With all the events going on for the summer it’s easy to forget to take a moment to fit in some of the less structured summer fun around Tahoe. No matter what day of the week it is, these activities will keep you in the Tahoe Summer state of mind and let you sit back and take in the beauty of Lake Tahoe. The locals of Tahoe are an extremely hardworking bunch, especially during the summer season, so it makes it that much more important to remember to take it easy once in awhile. Here are some of my personal favorites for a day off.
Go out on the lake!
We’ve all noticed the sharp uptake of locals and visitors alike turning to stand up paddling for a relaxing day on the lake or a way to challenge themselves. This is a great way to spend the day exploring the shores of Lake Tahoe and there are options for any ability level. South Tahoe Standup Paddle specializes in paddle board rentals, sales, and lessons. If you’re feeling like kayaking of canoeing is more your speed there are many options for rentals around the lake. One of my favorite things to do is take my dog out on my sit in kayak and cruise the lake on a nice sunny day. Here are some options for more rentals and lessons around South Lake Tahoe: Kayak Tahoe and SUP Tahoe are your one stop shop options for everything kayak or paddleboard related.
Take a walk in the woods!
Another activity that has seen a rise in popularity recently due to its low cost and relaxing atmosphere is disc golfing. There are two disc golf courses near South Lake Tahoe. Bijou Park is in the middle of town across from the college and offers 27 holes to provide for hours of fun with a group of friends. Zephyr Cove Park’s course is known as a little more of a challenge due to the mountainous terrain, this course only has 18 holes but the added challenge makes 18 just right for a day off. Big 5 has a good selection of discs for all ability levels and player types too. Any of the sports stores will have them on hand but their selection may not be as wide.
Go to the Beach!
There is a beach for everyone in South Lake Tahoe. If you want to go somewhere less populated and dog friendly the beach by the Tahoe Keys Marina is a great option. There is a path on the left of the parking lot that takes you down to the lake where your best friend can spend the afternoon in tranquility. Kiva Beach is another great option for dogs. This beach is more like a dog park however due to its popularity so be prepared for your dog to make lots of friends here. If you feel like having a Rum Runner and relaxing in the sun while listening to live music, Camp Richardson and Zephyr Cove Resort beaches have a lot to offer.
There are a ton of great low cost options in Tahoe year round for anyone to enjoy. Its up to you how you want to spend your precious time in Tahoe and you can’t really go wrong with whatever you do here. If you love this area like I do, you can have a great time doing just about anything and meeting the wonderful people that share this place as their home. Not only are our surroundings a bounty of entertainment but the people that call Tahoe home are some of the nicest, hospitable, and interesting ones you will ever meet. Most people are not from Tahoe originally so we have a great diversity of backgrounds and stories that eventually brought them to their mountain home. Anyways I hope these little summer activities will help you stave off any summer time boredom. Let me know what your favorite summer activities and spots are in the comments below!