For your next romantic summer getaway, consider escaping the urban jungle of the Big Apple and instead explore the waters of Lake Erie in New York. This glacially formed lake is the fourth-largest lake of the five Great Lakes in North America, and the eleventh largest lake in the world if measured by surface area. Lake Erie is clearly impressive on its own, but its convenient location also makes it the perfect hub for any lovebirds looking to not only explore upstate New York but also Niagara Falls. Those looking to stay in the area will be glad to hear that the lake is surrounded by plenty of public parks, has various charming islands for exploration, offers the opportunity for amazing vineyard tours on multiple Islands (most famously on Pelee Island), and makes the perfect spot for water-based sport and activity, just to name a few things. So fall in love with you honey all over again, and make your next getaway near Lake Erie in New York!