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California Dreamin’: Lake Tahoe for Your Honeymoon

If your ideal honeymoon includes a lake filled with activities such as jet skiing to skiing on the slopes, then Lake Tahoe is the perfect location. Find out more.

By Annabel Hartigan

With crystal clear water encircled by transcendent peaks, Lake Tahoe sits between the California Nevada border and is a romantic bucket-list spot. This magical destination is designed for adventurers, lovers, or anyone wanting to reconnect with nature. The activities are endless during both the summer and winter seasons, you will have panoramic views of the 20 mile long lake at every turn! With miles of sandy beaches and adventure packed nature activities for your summer or winter travels, your honeymoon will be filled with delight.

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Best Time of Year to go on a Honeymoon in Lake Tahoe

The ideal time to visit this outstanding mountainous spot for the summer months would be from May to September where you can relax in the beautiful nature surrounding yourself in the Californian sun. With warm weather comes beachgoers and jet skiers in July and August, giving newlyweds plenty of options for water sports and adventures. During the cooler months from December to March is when honeymooners come to ski down the idyllic mountains and feel as if they are falling into the lake. Make sure to book far in advance in order to set up some fun activities where you can relax at the lodge.

Best Places To Stay

The Landing This sanctuary of a resort just minutes from Heavenly Village is an outstanding place for you and your spouse to visit. With Lakeside seclusion and beach access, you will feel so at peace. This resort is well known for summer stays where you can relax in the tranquil spa and outdoor pool. While staying here, you can enjoy romantic meals at the resort with gourmet dining facilities, spend some time being pampered at the fabulous spa, or unwind with a drink at Jimmy's Restaurant. This is the perfect resort for couples to escape and enjoy spending quality time together in a very beautiful and romantic setting.

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The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe: From the moment you drive up the mountain, you know that you are in for an amazing experience at the Ritz-Carlton. The resort is absolutely gorgeous overlooking spectacular views of Truckee. This blissful destination has ski on ski off access where you will be able to hop right into action down the slopes. The picturesque views of the mountain and the sun reflecting off the lake will make you feel like you are in paradise.

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Edgewood Lake Tahoe: Nestled on beautiful shores and bounded by the majestic peaks of the Sierra, you’ll find Edgewood Tahoe Resort. This one-of-a-kind boutique resort is where luxury reaches new heights every day. The romance is off the charts and you will glance off at the beautiful on the water golf courses surrounded by outstanding views of the peaks. Whether it is gourmet dining, a soothing day at the spa, legendary golf, or simply sitting back and basking in the wonder of this destination, the experiences here will be beyond compare.

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Your Summer & Winter Honeymoon Activity Guide

Lake Tahoe Summer Activities:

Dinner at Garwoods: After a long day exploring the glimmering scenery of Emerald Bay, stop by Garwoods for a fashionable candle lit dinner directly on the water. This nautical restaurant evokes elegance while overlooking the outstanding sunset reflecting off of the lake. With a chic ambiance and spectacular menu options like delicious steaks and fresh seafood, this restaurant is the perfect place to indulge and reflect on shared memories from the honeymoon. Grab a drink and sit on the porch and gaze out on the glistening water!


Lunch at Sunny Side: With stunning sunsets and blissful dining experiences, Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge and Lodge is the ideal escape for a meal in Tahoe City. With the largest lakefront deck in Tahoe, this restaurant has been known as one of the most popular restaurants among locals and travelers. There's nothing better after a day at the lake than nibbling on their world renowned fried zucchini and other tasty appetizers.This is the perfect place to wind down and enjoy the view of the lake after a day full of fun!

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Jake’s on the Lake: This magnificent restaurant on the lake will add so much love to your honeymoon. Their unique menu draws inspiration from Hawaii and Southern California making it an unforgettable culinary experience. With abundant fresh seafood, high-quality meats, and all the locally sourced produce, this will be a dining experience to remember. Walk around the docks to fully immerse yourself in the Tahoe environment!


