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Inspiration Point Vista

Emerald Bay Rd, Tahoe City, CA
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Ranked #3 of 21 attractions in Tahoe City
Type: Scenic Drives
Description: Look out over Emerald Bay.
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Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Certainly this vista of Emerald Bay is one of the most gorgeous in the world. We own a cabin at Lake Tahoe and always take our guests to see this spot. The traffic can be a bit daunting during the summer and holiday weekends, but it is worth the hassle to just stand there and drink in such exquisite beauty.... More

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San Francisco, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

While I agree with other reviewers that the views are breathtaking, you won't really get to enjoy it on a weekend because of the crowd. I even saw people who were enjoying the view being asked to move aside so that photo maniacs could click their pictures. If you could, visit on a weekday when the crowd factor is substantially... More

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Missouri
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98 reviews 98 reviews
31 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I have been up here a couple times. There is just not a more beautiful view. The water is a gorgeous turquoise. Bring your camera.

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Dubai
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18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We drove up to this vista point in the evening from South Lake Tahoe. It only took about 25 minutes, and the drive was lovely. The vista itself was fantastic, with various points from which you get a great view and fantastic pics. Kids enjoyed it too!

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Salem, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

We come here every year we visit Tahoe. The views never cease to amaze us and this is certainly a must-see.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We were told to stop here and almost skipped it due to not being to find a parking space. However, we were able to squeeze in and were so glad we did! The views of Lake Tahoe were spectacular! Could have stayed there all day.

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London
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This is an excellent viewpoint of Emerald Bay and going there is totally worth driving out of your way. When we were there, a food van was selling drinks and ice creams at surprisingly sensible prices. A highlight of our time at Lake Tahoe.

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Rockaway, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Turn off on Rt 89 and that twisting winding road you are traveling. Spectaular views of Emerald Bay and the Lake.

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Brewster, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

My husband and I drove up to this scenic overlook when we first came into South Lake Tahoe. It is just a few miles up the road from the town but be aware that they are very high and curvy miles if that type of thing scares you. We were there on Saturday of Memorial Day weekend and it was... More

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Greenville, SC
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Easy parking, easy walk and spectacular view of the Emerald Bay. There are also bathrooms here. So very glad we stopped here and got some great pictures.

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