10Best Romantic Things to Do in Lake Tahoe

As one of the top places in the United States to get married, Lake Tahoe has also become one of the most romantic places in the country. This is the place to pop the question or just have a romantic weekend away...especially if you love the outdoors. Most of the activities on this 10Best list are located outside, but you can spend that time either in the air parasailing over the North Shore, in some hot water at Sierra Hot Springs or David Walley's Hot Springs, on a boat on the lake or watching the works of Shakespeare while the sun sets over the water. If you want to be inside, visit the beautiful Thunderbird Lodge on the North Shore for a public or private event in the lodge or on their yacht.

If you and your partner are hikers, visit the Emerald Bay area (one of the most visited places on the lake) and hike either down to Vikingsholm Castle or up into Desolation Wilderness. If you want to just sit on a beach and relax with a picnic and bottle of wine, check out Sand Harbor all times of the year. The beach is especially nice in the fall and winter when the summer crowds are gone and you can spend some time alone. For the ultimate in romance, take to the skies with a Fly Together package from Hang Gliding Tahoe.

One of the most fantastic views of Lake Tahoe is from the seat of a parasail. North Shore Parasail is the original parasailing company on the lake, so you'll certainly be working with experts. North Shore Parasail takes off by boat from Kings...  Read More

Because of its beauty and accessibility Desolation Wilderness is per acre, the most heavily used wilderness area in the country. Desolation Wilderness is 12.5 miles long and 8 miles and is accessed by 15 named and numbered trailheads under a...  Read More

Sand Harbor is considered the most beautiful beach in Lake Tahoe. It is located on the Nevada side of the lake in the Lake Tahoe National Park. The beach has a small museum and store, bathrooms, showers, parking, a boat launch, picnic tables and...  Read More

Wild Goose II Boat Charters

The Wild Goose II is a 36-foot Grand Craft commuter built in the style and quality of the original wooden boat era. The company offers several cruises and private charter options around Lake Tahoe. The Wild Goose II is U.S. Coast Guard...  Read More

Hang Gliding Tahoe offers flight lessons and rides in an FAA approved light-sport aircraft that features a modern hang gliding wing, very much like a traditional hang glider, but powered by a reliable Rotax aircraft engine. The flights are a...  Read More

Emerald Bay State Park on the southwest area of Lake Tahoe is home to park is home to Eagle Falls and Vikingsholm, a 38-room mansion that is one of the finest examples of Scandinavian architecture in the western hemisphere. The views from any...  Read More

Every summer for over 30 years, Tahoe residents and visitors have been entranced by the timeless words of William Shakespeare, set against the dramatic backdrop of Lake Tahoe and a starry sky. Comedies, tragedies, and even a special performance...  Read More

George Whittell's dramatic, steeply-gabled stone home was built in 1939 amid 40,000 acres of forested terrain. It was the wealthy San Francisco resident's vacation home, and it was visited regularly by showgirls, baseball stars, celebrities, and...  Read More

Sierra Hot Springs is located about 40 minutes north of Truckee in the Sierra Nevada mountains. This non-profit retreat and workshop center has several options for clothing optional bathing including a large warm swimming pool, a hot pool inside...  Read More

The Lake Tahoe Adventure Company is one of the popular and well-run tour companies in Lake Tahoe. The company leads high quality adventure travel trips and tours with a focus on the natural beauty of the mountains, lakes, trails and rivers of...  Read More


Meet Christina Nellemann

Christina has lived in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area since she was a baby. A first-generation Nevadan, her Danish parents instilled in her an intense love of travel and the wild, rugged outdoors...  More About Christina

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