The Truckee-Lake Tahoe area is known for its spectacular mountain beauty, making it the perfect vacation destination any time of year. The area’s icon—Lake Tahoe—is the country’s largest alpine lake and offers beautiful blue waters ringed by 70 miles of lovely shoreline. This is definitely a “don’t miss” on the list of things to do and see during a visit to the Tahoe area. But what are some other fun things to do in Truckee and Lake Tahoe when you are visiting the area? Find out below!

Historic Downtown Truckee

Exploring downtown Truckee is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. You’ll be able to browse a number of shops and galleries, as well as explore the town’s railroad history. There are plenty of watering holes and restaurants to experience during your downtown tour as well.

The Resorts

The Truckee-Lake Tahoe area is home to several resorts, including:

Boreal Mountain Resort
• Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area
Soda Springs Mountain Ski Resort

These resort areas offer exhilarating winter sports, as well as terrific hiking and biking during the summer. Not only are these resorts beautiful, but they are also a fun way to truly get to experience some new slopes!

Golf Courses

There are six golf courses in the Truckee-Lake Tahoe area:

• Coyote Moon Golf Course
• Tahoe Donner Golf Course
• Old Greenwood Golf Course
• Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort Golf Course
• Ponderosa Golf Course
• Schaffer’s Mill Club

Each offer golfers different scenery and layouts, so it will be easy to find one that suits your abilities and style. Of course, each of these are surrounded by or nestled into the gorgeous Truckee landscape.

Kid Zone Museum

Take the kids out for a day of fun and learning at the interactive Kid Zone Museum. Called an “Exploratorium,” kids can interact with exhibits and artistic staff members who will make all guests and visitors welcome. It’s a great rainy-day activity for the whole family!

Truckee River Winery

This local winery is a great place to spend the day getting to know the local grapes. You can tour the winery, and of course, partake in some wine tasting. This is a great way to get to know a new label; perhaps you’ll find a new favorite!

At Tahoe Signature Properties, we are here to help you find not only the best vacation accommodations, but the best and most fun things to do in Truckee and the rest of our wonderful area. Please feel free to ask one of our super friendly staff members for more information about these or any other exciting Tahoe activities!

When looking for rentals in Lake Tahoe and Truckee, why not consider a Vacation Rental home or Condo? You certainly want to make the most of your trip to North Lake Tahoe&Truckee and choosing the best place to stay for your family is an important piece of the success of your trip. Hotels and Motels are expected to be crowded and offer limited amenities with little or no kitchen facilities.  Rather than stay at a hotel in Lake Tahoe, why not stay in a Lake Tahoe Rental house or condo for your trip.  Rental homes & condos offer more space, full kitchen amenities and all the comforts of home.  To view the Best Rentals in Lake Tahoe, or to Rent a Cabin in Lake Tahoe, visit Tahoe Signature Properties’ website at Or call Tahoe Signature Properties’ Vacation Rental Hotline at 530-562-4242.