A surprise sunset proposal in Tahoe. Photo Credit: Blue Lotus Photography

A surprise sunset proposal in Tahoe. Photo Credit: Blue Lotus Photography

Everyone has a different vision of what makes the perfect marriage proposal. For some couples, it may be a grand gesture in front of a crowd at a ball game, while others may prefer something a little more personal and intimate. Whatever your style, it’s important to make it about you and your partner — and to make it memorable. We’re here to help with the top 5 spots to propose in Tahoe South.

Propose in Tahoe on a Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

So, you feel like a princess, your love is your prince charming, and together you’re seeking your happily ever after? Why not propose in Tahoe while taking a horse-drawn carriage ride at sunset to complete your fairytale romance? Just outside Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel at the CA/NV state line, you’ll find a couple of gorgeous Belgian Draft Horses just waiting to guide you around town. (Bonus: You can also ride into the sunset in the carriage after you say your I Dos.)

Propose in Tahoe while on a horse-drawn carriage ride. It's classic and romantic. Photo credit: Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

Propose in Tahoe while on a horse-drawn carriage ride. It’s classic and romantic. Photo credit: Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

A Water’s Edge Wedding Proposal

Tahoe South affords numerous beaches and shoreline spots perfect for proposing. Start with a romantic beach picnic, or have a lovely waterfront dinner at The Boathouse followed by a stroll on the 1,000-foot wooden pier at Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe. Tahoe South is known for its breathtaking and brilliant sunsets and the pier is an ideal place to take in the vibrant colors.

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Shoreline sunset and 1,000-foot pier at Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe.

Propose on Lake Tahoe

If you’re looking to propose in Tahoe in a more unique and elegant vintage way, we recommend taking your partner on a Lake Tahoe sunset dinner cruise by way of historic Mississippi paddle wheeler. The authentic Lake Tahoe Cruises vessel sets sail from Zephyr Cove and meanders into picturesque Emerald Bay.

Paddle wheeler in Emerald Bay at sunset.

Paddle wheeler in Emerald Bay at sunset. Photo Credit: Lake Tahoe Cruises

Propose in Tahoe at 6600 Feet

Speaking of Emerald Bay, a beautiful place to propose in Tahoe South is at the Vikingsholm scenic overlook, high above Lake Tahoe or alongside the impressive 140-foot Lower Eagle Falls, adjacent to the overlook. But if you’re the hiking type, grab your special someone and head up to Upper Eagle Falls or even up to Eagle Lake for unparalleled views.

Sunrise overlooking Emerald Bay.

Sunrise overlooking Emerald Bay. Photo Credit: VisitCalifornia.com

A Heavenly Wedding Proposal

If heights are your thing, may we suggest taking your sweetie on a Heavenly Scenic Gondola Ride? It’s a 2.4-mile ride with panoramic views of Lake Tahoe, Carson Valley and Desolation Wilderness. The Observation Deck located at 9,123 feet just might be the peak opportunity to pop the question.

Gondola ride at Heavenly Mountain Resort

Gondola ride high above the trees with breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe. Photo Credit: SkiHeavenly.com

The setting at Tahoe South is so incredibly picturesque, its natural beauty lends the perfect romantic setting to drop down on one knee in practically any place that suits you.