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Dig into all that South Lake Tahoe has to offer. Natural scenery coupled with non-stop nightlife. Big-name entertainment on the edge of sandy beaches. That's just the beginning of things to do in Lake Tahoe.

Things to Do in Lake Tahoe

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.

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Winter Things to Do in Lake Tahoe

Winter in Lake Tahoe is filled with exciting events, gorgeous weather, and enough winter activities to keep the whole crew happy. If you like powder skiing and snowboarding, sipping craft beers and cocktails fireside, ice-skating and sledding with the kiddos, and all things snow, a Lake Tahoe winter trip is your ticket to paradise. So grab your gear and layer up because, with so many things to do in Lake Tahoe in winter, your upcoming getaway is going to be jam-packed.

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Vikingsholm Castle in Emerald Bay

The Unexpected Side of South Lake Tahoe

There’s a lot of history here. While you take in the modern amenities, soak in the Lake Tahoe area the way Mark Twain did. From Zephyr Cove Resort, built-in 1900 in response to the Comstock silver mining boom to Camp Richardson Resort offering city-folk a lakefront retreat since 1924, to Vikingsholm Castle, another grand estate of the 1920s, we can tell a story or two about life at the Lake in yesteryear.

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Things to Do in Tahoe for Every Season

Sure, we’re a little biased, but there’s never a bad time to visit Tahoe South. Pick a season, any season. Celebrate summer in the Sierra with a hike to Emerald Bay State Park or make a splash at Pope Beach. Discover why Tahoe winters are legendary for skiing and holiday fun at the Heavenly Village and Ski Resort. If you want to avoid the high season crowds, visit Lake Tahoe in the spring to hit the slopes in sunglasses and a t-shirt, or come in the fall when the mountains are painted in autumn colors and hiking is at its best. Regardless of when you visit, there’s plenty of Lake Tahoe things to do.

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Swing with the Stars

American Century Celebrity Golf Championship

Rub shoulders with celebrities and sip martinis on the green. The American Century Celebrity Golf Championship brings the biggest names in sports and Hollywood to the shores of Lake Tahoe every summer for a charitable golf competition. Post up by the 17th hole for the best stargazing and banter. A Lake Tahoe summer isn’t complete without this famous golf tournament.

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Williams at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship

Lake Tahoe Things to Do—365 Days a Year

No matter the season, there are so many fun things to do in Lake Tahoe, you will be hard-pressed to accomplish it all! However, activities change with the seasons. Here’s our roundup of all the things to do in Lake Tahoe throughout the year, so you can start planning your mountain getaway.

As it lay there with the shadows of the mountains brilliantly photographed upon its still surface, I thought it must surely be the fairest picture the whole earth affords.

Mark Twain

Spring is a time for multisports. The days are longer and the snow is melting, but there’s still a lot of snowpack in the mountains. Locals’ go-to activity is spring skiing in a t-shirt and sunglasses and sprawling in the sun at a snow-beach bar. Spring is also perfect for snowshoeing adventures, paddleboarding on the lake without another soul around, or taking a swing at Tahoe’s legendary golf courses. Regardless of which activity you choose, it’s likely you’ll have it all to yourself.

Summer promises legendary, heart-pounding downhill single track and bike paths for social spins. Hike your heart out, get your booty to the beaches, and zip by boat to iconic Emerald Bay. Whether you’re in search of a fun family vacation or an all-out mountain adventure, there are plenty of things to do in Lake Tahoe in summer. The hard part is deciding how you’re going to possibly pack it all in! 

In the fall, temperatures cool down, but things to do in Lake Tahoe don’t. Grab a sweater, some hiking boots, and your friends for a trip to the south shore. Fall is the perfect time to take a swing at the world-class Edgewood golf course and watch the sunset over the Lake. It’s also the best season for hiking and mountain biking – you’ll fall in love with Tahoe’s colorful autumn foliage, mild temperatures, and sunny days. From biking to golfing to hiking, get ready to wander in Lake Tahoe.

When winter rolls around, ski and ride some of the best snow at world-renowned resorts such as Heavenly Mountain Resort, Kirkwood Resort, and Sierra-at-Tahoe. Things really heat up after the last chair. Find out how South Lake Tahoe does après ski at local breweries and  bars. Don’t forget to squeeze in sledding, sleigh rides, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, or sliding around on some ice skates.

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