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Tahoe City Car Rentals & Travel Guide

Lake Tahoe is a beautiful freshwater lake surrounded by the snowy Sierra Nevada mountain range that lies across both the California and Nevada state lines. For tourism purposes, Lake Tahoe is broken up into North Lake Tahoe and South Lake Tahoe, and each has a different flavor about it.

North Lake Tahoe is more nature-oriented, where you can go on an adventurous hike, bike, or ride along the mountains. You can also take part in one of the many water activities, such as kayaking, paddle boarding, or river rafting.

In contrast, South Tahoe is more widely known as a place where you can go to party after you get your fill of snowboarding. No matter what your Lake Tahoe plans might be, if you book a car rental in Lake Tahoe you'll be able to get around to do it all.

Driving in and Around Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is approximately 25 miles from the Minden-Tahoe Airport and 35 miles from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport by bus shuttle, taxi, or car rental pickup service.

After you've had your fill of the Lake Tahoe area, you can take the 20-minute drive over to Carson City to have an adventurous hang gliding experience, or you can check out the Nevada State Museum. On the California side, you could visit Olympic Valley — which is about a seven-minute drive from the lake — and ski, go fly fishing, or relax at one of the many spa locations in the area.

Securing a Lake Tahoe rental car will allow you as well as all of your adventuring gear to get around Lake Tahoe and the surrounding destinations easily.

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Here at Travelocity, we’re committed to helping you score cheap deals on Tahoe City car rentals. We’ll have your rental car waiting for you as soon as you arrive in town. Traveling with your whole family in tow? Choose a spacious and affordable van to keep your crew sane throughout the trip. Exploring the city with your sweetheart? Reserve a swanky two-seater as you paint the town red. With our low rates on rental cars in Tahoe City, you can go out and smell the roses, without stressing out your bank account. You can even use our mobile booking app to snag exclusive deals, so you can spend more on your adventures and less on your vehicle.