Hike Emerald Bay: This gorgeous overlook from Emerald Bay State Park will surround you with all of the beautiful nature of Lake Tahoe. This gem offers views of the crystal-clear blue waters and has some of the best hiking trails for you and your spouse to explore. Hike around Vikingsholm Tahoe’s Hidden Castle to learn some unique history or check out Cascade Falls Trail to see spectacular waterfalls! The views of the tall trees and glistening water will truly be a memorable experience.

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Gondola Heavenly Valley: The Heavenly Mountain Gondola of Lake Tahoe will leave you breathless as you take in picturesque views of the mountainous landscape. On your way up the mountain, you will see stunning views of mountain ranges that go on for miles. This will truly be an eye opening experience that you will never forget. Stop at the Observation Deck for romantic photos and a latte at Cafe Blue to enjoy the scenery. Once you get to the top, head up the chairlift for some more hiking opportunities and idyllic views of the water.

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Golfing: Soak up spectacular views of the granite peaks and greenery while golfing in beautiful North Lake Tahoe. Being surrounded by the blue water and the summer breeze will be worth the while for your California honeymoon. Northern Lake Tahoe is a unique destination for your golf excursion with over 50 courses within a 1 hour radius. The beautiful scenery will take your breath away as you take some swings on the course. Make sure to stop by the celebrity championship golf course to see where all the stars play!

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Jet Ski Experience of a Lifetime: Lake Tahoe’s cobalt blue waters will beckon you to get out on the lake to partake in the thrill of jet skiing! This unique experience is the perfect way to see how beautiful and clear the lake is. While riding closely along the shoreline you will see beautiful homes and landscapes that go on for miles. With the wind in your hair and picturesque views on the lake, this experience will be a dream come true.

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Lake Tahoe Winter Activities:

Skiing in Heavenly: Look out over the gorgeous blue waters of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding snow-capped mountains at Heavenly Valley Mountain while skiing the largest slopes in Lake Tahoe. The picturesque views will transport you to paradise. This beautiful mountain straddles the dividing line between California and Nevada in South Lake Tahoe and you’ll hop back and forth between the two states throughout the day.

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Ice Skating: Ice skate hand in hand while gliding through the beautiful Heavenly Village or Edgewood on Ice! Share a moment of bliss as you are surrounded by beautiful mountains and the smiles of other tourists walking through the town. Glide on the ice under twinkling lights and live music to really put you in the winter mood. From winter-inspired fare to sipping a cocktail while enjoying the Alpine views you will feel so content. This awe-inspiring ice skating experience in South Lake Tahoe is something that will last in your memories for years to come.


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Spa Day: After a day of snow-filled fun, end your day by going to the spa for complete relaxation. There are multiple spas throughout Lake Tahoe offering a plethora of relaxing treatments that will leave you in a state of peace. Take time to soothe sore muscles by taking advantage of the hot tub and luxurious sauna after a long day of adventure. This spa day will be a time for both you and your spouse to reflect on all of the wonderful memories of your trip.


Brewery Hopping: Relax and unwind with a frosty pint of local craft beer from a local Californian brewery! Immerse yourself in the culture of Lake Tahoe and soak up the views while tasting multiple different IPA’s and Ales. Check out South Lake Brewing Company to enjoy the scenic views from the beer garden and check out the tasting room to see where the beer is made!


Snowmobiling on the Mountains in South Lake: If you’re looking for big mountain thrills, go snowmobiling in the South Lake Tahoe backcountry. There’s nothing like the wind blowing through your hair and the exhilaration that comes with throttling up a mountain at high speeds! While enjoying this uplifting ride through nature, you’ll see expansive views of Lake Tahoe and the mountain tops where glistening white snow reflects off of the sapphire blue lake. This will be the perfect opportunity to embrace the beauty of Tahoe through the outdoors!

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Get Started On Planning Your Getaway
Lake Tahoe, California is filled with endless activities to light up your honeymoon no matter when you visit. The chic villages and thrilling activities this destination has to offer will be a memorable way to celebrate your marriage. With endless views of glistening snow on the mountains and the cobalt waters surrounding you, this honeymoon destination will inspire you to explore more throughout California.

Ready to start planning your trip? When you book with Celebration Wishes Travel you can rest assured that every single detail of your trip will be handled with care. Fill out our interest form to learn more today!

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