Dip your toes into a lakeside adventure

Make a splash during your next holiday. These destinations provide plenty of pristine water to play in. Take the boat for a spin, go fishing on the dock, or simply sit back and relax. Whether you prefer lakes flanked by fir trees or cliffs, you'll find a place to set sail.
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Best Places in the World for Lakes

Welcome to Windermere

Windermere stretches over a distance of 10 miles and is a must-visit for boating enthusiasts. It's also popular with the open-water swimming crowds and keen fell runners, with routes zigzagging along the shore and up into the surrounding forest. Tell me more

What Travelers Love About Windermere

  • Lakes

    4,222 recommendations

  • Scenery

    4,884 recommendations

  • Walking

    4,144 recommendations

  • Relaxation

    3,850 recommendations

Welcome to Lucerne

Although windsurfing and kayaking are still as popular as ever, the latest sport to hit Lake Luzern’s shores is stand-up paddling, combining a great sport with stunning views. Tell me more

What Travelers Love About Lucerne

  • Lakes

    7,035 recommendations

  • Old Town

    6,495 recommendations

  • Scenery

    6,369 recommendations

  • Sightseeing

    5,313 recommendations

Welcome to Annecy

The lakeside beaches of Marquisats, Sevrier, Diungt, La Brune and Du Plant are free to enter all year round, so pack a picnic and spend the day relaxing on the shore. Tell me more

What Travelers Love About Annecy

  • Lakes

    6,057 recommendations

  • Old Town

    6,634 recommendations

  • Scenery

    5,063 recommendations

  • Food

    2,695 recommendations

Welcome to Taupo

Lake Taupo is ideal if you're seeking an adrenaline rush. You can raft through the dozens of rapids, go quad biking across the Volcanic surroundings or see the lake in all it's glory with a 15,000 foot skydive. Tell me more

What Travelers Love About Taupo

  • Lakes

    5,459 recommendations

  • Scenery

    5,678 recommendations

  • Relaxation

    5,466 recommendations

  • Outdoor Activities

    2,055 recommendations

What Travelers Love About Page

  • Lakes

    2,126 recommendations

  • Scenery

    3,165 recommendations

  • Nature

    2,735 recommendations

  • Sightseeing

    2,291 recommendations

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