February 2020 Multimedia Kristin Savage

Houseboats are a way to get the best of both worlds when it comes to vacationing: you’ll have that amazing experience of adventure and fun, but you won’t have to sacrifice any comfort or luxury. Not only that but in luxury houseboats, you can often have a better experience in hotels and apartment rentals!

When it comes to houseboat vacations, there’s only one questionable thing: which location should you choose? Across the US, there are many amazing destinations. Some are super-luxury, while others are low-budget but less majestic. However, in this article, we’re presenting you with the best houseboat vacation spots in the US that are both fabulous and affordable!

1.      Lake Powell

This is definitely the most well-known houseboat vacation destination in the US. It has more than 1,800 miles of shore and will provide you and your family with numerous activities to choose from: fishing, water skiing, hiking…

2.      Shasta Lake

Lake Shasta is located in California and is beloved among houseboaters and other vacationers due to awe-inspiring scenery that surrounds the spot. You can visit some of the caverns that are located around the lake or explore the rocky shores.

3.      Table Rock Lake

Now, this one is quite the opposite of Shasta Lake: located in Missouri, this houseboat vacation spot is surrounded by greenery and wildlife. At Table Rock, you’ll have the opportunity to discover some of the lake’s hidden beaches.

4.      Lake Lanier

Lanier is an affordable houseboating vacation spot in Georgia, and also the largest lake in the state. It’s situated close to Atlanta, but it’s never crowded due to the large area of the lake.

Lake Lanier is a real gem of the South: it attracts houseboaters, families, adventurers, solo travellers both for shorter weekend trips and long vacations. The lake’s activities are managed very successfully and there’s always something to do at Lanier, whether you’re 7 or 77.

5.      Lake Mead

Lake Mead is another Arizona/Nevada gem that attracts rivers of visitors each year. It’s full of beaches, coves and amazing wildlife, which is simply waiting to be explored by its visitors. Lake Mead is also the largest reservoir in the US – not more than 70 years ago, the entire area was actually a desert.

6.      Voyageurs

Voyageurs is a national park located in Minnesota, on the border with Canada. It’s perfect for houseboaters as it offers a very large area of forests, hiking trails and islands, but it’s important to do research on where it’s allowed to cruise in the area. Currently, houseboaters can cruise Kettle Falls and three of the park’s lakes.


No matter which houseboat vacation spot you pick, you surely won’t be disappointed: the United States really is one of the best places for this type of vacation. Also, if you don’t want to travel somewhere that’s too far away, you can always find a cool spot wherever you are in the States. 

Diana Nadim is a writer and editor who has a Master degree in Marketing. She combines her passion for writing with her interest in research and creates thought-provoking content in various fields. Besides working as a contributor writer for TrustMyPaper and GrabMyEssay, Diana also does some editing work at Studicus. What inspires her the most in her writing is traveling and meeting new people. Follow her on Twitter.

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