Top 9 Things to Do in Lake Tahoe This Summer

9 awesome things to do in Lake Tahoe in the Summer! As the snow melts, the warmer months offer so many fun activities perfect for the whole family!

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Top 9 Things to Do in Lake Tahoe This Summer

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As the snow melts, Lake Tahoe sees a rebirth. The flowers start peeking out from the ground and there is a joyous feeling in the air. When visiting Wander Tahoe Slopes located on Northstar Mountain, it’s the perfect time to engage in the following activities.

1) Go to the Beach

Speaking of the beach…what better way to enjoy a summer day than to laze on one of Lake Tahoe’s immaculate beaches? They offer fine-grain sand and water clearer than you may imagine possible.

 Here are a few Lake Tahoe beaches worth checking out:

·         Sand Harbor Beach- North Shore

·         Lester Beach- West Shore

·         Baldwin Beach- South Lake Tahoe

·         Kiva Beach- South Lake Tahoe

·         Secret Cove- Glenbrook 

2) Mountain Biking

photo by @theincredibleolk8 on Instagram!

photo by @theincredibleolk8 on Instagram!

When it’s warm, Lake Tahoe is the perfect destination for mountain biking. Tahoe South is designated as a bike-friendly community, so there are plenty of bikes available for rent and lots of paths to take them on. For an exhilarating experience, head out to Saxon’s Creek and find out why it’s nicknamed Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. Alternatively, you can have a leisurely bike ride on the path by Truckee River, Lake Tahoe’s sole outlet.

3) Take a Cruise

MS Dixie II for a Sightseeing Cruise to Emerald Bay: @kimmy_o_o on Instagram!

The warmer months are a terrific time to take a cruise to Emerald Bay, the only inlet to Lake Tahoe. While on the water, you can take in a view of the majestic mountains. Once you arrive at the park, you can enjoy nature or check out its many landmarks including Fannette Island, home to Mrs. Knight’s Tea House. and the majestic Vikingsholm Castle.

4) Go Golfing

photo by @pjkoenig on Instagram of Edgewood Golf Course on Lake Tahoe!

If you love to golf, Lake Tahoe is the place to do it. Enjoy the serene surroundings of mountains and lakes as you golf the day away on the exciting greens the many centers the area have to offer.

5) Fishing

@laketahoefishing on Instagram!

If you enjoy fishing, Lake Tahoe is the place to do it. There are many fishing charters on the south shore and experienced captains can tell you exactly where to dip your lines. The rivers and streams that flow into Lake Tahoe are teeming with fish, so you are sure to get a magnificent catch for dinner.

6) South Lake Tahoe Summer Concerts

Photo by @tishabear on Instagram of Dave Matthews Band!

Music lovers rejoice. The South Lake Tahoe Summer Concerts brings a variety of world-class musicians to the area. Harvey’s Summer Concert Series is known for featuring Grammy award-winning entertainers. The Live at the Lakeview Music Series has musicians jamming tunes right on the beach.

7) Hiking

@trailsoftahoe on Instagram! "Making the trip up Tamerack Lakes Trail with the Sierra Buttes in the background. The trailhead is located before the drive down into Sardine Lake. Awesome views of the Sardines, Buttes, and the surrounding valley."

Nice weather and awesome views make hiking an ideal Lake Tahoe activity in the warmer months. Get on some comfortable shoes and check out the trails at:

·         Mount Tallac - South Lake Tahoe

·         Mount Rose - North Lake Tahoe

·         Eagle Falls and Eagle Lake Trail - South Lake Tahoe

·         Echo Lakes to Ralston Lake - South Lake Tahoe

·         Spooner to Marlette Lake - Glenbrook

8) Disc Golfing

Photo by @tahoediscgolfadventures on Instagram "Pine Nuts might have one of the MOST spectacular backdrops we’ve seen on a course. The Sierra Nevada Mountain range is in full view for the entire round 🏔"

Ready for an awesome outdoors activity? Disc Golf involves throwing a disc at a target with rules that are similar to golf. It’s an ideal frisbee and golf combination!

9) Horseback Riding

Photo by Bill Westrum at Piping Equestrian Center in Truckee

Nature lovers will enjoy a horseback riding adventure. They are a great way to experience the serenity of the surrounding area. Various businesses offer 1 or 2 hour rides that take you through crystal clear lakes and majestic mountain areas. Some offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner rides with picnic-style meals.


Looking for a place to stay? Wander Tahoe Slopes is a luxury smart home right in the action of anything you’d like to do while visiting Lake Tahoe! From beaches to hikes, Wander Concierge can help you plan your perfect stay!

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