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“Really Nice View of Emerald Bay” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Inspiration Point Vista

Inspiration Point Vista
Ranked #1 of 34 things to do in Tahoe City
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Owner description: Look out over Emerald Bay.
Brewster, New York
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Really Nice View of Emerald Bay”
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 PACKED but we still were able to find a parking space across the street. The views of Emerald Bay are beautiful and there are several plaque displays providing you with a bit of history for the area. Worth the trip if you have a little extra time.

Visited May 2013
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Greenville, SC
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“Easy parking, easy walk and beautiful view.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 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.

Visited June 2013
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California
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245 reviews
114 attraction reviews
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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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228 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 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
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Lexington, Kentucky
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130 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 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
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