Situated on "one of the five most beautiful lakes in the world," according to National Geographic, Coeur d’Alene is the very picture of a thriving lakeside community. It is the gateway to 135 miles of shoreline and all the boating, fishing, waterskiing and swimming you could want. Try parasailing, paddle boats or kayaking. Enjoy a stroll along the world’s longest floating boardwalk—or tour on a luxurious lake cruise. Whatever your pleasure, Coeur d’Alene captures the essence of the Northwest.