The Knot Selects Incline Village and The Incline Lodge as a 2023-2024 Honeymoon Road Trip Destination
Story by Esther Lee at The Knot
The Lake Tahoe Scenic Bypass, Nevada and California
Along the perimeter of Lake Tahoe is a glistening 28-mile stretch of highway that runs from Stateline to Crystal Bay. Incline Village is a perfect destination for couples who prefer a mountain retreat honeymoon with the amenities of a local town. Tahoe activities are seasonal, so when you decide to visit may determine your activities and even where you choose to book a stay. Some of the best activities include Thunderbird Lodge Historic Tours for couples who want a taste of culture and history, the hidden gem of Diamond Peak Ski Resort for adventurous snow bunnies, and Sand Harbor Beach for summertime honeymooners who want to swim and sunbathe.
Where to Stay: The lakefront Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort Spa & Casino is conveniently located in Incline Village and has 500 feet of private beach along with Tahoe’s sole floating pier bar. The property is stocked with on-site amenities and options for romance, including an on-site spa as well as pristine luxury cottages. (Something this editor loves.) A more affordable option that comes well-recommended is the Incline Lodge, a boutique property that’s also situated in Incline Village. Close to Sand Harbor Beach, Diamond Peak, the Flume Trail, and more, this laid-back hotel also blends terrifically into North Lake Tahoe’s laid-back energy.
Where to Eat: If we’re on a first-name basis, ask locals for the best breakfast options across Tahoe. Other highly-rated alternatives include Lone Eagle Grille, located within the Hyatt Regency. For a quick lunch in Incline Village, locals recommend Mountain High Sandwich Co. for all-natural gourmet deli sandwiches—gluten-free options, included.
Editor’s Tip: Of course, everything revolves around the lake, itself, but don’t forget to take in the sweeping natural beauty along the way as you witness the cascading slopes of Jeffrey Pines and take in the crisp air.