Although the Golden State might be known for its coastline, nothing is more cliche than California beaches with surfers. Spending a California vacation at a lake house rental is a great way to see the other side of California which still include the sunshine and weather that can't be beat, but also add the world-class mountains. Vacationing at a California lake house is the best way to see commonly overlooked scenic destinations, escape for a relaxing vacation, try new activities, and still enjoy all of the amenities that California is famous for.
Lake Tahoe is one of the world's most beautiful lakes and definitely one of California's finest destinations. With water as blue and surreal as any tropical ocean, the lake is a perfect place for anyone looking for a beach vacation. However, Lake Tahoe is also surrounded by the impressive Sierra Nevadas, a breath taking backdrop for a family vacation, a romantic getaway, or a weekend with the friends. Winter vacations at the lake allow for easy access to a variety of mountains for skiing and snowboarding. Although there's no reason to search any further than the lake for summertime fun, warmer vacations in Tahoe allow vacationers to explore hiking in the woods or the more adventurous can make a day trip to popular whitewater rafting destinations that are within an easy drive's time. For a more secluded, rustic experience, vacationers should look for lakes farther north, including Lake Almanor. Lake Almanor provides all the beauty in a more remote destination. Those really wanting to get away from it all will find the seclusion they are looking for at Lake Almanor.
Lake houses offer the comfort of home living in a new exciting location. It's a relaxing combination that every vacationer will enjoy. Lake houses allow vacationers to save money on food as they can eat in whenever they want. They can live in the home as if it were theirs for the duration of their stay. The luxury of spreading out and feeling at home makes every vacation more relaxing. In comparison to beach destinations, lakes offer a slower paced lifestyle. For example, all of California's major cities, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego, are located on the coast. Escape from the fast-paced city life by vacationing in a home on the lake.
Although relaxing, California lake homes are never boring. Lakes are great places for many water sports. Spend the day on a boat. Swim and splash. Tour around the lake on a standup paddle board. Have a cookout. And most importantly, relax home-style at the end of the day.
The best thing about California is that there are plenty of options. Many lakes are within striking distance of some of the larger tourist attractions that the state has to offer. If it's impossible to conceive of a vacation without seeing the ocean or visiting an amusement park, many of the lakes' locations make day trips easy. Vacation at one of California's lake houses for the ultimate vacation.