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Truckee Travel Guide

The vibrant town of Truckee sits on the border of California and Nevada, offering something for every season. The beautiful mountain surroundings mean skiers can hone their skills, while there are state parks and miles of trails that hikers and bikers can explore. What’s more, being near Lake Tahoe and Donner Lake means that beaches, fishing and boating are always on the cards when the sun is out. The western style Downtown of Truckee is where visitors can wander around the art galleries and boutiques, while there are plenty of dining options for the evening. Truckee offers everything from relaxing cafés and delis to fine dining restaurants and wine bars.

Things to Do in Truckee

One of the best places to visit in Truckee is Donner Memorial State Park. This is a favorite spot for history buffs, who can learn more about the fate of the Donner Part during the 1846 winter, as well as hikers who love the outdoors and those looking for some artsy photos. The park is home to a beautiful sandy beach, miles of hiking trails and even cross-country skiing trails during the winter.

Another place to get back to nature and enjoy hiking is through Tahoe National Forest, which stretches around Donner Summit. For some boating and fishing, head to Donner Lake. If you'e planning a vacation during the winter months, Boreal Mountain Resort is a must-visit for skiing and snowboarding.

Best Places to Stay in Truckee

There are resort, lodges and hotels located near downtown Truckee that will allow easy access to surrounding activities.

Best Time to Visit Truckee

The great thing about Truckee California is that it's a year-round vacation destination. For summer weather, the best months to visit are June to August. Fall is also a pleasant time of year with the changing colors of nature. For skiing and winter activities, vacationers can come to Truckee from December to February.

Price and Availability Index in Truckee

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Truckee is in December, while the cheapest month is in June. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Truckee is in the high season in July. Truckee has its low season in May, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Truckee tends to be Wednesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in Truckee tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The weather in Truckee

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Truckee. The warmest months in Truckee are June and May, when temperatures reach 91 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to -4 ˚F. The wettest month in Truckee is January with 19.46 inches of rain, while the driest month is December with 0.59 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Truckee

Browse accommodations from all the best providers including VRBO, Airbnb, Homeaway and more at AllTheRooms.com. AllTheRooms has 2324 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay during your time in Truckee, with everything from cheap hostels and homestays to luxury Airbnbs and hotels. A trip to Truckee can be affordable - our lowest price accommodation is available at $5 per night. A typical accommodation in Truckee costs on average $378 per night.

If you need an internet connection during your stay in Truckee, then you can choose from over 1254 places to stay that provide WiFi internet. We have 21 accommodations that come with a breakfast included. Choose from 541 places to stay that provide gym facilities, so you won't miss a single workout. If you're planning on arriving in Truckee by car, be sure to choose from 1123 accommodations that provide parking. We have 260 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.

Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 321 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

AllTheRooms aggregates vacation rentals, hotels and other unique accommodation types from 8 providers in Truckee, including 623 places to stay from VRBO, 523 accommodations from Airbnb and 118 places to stay from Homeaway

1277 of our places to stay in Truckee have been rated by previous guests. They rated 71% as excellent or good. 762 places to stay in are instantly bookable.

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