10Best Romantic Things to Do in Lake Tahoe



Lake Tahoe has repeatedly been voted one of the top places for a romantic getaway. It's also one of the best places to pop the question–with a view of the big, blue lake in the distance. 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 or watching the works of Shakespeare while the sun sets over the water. 

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, check out the area's natural hot springs.




The Gondola at Heavenly is open during the winter for skiers and non-skiers and open all year long for visitors to the lake who want a spectacular view of Lake Tahoe. The ticket to the top is a little pricey ($38), but you can stay at the top as...  Read More




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


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Get an amazing view of the lake from a balloon run by Lake Tahoe Balloons and launched from a 21 ton, two-deck catamaran aircraft carrier vessel. Tahoe Balloons launches their tours early in the morning near the Tahoe Keys Marina. A...  Read More




David Walley's 1862 hot springs resort is nestled in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, in Genoa, NV. This year-round resort features a a fitness center, separate women's and men's steam rooms and dry saunas, and a heated freshwater...  Read More




Wilderness Adventures offers the quintessential winter tour--dog sledding. Located in beautiful Squaw Valley, Wilderness Adventures offers tours behind a team of working sled dogs during winter and spring. The team will take you and your family...  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




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




Tahoe Sailing Charters not only offers two sailboats to choose from for your Tahoe cruises, but they also offer they beautiful boats for private charters. The company offers several cruises around Lake Tahoe on a 36' power yacht, the Tahoe...  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


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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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