14 Most Beautiful Places in Northern America

lake tahoe

13) Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada Border

One of the first things you will notice about Lake Tahoe is its crystal clear waters, which almost lead you to believe that you can see all the way to the bottom–some 1,645 ft. (501km) below the surface. Its depth, surpassed only by Oregon’s Crater Lake, is one reason the Lake has such an array of iridescent hues of blue that particularly sparkle in the sunlight. Transparent waters are not the only reason Lake Tahoe is considered one of the most beautiful places in Northern America, however. The north portion of the Lake is rugged and densely forested, offering wonderful winter views of snow-capped mountains. The south lake is as beautiful, though, with the lake glimmering like a jewel amidst the trees. You will get unimaginably glorious sunrises and sunsets as you admire the majesty of the Sierra Nevada mountain range encircling the entire area. No other state boundary can claim to be more beautiful.