1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

Getting to Lake Tahoe

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Hotels & Casinos' started by hotreds, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. hotreds

    hotreds VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2014
    Messages:
    1,171
    Location:
    5 miles past "Resume Speed."
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    5
    What is the best way to get to Lake Tahoe from the east coast? Fly into Reno and rent a car or?
     
    A/C in December!?
    Will give them a try!
  2. NandJfrmNJ

    NandJfrmNJ High-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2003
    Messages:
    627
    Location:
    NJ
    We always used to fly into Reno and rent a car (car rentals are much cheaper in Reno-no ripoff airport fees) but the airfares from PHL/EWR have been prohibitive in the last few years and they are long flights-no non stops. What we do now is to fly to LAS, rent a car and drive up. It's about 7+ hours but we don't mind the drive through the desert. If we have time, sometimes we'll stop overnight in Bishop after visiting some of our favorite places along Rt 395-lot of things to see along that route. We'll be doing just that on our April trip.
     
  3. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2003
    Messages:
    15,188
    Location:
    Central California Coast
    Best? What do you want to do, budget, time? Reno's close. Sacto's not a bad drive and might make more $$$ sense, might not. There have been several threads here recently with thoughts on making the drive.
     
  4. Taekkun

    Taekkun Tourist

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2014
    Messages:
    36
    When I went over Christmas I flew into Reno and then arranged for the casino limo to pick me up. Made it much more pleasant as I didn't have to worry about the road conditions and got to just relax.
     
  5. mjames1229

    mjames1229 VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2011
    Messages:
    1,160
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    19
    Flying to Reno makes the most sense logistically, but if Reno air fares are prohibitive, flying into Oakland, SF or Sacramento offer a much shorter drive than flying into Las Vegas.
     
    Super Bowl with my son
    2017 USBC Open Championships
  6. jerseyguy

    jerseyguy VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2011
    Messages:
    2,293
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    15
    Thats what we did back in 2000.Except we flew into LV,stayed a couple of days then flew rt to Reno on SW Air which was a short cheap flight,then flew back to EWR from LV. We stayed one night at one of the better newer hotels in Reno (forget the name) just to see the place
    We rented a car in Reno then drove to Tahoe. Theres two routes to get there, a shorter route thru Carson City and a slightly longer route thru Silver City(scenic) if you have time I'd stop in Silver City.
     
  7. hotreds

    hotreds VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2014
    Messages:
    1,171
    Location:
    5 miles past "Resume Speed."
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    5
    May have to rethink this as part of a Vegas vacation rather than a separate trip.
     
    A/C in December!?
    Will give them a try!
  8. TIMSPEED

    TIMSPEED !địt mẹ!

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2013
    Messages:
    4,569
    Location:
    Modesto, CA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    001
    Fly into Sac, and rent a car, drive to Tahoe (approx 2 hours, beautiful drive)
    Skip Reno entirely.
     
    Palace Tower Suite!
  9. NandJfrmNJ

    NandJfrmNJ High-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2003
    Messages:
    627
    Location:
    NJ
    Now the flt LAS-RNO is $30 more each way than our flt PHL-LAS.
     
Tags: