Strolls in Wildflower Meadows
The wildflowers in the Lake Tahoe Basin are most abundant and colorful
in late spring and early summer. Any time of the day can be romantic
as you leisurely stroll hand-in-hand along picturesque paths framed
with wildflowers. The common wildflower colors include blue, purple,
pink, red, white, and yellow. The not-so-common wildflower names include
Indian Paintbrush, Shooting Star, Mountain Mule Ears, Pink Monkeyflowers,
Ranger Buttons and Cow Parsnip. All of the shores of Lake Tahoe offer
splendid opportunities to stop and smell the flowers and stop and
kiss your sweetheart. Although the wildflowers are only in bloom part
of the year, romance blossoms year-round in Tahoe!
Visit the HIKING page
in the OUTDOORS section
of the RECREATION main
menu for descriptions and directions to nine wildflower strolls that
vary from two to five miles in length.
Early Sunset & Dinner Dance Cruises
The M.S. Dixie II and the Hornblower's Tahoe Queen are authentic paddlewheelers.
Both offer an opportunity to enjoy a romantic Sunset Cruise or a Dinner
Dance Cruise. During these cruises you'll enjoy breathtaking views
of the surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountains and the crystal-clear waters
of Lake Tahoe. These vessels offer full-service bars, freshly prepared
food and live music. Paddlewheelers can entertain 500 people, but
you can still have a personally romantic experience as a couple because
the vessels are really big.
Sunset Champagne Cruises
If you are looking for a more intimate lake cruise, Woodwind Sailing
Cruises offers a two-hour Sunset Champagne Cruise that lets you enjoy
the colorful evening light and spectacular panoramas as you sip complimentary
beverages. Two sunset cruises depart daily at 7:00 p.m. most of the
season, but may vary based on the time of sunset. The Woodwind II
is a 50-passenger, 55-foot catamaran that sets sail from Zephyr Cove
Marina. The Woodwind I is a 30-passenger, 41-foot trimaran that sets
sail from Historic Camp Richardson Resort.
Visit the LAKE
CRUISES section of the RECREATION main
menu for additional information and contact numbers for the M.S.
Dixie II, Hornblower's Tahoe Queen and Woodwind Sailing Cruises.
Private Sunset Cruises
For couples who delight in their own company, you may
want to charter the Avalanche, a 35-foot J105 sailboat. Tahoe Sailing
Charters offers a two-hour sunset cruise for parties of one to six
between May 15 and September 15. The Captain is at your command.
The scenery is breathtaking.
Visit the SAILING page
of the WATER
SPORTS section of the WHERE
TO PLAY main menus for additional information and a contact
number for Tahoe Sailing Charters.
Family Romantic Carriage Rides
For over 30 years the Borges Family carriage rides have delighted
visitors from around the world with history, fun and nostalgia. Your
romantic antique European carriage will be pulled by either a beautiful
2,000 pound Blond Belgian draft horse or one of the family's rare
American-Russian Baskhir Curlies. You'll see Lake Tahoe and the wonders
of nature with a Borges Historian as your guide. You'll be taken past
the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, through a quiet neighborhood and on
to a sandy beach. As you travel along the lake your driver will show
you points of geographic interest and share bits of Tahoe history.
Be sure to bring a camera. A photo of you and your sweetheart in the
carriage will become a treasured keepsake.
The Borges Family
P.O. Box 5905
Family Romantic Sleigh Rides
For over 30 years the Borges Family sleigh rides have delighted visitors
from around the world with history, fun and nostalgia. Your romantic
sleigh ride adventure will take you over the meadow, through the woods
and to one of the most spectacular views of the Lake Tahoe area. Choose
a cozy two-seater sleigh or plan a double-date with a four-seater
sleigh -- both with plenty of warm blankets for snuggling! Your sleigh
will be pulled by either a beautiful 2,000 pound Blond Belgian draft
horse or one of the family's rare American-Russian Baskhir Curlies.
During your scenic sleigh ride your driver will entertain you with
tales of Tahoe, poems, songs and point out local landmarks. Be sure
to bring a camera. A photo of you and your sweetheart on the sleigh
with breathtaking Lake Tahoe in the background will become a treasured
The Borges Family
P.O. Box 5905
Winter Mountain Picnic for Couples that Ski
Imagine a romantic outdoor picnic at 9,000
feet with a setting and a feast fit for royalty! This is an unforgettable
way to propose, or just say
"I love you" to your favorite person.
At a prearranged time and trail location, a Heavenly representative
will rendezvous with you and your sweetheart and guide you off-trail
to a secluded picnic area with an outrageous view of lake and peaks
and plenty of sunshine.
Music, fresh flowers, wine, silverware, china, sumptuous food and
a decadent five-layer chocolate torte dessert are served on a table
carved out of the snow and covered with a linen tablecloth. Chairs
and blankets are provided for your comfort. Your personal waiter will
assure an extraordinary dining experience.
Altitude and ambience will have your hearts beating faster!
Heavenly Ski Resort
Corner of Wildwood and Saddle
South Lake Tahoe
On-mountain Picnic Reservations:
Ski lift tickets required and sold separately.
Dog Sled Rides
Remember those romantic dog sled scenes in Dr. Zhivago? Why not rent
the video and then surprise your sweetheart with a cozy ride on a
sled pulled by a team of huskies!
Twenty-five year veteran sled dog musher, Dotty Dennis and her dogs
will be your guides during a romantic and exciting winter adventure.
A five-mile ride lasts about an hour. The sleds are just right for
two adults! The scenic ride traverses an uncluttered valley that is
reminiscent of the Alaska interior. MUSH just isn't for dogs!
Meet at the trailhead, 30 minutes south of South Lake Tahoe on SR