Lake Tahoe and Truckee offer a multitude of Tahoe summer activities and experiences for all ages.  Today we will focus on Lake Tahoe and the whole family, as Lake Tahoe is one of the best locations for a family vacation, family reunion, wedding, any sort of event where the whole family is brought together.  The North Shore and West Shore are two of Tahoe Signature Properties’ favorites and we are excited to share with you some of the many fun opportunities they offer.

North Shore Activities

Kings Beach State Recreation Area.  The perfect spot for a day at the beach offering picnic tables, BBQ pits, swimming, a playground, half court for basketball, fishing and water sport activities all along the shore of Lake Tahoe.  There is also a boat ramp and restrooms.  Kings Beach, CA.

Tahoe Treetop Adventures.  Featuring an epic ropes course consisting of platforms, bridges and zip lines among the trees, here you will find a true adventure for the whole family.  Also offered are a climbing wall, bungee trampoline and miniature golf. Suitable for ages 5+.   Another course is located in Squaw Valley.  Tahoe City, CA

North Shore Restaurants

Jason’s Beachside Grille.    Family friendly American restaurant with a woodsy interior & optional outdoor lakeside seating. Great food with great views.  Kings Beach, CA.

Lanza’s.  Fine Italian food and spirits. Delicious options for the whole family.  Kings Beach, CA.

Caliente.  Specializing in the flavors of the American Southwest.  Kings Beach, CA.

West Shore Activities

Free Movies on the Lawn.  Head to the West Shore Cafe and enjoy classic movies right less than 100 feet from the shore of Lake Tahoe. Attendees are encouraged to bring their on blankets and lawn chairs.  Homewood, CA. 

Lawn Games.  West Shore Cafe also offers lawn games the whole family can enjoy, including large dice, corn hole, jenga, dominoes and bocce ball.  Enjoy spectacular views of Lake Tahoe while playing games all ages can enjoy.  Homewood, CA.

Lake Tahoe Adventures.  For the little more adventurous family: ATVs, ATV Buggies & Razors are all available for rent and tours amongst the Rubicon Trail.  On these tours you have the ability to see some of the gorgeous lakes of the high sierras, all while navigating your way on 4-wheels of fun.

West Shore Restaurants

Bridgetender Tavern & Grill.  Located next to the Truckee River and serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. American cuisine for the whole family.  Tahoe City, CA.

Fire Sign Cafe.  Fresh, homemade breakfast and lunch. The connected Annex coffee shop offers plenty of drinks and games for children and adults alike in case of a wait.  Tahoe City, CA.

West Shore Cafe. Located near the base of Homewood Resort and on Lake Tahoe’s water edge. Tasty California cuisine with a great kids menu.  Homewood, CA. 

For more options, please visit our Tahoe and Truckee Activities blog and our Lake Tahoe Restaurants page.

When looking for rentals in Lake Tahoe and Truckee, why not consider a Vacation Rental home or Condo? You certainly want to make the most of your trip to North Lake Tahoe&Truckee and choosing the best place to stay for your family is an important piece of the success of your trip. Hotels and Motels are expected to be crowded and offer limited amenities with little or no kitchen facilities.  Rather than stay at a hotel in Lake Tahoe, why not stay in a Lake Tahoe Rental house or condo for your trip.  Rental homes & condos offer more space, full kitchen amenities and all the comforts of home.  To view the Best Rentals in Lake Tahoe, or to Rent a Cabin in Lake Tahoe, visit Tahoe Signature Properties’ website at Or call Tahoe Signature Properties’ Vacation Rental Hotline at 530-562-4242.