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The great lake vacation at Lake Como, Italy

One of the most popular requests we receive from our travelers is for a vacation that combines both relaxation and opportunities to be active, in a beautiful setting. Enter the great lake vacation: from Tahoe to Titicaca, lakes around the world offer stunning landscapes, romantic views, and family fun – many times year-round.

Let’s start in the States. On the border of California and Nevada sits Lake Tahoe.  High in the Sierra Nevada mountains, it is a fun-filled destination year-round.  In the winter, you can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, hiking along snowy forest trails, and other cold-weather sports.  Our favorite resort here is The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe.  The Ski-in/Ski-out location is perfect for your winter getaway.  In the summer, enjoy the lake’s many beaches, watersports and crystal clear blue waters.  Summer brings an assortment of boating events, such as sailboat racing, and firework shows over the lake.  Spring blossoms and fall foliage make this alpine lake a great getaway any time of year!

Canada, our friendly neighbor to the north, offers yet another grand lake holiday destination: Lake Louise.  Nestled in the Canadian Rockies, Lake Louise is surrounded by majestic peaks and pristine wilderness.  Sitting right on the shores of the lake is the iconic hotel The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, with unobstructed views of the Victoria Glacier.  In winter, the famed Lake Louise Ski Resort is just 10 minutes away, or try your hand at dog sledding, snow shoeing, or cross country skiing. In summer months, Lake Louise is a premier destination for hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, biking, heli-tours, wildlife tours, gondola and much more.

Just a quick hop across the “pond” takes us to another storied destination: Italy’s Lake Como.  Lake Como is surely one of the most celebrated and beautiful lakes in the world.  Just one hour from Milan and its airports, Lake Como offers not only spectacular scenery where the Alps meet the glass-like surface of the lake, but also the tiny lakeside hamlets like the town of Bellagio that preserve their traditional charm.  Lake Como is also home to fabulous gardens framing sumptuous villas.  Stay at the exclusive Grand Hotel Tremezzo for the perfect location – just a quick boat ride across the lake to Bellagio and next door to one of the lake’s most famous gardens.  You’ll share your love of Lake Como with many Hollywood stars.  It has been a favorite vacation destination from Greta Garbo to Frank Sinatra, and more recently and famously, George Clooney.

Let McCabe World Travel advisors help you navigate the waters of your next vacation decision.  You’ll find yourself relaxing, hiking, or skiing your way around an amazing lake in no time!

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