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

Inspiration Point Vista
Emerald Bay Rd, Tahoe City, CA
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Ranked #2 of 31 things to do in Tahoe City
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Owner description: Look out over Emerald Bay.
Cerritos, California
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“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
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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“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
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Lexington, Kentucky
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“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
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Lynnwood, Washington
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“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
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Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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“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
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