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What are the major attractions in South Lake Tahoe?
If your trip to South Lake Tahoe is all sorted out but your itinerary is a bit on the empty side, let us give you a helping hand.Heavenly Ski Resort is a notable attraction in this marvelous city. Pop in and find out what makes it so alluring.Stop by Lake Tahoe Golf Course. It’s one attraction you’ll usually find on many visitors’ must-do lists. If you still have space on your travel schedule, Regan Beach and Pope Beach will keep you entertained as well.
What are the best road trip destinations near South Lake Tahoe?
Don’t just journey from point A to B. Get the most out of your car rental by making a detour to Carson City. Located 20 miles from South Lake Tahoe, it’s home to well-known attractions like Nevada State Museum and Nevada State Railroad Museum. Reno is another road-trip destination to keep an eye out for. It’s situated just 45 miles away. If you venture out this way, National Bowling Stadium and National Automobile Museum should be on your to-do list.
Where are the best beaches near South Lake Tahoe?
South Lake Tahoe boasts some gorgeous stretches of coastline, and there’s no better way to experience them than from behind the wheel of your very own rental car. See what interesting shells and treasures you can find peppered along the shoreline of one of these lovely beaches:

  • Pope Beach (2 miles away).
  • Regan Beach (2 miles away).
  • El Dorado Beach (3 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for South Lake Tahoe?
Whether you’re vacationing solo or with the whole family, CarRentals.com can help you find the perfect wheels for your South Lake Tahoe trip. A mini is a great choice if you’ll be spending most of your time in the city. Cost-effective and with good mileage, they’ll take you from point A to B easily and comfortably. If you want to make a splash, take a peek at our special rental category. You’re sure to find something that’ll attract a few glances! Got the kids in tow? A spacious full-size car will match your needs.
Should I get a luxury rental car in South Lake Tahoe?
For some of us, owning a luxury vehicle is a little (or a lot!) out of reach. But renting your dream ride is as easy as a few clicks! Imagine the feeling of tearing down the open road in a high-end convertible, even if it’s only for a day or two. Or perhaps you’re just after a reliable set of wheels to get you safely from A to B. Affordable or flashy? Whatever you decide, there’s a rental car to suit you in South Lake Tahoe.
What side of the road do they drive on in South Lake Tahoe?
You’ll have to stick to the right while driving in South Lake Tahoe. In addition, take some extra caution if it’s your first time in the driver’s seat here. Once you have a feel for the roads, you can relax and enjoy the new scenery!
Is it difficult to park in South Lake Tahoe?
It can be. Driving around the block looking for a parking spot is all part of the fun in South Lake Tahoe. Getting close to popular attractions is easier if you plan in advance.
Does South Lake Tahoe have peak-hour traffic?
One of the best things about vacationing in a smaller city is less traffic, so you don’t have to worry a whole lot about rush-hour gridlock. With a population of roughly 21,700, you can expect a smooth South Lake Tahoe driving experience.
Are there speed limits in South Lake Tahoe?
While driving through the streets of South Lake Tahoe, keep in mind that the speed limits range from 15mph to 70mph. Most residential zones are 25mph unless signed otherwise.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in El Dorado County?
More often than not, your chosen rental car company will bill the amount fined to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may share your contact details with the relevant local agency so they can send a fine directly to you.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in South Lake Tahoe?
As is the case in many places, normal cell phone usage is not permitted while driving in South Lake Tahoe. There is an exception for hands-free or Bluetooth functions. Just make sure you keep your eyes on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in South Lake Tahoe?
In South Lake Tahoe, it’s an offence to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of more than 0.08%. If you’re in the mood for a few drinks, it’d be wise to leave your rental car behind.
Is turning on a red light allowed in South Lake Tahoe?
Yes, drivers are allowed to turn on a red light in South Lake Tahoe. Before making the maneuver, you have to completely stop the car. Move on only when the coast is clear.
Are seat belts compulsory in El Dorado County?
Seat belts should always be worn in El Dorado County. Having said that, this rule may not apply for certain vehicles, like those operated by public transportation systems.

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