Sail away in Tahoe South with your newlywed partner. Photo Credit: Tahoe South

Sail away in Tahoe South with your newlywed partner. Photo Credit: Tahoe South

With the turquoise lake, snowcapped mountains and lush pine forests, Tahoe South is already known for being both a winter wonderland and a summer paradise – perfect for a dream wedding in any season. But at some point, even the most devoted couples need to think beyond their wedding day. To the honeymoon, of course! Whether Tahoe South is the picture perfect setting for your wedding or you’re looking for a getaway once the nuptials are wrapped up, this is where you want to go. Trust us. Or don’t trust us and keep reading to find out why.

Keeping it cool

Try an invigorating snowshoe hike in the mountains. Photo Credit: The Ridge Tahoe

A great way to burn off that extra piece of wedding cake! Try an invigorating snowshoe hike in the mountains. Photo Credit: The Ridge Tahoe

Between awe-inspiring outdoor activities and endless opportunities to get cozy in a premiere resort, a winter or spring honeymoon in Tahoe South couldn’t be more alluring. Invigorate your active side by hitting the slopes, exploring on snowshoes, or going for a twirl in ice skates, then bring a little fairy tale to your romance with a sleigh ride. In terms of where to stay, you can’t go wrong, but you can go really, really right with a cozy cabin at Zephyr Cove Resort or booking a room at The Ridge Tahoe so you can slip into an outdoor hot tub whenever the mood strikes (which will probably be often).

Heating up your honeymoon

You just took the big leap with your main squeeze. Let your adventurous side loose with a parasailing tour of the lake! Photo Credit: Zephyr Cove Resort

You just took the big leap with your main squeeze. Let your adventurous side loose with a parasailing tour of the lake! Photo Credit: Zephyr Cove Resort

For many, it doesn’t get much better than the idea of a honeymoon in the summer or fall, especially in Tahoe South where you’ll be surrounded by the lake, mountains, beaches and waterfalls. Whether your idea of getting active means working up a sweat with hiking, biking or kayaking, getting intensely leisurely with beaching and boating, or getting a little extreme with hot air ballooning, parasailing or a gondola ride, Tahoe South has got what you want. And for anyone looking for romance overload, we’ve got five words for you: sunset horse-drawn carriage ride.

Destination: relaxation

Destress after your big day with a visit to the spa. Photo Credit: The Landing

Destress after your big day with a visit to the spa. Photo Credit: The Landing Resort & Spa

Whether your muscles are aching from a nine-mile hike or your honeymoon is all about living a life of leisure, a spa day or couple’s massage is practically mandatory. Indulge at The Landing’s day spa, or bliss out in your own room with The Ridge Tahoe’s in-room couples massage.

Live the suite life

Enjoy the fresh mountain air on the patio at one of the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel suites. Photo Credit: Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

Enjoy the fresh mountain air from the patio in one of the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel suites. Photo Credit: Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

If there is ever a time to branch out beyond the standard queen-bed room, it’s your honeymoon. Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel is an all-suite establishment — any room you book is going to be a luxurious experience worthy of celebrating your love. And why not ask about their Lake Tahoe Romance package, which includes a two-night stay in a two-room suite with rose petals on the bed, Champagne and strawberries, a $60 dining credit and two glasses of wine in the on-site Echo Lounge or in your room via room service. Or consider The Landing’s Secret to Marital Bliss Honeymoon Package, which includes a two-night stay in a king room, roses and chocolate-covered strawberries, a bottle of champagne, and a $150 dining credit.