Our most recommended things to do in Carson City

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

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

Enjoy Lake Tahoe’s most scenic and enchanting coastal trail 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 Sapphire Jewel’s most famous shoreline path. Cycle from Incline Village to Sand Harbor at your own pace. Ride past luxurious homes along Billionaire's Row and even feel free to stop at Tunnel Creek Café for a bite to eat. Continue on and 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: Electric Bike Day Rental

2. Lake Tahoe: Electric Bike Day Rental

Embark on a self-guided Electric 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 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: 1-Day Bike Rental

3. Lake Tahoe: 1-Day Bike 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.

Carson City: Hot Air Balloon Flight

4. 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: Sand Harbor Helicopter Flight

5. 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.

Lake Tahoe: North Shore Kayak or Paddleboard Tour

6. Lake Tahoe: North Shore Kayak or Paddleboard Tour

Embark on a scenic adventure at Lake Tahoe’s North Shore either via kayak or stand up paddleboard. After a quick introductory lesson on shore, head out and start paddling along the pristine coastline. Gaze at the views of the surrounding peaks as you paddle amongst boulders and get a glimpse of some of Tahoe’s most beautiful waterfront homes. Depending on lake conditions, you will paddle along the coast of King's Beach and among the boulders of Crystal Bay, or along scenic coastline towards Carnelian Bay. At midday, take a break at one of the local beaches in the area. Immerse yourself in the natural and human history of this very special alpine lake along the way. After your break, make your way back to the original meeting point with your guide.

Carson City: App-Based Murder Mystery Detective Game

7. Carson City: App-Based Murder Mystery Detective Game

Hit your city’s streets while playing a fun murder mystery game on your phone. Download the app, choose your route, then head out as a solo detective, with a partner, or as a group to get started. Follow the prompts as you travel to different locations within the game map and immerse yourself in an audio tale full of intrigue. Release your inner gumshoe and take on the role of a recent graduate of the Detective Academy. A murder has been committed and you're tasked with solving the crime. Your job is to visit each of the 10 locations marked on the map, piece together the evidence, identify the killer, and issue an arrest warrant. Choose the driving route on the outskirts of the city, where you'll park at each location, listen to the audio drama and complete your tasks. Go for the walking map to get outside and enjoy the downtown area. Play the game at any time and move at your own pace, taking a break whenever you need to and resuming once you're ready.

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What people are saying about Carson City

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 22 reviews

We loved our experience flying with Carson City Hot Air Balloons. The entire ride was very smooth and enjoyable. The pilot was excellent and kept us entertained. I will fly with this business again if I get the opportunity. I highly recommend it!

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!!!