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3 Jun 2024
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If you haven't been to Truckee California we have the top 5 reasons you should consider it as your next getaway spot!  Not only is it rated one of the best mountain towns in America it offers the most breathtaking views you have ever seen.  With so much to do to enjoy the outdoors this will become your summer playground. 

Top 5 Reasons to come to Truckee in the Summer!  

1. Donner Lake & Donner Memorial State Park

While many come for Lake Tahoe, Truckee offers another hidden gem: Donner Lake and Donner Memorial State Park.

Donner Lake boasts unbelievable views and calm waters that are warm enough for swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding, and boating in the summer. Open for day use from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week, the area features picnic tables, beaches, fishing spots, and over eight miles of hiking trails.

China Cove Beach is perfect for a day of fun, providing a great spot to play on the beach and stow your kayaks and boards for in-and-out water adventures. Park at the Lagoon with all your gear, take a leisurely stroll around the lake, or bring your camping equipment and stay the weekend at one of the 154 campsites, which include picnic tables, restrooms, and lake access.

Don't miss the chance to explore the history of the area at the Donner Memorial State Park Visitor Center.

2. Historical Downtown Truckee

Historic Downtown Truckee is one of the only places in the world where you can find such beautiful scenery along with friendly people, incredible restaurants, and one-of-a-kind shops. This is a town that visitors keep coming back to and others end up moving to in order to experience Historic Downtown Truckee and this exceptional community. You will enjoy all of the unique boutiques and eateries on Donner Pass Road, a perfect break from your outdoor adventures.  While your downtown hit up the Truckee Welcome Center which is filled with information about what's available in town to do and pass through the Truckee Railroad Museum or take a stroll past the old Truckee jail.  

3. The Truckee Bike Park

The Truckee Bike Park offers a truly unique experience with its pump tracks, dirt jumps, XC Trail, and Drop Zone, among many other features. With tracks designed for every skill level, the whole family can enjoy riding through the trees and taking in the breathtaking views. Open from sunrise to sunset seven days a week during the summer, this is an adventure you won't forget. Traveling without bikes? No problem, Truckee offers plenty of options for renting the bikes you need during your stay. 

4. The Truckee River & The Truckee River Legacy Trail 

The Truckee RIver Legacy Trail stretches from downtown Truckee to Pyramid Lake, offering a class 1 bike path with stunning views of the Truckee River. This trail is perfect for families and groups, providing a wonderful way to experience the beauty of Truckee. Kids will enjoy the journey, with exciting destinations at both ends. Along the way, you'll be treated to the sounds of the river, mountain views, and informative signage.

5. Truckee Local Events

During the summer, Truckee comes alive with exciting events. At the Truckee River Regional Park, you can enjoy live music in the park with a stadium-style lawn perfect for picnics, all surrounded by stunning scenery. The popular Truckee Thursdays street fair takes place every Thursday, featuring local artisans, cuisine, and live music. Festivals like the Truckee Music Fest add to the fun, and the thrilling Truckee Tahoe Air Show showcases incredible flying, local vendors, and food trucks. Visiting Truckee in the summer guarantees that you and your family and friends will always find something enjoyable to do.


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