Wedding planning is great, but planning a honeymoon can be a nice escape from all the decisions and details of your big day! Whether you’re envisioning a relaxing, romantic vacation with your partner, or you two will be ready to have some action-packed fun together after the wedding, Lake Tahoe is the perfect honeymoon destination! With stunning crystal blue waters, high-end lakeside restaurants, and some of the best outdoor recreation in the world, we have something for everyone here in Tahoe! Read on and explore our 11 tips for planning the perfect Lake Tahoe honeymoon then book your honeymoon stay at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel!
- Take a ride on the Heavenly Gondola
The gondola lift at the Heavenly ski resort is open all year for those looking to take in Lake Tahoe’s breathtaking views. The scenic gondola ride is a 2.4-mile adventure that will leave you and your partner in awe! Stop at the observation deck on your way up to spend some romantic one-on-one time with each other. Take in the incredible views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada mountains! This ride will undoubtedly be a memory-making experience and a great way to kick off your Lake Tahoe honeymoon!
- Explore Lake Tahoe on the Trails
With its incredible picturesque landscape, there’s no better way to explore Lake Tahoe than on the trails. Eagle Falls, Emerald Bay State Park, and Marlette Lake are a few of the many Lake Tahoe hiking trails where you and your partner can set out on your first adventure as a married couple. Lake Tahoe is also home to many popular mountain biking trails, so if you’re feeling a little more adventurous, you may want to consider exploring Tahoe on our beautiful biking trails. A hike or bike ride along Tahoe’s trails would be an incredible way to start your life together, a great metaphor for the journey you’re about to embark on!
- Take a Cruise at Sunset
What’s more romantic than a cruise with your significant other at sunset? Lake Tahoe views are already incredible in themselves but at sunset? The views are on a totally different level! Places like Lake Tahoe Boat Rides and Tahoe Cruises offer sunset cruises for couples looking for a romantic getaway that is conveniently located near Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel. Cruising Lake Tahoe at sunset is one of the best Lake Tahoe honeymoon activities and something you’ll remember forever!
- Take a Day to Shop Around
While Lake Tahoe does have some of the best outdoor recreation around, it is also known for some of its really fun shops! The Heavenly Village has over 40 shops for you to explore and is only two blocks away from the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel. Factory Stores at the Y and Ski Run Marina Shops are also popular places for shopping in Lake Tahoe, with also many other smaller boutiques throughout the Lake Tahoe area! Grab some special mementos from your Lake Tahoe honeymoon to take home with you. Consider a piece of art from a local Tahoe artist, some ski gear so you’ll always have a piece of Tahoe with you on the slopes, or anything that catches your eye at our shops to remind you of your Tahoe honeymoon for years to come!
- Experience the Sierra Hot Springs
Another romantic Tahoe honeymoon must-see are the Sierra Hot Springs! The Sierra Hot Springs are regarded as a sacred, healing space, a perfect destination for honeymooners looking to relax and reconnect! Consisting of The Temple Dome Hot Pool, The Temple Dome Warm Pool, and The Meditation Pool, this is an incredible Tahoe experience! Body acceptance is a key component at the springs as clothing is optional for all guests in the pools.
- Find Time to Relax
With all the hustle and bustle that comes with planning a wedding, finding some time to relax as newlyweds is in order! It’s all part of the magic of having the perfect Lake Tahoe honeymoon! If you’re visiting in the summertime, Lake Tahoe has many beautiful beaches for you to sit in the sand, soak in the sun and take in the fresh Tahoe air. If you’re planning your Lake Tahoe honeymoon during some of our cooler months, the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel gives you access to a heated indoor pool and whirlpool to mimic those Tahoe beach vibes. We want you to leave Lake Tahoe as relaxed as possible after your wedding and honeymoon!
- Plan a Couples Massage
Connect with your lifelong partner by booking a couples massage for the two of you. There are numerous spas located in South Lake Tahoe, all ready and waiting to ensure that you have a relaxing honeymoon. BioSpirit Day Spa, Serenity Spa, and Elements Day Spa are a few of the places in Lake Tahoe that offer couples massages. Plan ahead and book a massage and other spa services while you’re here on your Lake Tahoe honeymoon!
- Make Memories By Trying New Things
As a newlywed couple, you’ll want to make as many long-lasting memories with your partner as possible. During your Lake Tahoe honeymoon, one of the ways to create those memories is by trying new things! Think of some things that you and your partner have always wanted to do together and get to it! There are many Extreme Activities in Lake Tahoe That You Can Check Off Your Bucket List, with parasailing, ziplines and hot air balloon rides just to name a few!
- Dine In at Lake Tahoe
Plan some romantic dinner dates while you’re here for the perfect Lake Tahoe honeymoon! Edgewood Restaurant and Ciera Steak and Chophouse are well liked restaurants in South Lake Tahoe and would make the perfect places for a classy dinner date. The Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel also offers some of the best dining experiences in Lake Tahoe at the Echo restaurant that we encourage all of our guests to check out!
- Pack the Essentials
In order to plan the perfect honeymoon in Lake Tahoe, you have to make sure that you and your partner pack the essentials in order to take on Lake Tahoe correctly. Summer in Lake Tahoe calls for hiking shoes, shorts, t-shirts, sunglasses, and hats, along with plenty of sunscreen! It can get cold in the evenings year-round, so you’ll always want to make sure to pack a pair of pants and a sweater or jacket. During the winter months, you’ll want to pack your snow gear which includes tall boots, gloves, and a warm beanie. We also recommend packing a big water bottle for the both of you if you plan on participating in any outdoor recreational activities since dehydration happens quicker at higher altitudes.
- Book The Best Lake Tahoe Hotel!
Finally, but most importantly, you’ll want to book the best hotel in Lake Tahoe in order for you to have the perfect Lake Tahoe honeymoon. We may be biased, but we know that the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel will be perfect for you! We offer first-rate lodging accommodations in the heart of South Lake Tahoe, the perfect place for you to enjoy your honeymoon. Each of our suites includes a living room with a large flat-screen TV, sofa bed, armchair, a well-lit dining area and more!
Book your stay at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel today and start planning your perfect Lake Tahoe honeymoon! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time. We would be happy to answer any of your honeymoon planning questions!