Things to Do in Lake Tahoe in Summer and Fall

The warm seasons are perfect for exploring the wonder that is Lake Tahoe—one of largest, clearest lakes in North America. There are plenty of things to do: Get your toes wet at a white-sand beach, go for a snorkel among granite boulders or get out on the lake on a cruise boat.

The mountains that surround Lake Tahoe are more than 9,000 feet in elevation, with tremendous hikes and endless mountain-bike rides. Squaw Valley and Heavenly Resort offer plenty to do, with tram or gondola rides to their upper mountains, which include pools, zip lines and other attractions. Free concerts are scheduled throughout the week during summer at El Dorado Beach, and you can see Shakespeare on the stage at Sand Harbor.

Tahoe also is famous for its casinos at Stateline in South Tahoe and at Incline Village and Crystal Bay in North Tahoe. The odds are definitely in your favor that you'll find plenty of fun things to do around Lake Tahoe.