Crater Lake in southern Oregon is without a doubt one of the most beautiful lakes in the country, and maybe even the world. It was made nearly 7,700 years ago when an old volcano collapsed.
People love Yosemite for its rock climbs and hiking, but this California national park also has great places to swim, kayak, and raft, like the alpine Tenaya Lake.
Devil's Den is an underground natural pool near Gainesville with 50-foot-deep, clear blue-green water that is always a comfortable 72 degrees. It is one of the most unique places you could ever think of to take a swim.
When you look up pictures of Lanikai Beach on the windward side of Oahu, you get the urge to travel. Seeing and splashing in its warm, aqua seas that caress the white sand between palm trees will take your breath away.
Lake Tahoe is a huge body of water on the border between California and Nevada. It is so beautiful that a whole tourism business has grown up around it.
Molokini, a small island three miles from Maui's southwest coast, is a hidden gem with near-empty, crescent-shaped beaches with golden sand and some of the cleanest, blue water in the Aloha State.
Jenny Lake is one of the most impressive natural sights in Grand Teton National Park. It is surrounded by snow-capped hills and trees that reach up to the sky.
The beautiful blue-green waters of remote Havasu Falls, which are in the Havasupai Indian Reservation, draw thousands of spiritual seekers and photographers every year.