I believe a large water body, be it a river, sea, or lake, has a profound effect on men and women living near it. I lived near beautiful Lake Geneva for six years. That lake has become a part of me. Perhaps in my subconscious mind, I long for the silence I used to enjoy while walking along the shores of Lake Geneva. When I saw Lake Tahoe, I was overwhelmed with joy. After almost two years, I saw a lake similar to Lake Geneva, where I spent countless hours thinking and reflecting on life and death. Among many romantic getaways in California, the beautiful Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America, will take first place.Among many romantic getaways in California, the beautiful Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America, will take the first place. Click To Tweet
A trip to beautiful Lake Tahoe in California!
The first glimpses that flashed in my mind are that of a serene lake, snow-clad mountains, a golden sand beach, an empty bench, tall pine trees, my daughter playing with a snowman, and a beautiful tunnel.
A beautiful tunnel
From every trip I have taken so far, I have memories of inspiring moments. In this scenic California road trip, it was the view from a tunnel; a long dark tunnel, at the end of which I saw not just light but a glimpse of heaven.From every trip I have taken so far, I have memories of inspiring moments. In this trip, it was the view from a tunnel; a long dark tunnel, at the end of which I saw not just light but a glimpse of heaven. Click To Tweet
Emerald Bay Lookout
On highway 89, the view from the Emerald Bay lookout is serene and eye-soothing. I saw the sky and the mountain floating together in the water. The scene radiates beauty and harmony.On highway 89, the view from the Emerald Bay lookout is serene and eye soothing. I saw the sky and the mountain floating together in the water. The scene radiates beauty and harmony. Click To Tweet
With every turn, the views are stunning. Since it was Christmas that day, almost all the places were crowded. I wanted to spend some quiet time so thought of witnessing the sunset from a less crowded place. Like me, if you want to savor the bliss and beauty of Lake Tahoe away from the crowd then consider backpacking into the Desolation Wilderness.
Tip: Summertime South Lake Tahoe Itinerary by a fellow travel blogger
Sunset in Lake Tahoe
Sunset is an extraordinary time when the blue sky turns into purple, orange, and red. After years of travel, I still love gazing at fiery sunsets. A feeling of connection with nature emerges not only in exotic locations but also through these simplest and commonplace experiences.A feeling of connection with nature emerges not only in exotic locations but also through these simplest and commonplace experiences. Click To Tweet
If you see the picture above in detail then you can see two little golden statues on my side. Someone perhaps kept the statues there for some special reason. I don’t know exactly why, but I felt good. I saw little Jesus and mother Mary on my side on Christmas evening. Sweet incidents such as these turn our journeys into stories.
Travel Tip: Also read North Lake Tahoe in Summer
Where to stay in Lake Tahoe
I spent 4 beautiful nights at the Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, a small and cozy lodge by the shores of Lake Tahoe, with direct access to the beach. Our beautifully decorated lakeside studio was equipped with a kitchenette and was perfect for our family of three. My daughter loved her yummy cheese omelet for breakfast while watching the scintillating blue lake from the comfort of our cozy room. When I opened the window, birds’ songs filled our room. Seeing tall pine trees through the window and watching colorful birds was my favorite morning activity during the stay. This place is also perfect for couples in search for romantic escapes! If you are planning a trip to Lake Tahoe, Franciscan Lakeside Lodge has it all. Nature, comfort, and solitude! Book your stay at the Franciscan Lakeside Lodge.
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After the sunset, I bid adieu to this picturesque, majestic and sublime lake and returned to our hotel. The next day we explored the city and took the gondola to go up into the mountains.
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