Lake Tahoe has been voted one of the best places for romantic getaways numerous times. The activities to indulge in this paradise depend on the season during which you visit.
If you are the hiking couple then you will fancy visiting Emerald Bay in the summer. Let’s discuss some of the most romantic things you can indulge in, in and around Lake Tahoe.
North Shore Parasail
You will never get a better look of the lake than that caught from a parasail. There are experts in the activity who will ensure your safety. North shore parasail takes off by boat from Kings beach and your parasail trip will fly you over the North Shore of Lake Tahoe where you might fortunately or unfortunately get dipped into the clear blue water. There is a wide range of parasail heights to choose from and pickup or drop-off service from the hotel. The cost of the ride depends on the height you wish to go up to.
Lake Tahoe Balloons Inc
Launched from a 21 ton, two-deck catamaran aircraft carrier vessel, get an amazing view of the lake from a balloon from lake Tahoe balloons. This tour is launched early in the morning near the Tahoe Keys Marina.
Breakfast is served to all the guests while the crew readies the balloon for the adventure, the tour takes you to a height of 8,000 – 10,000 feet in the air, one can only imagine what the view is like from that height. It will offer views of Emerald Bay, Fallen Leaf Lake, Cascade Lake and Desolation Wilderness, on some summer days you can see all the way to Yosemite. The flight takes about an hour but the rest of the trip goes up to 4 hours.
Sierra Hot Springs
The springs are located about 40 minutes north of Truckee in the Sierra Nevada mountains. This non-profit-making retreat has several options for clothing. It features a large warm swimming pool, a hot pool inside the Temple Dome and a few forest pools scattered among the pine and aspen forest.
The centre also offers spa services and a sauna. The main lodge is open for guests to relax during the day or as a hotel during the night. The lodge has a community kitchen where guests can cook their own meals and the Philosophy café offers dinner on certain nights. The lobby features a large wood stove, a library and large couches for lounging after a long day of adventure.
Village at Northstar California
Tahoe ski resorts are fortunate enough to have villages which have world-class restaurants, special events and shopping. Of all these resorts the only one includes a free ice skating rink in the winter. The stores at the village at Northstar near Truckee feature ski-centric shops like Burton, Butterbox, Oakley and Patagonia.
For all the quality high-end clothing, The North Face and True North have stored on the mountain to offer just that. Restaurants and bars include Bourbon Pub, Rubicon Pizza Company, White Rabbit Eatery and the Rink Bar which offers the famous Hot and frothy adult beverages.
The Ritz-Carlton spa
Lake Tahoe has some of the most amazing therapies to choose from. One of the places that offer these services is the spa at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton, the place is a real touch of luxury and beauty. This luxurious spa boasts 17 treatment rooms all waiting to facilitate your pampering. The place also has a fitness centre which has its own wellness program with a variety of fitness classes to whip you into shape or help you maintain if you are already there.
The spa also features a heated co-ed lap pool that looks out over the ski runs of Northstar California. This spa has a lounge with a fireplace and a eucalyptus steam room to help you detox. The spa features dozens of treatments that can only be found here, along with massages there are also copper mud wraps, CBD pedicures and biodynamic facials.
Tahoe Amore brings all the romance to the South shore of Lake Tahoe. The company has several tours to choose from and will let you enjoy a private gondola ride on one of their authentic boats. The trips take off from the Tahoe keys Marina which resemble the canals of Venice. Each tour includes your own gondolier and extras can be added such as scattered rose petals or a special message in a bottle.
The classic Venetian gondola experience is an hour-long cruise for 2. The Heavenly Gondola is a more than 2 miles long gondola ride that you will cherish for most probably the rest of your life. After you have completed gazing out at the inspiring beauty, grab a snake at Cafe Blue. If you can, ski back down or cruise back quickly to the base where your journey began.
Zephyr Cove is the best environment to watch the sunset with your better half. It’s a great place to relax, unwind and have a cocktail or two while watching an epic sunset. Watch the sun until it dips behind the mountains in the distance at the stunning Lake Tahoe beachfront destination. A short distance from the beach you’ll discover a grassy knoll fit for hanging out with that special someone as you gaze out towards the lake.
This campground is ready with cabins along the beach. In addition, there are restaurants and horse stables which you can visit as a couple, and if you are not familiar with horseback riding then take this chance to change that and quickly learn to do so. The spot is also perfect for a wedding, if not a wedding it still would be an excellent place to propose, renew your vows or simply enjoy the time and reignite the spark.
If you are planning a honeymoon or just a romantic getaway, consider Lake Tahoe as it is one of the most romantic places you will ever come across. The most romantic thing that you can do in Lake Tahoe according to us is taking a ride in the Lake Tahoe Balloon. It offers the best view of the rest of the place and exposes you to that romantic breeze.