Historical Downtown Truckee
Truckee was named after the friendly Paiute Indian guide who helped thousands of emigrants migrating west in 1844. Sierra Bluffs, which is located just 7 miles from Historical Downtown Truckee has helped this bustling mountain town grow into a town of nearly 19,000 residents. Named one of Sunset Magazine’s “Top 10 Dream Towns” and “Top 20 Eco-friendly Small Towns”, Truckee has become a premier vacation destination known for its laid back locals, 10+ great ski resorts, great fishing, mountain biking, concerts, restaurants, shopping, and of course, its lively Historical Downtown area.
When the first train chugged through Truckee on June 9, 1868, few passengers could have imagined that this once utilitarian downtown area would one day boast 10 great restaurants, 5 bars, more than a dozen apparel stores, and for both the young in age and young at heart, a vintage fountain shop and 2 candy stores.
In Historical Downtown Truckee, you will find an eclectic mix of restaurants like The Squeeze Inn, known for its world famous omelets named after locals, or The Wagon Train, which takes every patron back in time as they walk through the front door. Thinking of dinner and drinks? Look no further than the legendary Bar of America where on any day of the week you will find Olympic downhill skiers mingling with second home owners from the Bay Area. Voted Outside Magazine’s “Best Outside Town” of 2006, Truckee allows residents and visitors alike plenty of opportunity to explore the outdoors all day and celebrate in Historical Downtown Truckee all night.
For more information on the Town of Truckee and the Truckee Chamber of Commerce visit: http://www.truckee.com/