Things to do in North Lake Tahoe

What to Do When you are not Skiing… On the Lake

Boat Cruises
M.S. Dixie II Go to Beautiful Emerald Bay from Zephyr Cove Resort or the Tahoe Queen from the South Shore Ski Run Marina. 800.23.TAHOE

Rent a Boat
Do some sightseeing on the lake. Year round boat rentals at Tahoe City Marina – 530.583.1039

Lake Tahoe fishing charter boats are available year-round.
Big Mack Sport Fishing – 800.877-1462 or Captain Chris 530.583.4857

Paddle Boarding
Waterman’s Landing- Carnelian Bay. Renting out paddleboards all year round! 530.546.3590

Scenic Drives, Museums and Historic Tours
72 Mile Lake Tahoe Scenic Drive A pleasant 72-mile mountain drive around the lake affords breath-taking views, fascinating side trips and historical points of interest.Pick up a copy of the “Around Tahoe” CD, the audio tour guide of the drive around the lake – Incline Village & Tahoe City Visitor Centers
Cal-Neva Lodge Historic Tours
Tours of this historic property from 1936 thru the early 1960′s at which time Frank Sinatra owned the lodge and hosted his Rat Pack buddies, Marilyn Monroe and other infamous characters. Friday and Saturday evenings. 800.225.6382.

Emerald Bay State Park
Emerald Bay, one of the most photographed sites in the world is located 21 miles south of Tahoe City on Hwy 89. Enjoy the breath taking views or take the 1 mile walk down to the shoreline of the bay to see Vikingsholm Castle.

Sugar Pine Point State Park
Located off Highway 89, nine miles south of Tahoe City on the West Shore on undeveloped Shoreline. Explore the 2 family friendly self guided Nature Trails through the forest and along the lake. Built from native stone and timber in 1903 this it exemplifies the Golden Age at Lake Tahoe.

Gatekeeper’s Cabin
Home of the North Lake Tahoe Historic Society museum& Marion Steinbach Native American basket collection, the Gatekeeper’s cabin is located adjacent to the Truckee River outlet dam in Tahoe City. Open Fri & Sat 11 am to 5 pm. 530.583.1762

Tahoe Maritime Museum
Located 6 miles south of Tahoe City in Homewood this museum gives insight into Lake Tahoe’s rich maritime history. Step back to the time when grand steamships and gleaming wood boats plied the waters of the lake. Open Friday-Sunday 10 am to 5 pm.

Fanny Bridge
Just south of the intersection of Highways 89 & 28, at the traffic light in Tahoe City. In summer people bending over the rail of the bridge to watch trout frolic below Lake Tahoe’s only outlet, the Truckee River, gives the bridge its name.

Outdoor Activities
Hiking & Nature Trails
Most of the lower elevation trails are open. Suggested trails are those at Sugar Pine Point State Park on the lake’s west shore, the North Tahoe Regional Park trails in Tahoe Vista on the north shore, Stateline Fire Lookout trail above the state line at Crystal Bay, Tahoe Meadows interpretive trail off highway 431 above Incline Village, the Spooner Lake Loop trail on the east shore and the US Forest Service Visitor Center trails at Taylor Creek just south of Emerald Bay on highway 89.
Squaw Valley’s Scenic Cable Car Rides
Takes you up 2000 feet in elevation. Disembark at the top and enjoy ice skating, panoramic lake views and the Olympic museum. 530.583.6985

Climbing Wall
Headwall – In the cable car building at Squaw Valley. Open weekends & holidays. 530.583.7673
High Altitude Fitness climbing wall in Incline Village 775.837.4212
Skyjump Bungy Trampoline
Village at Squaw Valley 530.583.7673
Village at Northstar 530.563.8055

Parks & Playgrounds
Commons Beach Tahoe City – lakefront park with playground and picnic areas.
North Tahoe Regional Park – off National Ave in Tahoe Vista – playground, picnic areas, nature and walking trails and ball fields.
Kilner Park – 2 ½ miles south of Tahoe City on Hwy 89 – playground, picnic areas, walking paths
Kings Beach State Park – lakefront park with playground and picnic areas in the heart of Kings Beach.

Old Brockway- Kings Beach. The range is open and the course is open for play. 530.546.9909

Indoor Activities Spas, Massage, Exercise & Health

A Sante’ Lakeside Fitness 530.583.4883 Resort at Squaw Creek Spa & Fitness Center – 530.583.6300
Cal-Neva European Health Spa 800.225.6382 Trilogy Spa – 530.584.6125
Clearwater Day Spa 530.583.3141 Tahoe Yoga Institute 530.583.5057
Incline Village Recreation Center 775.832.1300 Tahoe Yoga Institute 530.583.5057
Massage on the Lake 530.583.3200 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Spa 530.562.303
Hyatt Stillwater Spa 775.832.1234 Balance Holistic Health Spa 530.562.1164
Granlibakken Lighthouse Day Spa-530-583-8111

Wine Tastings
Uncorked-Tahoe City, 530.581.1106
Uncorked-Squaw Valley, 530.584.6090
Petra-Village at Northstar, 530.562.0600
Pool, Billiards, Shuffle Board & Bowling
Pete & Peter’s Tahoe City – 530.583.2400
Lakeside Sports Bar & Restaurant – 530.583.2000
Bowl Incline – 775.831.1900
Lounge Shows, Live Music & Dancing
The casinos in Crystal Bay and various restaurants/night clubs around the North Shore & Truckee feature a variety of entertainment. Please check the Weekly Magazine or the Tahoe Action for show listings.
Village at Northstar Stage 530.562.2267

Movie Theaters and Cinemas
Village at Northstar 530.562.8700
Video Game Rooms & Bowling
Cal-Neva Resort Spa & Casino – 800.225.6382
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe -888.899.5019
Tahoe Biltmore Lodge – 800.245.8667

Tour the UC Davis Education Center. Discover what makes Lake Tahoe so unique. Investigate local science and explore how research is being used to restore and protect Lake Tahoe. Guided tours include a virtual research vessel, virtual laboratory, 3-D visualization theater and green building tour. See the new 3-D movie “Lake Tahoe in Depth”. UC Davis Thomas J. Long Foundation Education Center is open Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 pm, located at 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, Nevada. 775.881.7566