If you’re dreaming of a Lake Tahoe escape to experience the legendary beauty of the area, then prepare to be wowed — there’s so much more to Tahoe than just soul-soothing scenery. When it comes to things to do in South Lake Tahoe, you can shred down the mountain from 10,067 ft. at Heavenly Mountain Resort’s peak or you can dive into the depths of Lake Tahoe. It’s more than 1600 ft. deep, making it one of the deepest lakes in North America. Needless to say, there’s plenty of things to do in Lake Tahoe above and below the surface. From skiing and snowboarding to snowmobiling, sledding, cross-country skiing and show-shoeing, to fishing, boating, and world-renowned hiking, here are the unbeatable Lake Tahoe attractions you’ll be able to discover just outside your door. Welcome to the idyllic South Lake Tahoe, where the pine-scented air meets the pristine waters, offering a diverse range of activities for every kind of adventurer. Here's your guide to making the most of your time in this scenic paradise.
Nestled at the base of Heavenly Mountain, your guest room is just a short walk to the Gondola. In addition to Heavenly in our backyard, Lake Tahoe is home to the highest concentration of ski resorts in the country within a 100-mile radius. With over 300 days of sunshine a year and over 500 inches of snow annually, the only thing missing is you and your goggle tan.
Got a passion for pedaling? Whether you prefer dropped bars to dropper posts, you’ll find plenty of adventure at Lake Tahoe. Discover dirt trails, smooth pavement, technical climbs, swoopy turns, and exhilarating descents
Just a few steps out of our front door, Van Sickle Bi-State Park is one the most accessible parks in the Tahoe Basin. A short climb from the trailhead quickly transports visitors to the serenity of the forest. The park’s easy to moderate trails are studded with rock outcroppings that present grand views of the largest alpine lake in North America and the surrounding peaks. The Rim Trail Connector provides a tie-in to the famed Tahoe Rim Trail, designated by National Geographic Adventure magazine as one of the nation’s top ten trails. The park is open to hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians.
As the sun sets, meander down to our lobby for some live music and good vibes. We neighbor casinos, speak easys and late-night options! Whether you prefer a lively night out or a relaxing night in, South Lake Tahoe's vibrant nightlife has something for everyone.
Cross-country skiing here dates back to the mid-1850s when famed skier Snowshoe Thompson carried mail across the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Over 160 years later, cross-country skiing still thrives in South Lake Tahoe.
Hike up glacier-carved granite slopes, find hidden waterfalls, top out on summit peaks, and discover alpine meadows painted with wildflowers. Lake Tahoe hiking boasts an extensive network of backcountry hiking trails that is sure to lead to your happy place.
Experience a thrill as you snowmobile Tahoe and cruise through the powder at your own speed and level of adventure. South Lake Tahoe snowmobile companies offer rides from gentle, circular tracks through meadows with peekaboo lake views, to cruising along the Tahoe Rim trail with expansive views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra that contrast the glistening white snow against the sapphire blue of the lake.
Tahoe’s waters are where the California state record Mackinaw was caught, weighing in at a whopping 37 pounds. Book a charter to increase your chances to catch the big one. Explore the many streams, rivers, and alpine lakes to land that trophy fish. From catch n’ release to catch n’ eat, Lake Tahoe and the surrounding waters will provide oodles of fish to catch and even more memories to bring back long after you leave.
Take a leisurely drive around Lake Tahoe, also known as America’s Most Beautiful Drive. At 22 miles long and 12 miles wide, Lake Tahoe is North America’s largest alpine lake. The lake contains enough water to cover the entire state of California to a depth of 14 inches. You can begin your travels at any point along the 72-mile route around the lake.
A glistening turquoise pool stretching for miles. Pine-covered hills to hike. Lake Tahoe is an outdoor playground of epic proportions. And, no matter the season, Lake Tahoe’s abundance of kid-friendly fun will also keep parents blissfully entertained.
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