5 Fun Family Reunion Activities In South Lake Tahoe

Outings All Ages Can Enjoy

South Lake Tahoe is one of the best locations for a family vacation, family reunion, wedding, or any event where the whole family comes together. There are limitless activities right outside your door, and RnR offers spacious vacation homes with multiple private bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, communal space, and outdoor areas where everyone can gather. 

Check out our top 5 picks of things to do with your family while in Tahoe!

1. M.S. Dixie II Sunset Dinner Cruise

Departing from historic Zephyr Cove and operated by Zephyr Cove Resort & Marina, the M.S. Dixie II is the largest cruising vessel in South Lake Tahoe and a local favorite. The 500-passenger paddlewheeler hosts scenic dinner and sightseeing cruises year round, often with live entertainment and fabulous food. From the decks of this spacious boat, you will enjoy spectacular views of the sunset across the crystal blue water toward the peaks.

2. Taylor Creek Visitor’s Center

Typically open between Memorial Day weekend and the end of October, the Taylor Creek Visitor Center is a great warm-weather destination with easy day-hiking trails for the whole family. Learn about fire safety on Smokey’s Trail, view aquatic life in the underground Stream Profile Chamber on the Rainbow Trail, or make your way to Kiva Beach on the south shore of Lake Tahoe located just  ⅜ of a mile down the Lake of the Sky Trail.


3. Mini-Golf

Oh the joys of mini-golf! We’ve got two great options for you and your crew. Magic Carpet Golf is a seasonal outdoor mini golf destination with courses ranging in themes from dinosaurs and castles to pirate ships and rainbows. Flatstick Pub is a year round indoor mini golf / pub combo. Serving up hot food, fun times, and local California and Nevada brews, Flatstick is open to the whole family, including kids until 8:00pm.

4. Camp Richardson

Year-round recreation or relaxation for the whole family awaits at Camp Richardson, a perfect pit stop on the short drive back from Emerald Bay to South Lake Tahoe.Have an ice cream at the historic general store, rent bikes and ride on the easy flat bike paths, take a stroll on the beach, and top it all off with dinner at the iconic Beacon Bar & Grill.


5. Tahoe Paradise Park

This little known Tahoe gem on the banks of the Upper Truckee River hosts the seasonal Meyers Mountain Market, an excellent farmers market on Wednesday afternoons during the summer with fresh produce, artisanal crafts, and food trucks. It’s also a great place to spend the day with the family, with picnic tables, tennis courts, pickleball courts, basketball courts, kids play structure, grassy areas, and a small lake with a small boat ramp, great for fishing, kayaking, or relaxing on the beach. 




All these family activities and more await you in South Lake Tahoe! To discover even more exciting family and group acitivites, be sure to check out the rest of our Tahoe Blog as well as our South Lake Tahoe Area Guide. And, last but not least, complete your perfect South Lake Tahoe family reunion by booking your stay in an RnR vacation home!