Throughout history Valentine’s Day is also referred to as Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of St. Valentine. Spending Valentine’s Day in North Lake Tahoe could be referred to as a “Feast.” It’s a feast of the heart, soul, and senses, whatever you choose to do.
Here are 10 Romantic Date Ideas for you to feast upon:
- Go sledding at Tahoe Meadows.
Although you may not be alone, you will get your fill of laughter. How can you not, while zipping down the hill? Must be followed by hot chocolate… preferably with marshmallows. Bring your own in a thermos!
- Go Snowshoeing.
Doing anything outside in the winter at night heightens your senses and challenges the body. Recommend curling up together in front of a fireplace afterwards.
Tahoe Donner has a Valentine’s Day moonlit snowshoe tour on February 14 from 4:30 – 6 pm or you can celebrate early and catch the full moon snowshoe tour with the Tahoe Adventure Company on February 10th from 4:30 to 7:30.
- Downhill Skiing or Snowboarding.
In Tahoe, this almost goes without saying. If that’s what you love to do, there is no better way to spend Valentine’s Day. Make the Après Ski special. Either take in one of our many mountainside bars or go back to your Tahoe home and enjoy a private Après Ski party. What you don’t have property in Tahoe? Let me help!
- Spend the day Cross Country skiing at Royal Gorge.
With eight different trail systems on 6000 acres you’ll have plenty of opportunity to heat yourselves up in one of their nine warming huts before heading out on the trails again. Pack a gourmet lunch and make a day of it!
- Take the Aerial Tram to High Camp.
Breathe in the High Sierra view. There’s a host of activities you can do here beyond appreciate the view… go shopping or grab a bite. The Terrace at High Camp may be offering something special for Valentine’s Day but double check first as I haven’t seen anything advertised yet.
- Go Tubing!
If you both have an adventurous spirit and a great sense of humor. Tubing is a fun way to break with the ordinary and inject some fun into the romance. There are many different North Lake Tahoe Snow Play
- Hold Hands and Skate.
Traditional romance of the Victorian times always shows a lovely couple ice skating while hand-in-hand. Whether you’re just learning, or are pros on the ice, a few hours might just be what the romantic needs. There’s an ice rink at High Camp if you want to combine the date with a Gondola ride or head to Northstar Village where you can also enjoy warming fires and comfortable seating between rounds.
- Get Mushy with dogs.
How about a dog sled tour? What an exciting and fun way to spend your time enjoying the High Sierra. It will be a date not easily forgotten!
- Get Naked.
Clothing is optional at the Sierra Hot Springs. Enjoy a massage, spend time in the pools, you can even “get a room.” If you’ve got a hectic lifestyle, this is a perfect way to unwind together.
- Do the Usual.
A dinner out is always a wonderful way to spend Valentine’s Day. Whether the sole activity or combined with one of the above, delicious food rouses senses and is the perfect way to end… or start… your romantic day. There are many fabulous restaurants in North Lake Tahoe for you to choose from. Here are three of my favorite romantic locations: Manzanita in Truckee, Wolfdale’s in Tahoe City, and Soule Domain in Kings Beach.
Whatever you choose to do, be sure to check with the venue directly beforehand, and where possible, make reservations. I hope you found something perfect to do in these 10 Romantic Date Ideas. May your Valentine’s Day be filled with love and romance in North Lake Tahoe!