Tours in Truckee

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Happy Hoofers Service trundles history buffs and nostalgia lovers through Virginia City on a half-hour horse-drawn carriage tour of the famed silver and gold mining town. Cart along your three roommates or the rest of your barbershop quartet as you clip-clop through the Victorian-era burg renowned for its mansions, opera house, and red-light district identifiable by the crimson-hued sun perched directly in the middle of the street.

54 S C Street
Virginia City,
NV
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Adrift Tahoe transforms Lake Tahoe into one giant playground, all the way from its sandy shores out into its glistening waters. In the morning—with the sun rising over the Sierra Nevada mountains—standup-paddleboard instructors lead groups out on tours of the lake, floating atop serene waters and along tree-lined banks. Similar journeys happen midday, at sunset, and at night, when the stars guide paddlers across the water and the moon looks on enviously, wishing it had water of its own.

Other members of Adrift Tahoe's team lead paddleboard fitness, while more still stay on the shore to teach yoga. Beyond these guided activities, Adrift Tahoe sells and rents aquatic gear, including paddleboards, kayaks, and canoes.

8338 N Lake Blvd.
Kings Beach,
CA
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Smack dab in the middle of the Sierra mountains, the amenity-packed grounds of Squaw Valley resort sprawl across the pine-speckled lowlands surrounding Lake Tahoe and extend to summits rising 8,200 feet above sea level. Filling their lungs with brisk mountain air, visitors can hike the many trails, meander through The Village's picturesque plazas lined with shops and restaurants, garner panoramic glimpses of the gorgeous landscape on an aerial tram ride, or traverse the ropes course in the activity-packed base area. Guests never have to worry about boredom hunting them down, as they can swim or hike at a moment's notice.

1960 Squaw Valley Rd.
Olympic Valley,
CA
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Nestled on the banks of scenic Lake Tahoe, family-owned Tahoe Mountain Sports outfits adventurers for any outdoor excursion in gear and accessories from top brands such as The North Face, Merrell, K2, and Mountain Hardwear. Fight wintry flurries with Mountain Hardwear's Nitrous hooded jacket ($149.97), and prepare for strenuous hikes up homemade water slides on the side of the garage with Sorel’s Joan of Arctic boots ($118.95). Winter-sport fanatics can protect vision orbs with the boutique’s selection of goggles ($21.95+), whereas aquatic adventurers and castle architects can suit up with beach accessories ($6.95+). In hopes of protecting the outdoor space that sustains its business, Tahoe Mountain Sports also supports eco-friendly practices by supporting Leave No Trace and stocking products from environmentally conscious businesses.

8331 N Lake Blvd
Kings Beach,
CA
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We offer 46 paved sites with full hookups, of which we have recently added a few pull-throughs. Prices for all sites include all electricity, sewer, water, cable television, and WIFI. We are the closest RV Park to downtown Reno, and just blocks away from Renown Medical Center.

735 Mill St
Reno,
NV
US

Established: 2002
Reservations/Appointments: Required
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Parking: Free street parking
Recommended Age Group: Adults
Pro Tip: Wear comfortable shoes.

As the former largest city of Nevada and the former gambling capital of the United States, it's no surprise that Reno's rich past is shrouded in mystery. Janice, a paranormal investigator and tour guide who has authored numerous books about Nevada's hauntings and history, details the city's dark history and fascinating ghosts during 90-minute Reno's Ghost Walk tours.

On the tours, she tells tales of teenage boys who dredged the Truckee River for gold and size 9 shoes, and talks about a mysterious disappearance that's never been solved, drawing on the knowledge she's obtained living in the city for most of her life.

PO Box 19514
Reno,
NV
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