Photo courtesy of Lucy Bryson
Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas
Rio de Janeiro,
- Best for Holiday Attractions Because: The giant Christmas tree at the center of the lake is a major attraction, and the switch-on features live bands and attracts huge crowds
- Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: Visitors can rent a pedal boat and take to the waters, or a four-person bike for a family ride around the lake.
- Best for Outdoor Activities Because: Visitors can take a boat onto the lake or run, cycle, or stroll the 7km perimeter.
- Best for Sightseeing Because: Rio's mountain-flanked city lake is another of the city's postcard-perfect spots.