We totally love all the quirkiness that makes this state ours, but outside that entire frenzied bustle, there is one thing that’s undeniably present in Nevada’s far-reaching landscapes – there is genuine, lasting, downright romance happening all around us. You might just have to look a little bit closer to see it and once you’ve got the hang of it, it’s easy to see why we are so crushing on our incredible countryside.
- Adventurous Lake Tahoe
When imagining a dream romantic holiday one usually thinks of sun, a bright blue sky, sandy beaches, crystal-clear water and good food. If an impressive mountain panorama is added, the picture becomes even more perfect.
Welcome to Nevada and beautiful Lake Tahoe – one of the most romantic hot spots on the West Coast.
Resorts in the area offer many fun activities with the added bonus of spectacular scenery; kayaking, lake cruises, and paddle boarding are water activities on offer. For a dramatic view of one of America’s most beautiful lakes hike or mountain bike one of the hundreds of trails in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Furthermore, you can ride motorboats, try parasailing, go horseback riding, play volleyball, pay a visit to Zephyr Cove, home of the MS Dixie II Paddlewheeler, where you enjoy a 2 hour sightseeing cruise of Emerald Bay, one of the most photographed places in the world. But, of course, you can also simply relax: bathe in the sun, get spoiled in the restaurants or go for an evening drink.
When talking about the finest white-sand beaches; you cannot miss Sand Harbor. As the name suggests, this place is known for its fine sand. Located on a beautiful bay location in the massive Lake Tahoe State Park, it offers the panoramic views in addition to being a popular location for snorkelling and diving.
- Romancing on Highway 50 – The Loneliest Road in America
There can be no better romantic time than being on a road trip with the love of your life on the Loneliest Road in America – Highway 50. This ultimate road trip which originally served as a Pony Express Route in the 1880s evolved into the Lincoln Highway, America’s first transcontinental highway. Running across central Nevada, the Loneliest Road intersects 8 of
some of Nevada’s most historically interesting towns, including Carson City, Dayton, Fernley, Fallon, Austin, Eureka, Ely and Baker, ending at the picturesque Great Basin National Park.
As the route is located in the most mountainous state in the Continental US, couples can enjoy expansive valleys and scenic landscapes while trekking through 18 mountain ranges. While the 287 mile route may seem remote to the naked eye, boundless recreational opportunities await – take a dip in some hot springs, explore many thousand-year-old petroglyph sites, enjoy a Middlegate Monster Burger, toss a pair of shoes or two on the iconic Shoe Tree, ride a steam engine train that’s over 100 years old, or traverse several state parks and even a national park!
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- Nevada’s Cowboy Country
If you’re feeling romantic, lock your love in Lovelock by fastening a lock on the never-ending chain at Lovers Lock Plaza, or simply admire the more than 1,000 locks that adorn the plaza. Activities here are just as rich and varied as the heritage and backcountry; revel in the unique mix of outdoor and cultural activities and take a long trip to experience all that Cowboy Country has to offer. If you want to stretch your legs on your drive, you can stop at Rye Patch State Recreation Area for a picnic beneath tall cottonwoods.
The Cowboy Country is comprised of Battle Mountain, Carlin, Denio, Elko, Gerlach, Jackpot, Jarbidge, Lamoille, Lovelock, McDermitt, Wells, West Wendover, and Winnemucca. With beautiful fall colors, the area around Lamoille Canyon and Ruby Mountains is considered among the most scenic drives in America.
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