Outdoorsy types will definitely want to immerse themselves in the wild, even if they’re just trying to relax after a harrowing week at work. A trip to a lake somewhere is the perfect answer to this call. However, if you’ve been to your local lake one too many times, you may want to widen your horizon and drive further. Check out the following top lake destinations that we know of:

Italy: Lake Como


Of course, nothing beats a trip to Italy. If you can already go there, you might as well visit Lake Como. The French writer Stendhal once described this place as “enchanted” with beauty that’s “unequaled” by other pastoral spots across the globe. While you might see the world in less romanticized terms today, Lake Como is still one of the most glamorous weekend getaways in the world.