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The Truckee-Lake Tahoe area along the California-Nevada border is one of the most breathtaking destinations you can visit for scenic mountain beauty, romantic getaways and outdoor excitement. When you are here, the worries and cares of this world quickly disappear, replaced by the fresh mountain air and the relaxed atmosphere. Donner Lake features a public beach and Donner Memorial State Park offers diverse outdoor fun with campsites, trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding and rock climbing. Travel just a mile north Interstate 80 along the Little Truckee River and you’re at Boca Dam and Reservoir, featuring magnificent fishing with rainbow, brook, and brown trout plus Kokanee salmon. Don’t miss the chance to... more The Truckee-Lake Tahoe area along the California-Nevada border is one of the most breathtaking destinations you can visit for scenic mountain beauty, romantic getaways and outdoor excitement. When you are here, the worries and cares of this world quickly disappear, replaced by the fresh mountain air and the relaxed atmosphere. Donner Lake features a public beach and Donner Memorial State Park offers diverse outdoor fun with campsites, trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding and rock climbing. Travel just a mile north Interstate 80 along the Little Truckee River and you’re at Boca Dam and Reservoir, featuring magnificent fishing with rainbow, brook, and brown trout plus Kokanee salmon. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy a meal at Moody's Bistro & Lounge or Thai Nakorn Restaurant. At 22 miles by 12 miles, Lake Tahoe is the nation’s largest alpine lake. The beautiful blue water is surrounded by 72 miles of gorgeous shoreline. Tahoe offers water sports in the summer and winter sports during the snow-rich winters. Boreal Mountain Resort, Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, and Squaw Valley USA are among the dozens of world-class sites for skiing here. After a day of great times on South Shore of Lake Tahoe, check out some of the area’s top eateries, including The Beacon Bar & Grill and The Fresh Ketch Seafood Restaurant. Fire Sign Café and Swiss Lakewood Restaurant are among the favorites at West Shore. And of course, casinos are abundant here, including the legendary Harrah’s. less

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Northstar-at-Tahoe
Northstar-at-Tahoe
Attraction type: Ski & Snowboard Areas
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Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum
Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum
This museum documents the fascinating and tragic history of the Donner Party's journey to the west coast.
Attraction type: State Parks; History Museums
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Tahoe Donner
Tahoe Donner
Owner description: Former Olympian biathlete Glenn Jobe designed this cross-country resort to be serene and sociable. In the summer, it features an equestrian center with pony rides, wagon rides and... more Owner description: Former Olympian biathlete Glenn Jobe designed this cross-country resort to be serene and sociable. In the summer, it features an equestrian center with pony rides, wagon rides and trail rides. less
Attraction type: Cross-country Ski Areas; Ski & Snowboard Areas; Horseback Riding Tours
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Martis Peak Fire Lookout
Martis Peak Fire Lookout
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area
Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area
Attraction type: Ski & Snowboard Areas
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Pianeta Ristorante
Pianeta Ristorante
Ranked #1 of 104 Restaurants in Truckee
Price: $15 - $50
Cuisines: Italian, Wine Bar
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Stella
Stella
Ranked #2 of 104 Restaurants in Truckee
Price: $25 - $55
Cuisines: American, International
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Squeeze In
Squeeze In
Ranked #3 of 104 Restaurants in Truckee
Price: $9 - $15
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Diner
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Donner Lake Kitchen
Donner Lake Kitchen
Ranked #4 of 104 Restaurants in Truckee
Full Belly Deli
Full Belly Deli
Ranked #5 of 104 Restaurants in Truckee
Cuisines: Sandwiches, Delicatessen
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

BEST WESTERN PLUS Truckee-Tahoe Hotel
3.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN PLUS Truckee-Tahoe Hotel
$161 - $315
Ranked #5 of 14 Hotels in Truckee
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Tahoe Mountain Resort Lodging Iron Horse Lodge
4.0 of 5
Tahoe Mountain Resort Lodging Iron Horse Lodge
$161 - $1,122
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Loch Leven Lodge
Loch Leven Lodge
$143 - $196

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Donner Lake Inn Bed and Breakfast
Donner Lake Inn Bed and Breakfast
$195 - $224
Ranked #1 of 5 Truckee B&B and Inns
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The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
5.0 of 5
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
$305 - $852
Ranked #2 of 14 Hotels in Truckee
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Hampton Inn & Suites Tahoe-Truckee
3.0 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Tahoe-Truckee
$179 - $329
Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in Truckee
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Constellation Residences at Northstar
4.5 of 5
Constellation Residences at Northstar
$541 - $1,267
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Northstar Lodge - A Welk Resort
4.5 of 5
Northstar Lodge - A Welk Resort
$379 - $1,642
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Truckee
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Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino
4.0 of 5
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino
$171 - $673
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Incline Village
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