Truckee, CA

Truckee is a place rich in history with a quaint downtown that hosts charming shops and superb restaurants set in authentic historic buildings. Recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Truckee proudly retains its historic roots. Named for a Paiute Indian chief who helped guide thousands of emigrants in their westward journey through 40-mile desert. Truckee is well known for its logging, ice manufacturing, the Emigrant Trail, as well as for the tragic expedition of the Donner Party. You can discover much more about their captivating story at Donner Memorial State Park museum and Pioneer Monument.

Truckee Thursdays

From mid-June through August, Thursday night in Downtown Truckee is a special experience for people of all ages—residents, tourists and participants alike. The Truckee Downtown Merchants Association is proud of the growth and popularity of Truckee Thursdays, one of the most successful promotions in Downtown Truckee.

The event features a food court, artisan vendors, merchant and community displays, children's activities, live music and a beer garden. Enjoy one of the best experiences Historic Downtown Truckee has to offer.


Minutes from Truckee are the Northstar and Squaw Valley resorts, home to year round activities like mountain biking and golf. Locked in Truckee is Donner Lake, and just 30 minutes down Highway 89 is the world famous Lake Tahoe.

Tahoe City and Kings Beach, located on Lake Tahoe, are vibrant communities where actives abound. Reno, Nevada—the biggest little city on Earth—houses casinos and spas, and is also just a quick car drive away.

Tahoe Donner
Tahoe Donner

Located in Truckee, Tahoe Donner is a vibrant community perfectly situated for outdoor recreation and to celebrate the Tahoe lifestyle. Located 25 minutes from Lake Tahoe, it covers over 7,300 acres in the Sierra Nevada. Tahoe Donner operates a wide variety of year-round recreational facilities open to the public, including an 18-hole championship golf course, the Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center, bike rental facility, and the Tahoe Donner Campground. Tahoe Donner's extensive trail network includes over 60 miles of trails and fire service roads for biking and hiking across 3,474 acres of wild and scenic terrain.

Eating in Truckee

Truckee has a vibrant food and bar scene. While you're visiting, check out Bar of America, Moody's, Burger Me, Truckee Tavern & Grill, and Cottonwood (where Tim proposed to Melissa).