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What to Do in Lake Tahoe: Must See Attractions

Lake Tahoe Attractions

Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake located on the border of Nevada and California in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Its elevation is over 6,000 feet, which makes it the biggest alpine lake on the North American continent. Next to Crater Lake in Oregon, it is the deepest freshwater lake in the U.S.

Renowned for its crystal clear waters and panoramic mountain vistas from all directions, Lake Tahoe is one of the country's favorite spots for leisure and relaxation.

Attractions in Lake Tahoe include a variety of winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and sledding. The region features many ski resorts ranging from the best possible 5-star accommodations to rustic lakeside cabins where the adventurous tourist can be close to nature. For good deals on winter vacations, contact us here at Expedia for the latest information on special offers. You should also get a map of the area so you won't miss any of the must see attractions in Lake Tahoe during your visit.

Lake Tahoe, CA, isn't just for winter sports lovers. Things to do in Lake Tahoe abound during the summer months as well. Because the water is so clear and clean, the lake is a mecca for those who love beach activities and water sports. Diving, swimming, boating, and water skiing are all favorite warm-weather Lake Tahoe activities. Other Lake Tahoe excursions include exploring the many top mountain biking and hiking trails located around the lake and gambling at the local casinos on the Nevada side of the lake. Despite its popularity as a tourist destination, there are still many wild places around the lake where you can view wildlife in its natural habitat.

If you have questions about Lake Tahoe tours or accommodations, contact us here at Expedia so we can provide you with the answers you need. Whether you are traveling as a family, with a group of friends, or as a single person looking for an adventure, Lake Tahoe is a great four-season destination.

Things to Do in Lake Tahoe with Kids

Lake Tahoe boasts loads of nearby fun experiences for you and the kids. Our family friendly experiences will keep the crew entertained for days.

Free Things to Do in Lake Tahoe

Leave your wallet in the hotel room. It's a snap to amuse yourself in Lake Tahoe without paying a penny.

Commons Beach Park - Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul by spending a little time in nature.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Lake Tahoe

Lakeside Park

Lakeside Park might not have many top sights, but Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

Al Tahoe

If you're spending some time in Al Tahoe, Regan Beach and El Dorado Beach are top sights worth seeing.

Lake Forest

Lake Forest might not have many top sights, but Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area and Tahoe City Marina are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

Tahoe Paradise

While Tahoe Paradise might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Tahoe Paradise Golf Course and Lake Tahoe Golf Course.


If you're spending some time in Downtown, Commercial Row and Old Jail Museum are top sights worth seeing.


Unique features of Brockway include the lake views and beaches. Make a stop by Stateline Lookout or Agate Bay while you're exploring the area.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Lake Tahoe on a sunny day?

What should I not miss in Lake Tahoe?

If you'd like to discover the best of this place, add these attractions to your itinerary:

  • Heavenly Ski Resort
  • Squaw Valley Resort
  • Northstar California Resort
  • Kirkwood Mountain Resort

Are there cheap things to do in Lake Tahoe?

If you'd like to make your vacation budget go further, treat yourself to a 1hr Stand Up Paddleboard Rental.

What can you do in Lake Tahoe for free?

Your trip to Lake Tahoe needn't break the bank with free attractions like these on offer:

  • The Shops at Heavenly Village
  • Lakeside Beach
  • Pope Beach
  • Donner Memorial State Park