1. Valle Verzasca
Such a special place, it's hard to describe properly. It's a beautiful river near Locarno. After walking across the much photographed Roman's Bridge (pictured to the left), you can lounge on the rocks next to the refreshing river.
A beautiful alpine lake near Flims, with swimming, rock jumping, and paddle boats. It's a bit chilly at about 16C, so wait for a hot day in the height of summer to enjoy this scenic lake.
Paddle boat on the Caumasee
While the Säntispark near St. Gallen is perfect for families, Aquabasilea is fun for adults. There are warm relaxing pools with massage jets, a sauna, and poolside bar.
4. Bains des Paquis
One of the most popular spots in Geneva, this is the perfect spot for relaxing and sunbathing during the warm summer days.
Lake Sils is nestled in the Upper Engadin Valley. Enjoy swimming, water sports and excellent hiking, and cool off in the beautiful water.
6. Aare river
City of Berne
Winding through Berne, there are several spots where you can hop in the river. The currents can be strong, so take care and wear a floatie, if needed.
7. Thermalbad Brigerbad
This spa is the biggest thermal bath complex in the Swiss alps! Perfect for swimmers, families, couples.
This little lake overlooking the Rigi Moutain is perfect for families, as the water tends to be a bit warmer.
9. Emme river
Miss the sea? Head to the sandy beach at Yvonand on the Lake Neuchâtel.
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