Things to do in Carson City

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Carson City: Hot Air Balloon Flight

1. Carson City: Hot Air Balloon Flight

Fly high in the sky in your balloon. Witness breathtaking scenery and incredible wildlife. Benefit from professionals with two decades worth of hot air ballooning experience. Enjoy an invigorating Nevada hot air balloon tour with unparalleled, panoramic views of Carson Valley. See wildlife like bald and golden eagles, prairie falcon, red-tailed hawks, deer, and more. Relish the views of the Carson River and Carson Range. See the spur of the Sierra Nevada, including the Jobs Peak. Some flights are even lucky enough to see Lake Tahoe over the mountains. Learn from your pilot about historical and popular points of interest. Take comfort in knowing you're in the hands of balloon experts with more than two decades worth of experience, and get ready to float high above Nevada.

Lake Tahoe: East Shore Trail Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour

2. Lake Tahoe: East Shore Trail Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour

Enjoy Lake Tahoe’s most scenic and enchanting coastal trail. Pedal along in comfort on a self-guided e-bike tour. See and feel Lake Tahoe differently as you soak up the breathtaking views and mountain vistas while cycling along the Sapphire Jewel’s most popular shoreline path. You'll ride along separate bike paths the whole way, so you can relax without having to worry about traffic. Cycle from Incline Village to Sand Harbor at your own pace. Enjoy numerous stops at beautiful beaches, stunning viewpoints, and coastal photo settings. Journey over bridges and along the shoreline to reach Sand Harbor – Lake Tahoe’s most beautiful state park.

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: Sand Harbor Helicopter Flight

4. Lake Tahoe: Sand Harbor Helicopter Flight

Set off from south of Southern Lake Tahoe and discover the gorgeous sand and multi-colored waters of Sand Harbor from the air. Fly over some of the locals' best kept secrets, other hidden beaches, and bays along the east shoreline such as Glenbrook Bay, Secret Harbor, Skunk Harbor, and Chimney Beach. After reaching Sand Harbor, ascend for a look at Marlette Lake which is located at 7,841 feet above sea level. Take in these incredible sights from a helicopter which provides an unparalleled perspective that you will remember for a lifetime.

South Lake Tahoe: Luxury Sports Boat Charter

5. South Lake Tahoe: Luxury Sports Boat Charter

Discover Lake Tahoe like a local with a sports boat charter departing from South Lake Tahoe. Charter a 33’ Formula Sun Sport and explore with a US Coast Guard-licensed captain. Feel free to bring your own food and drinks onboard and sail past sights like the Sierra Nevada mountains and Sand Harbor. The Formula Sun Sport comes with a removable full Eisen glass enclosure for cold spring mornings or chilly fall nights and has an extra-large Bimini for respite from that hot summer sun. Make use of the restroom, kitchenette, refrigerator, dining area, and stereo package for a comfortable journey. The captain will take you to the sights that most interest you, or you can spend the day relaxing on the waters of the lake. You can take in views of Emerald Bay, admire the Sierra Nevada mountains, or stop and play at Sand Harbor.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 17 reviews

This was so much fun....even though we got caught in a rain storm on the way back. A great way to enjoy the beautiful sites of the lake. Looking forward to doing this again.

Biking was great along the shore. Staff was very helpful and did a wonderful job fitting us for the right bikes. Amazing experience!

Nice bikes with plenty of time to explore. Lake Tahoe is beautiful and riding the bike path is a great way to see the lake

It was so much fun!! When I returned home from vacation I bought an ebike!!!

Loved our experience and friendly staff. Great condition bikes.