Aside from the very obvious addition of wedding venues as a new lot type in this new pack, the neighborhood of Tartosa offers a gorgeous landscape full of romantic getaways, gorgeous beaches, and locals with a wealth of knowledge about Tartosa’s history. With such a beautiful world, it can be hard to know where to start, so here are a few ideas to choose from.
With all the gorgeous spots in Tartosa, a world designed with romance at its core, there’s no better place for a proposal. For players who are planning to get their Sims engaged soon, a worthwhile trip to Tartosa is in order.
Whether it’s at sunset on one of Tartosa’s beaches, in the rain on the roof of Celebrazioni d’Amore, over the mosaic of interwoven wedding rings, or on the bridge over Tartosa’s roaring waterfall, players are guaranteed a perfect photo opportunity for their Sims’ special moment.
The lagoon in Tartosa is one of the more eye-catching attractions the new world has to offer. With a small beach, loungers, and a large waterfall pouring into the lagoon, it’s the perfect way for Sims to relax.
Tartosa’s lagoon is more than just a pretty sight, however, as Sims can cool off with a relaxing swim with their significant other on their romantic escapade where they can enjoy the sounds of nature and running water away from prying eyes (assuming other couples won’t have the same idea).
One of the new introductions added to The Sims 4 with the arrival of My Wedding Stories is the ability for Sims to draw different types of designs in the sand for fun on any of the world’s beaches. While this can also be done on other worlds’ beaches such as Sulani, the romantic beaches and quiet lagoons offer soft sands that make leaving a mark on the romantic setting nigh irresistible.
Whether Sims will act alone or with a partner, drawing hearts in the scenery is a classic and relatable touch of romance into the game.
In addition to fantastic scenery, Tartosa’s neighborhoods are filled with architecture and landmarks that were shaped by the history of the world. While Sims visit the world of Tartosa, they’ll find a new interaction when talking with other Sims there to discuss “Grapevine Gossip.”
If the Sims know anything about the rumors in Tartosa, they’ll tell the player brief stories and rumors that provide insight, backstory, and legends behind the landmarks and lives within Tartosa, bringing both life and magic into the corners of each neighborhood.
On the cliffs of Tartosa stands one of the larger, and far older, loving landmarks hidden away in the new world. After crossing the large wooden walkway winding over the falls and lagoon, Sims will find themselves on a cliff with a large, knotted tree with a wide trunk and winding branches.
In the twisted trunk of the tree are two embracing figures that earned the tree its name. Whether the scene of a date, proposal or just an ordinary walk through the gorgeous scenery Tartosa has to offer, there’s no denying there’s something both poetic and mysterious about the Lovers’ Tree the player may discover during their time there.
There’s more to Tartosa than just its natural beauty. For any sims that are feeling peckish while in town, there are multiple stalls by the beach they can visit for a large menu of foods to choose from.
Whether they’re there to taste test for a future wedding banquet, or just grab a bite to eat between swimming and sightseeing, Tartosa’s food stalls provide a fun and convenient way to keep sims’ needs taken care of while they explore the town or prepare for an upcoming wedding.
For any Sims players who are planning a wedding or even just missing a specific type of flower for their Sim’s garden, a small flower shop by Tartosa’s fountain is bound to have what they’re looking for. In addition to having an array of different wedding bouquets for Sims to choose from, players can choose to buy individual flowers.
They’ll find a great catalog of common, uncommon, and rare flowers that otherwise would have been difficult to track down. Because of this, the flower shop in Tartosa is an essential stop for any players hoping to make the most out of their garden or cottage.
In addition to ordinary food stalls around town, Tartosa also has a bakery downtown where players can buy their wedding cakes before the big day for households that don’t want to bake their own. If just buying one isn’t immersive enough for the player, though, they can also have Sims buy and eat individual slices of different types of cake as a fun way to satisfy their hunger while adding a little more immersion to the wedding process. There’s no limit to the number of cake slices a Sim can buy, so the whole household can be included if the player feels like doing so.
One of the bigger problems Tartosa fixed with weddings was the introduction of far more attire choices for Sims attending or throwing their own wedding. While in the past, Sims getting married usually had a narrow set of choices that usually took some work to customize.
My Wedding Stories introduces a far wider catalog of wedding outfits for players to choose from. This can be done in Create A Sim by simply making a new formal wear outfit, or done in the boutique in Tartosa. Sims that do buy directly from the store, however, will often enjoy themselves far more and even get a mood buff after their outfit is picked out.
For a Game Pack tailored around romance and the wedding experience, it should come as no surprise that Tartosa is easily at the top of the list for places to host a wedding in The Sims 4. In addition to the wedding venue already in the world by default, players who prefer a different aesthetic or culture for their Sim weddings can choose and place a few different wedding venues that are added to their library with the pack. Whether it’s a simple ceremony on the beach or an extravagant party in the mountains, there won’t be a world more built for a wedding than Tartosa.
The Sims 4 is currently available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.