3 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

3 days in Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

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Truckee

— 2 nights
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Family-friendly places like Northstar California and Heavenly Mountain Resort will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum and glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Donner.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Truckee online travel planner.

San Francisco to Truckee is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in January: highs in Truckee hover around 41°F, while lows dip to 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

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Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

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Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.