South Lake Tahoe California Travel, Activities, Things to Do

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Due to its 300 sunny days per year, South Lake Tahoe is a haven for all types of recreation, every season of the year. Read More

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  • South Lake Tahoe has over 300 days of sunshine each year.
  • Summer activities include all type of water sports.
  • Winter activities include skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, dogsledding, and snowmobiling.

The area is known for its outdoor activities, which are abundant in this nature lover's paradise. If you prefer indoor recreation and shopping is one of your favorite things to do, you won't be disappointed. South Lake Tahoe, California and other south shore towns boast excellent art galleries, boutique shops, factory stores, and other retail opportunities to satisfy that shopping bug.

Summer Activities

  • Water Sports
    Lake Tahoe watersports are available for all ages and all interests. Everything from para-sailing for the more adventurous to pedal boats for a more relaxing and quiet afternoon. Of course there is waterskiing, wakeboarding, kayaking, jet-skiing, canoeing, float planes, windsurfing and more.
  • Hiking/Biking
    The terrain around South Lake Tahoe has single track, forest roads, and paved pathways that are great for biking and hiking.

Winter Activities

  • Sleigh Rides
    Enjoy an old fashioned sleight ride in one of several antique European Sleights. You and your companions on the sleigh will experience breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe.
  • Dogsledding
    Sit back in a comfortable sled while an experienced musher guides a team of strong, friendly huskies through pristine forests and meadows of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Glide through the backcountry of Tahoe National Forest under blue skies of mid-day or take the full moon tour and experience the forest floor in the soft glow of moon light.
  • Ice Skating
    The South Tahoe Ice Arena is a full service state of the art ice skating facility. This facility consists of a regulation NHL size sheet of ice, locker rooms, snack bar, retail store, arcade and party rooms. This public facility offers ice skating and hockey lessons as well as public skate sessions.
  • Snowmobiling
    Winter is a beautiful time to explore the Lake Tahoe’s National Forest. Miles of roads and trails offer excellent opportunities for winter enjoyment.
  • Tubing
    Squaw Valley USA Tubing Hill is a great place to cruise the white stuff on their custom tubes. Two tubing lanes are maintained providing tubers a variety of thrill levels.
  • Skiing/Snowboarding
    You’ll find incredible ski opportunities around South Lake Tahoe, with the numerous nearby ski resorts.