Activities in Lake Tahoe

Summer or winter, there are many great activities in Lake Tahoe. When the weather is warm, you can head out on the lake for boating, jet skiing, parasailing and even dinner cruises and dancing. The mountains offer skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, alpine skiing, snowmobiling and more. After a day spent outdoors, enjoy the area's great shopping, dining, dancing or gambling in one of the many towns around Lake Tahoe.

Whatever adventure you’re looking for, be it a weekend trip or a weeklong vacation, you’ll find it in Lake Tahoe. For a family excursion or a romantic getaway for two, come to Lake Tahoe and find just what you need: excitement, relaxation, exploration and fun—all are waiting on the shores and in the mountains of Lake Tahoe.

Great Gatsby Living History Festival

August 13th, 2016 - August 14th, 2016

If you have ever had the desire to attend one of the Great Gatsby’s incredible parties, then this festival is a dream come true. Revel in vintage car shows, wandering musicians and jugglers, a raffle, lively music and a Sunday tea and period fashion show! Step back into the 1920s and help support Lake Tahoe’s Heritage Foundation!

4th Annual Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival

August 20th, 2016

Celebrate all that reggae has to offer with the whole family at the Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival. Enjoy live music with 7,500 of your closest friends. Located at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe, this is sure to be a day you will not want to miss.

Lake Tahoe’s 7th Annual Sample the Sierra

September 17th, 2016

Sponsored by the TahoeChamber, Sample the Sierra is a farm-to-fork festival celebrating the best food, wine and art in the Sierra Nevada. Shop your way through beautiful handmade products while enjoying fine food and wine and listening to live entertainment. Celebrate the heritage and culture of the Sierra Nevada Mountains with the whole family!


Rated on a regular basis as one of the top ski destinations in North America, Lake Tahoe has trails and terrain for every rider or skier.


Spend your days in the mountains or on the lake and your nights enjoying all of the exciting nightlife Tahoe has to offer.


It’s true, the ball flies farther at this high altitude, at least 15% farther! There are few places in the world where golf can be played in such awe-inspiring natural beauty spread across nine different courses.

Water Sports

Lake Tahoe is a dream destination for snow and water sports. The lake offers amazing views for skiers and awesome summer activities that including parasailing, scuba diving and water skiiing.

Other Activities

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