This vibrant, rugged mountain town is a hub of creativity that attracts adventurous souls with a passion for the outdoors

These days, it’s no surprise that Vogue.com and others have realized Truckee, California has transformed into a mountain town with “a food scene, a creative community, and a historic downtown perfect for long, lazy rambles.”

In addition to hosting spring events like the Sagan Fondo Cycling Event & Festival that attract both high caliber athletes and their fans, Truckee is home to standout signature events like the free New Orleans-inspired Truckee Craw Thaw Music Festival (May 31-June 2) that takes place in Truckee’s historic downtown district.

All roads lead to Truckee, with plenty to do, see, eat and drink when visiting this world-class community.

High Altitude Eats

Distinct offerings cater to discerning tastes. Pop-up dinner parties at Stella, the restaurant at the Cedar House Sport Hotel, offer an intimate dining experience with direct access to the chefs, while Kitchen Collab’s curated events offer flavorful pairings crafted by established and
up-and-coming local chefs.

Stop in for inspired cocktails, a quick bite or multi-course dinner at longtime locals favorite Moody’s Bistro, Bar & Beats. Stay for the free live music performed by acclaimed Jazz, Americana, Soul and Rhythm and Blues musicians.

Breweries, Craft Beer & Distillery

Craft beer and cocktails in Truckee? Yes, please. The rapidly expanding, national award-winning FiftyFifty Brewing Company put Truckee craft beer on the map, while Tahoe Mountain Brewing, Mellow Fellow, Alibi Ale Works, Truckee Brewing Company have added to the town’s frequented taprooms. Truckee’s bootlegging history isn’t overlooked—the first licensed distillery in Truckee, Old Trestle Distillery has plans for a tasting room featuring their locally made gin, vodka and whiskey.

Mountain Arts, Culture & Music

A designated California Cultural District, Truckee’s vibrant, entrepreneurial, artistic community offers a place to learn, build and practice creativity. Explore the state-of-the-art Donner Memorial State Park museum, participate in hands-on workshops led by some of the region’s most experienced artisans, and discover theatre, art and photography galleries, exhibits and more. There’s no better time than now to start planning your next visit.