The 10 Best Lake Towns in the U.S.


Pristine turquoise waters, stunning boulders, and scenic viewpoints make it a must-visit destination. Enjoy skiing in winter and hiking trails in summer.

Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada

Best U.S. lake town, nestled in the Adirondack Mountains. Explore hikes, Olympic history, and scenic beauty. Perfect for couples and families, with shops, restaurants, and breathtaking fall foliage.

Lake Placid, New York

Famous for cherry festival, scenic beauty, vineyards, and sandy beaches. Booming wine destination with 40+ wineries. Indulge in cherry-flavored everything and visit local gems.

Traverse City, Michigan

Largest lake in NH, with Laconia as the bustling city. Magical vacation spot with mountain air, pristine lakes, and stunning views. Enjoy water sports, fishing, hiking, mini golf, arcades, and local breweries

Laconia, New Hampshire

Charming waterfront town on Door Peninsula. Historic charm, arts, culture, and quirky attractions. Explore marina, rent boats, enjoy fishing. Visit wineries, breweries, and unique Swedish restaurant with goats on the roof.

Sister Bay, Wisconsin

Second largest lake in northern Idaho with stunning mountains and clear water. Perfect for boating, fishing, swimming, and kayaking. Kim Kardashian chose it for a vacation home.

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Pristine glacier-fed lake, 3-hour drive from Seattle. Surrounded by vineyards and mountains. Enjoy scenic biking, hiking, golfing. Slice of heaven with mountains reflecting in the lake.

Lake Chelan, Washington State

Tree-lined landscape, Spanish moss, and rich history. Visit Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club. Explore Georgia Veterans State Park, bass fishing tournament, SAM Shortline train

Lake Blackshear, Georgia

Eastern shoreline of Lake Champlain. Farm-to-table restaurants, art galleries, vibrant nightlife. Bike trails, hiking, water sports. Active lake culture with scenic tours, kayaking, and festivals.

Burlington, Vermont

Surrounded by San Bernardino National Forest, crystal blue lake. Boating, fishing, hiking, water sports. Vacation homes, Airbnbs, few hotels. Marina Riviera Hotel offers lake views and water sports

Big Bear Lake, California