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Romance Your Sweetheart

Tahoe City offers impressive dining options, romantic hikes and proximity to the best ski resorts.



Take note: Valentine’s Day is Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015.

Sublime views, altitude and an active day may be just enough to wow your sweetheart. And, if you’re looking to spice up the standard romantic getaway, Tahoe City has laid the groundwork. Along with sun kissed days and love filled nights, enjoy massages at Lighthouse Spa, delicious meals and one another’s company.

Dinner and A Show

Head to Zia Lina and Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema.

Dinner for Two

Christy Hill – Panoramic vistas and exquisite seasonal menu are sure to please.

West Shore CaféFlavorful California cuisine with an emphasis on seafood and meats add to the lake views at this restaurant across the street from Homewood.

Wolfdale’s “East meets West” characterizes this fine eatery’s Asian and European culinary fundamentals combined with California spirit.

Hike or Snowshoe

There will be a Full Moon Yurt Dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 14 and 15. Enjoy mulled wine by the warmth of the fire pits and gourmet courses inside the intimate yurt at Tahoe Cross Country. Call the Sierra Watershed Education Partnership at (530) 583-1430 for more information and reservations.

If you are not already a member of the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, this is the time to join and sign up for the members-only Valentine’s Hike. Complete with goodies, photo opps and knowledgeable guides, enjoy the late afternoon and early evening under the stars.

As far as shopping, if sparkle turns her – or him – on, visit Bluestone Jewelry for gems that are sure to make this Valentine’s Day memorable and top it off with amazing bath bombs, creams and candles, plus Bedhead pajamas at Lather & Fizz. There is no shortage of gear and clothing shops around town – pop into Alpenglow Sports, Tahoe Dave’s Ski and Board Shop, Any Mountain, Tahoe Shoe and Clothing Company, West Shore Sports and Willard’s Sports Shop.

If you’re spending Valentine’s Day in Marin but want to gift a Tahoe getaway, it’s fun to visit during “only in Tahoe City” events. Here’s a quick rundown of upcoming favorites:

• The Lake Tahoe Dance Collective is bringing Kinetech, a group of performing artists and scientists striving to challenge possibility through collaborative, to town on Feb. 7.

• If the snow gods bless us, The Cobblestone Relays will be held at the Tahoe City Winter Sports Park on Feb. 26. Whether you choose to be a spectator or participate, these fast paced cross-country ski races are a blast and benefit the education programs run by Tahoe Cross Country.

• The Alpenglow Mountain Festival includes a variety of free activities and talks from Feb. 21 to 28. Visit Alpenglow Sports.

• Wacky Winter Bowling, one of the most amusing and goofy sledding events, will take place during SnowFest on March 1. Hop on a saucer and knock down as many blown up pins as possible on a snow-covered course. Details available at VisitTahoeCity.com.

Want more ideas? Tap the experts at the Tahoe City Downtown Association. Dedicated to fostering the Best Mountain Town in America, the women who run TCDA will offer insights for romancing Tahoe style. VisitTahoeCity.com or call Stacie, Jamie or Dana at (530) 583-3348.


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