Lake Tahoe Summer Bucket List

Lake Tahoe Summer Activities

This will be my first summer in Lake Tahoe and I’m so excited to soak in all it has to offer. To ensure I make the most of  it, I created a bucket list of things to do. If you’re here on vacation or a local looking for inspiration, here’s the shortened version.

1. Hike a leg of the Tahoe Rim Trail. The Tahoe Rim Trail is one of the world’s premier trails. This spectacular trail is 165 miles long, winding peak to peak around Lake Tahoe. And if I was being ambitious I would set my goal to hike the whole thing, but I’m trying to be realistic here folks.  The Tahoe Rim Trail website has tons of information so you can choose a segment of the trail that’s best for your group!

2. Go summer tubing at Heavenly. I went tubing this winter at Heavenly and it was awesome – flying down the slopes with a big grin, wind in my hair. And I am most definitely excited to try tubing this summer with no snow! Maybe I’ll go as a treat after hiking the trails at the top of Tamararack chair.

3. Wakeboard on Lake Tahoe. I’ve been wakeboarding a couple of times and the crystal blue waters of Lake Tahoe are calling my name. (Fingers crossed I can bare the chilly waters.) Now time to befriend someone with a boat…

4. Have drinks at The Beacon. The Beacon Bar and Grill is located just down the road from Heavenly at Camp Richardson.  This outdoor, beachside hot spot features live music drink specials and is the perfect place to soak in some summer sun.

5. Attend an outdoor concert. I’m a huge music lover and after putting together the event calendar for Heavenly, I knew this summer was going to be fantastic. The Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena has a packed lineup of top headliners all summer long. From The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary show to Sugarland to Norah Jones, I don’t know who I’m most excited to see. Here’s a great deal for a place to stay during your summer concert weekend.

6. Try kayaking and paddle boarding. There are so many ways to enjoy the beautiful scenery around Lake Tahoe; I just have to try them all. Kayaking and paddle boarding are the perfect way to pair sightseeing with a little bit of exercise. And good news, there are several places to rent equipment around the lake so there’s no need to have your own.

7. Practice high altitude golfing. Last summer I got my first taste of golfing when I lived in Keystone, Colorado. And let me tell you, golfing in the mountains is the way to go. Not only to you get absolutely spectacular views, but a golf ball will travel much further in the thin air – perfect for the confidence level of a golfing newbie. Now that summer is back, it’s time for me to give this golf game another try. Here’s a great resource for golf courses in the area.


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