Best time to visit Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

10 THINGS TO DO IN LAKE TAHOE (JUNE 19 - JUNE 28)

Scenic Road Trips

Scenic Road Trips

all year round • activity

Driving along a large number of picturesque roads with stops near the highlights and most unique spots can be a perfect vacation plan

South Yuba River Swimming Holes

South Yuba River Swimming Holes

March–October • activity

A great way to relax during hot summer days

Monitor Pass

Monitor Pass

late April–mid-November • activity

A great outlook at the eastern Sierra Nevada

Truckee River Tubing

Truckee River Tubing

mid-May–September • activity

A relaxing and fun weekend activity

Paddleboarding (SUP)

Paddleboarding (SUP)

May–September • activity

One of the most enjoyable and fun water activities is popular all along the California coastline

Mount Tallac

Mount Tallac

May–October • activity

Prepare to be stunned by beautiful vistas of Lake Tahoe

Desolation Wilderness

Desolation Wilderness

late May–October • nature

With dozens of trails and lakes, this area is a hiker's paradise

Bassi Falls

Bassi Falls

April–June (best in late April–May) • activity

A beautiful and popular site in El Dorado county

Loch Leven Lakes

Loch Leven Lakes

June–November • activity

A beautiful chain of lakes high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

Grouse Lake

Grouse Lake

mid-June–September • nature

An oasis nestled among rocks and beautiful granite slabs

8 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Skiing at Lake Tahoe

Skiing at Lake Tahoe

December–mid-April • activity

Magical sparkling white scenery and a wide range of activities attract people to Lake Tahoe each winter

The Great Reno Balloon Race

The Great Reno Balloon Race

September 10–12, 2021 • event

The world's largest free hot air balloon festival

SnowGlobe Music Festival

SnowGlobe Music Festival

December 29–31, 2019 • event

Celebrate New Year's Eve with a cold, fresh mountain view, perfect powder, your favorite snow activities, and the world's best musicians—all in one place

Lake Tahoe Fall Colors

Lake Tahoe Fall Colors

October–early November • nature

The perfect time to enjoy the serene beauty of the Eastern Sierra

4th of July on Lake Tahoe

4th of July on Lake Tahoe

July 03–06, 2020 • event

A dazzling celebration of America's independence around the scenic Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

July 10–August 21, 2020 • event

High quality entertainment in the stunning setting

Freel Peak

Freel Peak

July–October • activity

A popular climbing spot in Sierra Nevada Mountains

Lake Tahoe Marathon

Lake Tahoe Marathon

October 09–11, 2020 • event

The three-day running festival with multiple options with stunning views

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