Things to do & places to visit in North Lake Tahoe, United States
North Lake Tahoe #57 destination in United States 2023. Timezone: America/Chicago, current date and time: Friday, December 08, 2023, 22:52.
Top things to do (22)
- Boat Rentals
- Day Trips
- Boat Tours
- Waterskiing & Jetskiing
- Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
- Gear Rentals
- Lessons & Workshops
- Photography Tours
- Ski & Snowboard Areas
- Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks
- Speed Boats Tours
- Kayaking & Canoeing
- Historic Sites
- Water Sports
- Private Tours
- Bike Tours
- Historical & Heritage Tours
- Sightseeing Tours
Top places to visit (18 attractions)
- 5.0 Tahoe Adventure Company (156 reviews)
We had a fantastic day with Lisa who led our kayaking tour on Lake Tahoe. She was incredibly informative- teaching us lots about the lake and it’s fascinating history. Moreover, her patient nature made us all feel at ease in the water. We would like to thank her for making the activity so enjoyable ! See more..
- 5.0 Tahoe Whitewater Tours (124 reviews)
Great rafting experience. Fantastic outfitter
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
We were a party of 5 and wanted to go whitewater rafting. We did the afternoon trip bc our teens did not want to wake up early. It didn’t matter what time of day we went bc the staff was so energetic and amazing. We felt super safe and distanced with everyone. Each group had their own raft and guide. The bus was social distances. They had tons of hand sanitizer. Masks required until getting in the raft. Lunch box was our guide (yes that is what he asked us to call him). He was so fun, told great stories, played w the teens, and was an expert at his job. We had a blast. There was an amazing photographer who took pictures (highly recommend you buy them it is well worth the $45). We truly felt this company was professional and fun. We would definitely come back and do a level 4 rapid. See more..
- 5.0 Black Tie Ski Rentals of North Lake Tahoe (94 reviews)
Great rental experience!
Friday: 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM Gear Rentals
Spend your next ski vacation...skiing! Don't waste a minute waiting in line at ski equipment rental shops. With Black Tie Ski Rentals' delivery service, you can place your order for skis, snowboards, boots and helmets before you arrive. Then we'll deliver the equipment and do a professional, custom fitting in your hotel room, condo or vacation home. Wherever you're staying in the area, we bring our premier ski shop to you. See more..
- 5.0 Around Tahoe Tours (92 reviews)
Lake Tahoe History and Scenery Tour was AWSOME!
Friday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Historical & Heritage Tours • Sightseeing Tours • Private Tours • Photography Tours • Day Trips
What an amazing day! Chris detailed the history of the lake and entertained ages 7 to 80 years old in our party of 9. That’s not an easy task! We experience all the beautiful scenery and stopped for pictures and local drink and food stops. Great experience and highly recommend. Thanks Chris, The Anthony’s look See more..
- 5.0 Tahoe Vista Treetop (72 reviews)
So happy to make fun summer memories even in the time of Corona virus.
Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks
Great time challenging ourselves on the ropes courses and having fun on the ziplines. We're in our mid 50's with our 20 year old kids. Corona virus precautions were in place. We wore masks during the check in, gear up and orientation - then they were optional once you're up in the trees. We stayed with our family group and it was not crowded due to reservations and limited numbers during each 2.5 hour time frame. Hand sanitizer at the end of each of the 9 courses too. Staff was very helpful and kind. t's a great activity in the great outdoors - views of the lake included! See more..
- 5.0 Tahoe Jet Boats (65 reviews)
Great North Tahoe boating experience!
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Waterskiing & Jetskiing • Water Sports • Boat Rentals • Speed Boats Tours • Day Trips
Dave was awesome! Not the cheapest option, but a quality one. He was great with teaching our young adults to wakeboard and ski. Our family group of 7 ranged in ages from 21 - 78 and every one of us had fun. He took some wonderful photos and his little side kick Leo is the most adorable boat dog ever. My son called him the Customer Service Department. North Tahoe was definitely a great place to boat because we had lots of space and almost no other boats to work around. Beautiful drive there from South Lake Tahoe. Don't ignore the water shoes advice because the beaches to get down to the water are rocks and pebbles, not sand. It's the trade off for not having super crowded beaches and water space. Once you're on the boat, the beach is irrelevant. As an idea, if you have more than the 6 that's allowed on the boat, we rented a jet ski from another local boat company and rotated our extra people onto the jet ski every 30 minutes. It worked out great! See more..
- 5.0 Bike Truckee (59 reviews)
We'd rent from Bike Truckee again, in a heartbeat!
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Bike Tours • Gear Rentals
We booked comfort bikes online, to ride the Truckee River Legacy Trail. When we walked in to Bike Truckee to pick-up the bikes, one of the shop owners called us by name and had the bikes ready to go. The bikes were beautifully maintained, no squeaks or rattles and the brakes and gears worked great! The tires were perfectly inflated and proved to be up to the challenge of local thorns (zero flats). Bike Truckee gave us directions to the trail. The bikes we rented were perfect for it and priced very fairly. We had so much fun on the first trail, we ended up riding into town and also completed the Martis Valley Trail. Super nice people, great organization and quality rentals! See more..
- 4.5 Diamond Peak Ski Resort (296 reviews)
Great place for a family ski trip
Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Spent More than 3 hours Mountains • Ski & Snowboard Areas
Diamond Peak is a community-owned resort with breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe; miles of welcoming, uncrowded runs; easy access from the parking lot to the slopes; a dedicated Child Ski Center for the littlest skiers and snowboarders; and a great Ski & Ride Center for older skiers/riders. All of this and affordable lift ticket and season pass prices makes Diamond Peak Tahoe’s best value, year after year. See more..
