Calling Truckee home has advantages in all the obvious senses — unfettered access to the mountains, jewel-toned alpine lakes straight out of a postcard, and world-class skiing in every direction. As a creative who has made Truckee my base camp for work and play, there’s no better source of inspiration than the alpenglow on the Sierra. But what good are endless daytime adventures without the local watering hole to dish out tall tales après?
Laura Lawson Visconti is the owner of Geography Creative, a social media agency specializing in telling the stories of adventurous brands around the world. Additionally, Laura is the co-founder of Drink Coffee Do Stuff, a specialty coffee roastery based in Truckee. She is also a Sony Alpha photographer and author, and when not traveling on assignment, she enjoys exploring the mountains of Lake Tahoe alongside her husband, former professional snowboarder Nick Visconti. Keep up with her adventures on Instagram @lauralawsonvisconti.
In Truckee, our day-to-day routine probably doesn’t differ too dramatically from anyone else’s: drop the kids off at school, get an oil change, stop by the post office, hop on a conference call, take the dog out for a jog on the Legacy Trail, pick up dinner.
Conversations of how to cultivate a healthier work-life-balance abound over cappuccinos at Coffeebar.
Summer is officially upon us, and with its heat comes an endless search for the perfect shaded patio—and if you’re anything like me, ambiance is everything. Look no further than these nooks and crannies nestled around Truckee. From artisanal ice cream cones at the lake to butternut squash ravioli on a hill, many of Truckee’s renowned food establishments also serve as impeccable spots to enjoy a view,
When planning your Truckee lodging, you’ll want to keep a couple factors in mind: proximity to the resort you’re planning to ski or ride, price point, and perhaps most importantly—availability. Holiday weekends (and really the entire winter season in general) book fast, so it’s important to reserve your stay as soon as you know the dates you’ll be traveling. Better yet, try a Sunday-Thursday stay and get the best rates;
We get it—skiing should be fun. According to the National Ski Areas Association, 83 percent of people who try skiing for the first time are unlikely to do it again. If that sounds like you, but you want to enjoy the snow, there are still plenty of winter activities in Truckee that will have everyone jealous of your wintry escape.
If there’s one thing Truckee locals know how to do, it’s après! In truth, you really can’t go wrong anywhere, but I’ve come up with a list of some of my all-time favorite spots. It’s entirely likely you’ll see me sitting at the barstool across from you at one of the below establishments—make sure to say hello!
FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
We’re proud of our local brewery scene,