Want to Know the Best Free Things to Do in North Lake Tahoe?

Vacations are costly enough without expensive activities. Between travel and lodging costs, it’s easy to spend more than you save. Keep a little extra cash in your pocket during your next trip to Northern California with these free things to do in North Lake Tahoe! From outdoor adventure to live music performances, there are so many ways to save on your trip to the North Shore.  

When you’re ready to start planning your trip, request our free North Lake Tahoe Guide. This helpful resource is filled with recommendations on paid and free things to do in the Lake Tahoe area!  

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Top Free Things to Do in North Lake Tahoe 

1. Kings Beach 

Kings Beach is one of the best places to take in our area’s natural beauty. Best of all, nature is free! Visit Kings Beach in North Lake Tahoe to sink your toes in the sand and admire Lake Tahoe’s bright blue waters. This sandy beach is a great place to take advantage of free activities like walking, reading a book, and swimming!  

2. Taylor Creek 

Taylor Creek is a great day trip from North Lake Tahoe. This 2.2-mile stream is located on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe. This recreation area boasts a variety of things to do, from hiking trails to water activities. Fishing is one of the creek’s most popular things to do, as it’s filled with Kokanee salmon! 

3. Emerald Bay State Park 

Emerald Bay State Park is one of the top free attractions in the Lake Tahoe area. This California state park spans more than 1,500 acres of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Eagle Falls is our favorite hike at the park. This 1.8-mile trail winds through the forest and features panoramic views of Lake Tahoe! 

4. Summerlong Music 

There are plenty of free ways to explore the outdoors in North Lake Tahoe. Looking for a change of pace? Attend one of the Summerlong Music shows along the North Shore! The live music in North Lake Tahoe boasts a variety of shows, from free performances to big-name headliners. There’s a show nearly every day of the week. Check the lineup to see who’s playing during your visit! 

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Lodging in one area of vacation planning that you should splurge on. When you’re done exploring these free things to do in North Lake Tahoe, come back to your rental home with Tahoe Moon Properties! We offer a diverse inventory of rentals in Carnelian BayKings BeachOlympic ValleySquaw ValleyAlpine MeadowsTruckee, and Tahoe CityAll our homes boast unique amenities, like hot tubs, lake views, pool access, and dog-friendly properties! 

Browse a full inventory of our North Lake Tahoe rentals to start planning. Be sure to book direct to save up to 15 percent on your next getaway!