We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Patience required...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Inspiration Point Vista

Inspiration Point Vista
Emerald Bay Rd, Tahoe City, CA
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 31 things to do in Tahoe City
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Look out over Emerald Bay.
Cerritos, California
Top Contributor
246 reviews 246 reviews
114 attraction reviews
Reviews in 87 cities Reviews in 87 cities
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
“Patience required...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

If you don't mind the curvy road, high altitude, and crowds, then this stop is definitely worth it! Being Memorial Day weekend, we were pleasantly surprised to snagged a rare parking spot near the lookout...it was crazy and cars were parked everywhere! Parking officers were on site so careful not to get ticketed.

The sweeping view of Emerald Bay below on this cool, cloudless day was simply gorgeous! That is, if you can get a view. Takes patience because everyone there for the same reason...the scenery! Trade cameras with someone you might trust and take your holiday or group photo here....you won't regret it!

Restrooms nearby and even a food truck caught some of the action and view....no wonder no parking!

Visited May 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

76 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    57
    17
    2
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
86 attraction reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
“Inspiration without Perspiration!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

You just pull off Hwy. 89 and get out of your car and walk up a few steps and see a remarkably beautiful view of Emerald Bay and Lake Tahoe. Do not not stop! The view is indeed inspirational.

Visited May 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lexington, Kentucky
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
44 attraction reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Pretty Views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Views were great - but there are lots of people, even in the off season. The bathrooms were fairly primitive but nice to have. It was about a 30minute drive up from South Tahoe.

Visited April 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lynnwood, Washington
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Stunning vistas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Easily the most scenic spot in our quick visit around the lake. This is the number one rated item on Trip Advisor (as of the date we went) and I can most certainly see why.

Visited April 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Virginia Water, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
384 reviews 384 reviews
92 attraction reviews
Reviews in 140 cities Reviews in 140 cities
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
“Memorable view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Billed as "Tahoe City", but it is 22 miles south and about a 40 minute drive, but well worth it. On a sunny day, it is just beautiful.

Visited April 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Inspiration Point Vista also viewed

South Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe (California)
Lake Tahoe (California), CA
 
South Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe (California)
South Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe (California)
 

Been to Inspiration Point Vista? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Inspiration Point Vista, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.