1. Lake Tahoe, California

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One of the most popular California lakes to vacation at is Lake Tahoe, the ultimate place to take a vacation with the entire family and find something that everyone will enjoy.  Rent a boat and spend hours on the beautiful, freshwater lake, go on a hike or take a bike ride and enjoy the fresh air. Walk into the city and enjoy the shows and events, including music shows, stand-up comedy, and magic shows that the whole family will love. Everything that can make your next vacation the best ever is within reach at South Tahoe Lake, California.  Drive or sail into Kings Beach, California where you can order catering for your next party on the lake. 

2. Huntington Lake, California

Huntington Lake in Fresno, California is the choice lake vacation spots for many couples, families, and professionals who want a quiet, relaxing vacation away from the noise of the city. The lake is a reservoir where you can go sailing by yourself or compete in one of the many sailboat races hosted by the Fresno Yacht Club or enjoy snow sports in a location that is naturally made for snow sports in the winter. Many of the people who vacation by this giant lake walk or ride into Lakeshore, California to enjoy casual or gourmet food, buy staples, or shop.

 

3.Lake San Antonio, California

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If you are looking for a large selection of spacious single- and multi-family vacation homes by the lake, regular entertainment, and plenty of outdoor space then consider purchasing your vacation home on Lake San Antonio, located on California's central coast, through Movoto Real Estate's experienced agents. Enjoy outdoor or indoor catered partied from any one of the over 50 restaurants in the area or rent ski equipment in the winter or go hiking or mountain biking in the summer and spring. Take a drive into the city to shop and visit Jon Steinbeck's home in Salina, California.

 

4. Bass Lake, California

Bass Lake, California is located south of Yosemite Forks and includes a variety of single- and multi-family vacation homes and cabins. 20 percent of the households in Bass Lake, California have someone 65 years or older living there. There are a variety of homes available right on the lake in Bass Lake, California. This also gives older adults, who are single, a chance of finding love. Choose from several restaurants and markets in the area, including Merced, California, or rent a boat to sail calm Bass Lake.

 

5. Donner Lake, California

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Donner Lake located in the Northern California town, Truckee is the ideal location to buy a  cabin or vacation home on the lake and spend relaxing vacations to work or to forget work and reflect.  The houses and cabins available in that area range from comfortable to spacious and luxurious. Take a serene boat ride on the clear waters that are full of fish waiting to be caught (or anxious about getting caught easily). You will find over 30 diners and restaurants to have breakfast, lunch, or enjoy a healthy smoothie or a variety of other casual or gourmet food choices. If you prefer to cook in your new, spacious kitchen there are several markets in Truckee, California. It’s easy to accommodate surprise guests on your vacation if need be (hopefully, there won’t be and you can bask in the alone time).

6.  Big Bear Lake, California

Located in the mountains of San Bernardino, Big Bear Lake offers you the best of each season. Visit in the winter to enjoy all the snow sports you love, go on a long hike with family or just you and a significant other and take in the wild flowers that cover the land in the spring, relish in the calmness and natural foliage that is at its best in the fall, and go for a refreshing swim in the summer. Only a few hours from most LA beaches, this vacation spot offers you all the freedom to move around easily and enjoy your time to its fullest. There are a variety of vacation homes to choose from if you want a spacious home for the entire family or an intimate cabin to spend an unforgettable romantic vacation with your significant other. Save time and money by purchasing your own vacation home where you can plan your vacation to your exact vision. One of the best features of vacationing at Big Bear Lake is being able to live in a comfortable home and get to and from the lake easily.