Summer vacations just aren't the same without getting out on the water. For many, that means jumping in a lake. While some lakes around the world boast the most stunning and unique colors and others are remote and dangerous, stars like Kim Kardashian, Ariana Grande, and Justin Bieber love destinations that are totally accessible to people like us.
A few of the lakes on this list are generally seen as some of the most beautiful lakes in the world, such as The Dead Sea in Israel. However, the majority of these celeb-favorite locations are about having a well-rounded vacation. We're talking about beach-parties, camping, jet-skiing, kayaking, and swimming.
Without further ado, here are spectacular lakes around the world that are worth visiting, according to stars.
10 Justin Timberlake And Ariana Grande And Lake Tahoe In Nevada And California
Given that this U.S. gem is the largest freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, there's truly no shortage of things to do at Lake Tahoe. The lake straddles the Nevada/California border and provides multiple vacation opportunities in both the winter and summer months. According to Just Jared, Justin Timberlake was part of the 2019 American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. This is just one of the awesome events that happen in the summer. Ariana Grande, on the other hand, seems to prefer the lake in the wintertime. And with all those cozy cottages and ski resorts, we don't blame her.
9 George Clooney And Steph Curry Love Lake Como In Lombardy, Italy
While heading to dinner, George Clooney stopped to take in the view of Lake Como, according to Just Jared. Even after all these years, it's clear he's still amazed by this gorgeous destination. It's well known that the Ocean 11 and Michael Clayton star has an incredible property there as well as chose the Italian lake as his wedding venue. But he's far from the only celebrity who loves the "Y" shaped lake in Italy's Lombardy region. NBA star Steph Curry was spotted out on the water with his wife Ayesha, and so were Beyonce, Jay-Z, John Legend, and Harry Styles.
8 Joe Manganiello Loves Glacier Lagoon At Jökulsárlón In Iceland
The Glacier Lagoon at Jökulsárlón is seen as one of Iceland's natural crown jewels and there are many ways visitors can enjoy it including kayaking through the chunks of ice like Sofia Vergara's True Blood husband Joe Manganiello did in November 2017, according to Galuxsee. Reviewers on TripAdvisor claim that the large glacial lake is a great place to spot the Aurora (Nothern Lights). But the glacial lake is gorgeous year-round. The ghostly presence of the icebergs and rugged landscape has been featured in various movies such as Batman Begins, A View to a Kill, Die Another Day, and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.
7 Ian Somerhalder And Jamie Chung Love Lake Lanier In Georgia
It seems like the entire cast of CW's Vampire Diaries loves Lake Lanier in the U.S. State of Georgia. According to Galuxsee, Ian Somerhalder went for a few swims in the lake with his partner Nikki Reed as did his co-star, Candice Accola. Gorgeous actor Jamie Chung is another celebrity who loves making memories in the reservoir in the northern portion of the state. It was created when the Buford Dam on the Chattahoochee River was completed in 1956. It is also fed by the waters of the stunning Chestatee River.
6 Oprah Loves Lake Hāwea In New Zealand
When you're as rich and successful as Oprah, you can literally fly anywhere in the world. According to Galuxsee, the queen of television and media went down to New Zealand in 2017 to explore the gorgeous country. In particular, she loved the crystal blue Lake Hawea in the Otago Region. The lake is named after a Maori tribe who preceded the Waitaha people in the area. According to the lake's official website, the body of water stretches 35 kilometers from north to south and is surrounded by gorgeous mountains and fast-flowing rivers that attract countless travelers each year.
5 Sophia Bush And Nina Dobrev Love Lake Austin In Austin, Texas
One Tree Hill star Sophia Bush and Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev both love Lake Austin in Texas, according to Galuxsee. The lake, which was formerly known as Lake McDonald, is a water reservoir along the Colorado River in Austin. It was constructed after the Tom Miller Dam was completed in 1939 and has become a major tourist attraction. There's even a high-end resort and spa on the lake which is probably one of the reasons why it attracts so many celebrities.
4 Justin Bieber And Shay Mitchell Love The Dead Sea In Israel
While it's called a "sea," the world-famous attraction in Israel is actually a lake. A salt lake, to be specific. The Israel/Jordan-bordering lake rests at a shockingly low 430.5 meters below sea level, which makes it Earth's lowest elevation on land. This is why all the salt crystals have formed in the lake, allowing visitors like Justin Bieber, Scooter Braun, Shay Mitchell, Mariah Carey, Lance Bass, and Demi Lovato the opportunity to float on the surface. It's truly one of the world's greatest attractions and all are welcome to enjoy it.
3 Kim Kardashian And Alfonso Riberio Love Lake Coeur d’Alene In Idaho
According to the lake's official website, the Coeur d'Alene spans 25 miles in length and ranges from 1 to 3 miles wide with over 109 miles of shoreline perfect for all sorts of water sports, fishing opportunities, and beach access. Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Alfonso Riberio and his wife enjoyed a getaway on the Idaho lake in July 2017, According to Galuxsee. Kim Kardashian took her three kids for a family outing on the lake as well. Luckily for her, there are a number of high-end resorts along the coast.
2 Martha Stewart Loves Jordan Pond In Maine
Maine is truly one of the most beautiful states, even if it's often used as a creepy location in Stephen King's novels. According to Galuxsee, master chef and lifestyle guru Marht Stewart is a fan of Jordan Pond, which is an oligotrophic tarn in Acadia National Park near the cute town of Bar Harbor. The pond covers about 187 acres and, at its maximum depth, is 150 feet deep. Reviewers on TripAdvisor love it for hiking, which is accessible for any and everyone.
1 Drew Barrymore And Mandy Moore Love Lake Powell In Arizona And Utah
Lake Powell stretches up from Arizona into southern Utah and is one of the most beautiful places in the United States. Every year, this natural attraction receives over 2 million visitors. Water sports are really popular in the gorgeous, unique-looking lake. Since there are over 2,000 miles of shortline, it's also fantastic for houseboat rentals, camping, lodging, hiking, and guided tour expeditions. According to Galuxsee, Charlie's Angels star Drew Barrymore and Mandy Moore are among the many celebrities who've traveled there.