Things to Do in Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Approximately 2.2 million people visit Lake Tahoe each year to enjoy the region's waters, beaches and mountains. Summer is Lake Tahoe's peak tourism season; however, winter also brings a large tourist population due to Lake Tahoe's large concentration of ski areas. If you are planning a trip to Lake Tahoe, include a range of activities on your travel itinerary to ensure you experience all the region has to offer.

Carnival Cabaret

Carnival Cabaret combines impersonations, comedy and dance to recreate famous celebrity acts. Nightly shows include performances by female impersonators performing in the likeness of celebrities such as Cher, Celine Dion, Marilyn Monroe, Bette Midler, Dolly Parton and others. The show also includes comedic hosting by two female impersonators.

As of September 2010, performances are held Wednesday through Saturday starting 8:00pm in the Main Showroom of the Horizon Casino Resort. Tickets are priced at approximately $29 not including tax. Children under the age of 18 are permitted to attend; however, parents are cautioned that the show is geared towards adult audiences.

Carnival Cabaret

Horizon Casino Resort

50 Hwy 50

Stateline, NV 89449


Hang Gliding Tahoe

Hang Gliding Tahoe provides powered hang gliding flights for first time and experienced pilots. Participants receive an interactive flight lesson in a hang glider powered by an aircraft engine. Participants are given a safety briefing before flight and flight suit and allowed to board the glider for flight. No pre-flight classroom lessons are required.

Flights depart in the morning from Carson City Airport in Carson City, Nevada and last approximately 30 minutes or longer. Participants are accompanied by a flight instructor who sits in the back of the craft; however, participants perform all of the piloting except for takeoffs and landings which are performed by the instructor. Participants are also allowed to select the flight locations and can choose to fly as high as 12,000 feet. Additionally, Hang Gliding Tahoe flight hours can count towards obtaining a FAA pilot license.

As of September 2010, flights over Lake Tahoe begin at $250 per person.

Hang Gliding Tahoe

Carson City Airport

2640 E. College Pkwy.

Carson City, NV 89706


Heavenly Lake Tahoe

Heavenly Gondola and Adventure Peak provide visitors a bird's eye view of Lake Tahoe. Visitors ride the gondola to the top of Adventure Peak where there are food and activities for family enjoyment. While riding Heavenly Gondola up to the Peak, guests can stop at The Deck, a 14,000-square-foot observation deck with views of Lake Tahoe. The observation deck also includes a cafe as well as souvenir, sports and clothing shops.

Guest can continue on the Gondola to the top of Adventure Peak. Once at the top of the Peak, guests can hike one of three self-guided routes through the High Sierra forest; climb the 26-foot climbing wall or the Spider Zone; or eat at the park grill and drink at the bar.

As of September 2010, Heavenly prices range from $20 to $38. Prices vary depending on age and selected attractions. Additionally, Adventure Peak is only in operation from mid-June to early-October.

Heavenly Gondola & Adventure Peak

4080 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150