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Welcome to Tahoe South

Tahoe South holds outdoor adventures for every season. But don’t call it quits after that. Live music, dining, shows, gaming, spas, and more ensure the fun continues long after the sun has set. When you visit Tahoe South, you visit an alpine playground like nowhere else.

Tahoe South Trip Planning App

Planning the perfect getaway in South Lake Tahoe just got much easier! We’re excited to unveil the Tahoe South Guide on our site with integrated mobile app, an interactive way to map out everything you don’t want to miss in Tahoe South. Designed with our partners at Visit Widget, this tool provides a new way to explore what the city has to offer, including hotels, popular restaurants, activities, and shopping. View it all at once or search by categories like Beaches, Golf, & Campgrounds.


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Things to Do in Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is a can’t-miss summer destination. 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. From spectacular hiking and biking, to water sports and sunbathing, to simply soaking up the fresh mountain air, summer is the season to get outside in Lake Tahoe.


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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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.

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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.

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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.

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! 

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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.

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