Three Reasons to Take Your Next Vacation Lakeside

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Three Reasons to Take Your Next Vacation Lakeside

Of all the ways you can spend your hard earned vacation time, why spend it at the lake? There are too many reasons to list in this article alone, so we've narrowed it down to three.

Endless Activities:

Each visit to the lake will hold something fresh and new to discover, as well as the old standbys that make every trip so much fun. Whether you like it fast paced and thrill seeking or relaxed and itinerary-free, you can't go wrong with a houseboat vacation. There's something for every age and every type.

  • Fishing from a small boat, pontoon, or conveniently from the patio of your houseboat
  • Zipping into the water from the slide and swimming 
  • Reading or sunbathing on the top deck
  • Kayaking or Stand-up Paddleboarding

And for those adventurers:

  • Tubing, waterskiing or wakeboarding off the back of a powerboat
  • Hiking
  • Exploring


In this day and age, we are becoming reliant on technology. Where technology is definitely a great thing, it has its place on vacation. Out in the middle of the lake, there is little chance of wifi or cell reception. Take this opportunity to connect with your family and friends, and make new memories you can post about when you get back to real life. Enjoy the moment and take in your surroundings.


There are some pretty amazing sights to see whichever location you decide to visit. From famous natural arches and caves to lesser known areas along the shoreline that just become home for the week. Explore the red rock cliffs of Lake Powell in Utah or the wooded treeline of Lake Cumberland in Kentucky. If you'd rather have a mix of urban pleasures and natural sights, consider the Erie Canal in upstate New York or the Mississippi River in Wisconsin. 

Wherever you are, don't forget to look skyward and gaze in awe at the thousands upon thousands of stars. 

There are countless versions of a houseboat vacation that can be custom fitted. That's what we're here for; your friendly houseboat specialists can help you decide which lake or location (and which houseboat) would be best for you and your specific group. Feel free to browse our website: the Houseboat Destinations Page is a great place to start. Or give us a call at 888-454-8825 or Contact Us Online and someone will get back to you shortly.

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