Lake Tahoe

In this alpine paradise, it’s not about a “scene”—it’s about the scenery. Evergreen boughs that sparkle with ice crystals like eyelashes in the first snowfall. Peaceful beaches framing waters that are simultaneously clear as glass and blue as sapphire, smooth and undisturbed. Mountain views that feel like they’re panoramas from the top of a world you’ve managed to conquer. This landscape is what makes the small mountain resort region of Lake Tahoe the “Jewel of the Sierra.”

But just because the destination itself shines so brightly doesn’t mean you can’t. Use it to your advantage as a backdrop for a stunning outdoor wedding. If that type of party is still a ways down the road and up the mountain, there’s plenty of après-ski festivities to join in on, especially in South Lake Tahoe. Bars and nightclubs lend a beat to your night in this part of town, but if you want to continue the theme of being dazzled by lights, try North Lake Tahoe’s casinos. Even lower key? Visit this destination in the warmer months, when the golfing’s good, the fish are biting, the biking/hiking trails are clear, and the water fine.

Good to Know

  • No designated gay scene, but generally inclusive
  • Gay marriage legal since October 2014

Featured Resorts:

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe


The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is situated slope side at the Northstar California Ski Resort. Located 15 minutes from Lake Tahoe and historic Downtown Truckee, the mid-mountain ski-in/ski-out resort is the first new-build resort development in the Lake Tahoe basin in decades and is the area's premier mountain retreat.

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino


Lake Tahoe's only lakefront hotel with private beach, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino, is situated on 26 acres along Lake Tahoe's tranquil North Shore. Offering an acclaimed combination of luxurious accommodations, breath- taking views and close proximity to world-class skiing, golf and recreation, Hyatt and Mother Nature have worked in harmony to create an exceptional year-round destination. Enjoy the acclaimed Stillwater Spa and Salon featuring dry sauna and ...

Aston Lakeland Village


Extending over 19 acres of scenic, mountainside woodlands, Aston Lakeland Village Beach & Mountain Resort is a luxurious condominium property featuring hotel amenities and a tranquil lakefront setting in South Lake Tahoe.

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