In the summer, the choices are equally as limitless. From stellar mountain biking runs in the Spooner Backcountry, to miles on end of pristine beaches, you’re going to want to get in on this action. As the largest alpine lake in the United States, Tahoe’s insanely clear water is continually ranked as one of the bodies of water in the world that you must swim in before you die.
With over 70 feet of clarity, you’ll feel like you’ve teleported to the Caribbean, with a kaleidoscopic range of aquamarine hues that will have you in a tizzy. To take a dip in this gem, check out Sand Harbor or Lake Tahoe State Parks. The perfect intro for a first-timer to Tahoe, visitors can enjoy hiking, lounging on the beach, and can even catch a live performance during the summer months when the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is on deck. If you want to work for it a little bit, enjoy a short hike into one of the east shore’s many secluded beaches like Chimney or Hidden Beach for an unforgettable afternoon.