5 of the Best Outdoor Activities in South Lake Tahoe

December 21, 2020

South Lake Tahoe has some of the most scenic vistas and unforgettable travel experiences not just in the United States, but in the world. So whether you’re planning an upcoming trip or booking your annual South Lake Tahoe vacation, this list is for you. Below you’ll find 5 of the best outdoor activities in South Lake Tahoe has to offer. Hike, bike, eat, relax, and explore all in one place – it will be a trip you’ll never forget

1. Hot Air Balloon Tour

If you thought South Lake Tahoe was beautiful from the road, imagine seeing it from a hot air balloon! These tours are great for couples, families, and groups of friends.

The tours run from May to October and given the South Lake Tahoe weather the trips are rarely cancelled. If you book with Lake Tahoe Balloons your trip will include light snacks, an hour-long ride, a boat cruise, and even a champagne toast!

2. High Camp at Squaw Valley

High camp is located on a mountain in Olympic Valley. In the winter you can find amazing skiing and snowshoeing trails and in the summer you have access to incredible hiking and observations decks. The list of activities goes on and on!

High Camp has a swimming pool, hot tub, and restaurants open all year round. So whether you are creating special moments with family or as a couple, this is a great destination.

3. Paddleboard and Kayak

If you’re visiting or planning activities in South Lake Tahoe over the summer, do not miss the opportunity to enjoy time on the lake. Check out many of the South Lake Tahoe companies that rent kayaks, paddleboards, and other aquatic equipment.

You can generally rent per hour, per half-day, or full-day. Some companies will also charter boats from the same locations, so if you are interested in a boat tour, you may be able to double up on activities for the day.

4. ATV Tour

What better way to experience the terrain of South Lake Tahoe than on an ATV? It’s a great activity for groups of friends or couples. You can book a ridge run tour that takes you through the remote desert dunes for views like you’ve never seen before.

5. Tahoe Rim Trail

If you’re looking for a challenging hike to add to your South Lake Tahoe Camping excursion, consider the Tahoe Rim Trail. It offers exceptional views and is a great spot if you’re looking for a romantic place to have photos taken.

You can pick from many different trailheads to find a hike the right length and difficulty for your group. 

Explore South Lake Tahoe Today

There is no shortage of adventure when you visit South Lake Tahoe. Take advantage of the exceptional scenery and peaceful nature Tahoe has to offer. 

Whether it’s winter, spring, summer, or fall there is something amazing waiting for you in South Lake Tahoe. Book your trip today and see for yourself. 

If you’re thinking about hosting a wedding in South Lake Tahoe and are looking for a photographer, contact us today. We would love to be a part of your special day!

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