Experience a Lake Tahoe Summer

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24 Jun 2023
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During the warmer months, the sparking blue lake becomes the perfect place to enjoy water activities like kayaking, swimming, jet skiing, and even sailing! Hikers will also be happy to know that the area has abundant trails varying in mileage and difficulty meaning you can find the perfect hike for your group. Grab a bicycle to pedal around the paved paths or perhaps challenge yourself to a more technical mountain biking trail! The summer is also filled with plenty of events that will engage and delight the entire family. Start planning your summer bucket list with these Lake Tahoe activities and events!

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Sailing on Lake Tahoe

Get out on the waters of Lake Tahoe on a sailing charter! Tahoe Sail offers experiences both on a private 36’ charter yacht or on a 50’ public sailboat. Enjoy a scenic charter to gaze out at the shoreline or a sunset cruise for the perfect way to end a summer day. With a sailing charter, you can enjoy the winds in the sails driving your journey along Lake Tahoe!

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SUP & Kayak 

Another way to get yourself out on the waters of Lake Tahoe is to rent a SUP board or kayak! Grab a rental or join a tour from a rental company in North Lake Tahoe. You can enjoy a guided tour that will take you past natural hot springs and boulder fields into the breathtaking Crystal Bay or just rent equipment to paddle around on your own.

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Jet Ski Rentals

Seeking a thrill for your vacation? Cruise around Lake Tahoe on a personal watercraft! Rent a Jet Ski for two or rent a couple of PWCs for the whole family to get out on the water. There isn’t anything like cruising along the beautiful alpine water on a Seadoo personal watercraft!

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Hiking Around Lake Tahoe

Hiking in Lake Tahoe can range from an easy-going, short hike for views with the family or a hike that can keep you out on the trail for most of the day. Take the 5 Lakes Trail for a day hike that leads you to gorgeous alpine lakes or take the Eagle Rock Hiking Trail for an easy-going hike with panoramic views of the lake. State parks in the area also offer hiking trails and swimming areas making for a perfect way to spend the day!

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Cyclists will enjoy pedaling around Lake Tahoe with plenty of multi-use paths to be found in North Lake Tahoe. Hop on one of the trails and enjoy pedaling and enjoying the view and pull over to take a swim or grab a bite to eat.

Mountain Biking is also easily found in the Lake Tahoe area. The Tahoe Flume Trail is a world-known trail for mountain bikers that runs for 14 miles offering stunning views and plenty of technical difficulties. Families seeking a more relaxed path will enjoy the paved bike paths in Incline Village.

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Scenic Summer Chairlift Rides at Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts

During the summer, a number of the Lake Tahoe ski resorts offer scenic chair lifts on the mountains that allow visitors to access hiking trails or just enjoy the view. Palisades, North Star, and the Boreal Mountain Resort enable visitors to take a chair lift during the summer season to take in the view. Ride a chair lift up to enjoy a hike on the mountain during your summer mountain getaway!

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Top Summer Events in North Tahoe:

  • Brew, Jazz & Funk Fest: Head up to Palisades Tahoe on August 13th and sip on a wide array of tasty beers from a selection of different breweries while you enjoy an incredible line-up of music both days.
  • SunSets Live Music Series: If you're looking for more great music, listen to free live concerts every Friday this summer in The Village at Palisades Tahoe. After you've spent your day hiking or sightseeing from the Aerial Tram, relax and enjoy some of the area's most talented musicians.

  • Classical Tahoe: The Classical Tahoe Festival is a three-week event that features a series of concerts including performances from soloists and an orchestra. 

  • Lake Tahoe Dance Festival: Presented by the Lake Tahoe Dance Collective, this late July festival features performances of professional dances, demonstrations with audience participation, discussions, and more. Learn more about classical, modern, and contemporary dance at this unique event.

  • Tahoe City Farmers Market: The Tahoe City Farmers Market is a seasonal, weekly event. Every Thursday from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, you can shop for local produce and craft goods at Commons Beach!

Find Your Tahoe Summer Rental

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Find the Lake Tahoe vacation rentals of your dreams! With lake view properties and pet-friendly homes, you can find the Tahoe getaway that fits your vacation dreams. Start planning your summer vacation by finding your ideal Lake Tahoe rental!

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