Lake Tahoe Activities
Tahoe City Activities
Winter & Summer Fun
Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing – Head to Tahoe Cross Country for a 65-kilometer trail system groomed for skate skiing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Mickey’s Big Mack Charters – Catch a Tahoe trout, the Mackinaw, on Mickey’s sport fishing boat! These underwater giants can weigh over 30 pounds.
Tahoe Gal – All aboard for sightseeing! This boat fits 149 passengers for scenic rides on Tahoe’s famous waters. A great way to see Emerald Bay.
Tahoe Sailing Charters – For a more intimate on-water experience, join this crew and the wind for a sunset or sunny day cruise.
Tahoe City Golf Course – A nine-hole favorite of the “Rat Pack” in the ’50s and popular with locals and visitors today. Sixth- and ninth-hole lake views.
West Shore Sports – This spot just a short drive down the West Shore of the lake has rentals for just about every Tahoe City activity in the book: biking, stand-up paddleboarding, skiing, snowshoeing and more.
Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema – Shows major motion pictures, independent films, action sports films, and environmental movies, and also hosts filmmakers, speakers, dance performances, and live music.
Commons Beach – Movies on the beach Wednesday evenings in the summer.
Playground Equipment – A large, lakefront grass and sand area features swings, a mini rock wall and more at the four plus–acre Commons Beach in downtown Tahoe City. Picnic area and restrooms available here, too.
Lake Tahoe Music Festival – Set against the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range “Sunset Serenades” is an intimate setting with five varied and unique classical music concerts. Attendees bring a picnic, lawn chair or blanket and enjoy classical music in an outdoor setting.
Shopping Near Granlibakken Tahoe
A 1.4-mile walk, bike ride or drive takes you to lively Tahoe City. Stroll the half mile along the shoreline, from Fanny Bridge at the junction of Hwy. 89 to the Safeway/Lighthouse Shopping Center, and visit a collection of Lake Tahoe boutiques, sport shops, galleries, a handmade candy store, pet shop, etc. For some of the highlights, read on.
When you go shopping in Tahoe City, you’re in for an entirely unique experience — you won’t find any national chains in this mountain town! Quaint shops line the downtown Tahoe City strip, so put on your walking shoes and explore everything from locally made gifts and art, to high-end denim and mountain home décor. Listed below are a few of our favorite Tahoe City shops to get you started.
North Tahoe Arts ARTisan Shop – A great spot to buy souvenirs crafted by local Tahoe City artisans. Jewelry, Lake Tahoe photography, cards, artwork and more.
Boatworks Mall – This one-stop for all your shopping needs includes more than 11 different stores at the water’s edge.
Tahoe Dave’s – Ski and snowboard rentals, sales and gear, with two locations that cater to Lake Tahoe skiers’ and snowboarders’ specific needs.
Willard’s Sports Shop – Tahoe’s family friendly shop with expert local knowledge & service. They rent bikes, paddleboards, kayaks, skis and snowboards, snowshoes and more. Located at the “Y” intersection.
Alpenglow Sports – An original California Mountain Shop that has been providing locals and visitors with inspiration, local knowledge and the best equipment to enjoy the great outdoors for over thirty-five years.
Cobblestone Center – Shopping, dining, services and cinema in the heart of Tahoe City.