You’ve been planning your winter getaway for months, pulling out your skis or snowboard to dust off and wax for the ski season, and it’s time to put together your itinerary. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, what else is there to do around the Truckee-Tahoe area that would be fun for the whole family? We’ve got you covered. Here’s a rundown of some of the fun things to do in the Tahoe area with loved ones, from kiddos to seasoned adults.
Breakfast: start your day off right, but the question is where! If you have time to get in line (worth the wait!) at Squeeze In in Downtown Truckee. Touted as the best omelettes on the planet, the delicious egg specialities at Squeeze In have been featured on the Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives and remained a local favorite for years! At this quaint location, read the wall of signatures and local fanfare from athletes around the region. Don’t forget to order a side of nacho sauce for your eggs.
If you’re looking for a deliciously smooth cup of coffee or espresso check out Coffeebar Truckee, or a light lunch with fresh local fare Marty’s Cafe, or wander along Commercial Row in Downtown Truckee to explore other eateries just as delicious.
A fun place to keep kids occupied off the slopes is KidZone Museum in Truckee! With activities that stimulate children’s senses from spinning art to bilingual sing alongs to indoor play structures, there’s something for everyone! Get your hands dirty making fizzy dough, or drop into the Scientastic Lab or create a mud pie in the outdoor play area — maybe even harvest some vegetables for kicks! KidZone is bursting with all kind of activities to keep your little ones (there’s even a Baby Zone) busy.
So let’s say you’ve had your ski days, your bellies are full, the kids are tuckered out from KidZone, and you’re looking for a great night without kids in tow: head over to Moody’s Bistro, Bar & Beats for live music and enjoy some of the tastiest food around — it has a Zagat rated menu. Known around Northern California as the premier apres ski spot in the Truckee-Tahoe area, you’ll enjoy an array of local bands.
Don’t hesitate to ask our Front Desk for their local picks — they love to share their favorites! And don’t forget we have our lake side communal space on the second floor with expansive views of Donner Lake, where you can warm yourself by the circular fire with a hot drink.