Truckee is a place rich in history with a quaint downtown that hosts charming shops and superb restaurants set in authentic historic buildings. Recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Truckee proudly retains its historic roots. Named after a Paiute Indian chief who helped guide thousands of emigrants in their westward journey through 40-mile desert. Truckee is well known for its logging, ice manufacturing, the Emigrant Trail, as well as for the tragic expedition of the Donner Party. You can discover much more about their captivating story at Donner Memorial State Park Museum and Pioneer Monument.
Everyone's favorite place to stroll is historic downtown Truckee, where the train whistle, birds, art galleries and patio dining scene eases you into a relaxed state of mind. Foodies will find world-class culinary options spanning just a few short blocks. History buffs can take in the historic downtown tour.
From whiskey poured over ice cubes cut with a chainsaw at Truckee Tavern, to old fashioned milkshakes served up at Bud’s Ice Cream, a huge family pizza at Village Pizzeria, charred Ahi on a bed of locally grown greens at Bar of America, or maybe just cocktails around an outdoor fire pit at Moody’s with live jazz humming inside, Truckee is a foodie’s heaven.