What’s the best route from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe?

Is there a fun way to get from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe? I’m planning a trip with my kids, but they tend to get bored in the car.

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Answer provided by
Liz Jenson
Answered on May 19, 2022
Fortunately, the best route from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe is only about two hours in total, so your kids won’t have to sit still for too long! Take US-50 E/El Dorado Fwy from one city to the other to get there as quickly as possible.
Here are a few different things you can try to keep your kids entertained on the way:
  1. Bring some new toys.
  2. Listen to audiobooks.
  3. Have some snacks on hand.
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