Things To Do In Truckee


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  • Lake Tahoe Snowmobile Tour
    The Sierra Nevada is millions of years old and offers acres upon acres of unexplored beauty. The guides of Lake Tahoe Snowmobile Tours have only been in business since 1984, but they're doing their best to catch up. Every winter, they initiate newcomers into the area's austere beauty by leading adventures in and around the powdered landscapes of Lake Tahoe. On tours, groups of all ages wind through national forests on both groomed and fluffy powder trails, zooming through the mountains, across snowy meadows, and up to summits as high as 9,000 feet that overlook the lake. Along the ride, scheduled stops let riders explore the scenery, take photos, and leave their mark on the land forever by making a snow angel.
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    Hwy. 267 Brockway Summit
    Tahoe Vista, CA US
  • Kid's Zone
    KidZone Museum's slew of interactive exhibits, indoor jungle gym, and other playful attractions reverberate with the sounds of joviality, pique the curiosity of pint-size patrons, and encourage family bonding. Youngsters dive into an aquatic adventure in the Starfish Enterprise exhibit, which features an imagination playground, reef building, and a research submarine that grant aquatic education without Poseidon's dull office stories. Visitors skid down the slide or skirt the climbing wall of the indoor jungle gym, and mini adventure seekers explore the nature-themed baby zone. The nonprofit museum's creative center proffers washable paints, clay, and other art supplies for crafting miniature magnum opuses, as well as occasional classes on topics such as messy science and imaginary-friend value appraisal.
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    11711 Donner Pass Rd
    Truckee, CA US
  • Grizzly Ranch Club
    Designed by Bob Cupp, Grizzly Ranch is a 7,411-yard championship course. Featuring dramatic elevation changes, towering Ponderosa pines and crystal blue lakes, the course presents challenges for players of all levels.
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    250 Club House Dr
    Portola, CA US
  • Blue Coyote Bar and Grill
    Serving a range of tasty food and drink, Blue Coyote Bar and Grill in Truckee will have you thinking about seconds (or thirds). Keep your diet in check at Blue Coyote Bar and Grill, a local restaurant with gluten-free and low-fat menu items. Ready for a drink to unwind? At Blue Coyote Bar and Grill, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar. No need to splurge on a baby sitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at Blue Coyote Bar and Grill. The restaurant's noise level can be somewhat straining on the vocal cords, so intimate get-togethers may be best enjoyed elsewhere. Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead. Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Blue Coyote Bar and Grill. Treating yourself doesn't mean breaking the bank, come taste the great dishes Blue Coyote Bar and Grill has to offer.
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    10015 Palisades Dr
    Truckee, CA US
  • Grand Tahoe Charters
    Grand Tahoe Charters' small-group tours lead passengers on intimate sightseeing ventures with the jagged mountains peeking on in the distance and Lake Tahoe's calm blue waters as the setting. On each trip, the crew captains the 36-foot mahogany Wild Goose II, which harkens back to the early 20th century when wooden boats were the main vessels on the scenic lake. The ship carries up to 12 passengers at a time, assuring that tours don't become overcrowded or that a baseball game could break out. While sailing, deck seating puts guest in the breeze under the sun or stars, or inside in the heated cabin. With many available cruises, such as the West Shore Dinner Cruise and the Sunset Cocktail Cruise along the Incline shoreline, Grand Tahoe Charters aims to entertain guests while showing them the many facets of Tahoe's natural splendor.
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    7360 North Lake Boulevard
    Tahoe Vista, CA US
  • Snowbomb Ski & Snowboard Festival (AT&T Park)
    Each year, the SnowBomb Ski & Snowboard Festival steeps NorCal-powder addicts in gear, lift tickets, and mountain-ready swag, all offered for free or at discounted prices. Reps from area resorts such as Heavenly, Squaw Valley, Mammoth, and Bear Valley are on hand to dole out season passes and highlight their most recent facility improvements, such as faster lifts and more advanced yeti warning systems. Meanwhile, mountain outfitters such as Atomic and Burton show off this season's newest gear and winter sport shops such as Lombardi's, Ground Zero, and the Sports Basement offer discounts on repairs and equipment. Amid the flurry of excitement and demonstrations, local breweries and wineries pour their warming libations for festival goers schussing from booth to booth.
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    P.O. Box 5102
    Tahoe City, CA US

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