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Lake Tahoe: Self-Guided Driving Tour

1. Lake Tahoe: Self-Guided Driving Tour

Explore your way on this self-guided driving tour of Lake Tahoe. See the entire lake and all the best vistas, hikes, and swimming spots using an app that functions as a guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Enjoy a tour by local guides, creative writers, and professional voice artists. Begin your tour in Stateline on the southern shore. From there, take a clockwise loop around the lake. While driving, learn about the heated debate between California and Nevada over who technically owns the lake. Visit the summer home of a man who insisted people called his cabin the Vatican. Then, see a few more impressive homes along the shore, including some inspired by Viking longhouses. Next, visit Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe’s crown jewel. This bay offers stunning views of the water and the mountains beyond, as well as swimming, kayaking, scuba diving, and any other water activities you could want. If you’re in the mood for a waterfall, stop by the Eagle Falls trailhead to see the only waterfall that flows into the lake. Hear the spooky tale of how Lake Tahoe’s only island, Fannette, is supposedly haunted. As you continue, learn about the Washoe tribe who lived here long before any European explorers put it on a map. Next up, see Meeks Bay, a perfect white sand beach to catch some sun. Get the scoop on a presidential visit to the lake, famous residents who occupy the houses along the shore, and learn about the lake’s origins. Pay a visit to Carnelian Bay, where boat racing used to be a big deal in the '30s and '40s. Then, say hello to Kings Beach on the north shore, a perfect picnic spot with views that will make you feel like a royal yourself. Pass by the Cal Neva Casino next, which straddles the border between California and Nevada and was once owned by Frank Sinatra. See more stunning estates along the way. Then, learn about some of the area’s wildlife. Visit the Secret Cove, a perfect spot for those looking for some secluded serenity. Nearing the end of the tour, visit a 300-foot-high vista point for perfect photo opportunities. Conclude your tour by Cave Rock, a remnant of the lake’s most ancient history.

Lake Tahoe: North Shore Kayak or Paddleboard Tour

2. Lake Tahoe: North Shore Kayak or Paddleboard Tour

Embark on a scenic adventure at Lake Tahoe’s North Shore either via kayak or stand up paddleboard. After a quick introductory lesson on shore, head out and start paddling along the pristine coastline. Gaze at the views of the surrounding peaks as you paddle amongst boulders and get a glimpse of some of Tahoe’s most beautiful waterfront homes. Depending on lake conditions, you will paddle along the coast of King's Beach and among the boulders of Crystal Bay, or along scenic coastline towards Carnelian Bay. At midday, take a break at one of the local beaches in the area. Immerse yourself in the natural and human history of this very special alpine lake along the way. After your break, make your way back to the original meeting point with your guide.

Lake Tahoe: City Bike Day Rental

3. Lake Tahoe: City Bike Day Rental

Embark on a self-guided hybrid bike tour of the breathtaking North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Start your day by meeting at the Hyatt Regency Incline Village where a team member will personally fit you to the hybrid bike that suits you best. After a brief safety and usage tutorial, you’re off to explore and bike on your own for a full day.  Ride the Lakeshore car-free bike path all the way to the new East Shore bike trail. Journey towards Sand Harbor State Park and take in the panoramic views Lake Tahoe has to offer. If you want, you can even stop and rest at Memorial Beach or Hidden Beach and take photos of these hidden gems. If you get hungry from all the biking, stop at the Tunnel Creek Café where you can grab refreshments and food to re-energize you for the rest of your day. Journey north on Lakeshore Blvd and ride past luxurious homes that make up Billionaires Row. Extend your bike ride and cross the state line into California to see Kings Beach if you wish. Enjoy the freedom of ultimately choosing your own route and the flexibility of having the bike for the full day so you can really experience Lake Tahoe.

Lake Tahoe: North Shore Stand Up Paddleboard Rentals

4. Lake Tahoe: North Shore Stand Up Paddleboard Rentals

Start your adventure at one of Tahoe's most relaxed and accessible beaches, Tahoe Vista. A local favorite for decades, this beach provides ample parking, onsite restrooms, plenty of shade, and picnic areas. It is the perfect beach to begin your self-guided paddle boarding adventure. After you receive your gear, choose a direction and paddle at your own pace. Pack a picnic lunch and head to one of many local beaches that dot the coastline. Enjoy the crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe on your own schedule and paddle along the North Shore from King's Beach to Tahoe City or to Crystal Bay in Incline Village, Nevada. Explore for a half day or full day depending on option selected. As your day comes to an end, paddle back to Tahoe Vista and relax on the beach after a great day on the water.

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What people are saying about Kings Beach

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 18 reviews

Great guide definitely a lot longer than the estimated time took me 2.5 hours to get through a quarter of it and I had to skip a lot due to no parking or parts being closed due to winter. I recommend starting early due to parking.

We bought this app for a drive around Lake Tahoe and really enjoyed it. The stories and the history was great entertainment. There are lots of optional stops along the way. I recommend this app.

A great way to get to know points of interest in the comfort of your car. Well worth the $10.

The tour was very user friendly. The information was useful as well as entertaining.

We had a fun day listening to the guide and driving around Lake Tahoe.