Some of my most favorite places in the world are on the water’s edge. There is something so moving about water lapping against the sand and the sight of water meeting sky that is so tranquil. Even if you cannot get to the beach, there gorgeous lakes scattered throughout North America that will absolutely astounding.
1. Mono Lake, California
Mark Twain might not have loved Mono Lake back when he visited it in the 1860s, but a lot has changed since then. The lower water levels have revealed the eerily (but insanely cool) tufa limestone formations that were once submerged. Plus, it is now a lake with twice as much salt as the ocean, giving it an almost desolate, alien planet ambiance that is perfect for a sci-fi novel setting.