The Best Lake Getaways in the U.S. and Beyond

You’ve checked the bulk of the best mountain towns in America off your list. Maybe you've even journeyed across the globe to visit some of the best overwater bungalows. Itching for your next escape? Forget the expense and pretension of beach getaways, and the lengthy gear lists for mile-high winter retreats. Instead, opt for the laid-back vibes of these lake vacations. From Stateside retreats to more far-flung (and under-the-radar) locales around the globe, these are the best lake vacations to put on your hit list. The Best Lake Vacations in the U.S. and Beyond