about its history here.
Lake Tahoe Casinos
Guide to Lake Tahoe Casinos - location, amenities, ratings
Self-Guided Driving Tour Around Tahoe
A loop tour that takes you to all the most interesting spots and side trips - and keeps you on the best side of the road the whole way.
Tahoe Rim Trail
A 150-mile trail the encircles the lake.
Valhalla Arts Programs at the Tallac Historic Site
This site preserves historic properties that once belonged to the Baldwin, Pope and Heller families, but the lively summer arts program is their best activity.
Thunderbird Lodge is one of the last and best examples of a opulent Lake Tahoe estate. Besides the main house, there's a card house, an elephant garage, the Admiral's House and a boathouse. And don't forget the servant's quarters: a caretaker's cottage and the cook and butler's house. It's open for tours in the summer - and for even more fun, you can get there by boat.
A Scandinavian-style house built on the shore of Emerald Bay, it's open in summer only - and worth the hike to get there.
Virginia City Side Trip
Once the center of an enormously rich silver and gold mining area, Virginia City is a lively, open-air museum of sorts, with a fun main street lined with historic buildings and fun shops.