5 Reasons a South Lake Tahoe Honeymoon is the Most Romantic

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There’s just something magically romantic about a South Lake Tahoe honeymoon experience. Breathing clean mountain air, taking in the starry skies and golden sunsets, and dreaming about the future together by the firelight… what could be a better backdrop for building closeness than that?

So, it’s no surprise that South Lake has been a favorite among newlyweds for decades, and here are the top five romantic reasons why.

#1 The Lake

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Lake Tahoe truly is one of the most romantic places on earth. Photo courtesy of Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel.

It’s the jewel of the region—a big blue beauty that draws everyone in. After all, the lake is the reason why anyone is here at all. And South Tahoe offers so many opportunities to simply sit and enjoy that beckoning beauty. For example, at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, honeymooning sweethearts can spend evenings enjoying panoramic views of the lake from a large deck off a private suite. Add two glasses of champagne, and the romance abounds.

#2 The Solitude

Bride and groom in the mountains
Passion abounds where there’s hardly a soul around. Photo courtesy of The Ridge Tahoe.

Nothing stirs passion like a bit of solitude. And Tahoe South has plenty of that. For honeymooners, places like The Ridge Tahoe are ideal. This 11-acre wonderland combines the perfect amount of romantic solitude with breathtaking views of alpine forest and towering peaks on one side and spectacular city lights thousands of feet below on the other side. The result is romance-making magic.

#3 The Food

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The award-winning Bistro Edgewood is one among hundreds of South Tahoe restaurants offering ambiance extreme. Photo courtesy The Edgewood Tahoe.

Did you know South Tahoe’s cuisine is almost as amazing as its views? It’s true! And nothing stirs the heart like something tasty in the tummy. Award-winning food is everywhere. Like at Edgewood Tahoe, which is known for its varied options—both casual and refined and always divine. And Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe—known as “Tahoe Beach Retreat.” It’s a favorite among honeymooning couples for its nautical themed Boathouse restaurant, which also has a great sunset happy hour.

#4 The Fun

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Rock, roll and get romantic. This place makes it easy. Photo courtesy of Hard Rock Cafe Tahoe.

If Tahoe South is anything for honeymooning couples, it’s fun! And having fun together is always a great way to stir a little passion. Places like Hard Rock Café Lake Tahoe offer couples a rock n’ roll romantic experience that is second to none. It’s located right inside Harvey’s Resort and Casino, just 1,000 yards from Lake Tahoe, so there’s plenty of fun to be had all around. And as if that were not enough, Lake Tahoe Cruises / Zephyr Cove Resort offers paddlewheeler-boat tours on the lake that are about as romantically fun (and cozy) as it gets!

#5 The Indulgences

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Beautiful surroundings plus relaxation with the one you love equals a little bit of heaven. Photo courtesy of The Landing Resort & Spa.

When talking honeymoons and romance, there must be indulgences involved. And, yes, Tahoe South has many, many options available for the pleasure of honeymooning lovebirds. Among those available, a favorite is The Landing Resort & Spa. This 5-star resort features what is considered the area’s finest spa, offering an array of ultra-amazing treatments and therapies for couples, including massage, facials, and reflexology.

To learn more about a romantic honeymoon experience in South Tahoe, be sure to visit the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority (LTVA) website.

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