Non-Outdoorsy Things to Do in South Lake Tahoe

Heavenly Gondola at Heavenly Village | © Kunal Mukherjee / Flickr
Heavenly Gondola at Heavenly Village | © Kunal Mukherjee / Flickr
Photo of Deanna Morgado
29 December 2017

While beautiful South Lake Tahoe is a nature lover’s paradise, it also has plenty of things for those who aren’t looking to do anything outdoorsy. Culture Trip put together a list of fun things to do in SLT that doesn’t include the great outdoors.

Take a dinner cruise

Kick back and relax while cruising on the majestic Lake Tahoe. You’ll be out on the water for an evening filled with live music, dancing, drinks, and a delicious dinner. It’s an ideal option for those who want to take in the scenic beauty from indoors.

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Take a dinner cruise on Lake Tahoe | © Joe Ross / Flickr

Go bowling

Head to the lanes to have a go at the pins at a bowling alley. Tahoe Bowl is an incredibly popular bowling alley that offers 16 lanes, billiards, an arcade, food, and a pro shop. For the 21-and-up crowd, there’s also a sports bar with drink specials.

Go to a museum

Take in some local history at one of South Lake Tahoe’s museums. If you would like to learn more about the area, head to the Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum. There, you’ll be able to check out exhibits and artifacts dating back to the early 1800s, including an old toll house.

Take in some art

Tahoe is home to many art galleries—from fine art showrooms to spaces featuring work from artists like Dr. Suess and many others. You will discover galleries up and down South Lake Tahoe, and when you find them, they’re always a treat.

Dine on some local grub

Besides winter and summer sports, South Lake Tahoe’s local food scene is worth exploring. Restaurants and cafés are scattered all over Lake Tahoe, and they serve up some of the most amazing food. Do a little research before heading out on a self-guided food tour. You’ll be truly satisfied, and your stomachs will be full to the brim with local goodness.

Dining in South Lake Tahoe | © Clintus / Flickr

Try your hand at the casinos

Lake Tahoe is also known for its casinos, so drive over the border into Nevada and experience the world-famous Hard Rock Casino, Harrah’s, and Montbleu. Play some video poker at one of the many bars, or try your luck at the craps tables or slots. There’s a game for everyone at the many casinos.

Hard Rock Casino | © Ted Murphy / Flickr

Go shopping

Heavenly Village is home to some amazing shopping establishments. With the mountains as the backdrop, you can browse and swipe your credit card inside wonderful shops and boutiques.

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