Discover Lake Tahoe Audio Tour 4+

Emerald Bay State Park Guide

17 Mile Drive Day Trips, LLC

    • 4.8 • 84 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Welcome to the narrated driving tour of Lake Tahoe and find out why the dazzlingly blue waters of Lake Tahoe have been named America’s most beautiful lake! Start and stop the tour whenever you like, and explore Tahoe at your own pace.

Lake Tahoe South/North:
Want to find out how Lake Tahoe earned the title of America’s Most Beautiful Lake? You’ve just gotta see it to understand! This driving tour loops around this dazzling lake and shows you the best vistas and hiking trails along the way, including some that most people miss.

Gaze across pristine waters as you learn about wacky characters who’ve lived here, like a bumbling 1800s stock broker and a guy who insisted on calling his house The Vatican! Plus, dive into the lake’s Gilded Age history and admire the lavish mansions which encircle it, from a viking-inspired Great Hall to a summer estate that once ran entirely on steam power.

Along the way, you’ll pass too many beaches to count, all of them perfect for catching some sun and surf. And don’t forget the trails, where you can experience untouched wilderness, sparkling waterfalls, and nature in its purest form. So what are you waiting for? Jump on in!

Featuring riveting stories, a phenomenal narrator, and easy automatic audio, this app puts exploration in the palm of your hand!

This self-guided driving tour of Lake Tahoe includes:

■ Tahoe South Visitor Center
■ America’s Most Beautiful Lake
■ California vs Nevada
■ Pope Cabin
■ Baldwin Cabin
■ Pope Beach
■ Tahoe Yellow Cress at Pope Beach
■ Tallac Historic Site
■ Fallen Leaf Lake
■ Mount Tallac
■ Fannette Island
■ Eagle Falls Trailhead
■ Knight’s First Tahoe Home
■ Emerald Park
■ The Lindbergh Connection
■ Rubicon Trail
■ Emerald Bay’s Hidden Secret
■ Fremont’s Adventures
■ Meeks Bay
■ Sugar Pine Point Details
■ Hellman-Ehrman Mansion
■ Tahoe Pines
■ Alpine Meadow
■ Olympic Valley
■ Carnelian Bay
■ Kings Beach State Recreation Area
■ Cal Neva Lodge & Casino
■ Top Gun: Maverick
■ Memorial Point
■ Sand Harbor
■ Shakespeare Festival
■ Thunderbird
■ Secret Cove
■ Hauntings of Tahoe
■ Logan Shoals Vista Point
■ Lady of the Lake
■ Cave Rock
■ 10+ Alternate Stops

As you travel, audio stories play automatically based on your location. Simply go to the starting point of the tour and begin following the given route. Each story begins playing on its own, usually just before you reach a point of interest.


▶ Freedom of travel
No scheduled tour times, no crowded buses, and no rush to keep moving past stops that interest you. You have total freedom to skip ahead, linger, and take as many photos as you’d like.

▶ Automatic play
No muss, no fuss. Just follow the app’s built-in route to all the must-visit spots — the audio stories about everything you see will play automatically!

▶ Works offline
Download the tour in advance and then use it seamlessly, even in areas with no service!

▶ Incredible stories
Immerse yourself in the history, culture, and secrets of this famous site with the help of a top-tier narrator and fascinating stories written by experts.

▶ Award-winning app
Featured on Thrillist and WBZ, this easy-to-use app won the Laurel Award for Technology from the Newport Mansions, who use the app for over a million tours per year.

Check out the free demo to get an idea of what this tour is all about. If you like it, purchase the tour to get access to all the stories.


■ Download ahead of time, over data or WiFi.
■ Be sure the phone battery is charged, or take an external battery pack. Continued use of GPS can dramatically decrease battery life. This app uses your GPS to allow real-time tracking of your route.

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What’s New

Version 2.1

New stops added to the Lake Tahoe tour.
California Bundle with 16 tours added.
Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

Smart Dude61 ,

Go at any speed

We wanted to go slow, take our time to enjoy the trip. This worked very well. The app showed us the route and told us the stories. We stopped for lunch, pictures, and more pictures. Lake is beautiful. Weather was ok. It rained a bit but we were in the car and still listening to the stories.

I have been here twice before but had no idea about so many things that the Action app told us. Thank you.

Developer Response ,

I’m thrilled that you had a great experience with our tour! Lake Tahoe really is one of the most beautiful places in the country, and packed with history to boot! I hope you’ll keep our app in mind when planning future trips.

R8d3r4u ,

Offline Guided GPS Tour

After downloading the free app, you choose for the map you would like and pay. The app downloads the map to use offline. If uses you gps to trigger tour info add different locations. You can go at your own pace. Overall, the tour start out well and worked. But, when we had no signal, the app started freezing. It froze 6 times during the was around Tahoe. I had to restart my phone three times to get the app to start again. Final thoughts: I wish it provided more tour information points and also use less battery. Be prepared to restart the app and phone multiple times during the tour.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for providing feedback on our app and expressing your satisfaction with the offline map download feature for self-guided tours. To address the freezing issue you mentioned, we kindly request that you update the app to the latest version. If you have any additional information to share, please email it to Our team will thoroughly investigate the matter and work towards resolving it. We greatly value your input as it enables us to surpass your expectations and deliver an exceptional experience for all our future visitors.

rcs1954 ,

Great way to go around Lake Tahoe

The guided tour was just what we needed. We enjoyed the history and other little tidbits that the narrator provided. It was well worth the price to be able to know something was coming that we didn’t want to miss. It was also useful to know how far off the main route we would have to go to see attractions or points of interest.

Developer Response ,

Wonderful! I'm delighted that my tour added so much to your Lake Tahoe's visit. It’s a region jam-packed with interesting stories and fun history. One of the most amazing features of our self-guided tour is its flexibility. Our tour allows you to stop, take a rest, and enjoy the scenery before continuing your journey. We also have 100 other self-guided tours for other parks, scenic drives, cities, and historic sites in the United States — hopefully you'll get a chance to try them the next time you visit!

App Privacy

The developer, 17 Mile Drive Day Trips, LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Financial Info
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