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Car Rental in Merced, California

Merced, California is located in Merced County, California, which is part of San Joaquin Valley. The population here is nearing 80,000 people, and the city has been incorporated since the year 1889. The nickname of the city is the "Gateway to Yosemite", and indeed, one of the best reasons to vacation here is because of the close proximity to Yosemite National Park. Not only that, but Merced is also nearby Monterey Bay and the marvelous Pacific Ocean.

Attractions in Merced

The city has often been ranked as of the best cities for economy and opportunity. The population has certainly increased since the 1990s and more major retail chain stores have entered the local scene. In fact, 750,000 square feet of the city are devoted to retail. Other economies of the city include agriculture, the Castle Air Force Base, boat building and warehousing and distribution.

However, it wouldn't be fair to label Merced as a commerce-only city. Merced actually has a number of exciting attractions, and not just the educational institutions like the University of California, Merced. There is also Applegate Park and Zoo, the Bear and Black Rascal Creeks, and a skate park. The Mainzer Theater is also well liked for its history and art attractions, as is the Merced Multicultural Arts Center. The city is also great for shopping and offers brand name stores like Target, JCPenney and Kohl's in the Merced Mall.

The downtown area is also worth a drive (and you can find car rentals in Merced, California without having to go outside), as you can see great attractions like the Castle Air Museum, Castle Science and Technology Museum, Challenger Learning Center, and Merced Falls. To walk around in Merced is a rare treat. You can expect cool winters, and warm summers. There is also rainfall throughout the year, and in the summer, which helps to control the heat.

Travel to Merced

The City of Merced is nearby some important California cities, such as San Francisco, which is 110 miles away, and Calexico, California. Other means of transportation include Amtrak, Greyhound and the Merced Regional Airport, though the Eureka - Arcata Airport is also used because of its convenient location. The community is a friendly one and a vibrant one, and offers a mixture of Victorian era homes with an exciting downtown scene and an abundance of Merced's extensive bike trails. The city has an annual growth rate of 3.4%, meaning that the city is still growing despite a troubled nationwide economy.

Of course, one of the best reasons to visit the city is the easy entrance into Yosemite National Park, a beautiful landscape and wilderness area filled with waterfalls, valleys, meadows and giant sequoias. The best way to see all of the city is to look up car rentals in Merced, California so you can drive to the best sites at your own pace. Why not make this "gateway" city your next vacation spot? See the wonders of Yosemite while you also enjoy yourself in a modern northern California city full of comfort and convenience? Weekly Discount Newsletter

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Merced, CA Rental Price Sumary: $22.49 to $2371.91 from 647 rental data points

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Rental Locations in Merced, California

Merced Hle

1710 West Hwy 140
Merced, CA 95340
Phone: 2097224200

1334 W. Main

1334 W. Main
Merced, CA 95340
Phone: 2097221600

Merced Municipal Airport

20 Macready Drive
Merced, CA 95340
Phone: (1) 209-724-9114


1595 West 16Th Street
Merced, CA 95340
Phone: (1) 209-383-3804


1599 West 16Th Street
Merced, CA 95340
Phone: 209-383-3804