- 4.5 Historic Downtown Truckee (234 reviews)
Wonderful fun Experience
Spent 1-2 hours Neighborhoods
Great little town to visit. During the summer they have free concerts at the Truckee River outdoor theater. What a joy to attend! Truckee Thursdays are fun too. They block of the main street and it is filled with local venders and there's a beer garden too. Great place to bike. I will be back. See more..
- 4.5 Kings Beach State Recreation Area (208 reviews)
Great Family Spot - Beautiful Views
My family and I were on vacation in Kings Beach and we stopped to explore Kings Beach Park to help our girls (5 & 7) to burn off some extra energy. It was winter so it was just us and a handful of other people. There is a really nice play structure that the girls spent a long time playing on. The view is spectacular and it's a great spot to take photos. It's so wild to be able to stand on a beach see the nearby snow capped mountains. The water is so clear. You can almost walk to the end of the pier and still be able to see through it. Though I am sure that this place is very popular in the summer, I would recommend stopping here no matter what time of year you are passing through the Kings Beach area. See more..
- 4.5 Palisades Tahoe Aerial Tram (159 reviews)
Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent More than 3 hours Trams
Take a panoramic 10 minute ride that climbs 2,000 vertical feet and soars above a mountainscape of granite rock, waterfalls and the iconic Tram Face. And that's just the beginning. Once you reach your destination at High Camp, located at 8,200', breathe in the fresh mountain air and immerse yourself in the High Sierra. Whether you're looking to set out on one of the many hiking and walking trails, cool off in the mountaintop pool and hot tub or take a spin around the roller rink overlooking Lake Tahoe, there is something to spark everyone's inner mountain explorer. See more..
- 4.5 Alpine Meadows (154 reviews)
Great ski resort
Ski & Snowboard Areas
Intermediate and advanced skiers and riders will most enjoy this resort, known for its especially long season. See more..
- 4.5 Action watersports of Incline Village (139 reviews)
Fun sailing in the evening sun.
Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Gear Rentals
We did the 5 pm Sierra Cloud Catamaran 2 hour boat ride from the pier at Hyatt Incline. This was so much fun, we really enjoyed the experience. The captain and the two young women crew members were awesome. They sailed the catamaran and managed to serve us wine and beer and cheese and fruit. We also got a lot of information about Lake Tahoe and it's history from the musician and his music was also really good, from original songs to Jimmy Buffet. I highly recommend this is you're in the Incline village area. See more..
- 4.5 Hellman-Ehrman Mansion (98 reviews)
Beautiful tour of Lake Tahoe history
The tour is amazing with a birds eye view of how the upper crust spent their summers over 100 years ago. Bring bathing suits, rafts, etc., as the beach is open to visitors. A lovely step back in time for a well spent day at the lake. See more..
- 4.5 Tahoe City Kayak (65 reviews)
Friday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Kayaking & Canoeing
We frequent Lake Tahoe but have never taken the time to do something out of the "ordinary ". So glad we chose to spend time with Tahoe City Kayak. Not only was the sunset guided tour full of spectacular views, we learned a lot we didn't know! Our guides were full of information and very thoughtful of each guest. Highly recommended! See more..
- 4.0 Northstar California (664 reviews)
Prepare to part with your wallet. Ski resorts are greedy.
Ski & Snowboard Areas
For the modern family that prefers substance with a unique, laid-back style, Northstar California Resort combines California cool with high-end luxury, on-mountain exhilaration with a sophisticated alpine village atmosphere. Halfway between one of North America's coolest mountain towns and one of the world's most beautiful alpine lakes, Northstar is a destination on the rise, having poured nearly a billion dollars into creating Lake Tahoe's premier luxury snowsports experience. Upscale shops, refined dining and Lake Tahoe's only five-star slopeside lodging is married to impeccable grooming, incredible tree skiing and enough variety to challenge every level of skier (and world-class terrain parks to keep the kids busy). Those who come to Northstar know what they're looking for. Sometimes it's adventure, sometimes it's to learn, sometimes it's to relax in a welcoming place with family and friends. No matter what that experience is, they'll find it to be exactly the way it should be. See more..
- 4.0 Palisades Tahoe (610 reviews)
Spent More than 3 hours Lessons & Workshops • Ski & Snowboard Areas
Voted at North America's best ski resort for three years in a row and host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, our legacy has maintained a vibrant ski culture and mountain energy that spans from village to peak. Its spirit of outdoor adventure is reflected by the views of Lake Tahoe’s translucent waters, and its inspiration is carved into the slopes of the Sierra mountains. Beginners will find forgiving learning zones set among dramatic alpine scenery, while varied trails, bowls, and chutes mean that advanced skiers and snowboarders will never outgrow Palisades Tahoe's progressive terrain. With consistent snowfall that stays around well into the spring (and sometimes summer!), Palisades Tahoe boasts one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in the country. Visit your favorite Lake Tahoe ski resort today! See more..
- 4.0 Tahoe Gal Cruises (295 reviews)
Very enjoyable and relaxing
Boat Tours • Sightseeing Tours
Been on this boat several times. Recent was in 1:30 afternoon in late July and partly cloudy so not as hot as it would have been. The captain told us a lot of information about the lake from inception on way to Emerald Bay which I thought was very good. The captain played music and is open to playing something you like. It was not particularly crowded the day we went so we could sit anywhere. A beautiful lake to see by boat that you don’t see by car. The menu on boat is fairly good but is pricey. I would suggest eat before you go though unless want salad or hamburger. I do not recommend the nachos unless you like velveta type cheese. Good for all ages. Wear hat as best place to see everything is on top deck. See more..
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