Kiss & Hug: 10Best Romantic Things to Do in 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 and some activities are seasonal, but you can choose between summer's parasailing over the North Shore or even wintertime tandem skydiving over Tahoe and the Carson Valley.

If you and your partner are hikers, visit the Emerald Bay area (one of the most picturesque 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–including the clothing-optional Sierra 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

South Lake Tahoe


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



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



Skydive Lake Tahoe offers tandem skydives over Lake Tahoe with professionally trained tandem instructors. Flights take off from the small town of Minden near Carson City, Nev. and take passengers up over 12,000 feet above Lake Tahoe. Each...  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

South Lake Tahoe


Tahoe Amore brings the romance of Venice to the South Shore of Lake Tahoe. Not only can you enjoy a private gondola ride on one of their authentic boats, but the company also has several tours to choose from. The trips take off from the Tahoe...  Read More

Zephyr Cove


Clearly Lake Tahoe is one of the best ways to see the deep, blue depths of this mountain lake. Clearly Tahoe rents out private, clear bottom kayaks where you can see dozens if not hundreds of feet into the water. Each kayak can fit 1-2 people...  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