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Lake Tahoe is a world famous pristine jewel of nature. Surrounded on all sides by the Sierra Nevada Mountains, one can see on average 70 feet down into its clear blue waters. The second deepest lake in the United States at 1,645 feet deep, Lake Tahoe has 72 miles of shoreline. The closest town, Tahoe City, has 2 supermarkets, 24 restaurants and bars, 2 fitness clubs and a library.
Truckee is a growing city of 15,000. Founded in 1849, it still retains a lot of its frontier flavor but has a ton of modern amenities. There are 3 distinct shopping districts, a full service hospital, lots of gear shops, wine tasting rooms, 4 fitness clubs, 4 museums, a new community recreation center and Sierra College.
Reno – Their motto "The Biggest Little City" sums it up. Easily accessed by car, train or bus it has everything a major metropolis features plus gambling! However, it still possesses its small town feel and friendliness.