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Truckee
On the California-Nevada border, Truckee-Lake Tahoe's scenic mountain beauty is perfect for romantic getaways and outdoor excitement. Lake Tahoe is America's largest alpine lake, with beautiful blue water surrounded by 70 miles of gorgeous shoreline. Donner Lake offers a public beach, and Donner Memorial State Park has campsites and trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding and rock climbing. Boca Dam and Reservoir features magnificent fishing, with rainbow, brook, and brown trout, plus Kokanee salmon.

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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: History Museums; State Parks
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Northstar California
Northstar California
Owner description: For the modern family that prefers substance with a unique, laid-back style, Northstar California Resort combines California cool with high-end luxury, on-mountain exhilaration... more Owner description: For the modern family that prefers substance with a unique, laid-back style, Northstar California Resort combines California cool with high-end luxury, on-mountain exhilaration with a sophisticated alpine village atmosphere. Halfway between one of North America's coolest mountain towns and one of the world's most beautiful alpine lakes, Northstar is a destination on the rise, having poured nearly a billion dollars into creating Lake Tahoe's premier luxury snowsports experience. Upscale shops, refined dining and Lake Tahoe's only five-star slopeside lodging is married to impeccable grooming, incredible tree skiing and enough variety to challenge every level of skier (and world-class terrain parks to keep the kids busy). Those who come to Northstar know what they're looking for. Sometimes it's adventure, sometimes it's to learn, sometimes it's to relax in a welcoming place with family and friends. No matter what that experience is, they'll find it to be exactly the way it should be. less
Attraction type: Ski & Snowboard Areas
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Historic Downtown Truckee
Historic Downtown Truckee
Attraction type: Neighborhoods
Boreal Mountain Resort
Boreal Mountain Resort
Snowboarding ski resort, offering snow play activities for everyone, including special programs for toddlers.
Attraction type: Ski & Snowboard Areas
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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: Horseback Riding Tours; Ski & Snowboard Areas; Cross-country Ski Areas
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Squeeze In
Squeeze In
Ranked #1 of 117 Restaurants in Truckee
Price: $9 - $15
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Pianeta Ristorante
Pianeta Ristorante
Ranked #2 of 117 Restaurants in Truckee
Price: $15 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Marty's Cafe
Marty's Cafe
Ranked #3 of 117 Restaurants in Truckee
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bar of America
Bar of America
Ranked #4 of 117 Restaurants in Truckee
Price: $15 - $50
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, International
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Moody's Bistro & Lounge
Moody's Bistro & Lounge
Ranked #5 of 117 Restaurants in Truckee
Price: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American, Bar
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Hampton Inn & Suites Tahoe-Truckee
3.0 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Tahoe-Truckee
$192 - $500
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Truckee
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Best Western Plus Truckee-Tahoe Hotel
2.5 of 5
Best Western Plus Truckee-Tahoe Hotel
$175 - $381
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Truckee
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The Cedar House Sport Hotel
4.0 of 5
The Cedar House Sport Hotel
$200 - $210
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Truckee

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
5.0 of 5
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
$268 - $1,370
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Truckee
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Northstar Lodge by Welk Resorts
4.5 of 5
Northstar Lodge by Welk Resorts
$233 - $2,056
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Truckee
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Donner Lake Inn Bed and Breakfast
4.0 of 5
Donner Lake Inn Bed and Breakfast
$199 - $238
Ranked #1 of 4 Truckee B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Constellation Residences at Northstar
5.0 of 5
Constellation Residences at Northstar
$490 - $1,428
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Truckee
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Iron Horse - Tahoe Mountain Lodging
4.0 of 5
Iron Horse - Tahoe Mountain Lodging
$167 - $1,371
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One Village Place by Welk Resorts
4.0 of 5
One Village Place by Welk Resorts
$200 - $1,208
Ranked #2 of 4 Truckee B&B and Inns
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