With the first day of summer on June 21, there is no greater time to plan a sweet escape — whether to get your tan on, or spark up a hot summer romance. This year, channel your inner Dirty Dancing by staying at a chic lakeside resort (preferably with a hot Swayze lookalike). There is something so refreshing, honest, and real about Baby and Johnny’s forbidden love affair, not just because of their backgrounds, but also because of the movie's incredible setting. Quaint lakefront resorts allow you to beat the crowds that are swarming the beaches and big cities, while also guaranteeing some much-needed quality time with Mother Nature. I've rounded up the best lakeside resorts to Instagram this summer, so get your bucket list ready.
These beautiful, tranquil destinations fully embody the best that summer has to offer. From mid-afternoon swims and bocce ball, to lakeside grilling and chillin', these resorts know a thing or two about the simple pleasures in life. Reenact your days at summer camp, where your biggest worries were which crushes were the cutest and what flavor ice cream you were having. Whether it’s in upstate New York or the quaint Midwest, there are plenty of places to blossom romance, practice your dance moves, and celebrate the best season of the year. Here are the top lakeside resorts to visit this summer: