Explore Truckee
A real town with an unreal backyard, Truckee offers access to world-class adventure right from your doorstep. Truckee’s authentic vibe and welcoming spirit have truly made it “Base Camp for a Big Life.” This California mountain town’s rich history and vibrant concentration of arts and culture are widely celebrated, and its sophisticated cuisine and thriving craft beverage scene are defining new epicurean experiences for those looking for memorable mountain town experiences. Learn More


Named the “2018 Coolest Ski Town in North America” by Matador Network, and among Jetsetter’s “Best Mountain Towns in America,” Truckee is located just 15-minutes from the world-class slopes at Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows, Northstar California Resort, Sugar Bowl Resort and family favorites like Tahoe Donner. Whether it’s mountain or road biking, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing, golf or other activities you seek, there’s no shortage of adventure right from your doorstep when you’re in Truckee.  Learn More

Visitors are also invited to tour one of Truckee’s many historical sites, learn DIY skills with classes in basic woodworking, metal fabrication, laser cutting, ceramics and more at the new Truckee Roundhouse, or learn the art of activities like knitting, metal stamping, cheese making, drawing or taking smartphone photography at workshops hosted by some of the region’s most experienced artisans at Atelier. Learn More

Dining and Drinks

Sophisticated cuisine and Truckee’s thriving craft brews scene are defining new epicurean experiences for those looking for mountain town adventures paired with metropolitan-inspired dining. Stroll through the town’s historic downtown, pause and enjoy an inspired culinary experience, or sip a craft brew at one of many popular taprooms. From small bites to multi-course pre-fixe offerings and late night eats, there’s something to satisfy every palate. Learn More


Truckee is both easy to get around, and easy to get to. With a variety of lodging options and amenities designed to suit any preference, guests are invited to stay at one of over 22 lodges, inns and hotels, or choose from one of over 600 vacation and nightly home rentals sprinkled throughout the area. Learn More


Year-round events and festivals showcase Truckee’s laid back lifestyle and offer both visitors and locals an opportunity to come together. Truckee Thursdays, which run June through August, have become a staple of summer in the mountains, and feature live music, art, children’s activities, beer garden, food and wine. Trails & Vistas combines art, dance, music and nature in a unique outdoor art experience, and the annual Makers’ Show highlights the creativity of local artists. Learn More

Arts, Culture, History
Tour one of Truckee’s many historical sites, participate in regular historical storytelling and cultural events, and find out what makes this mountain town one of just a handful of California’s unique cultural districts. Learn more