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Year-Round Adventures for All Ages

Lake Tahoe has something for everyone—whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway, a family-friendly adventure, or an action-packed vacation. Here are a few of our favorite activities.

Family Activities

Ice Skating

Ice Skating

Lace up those skates and make some figure eights at South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena. Offering rentals, year-round public skating, classes, lessons, hockey, curling and birthday parties, everyone is sure to have a cool time.

Lake Tahoe Tot Spot

Lake Tahoe Tot Spot

The Lake Tahoe Tot Spot is South Lake Tahoe’s only fitness center designed for mothers.  The Tot Spot also offers a place for the little ones to play and nurture their creative sides with art and music classes.

Bowling

Bowling

The whole family is sure to have a ball at Tahoe Bowl.  This South Lake Tahoe bowling hot spot offers 16 lanes of bowling, fantastic food at 11th Frame Diner, and beverages and big screen televisions at Lane 17 Sports bar.

Local Attractions

Tamarack Lodge

Tamarack Lodge

Located at the top of Heavenly Gondola sits adventure.  During the summer, Heavenly Mountain Resort offers zip lining, rock wall climbing, rope courses, tubing, hiking, and dining at Tamarack Lodge

High Camp at Squaw

High Camp at Squaw

Elevate your vacation with a ride on the Aerial Tram. This year-round attraction takes runs 2,000 vertical feet to High Camp and features spectacular views of Squaw Valley. Once you reach the top, enjoy panoramic views of Lake Tahoe as well as access to abundant activities, including a heated mountaintop pool, roller skating (ice skating in the winter), six hiking trails varying from easy to strenuous, and dining.

Emerald Bay State Park

Emerald Bay State Park

With blue-green water and an island with castle ruins, it is no wonder why Emerald Bay is one of the most photographed destinations in the country.  See if for yourself by foot through the popular and easy Rubicon Trail, which follows the edge of the lake through D.L. Bliss state park or by boat.
Kirkwood Mountain Resort

Kirkwood Mountain Resort

Kirkwood Mountain Resort is the stuff of legend with the driest snow around in North America.  Kirkwood offers a variety of runs, from calm groomed for beginners to diverse and challenging terrain for advanced riders.

During the summer, Kirkland Mountain Resort turns into an alpine playground featuring hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, horseback riding and fishing.

Heavenly Mountain Resort

Heavenly Mountain Resort

Heavenly Mountain Resort is one of the most unique ski resorts in the world, offering rolling glades, terrain parks and challenging technical steeps and a view of sapphire blue Lake Tahoe.

D.L. Bliss state park

D.L. Bliss state park

D.L Bliss State Park is located 4 miles north of Emerald Bay and offers access to family friendly beaches Lester Beach, Calawee Cove, picnicking areas, motor-less watercraft launch, and access to Rubicon Trail, Lighthouse Trail, and Balance Rock.

Nearby Shopping

The Shops at Heavenly Village

The Shops at Heavenly Village

The Shops at Heavenly Village has something for everyone, offering an eclectic mix of stores and food, cinema, ice skating rink, mini golf, bungee, a gondola, and weekly events.

Farmer’s Market

Farmer’s Market

The Ski Run Farmer’s Market is the place to be on Friday nights, featuring food trucks and great atmosphere.  Ski Run operates during the summer starting and hosts over 25 local vendors at the. another great local farmer’s market is American Legion, offering the freshest produce, artisanal goods, and activities for the kiddos, your sure to add some extra flavor to your Tahoe trip.

Outdoor Recreation

Boating

Boating

Zip across the placid waters of Lake Tahoe, ride the wake, take flight on a flyboard, jet ski, or simply cruise. From thrill to chill, Lake Tahoe is the quintessential boating destination for the whole family. For more information visit Ski Run Boat Co.

Ski Run Marina

Ski Run Marina

Located right next door, Ski Run Marina offers a variety of water toys for rent, standup paddleboards, kayaks, jet skis, paddle boats and water trikes. Rather sit back and take in the view? Hop aboard their famous Tahoe Queen cruise.

Meeks Bay Trail

Meeks Bay Trail

Meeks Bay Trail is a pleasant hike shaded by a mix of firs, pines, and cedars, making it ideally shaded for hot days.  Lake Genevieve is just 4.5 miles from the trailhead and if you have the inclination, you can access a Desolation Wilderness gateway here as well.

Kirkwood Mountain Bike Park

Kirkwood Mountain Bike Park

Daredevil mountain bikers from all over the world flock to Tahoe in the summer.  There’s no wonder with Kirkwood Mountain Bike Park offering 32 trails in the valley, 12 miles of single track, log rides, and a variety of other terrain park features.

Tahoe Sport Fishing

Tahoe Sport Fishing

With visibility to 75 feet below its surface, Lake Tahoe is a fisherman’s dream.  Reel in an unforgettable experience with Tahoe Sport Fishing Co.  Their experienced captains will guide you to the lake’s fish hot spots year-round.

Fallen Leaf Lake & Glen Alpine Falls

Fallen Leaf Lake & Glen Alpine Falls

Fallen Leaf Lake offers opportunities for non-motorized and motorized boating, tubing, waterskiing, windsurfing and of course swimming and sunbathing. Anglers, are welcome to cast your lines as well. Here, hikers have easy access to the 1-mile Moraine Trail as well as the nearby Glen Alpine and Mt. Tallac trailheads.

Northstar at Tahoe

Northstar at Tahoe

One of the finest year-round mountain resorts in North America, Northstar offers 92 ski trails, half pipes, ice skating, dining, and shopping in the Village.

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