No matter the season, Lake Tahoe remains one of California’s most popular vacation destinations. For travelers who want the experience of Lake Tahoe without the crowds, we recommend staying in Truckee, a quiet mountain town just over ten miles from the north shore. Besides easy access to attractions in Lake Tahoe, you will also discover a wealth of things to do in Truckee. Whether you want to hike scenic mountain trails or learn the eerie history of the Donner Party, there is something for everyone in Truckee! And Tahoe Truckee Vacation Properties offers spacious vacation rentals in Truckee near several of these popular attractions:
Visit Donner Memorial State Park
Donner Memorial State Park is a legendary alpine park known for its unique history, beautiful hiking trails, and water recreation. Hike over eight miles of trails, including the Emigrant Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. Or pull up to the shores of Donner Lake and fish or kayak for an afternoon. Make sure to stop at the Visitor Center to see exhibits showcasing the history of the Washoe tribe and the Donner Party.
Learn About Local History at Truckee Museums
If you are interested in learning more about the storied past of our mountain town, stop at the Museum of Truckee History. Continue to learn about local history at the Truckee Railroad Museum and see an original 19th-century jailhouse at the Old Jail Museum. Kids will love learning history with the interactive exhibits at the KidZone Museum.
Dine, Shop & Drink in Downtown Truckee
Downtown Truckee is our mountain town’s shopping, restaurant, wine, and art hub. Eat at some of the best restaurants in the area, including Jax Truckee Diner and Burger Me. Afterward, grab a drink at Truckee River Winery before exploring the local shops for souvenirs. Finally, make sure to stop at one of the downtown art galleries to see pieces from talented local artists.
Explore the Great Outdoors
Adventurers will have access to plenty of fun on the mountain during the summer months. Visit the Tahoe National Forest for scenic hiking and biking trails. Donner Lake has several public piers where you can launch a paddleboard or kayak. Or cool off from the summer heat with a refreshing swim or picnic by the lake. You can also find a wealth of summer activities available at the Northstar California Ski Resort, such as golfing, mountain biking, and hiking.
Stay at Our Truckee Vacation Rentals
When you choose Tahoe Truckee Vacation Properties to host your getaway, you will be near all the fantastic things to do in Truckee. Access fun at Donner Lake, right across from our three-bedroom Sierra Getaway home. Or stay a short distance from the attractions in downtown Truckee at Tahoe Stoneridge. It’s time to plan the perfect summer vacation in Truckee!