Explore the Best Things to Do in South Lake Tahoe

Perfectly placed with private beach access on South Lake Tahoe, The Landing Resort & Spa is only three blocks from the nightlife of the downtown area, the thrill of exciting casinos and eclectic Heavenly Village, with incredible shopping, restaurants and galleries.

But that’s just the beginning. Think fishing for that big catch in spring, and boating and beach days in summer. There’s something for every vacation style around here. What will your next adventure be?

Explore the Best Things to Do in South Lake Tahoe

Perfectly placed with private beach access on South Lake Tahoe, The Landing Resort & Spa is only three blocks from the nightlife of the downtown area, the thrill of exciting casinos and eclectic Heavenly Village, with incredible shopping, restaurants and galleries.

But that’s just the beginning. Think carving the slopes in winter and horseback riding through the backcountry in fall. There’s something for every vacation style around here. What will your next adventure be?

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Hiking

From scenic day hikes to more rugged excursions, South Lake Tahoe promises a trail for hikers of all levels.

Explore Trails
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Biking

Bike paths, dirt roads, single tracks, and bike parks abound around the lake. Take a scenic, mellow ride or for a true challenge, check out the Flume Trail with its wow-worthy views and snaking single track along the east shore.

Adventure on Two Wheels
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Water Sports

Make a splash in our water world with boating, waterskiing, wakeboarding, kayaking, and paddle boarding—plus lessons for beginners to get your feet wet. Be sure to check out Lakeside Beach and Marina steps away from the resort.

Dive In
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Stream & Lake Fishing

Local fishing excursions range from serene fly fishing to chartered lake fishing for individuals and groups of all sizes.

Go Fishing
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Golf

Adding distance to your drive in our high-altitude air is just one reason to look forward to golfing in South Lake Tahoe. Discover nearby courses that each have a distinct personality, plus jaw-dropping views.

Hit the Courses
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Horseback Riding

In Tahoe, getting outside is second nature. Explore the backcountry from horseback with a steak dinner ride or a pack trip, or take it easy with a hay wagon or pony ride.

Saddle Up
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Paddle Wheel & Catamaran Lake Cruises

Go elegant with a dinner cruise or simply sit back and take in Tahoe’s beauty on a sightseeing tour. The M.S. Dixie II or the Tahoe Queen out of Zephyr Cove offer dancing and dining.

Set Sail
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Skiing & Snowboarding

The majestic Sierra Mountains around the lake are home to jaw-dropping cliffs, serene glades, and Insta-worthy views. Heavenly Village & Gondola is just a few minutes away by shuttle, and other exciting destinations include Squaw

Hit the Slopes
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Snowshoeing & Cross-Country Skiing

Explore a winter wonderland of snow-covered meadows with a customized tour for all levels of ability.

Get Outside
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Snowmobiling

Adventure along nature’s less-traveled roads and glide through pristine woods and lakeside trails at speeds that relax or thrill—it's up to you!

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Located on the Shore of South Lake Tahoe

The Landing is perfectly positioned on the south shore of Lake Tahoe, California, steps from the lakefront, moments from outdoor adventure, and a short trip from the excitement of Heavenly Village.

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Action Watersports at Lakeside Marina

Located next to the casinos on Lakeshore Blvd, get out on the lake with parasailing, jet ski rentals, boat rentals, kayaks, stand-up paddleboard rentals and more.

Casino Corridor

Skip over the state line to Nevada and try your luck at four fun, big name casinos all nestled next to each other.

55 US-50, Stateline, NV 89449

Emerald Bay State Park

Accessed via Highway 89, the lake’s only inlet is home to Lake Tahoe’s only island. Explore Vikingsholm Castle or get out on the water for a cruise in a glass-bottomed boat.

Heavenly Mountain Ski Resort

With 4,800 acres of rugged terrain and bird’s-eye views of Lake Tahoe, epic days on the slopes await. Explore 34 miles of wide-open groomed cruisers, 1,600 foot plunges and more.

Heavenly Village

Enjoy shopping, dining, movies and more just a short stroll or free shuttle ride from The Landing.

Hot Air Balloon Rides at Tahoe Keys Marina

Take a hot air balloon ride that lifts off from a boat in the middle of the lake. Catch a stunning sunrise and soar to 10,000 feet above sea level.

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Jimmy’s Restaurant

Featuring California-fresh cuisine, a wonderful wine list to taste your way through, and creative craft cocktails, Jimmy’s serves up moments of lakefront magic.

MS Dixie Dinner Cruise

Voted “Best Boat Cruise” at Tahoe for ten years running, it’s the easy choice for scenic dinner/dance and sightseeing cruises.

Rubicon Trail

Winding along the west shore of the lake, you’ll pass coves, cliffs, sweeping views, and an old lighthouse between D.L. Bliss and Emerald Bay.

Ski Run Marina

You’ll be on “tahoe time” at this hub of exciting activities on the lake. Spend the day shopping, browsing amazing art, fishing, and more.

South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena

This NHL-size ice skating arena offers daily ice skating, lessons, and hockey camps, plus food services, a video arcade, party rooms, and quality skate rentals.

Tahoe Sport Fishing

Take a hot air balloon ride that lifts off from a boat in the middle of the lake. Catch a stunning sunrise and soar to 10,000 feet above sea level.

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The Landing Tahoe Resort & Spa

Feel secluded at the edge of our semi-private beach on the shores of South Lake Tahoe while enjoying easy access to the excitement of Heavenly Village.

Zephyr Cove

All kinds of adventures await at beautiful Zephyr Cove, including  horseback riding, snowmobile tours, ATV tours, and MS Dixie sightseeing and dinner cruises.

Lake Tahoe Fun Facts

  • If you drive around Lake Tahoe in the inside lane, it’s 72 miles around. However, if you drive around the outside lane, it’s 73. The lake is so big that it adds and extra mile to the drive!
  • 63 tributaries feed Lake Tahoe, however there is only one going out of the lake – the Truckee River.
  • Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America. And, at 122,160,280 acre feet, trails only the five Great Lakes as the largest by volume in the United States.
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