Where to stay in Lake Garda: 8 Best areas

In this post, I will help you to find Where to stay in Lake Garda first time (for families, couples). I’ll show you the best areas and towns in Lake Garda for first-timers (with a map) and the best hotels in Lake Garda for all budgets (including the hotel where I stayed).

Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. It is located in Northern Italy, between the regions of Lombardy to the west, Veneto to the east, and Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol to the north. The lake’s northern part is surrounded by the dramatic mountain landscape of the Alps.

Lake Garda’s stunning natural beauty, mild climate, and variety of activities attract millions of tourists each year. Visitors can enjoy water sports, such as sailing, windsurfing, and kayaking, as well as hiking and biking in the surrounding mountains.

The main train stations in Lake Garda are Desenzano and Peschiera del Garda, with services to Milan, Venice, Verona and Brescia. From these stations, you can easily access various towns around the lake by SITA bus or ferry, without the need of having a car.

Traveling by boat is a popular way to experience Lake Garda. Regular ferry services operate between various towns, allowing visitors to admire the picturesque landscapes from the water.

Where to stay in Lake Garda?

The best areas to stay in Lake Garda for tourists are Sirmione, Limone Sul Garda, Riva del Garda, Malcesine, Desenzano del Garda, Gargnano, Bardolino, and Salo. These are the most popular and picturesque towns and villages dot the shores of Lake Garda. 

Sirmione is the best overall part for first-timers, family, and couples. Limone Sul Garda is an ideal base for a relaxing holiday. Riva del Garda is the best location for windsurfers, Malcesine is a great location to explore the east shores.

Desenzano del Garda is the best area for convenient public transportation, lively nightlife, and budget accommodations. Gargnano is a sleepy town, Bardolino is a perfect holiday for wine lovers, and Salo is a perfect town for couples.

Sirmione and Desenzano are the best areas to stay in Lake Garda without a car. They are easily accessible from Milan, Verona, and Venice by trains, and well-connected with other towns by ferries. These towns themself have walkable and compact with plenty of things to do on foot. 

Where did I stay in Lake Garda?

When I first visited Lake Garda, I stayed for 5 nights in Hotel Mavino. It was a lovely hotel located in a quiet and central area in Sirmione, a short walk from the castle and thermal baths, Hotel Mavino is just a short walk from both. My room was modern and clean with a comfortable bed.

💖 Best Area for first-timers:Sirmione
💎 Best luxury hotel:Grand Hotel Terme
🏨 Best mid-range hotel:Hotel Eden
💰 Best budget hotel:Hotel Meridiana

Map of areas and towns in Lake Garda for visitors:

Map of Best areas to stay in Lake Garda
Map of Best areas to stay in Lake Garda

How to get around Lake Garda without a car as a tourist?

Getting around Lake Garda without a car is entirely possible, as the region is well-connected by various modes of transportation. 

Here are some options to explore:


Lake Garda has an extensive bus network that connects the towns and villages around the lake. The main bus company is ATV (Azienda Trasporti Verona), and you can find schedules and routes on their website.

Ferries and Boats: 

Lake Garda’s ferry system is an excellent way to explore different towns and enjoy the scenic views. There are regular ferry services that operate throughout the day. You can find schedules and routes on the Navigarda website.


Lake Garda is a popular destination for cyclists. You can rent bicycles in many towns, and there are dedicated cycling paths that run along the lake. 

Many towns offer guided bike tours, which can be an excellent way to explore the area if you enjoy cycling. You can rent bikes and join group tours led by experienced guides.

Cycling allows you to explore at your own pace and get up close to the beautiful landscapes.


Many towns around Lake Garda are relatively small and can be easily explored on foot. Strolling along the lakefront promenades and through the narrow streets of historic towns can be a delightful way to experience the area.


While not as common as in major cities, you can still find taxi services in most towns around Lake Garda. 


The towns around Lake Garda are well-connected to major cities like Verona and Brescia by train. You can take a train to a nearby city and then use local transportation to reach your destination on the lake.

Tourist Information Centers:

Tourist information centers in the towns around Lake Garda can provide you with maps, transportation information, and recommendations for getting around without a car.

Group Tours and Excursions:

If you prefer guided experiences, you can join group tours and excursions that depart from various towns around Lake Garda. These tours often include transportation and can take you to popular attractions and wineries.

Remember to plan your transportation options in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons, to ensure you have the flexibility and access you need to explore Lake Garda without a car.

Where to stay in Lake Garda
Where to stay in Lake Garda
Where to stay in Lake Garda
Where to stay in Lake Garda

8 Best areas to stay in Lake Garda for tourists are:

1. Sirmione – best overall base for first-time visitors

Sirmione is a picturesque town located on a narrow peninsula jutting into Lake Garda. It is set in the province of Brescia, on the southern shore of the lake. It is one of the most popular destinations on Lake Garda, known for its natural beauty, historical sites, and thermal waters.

Sirmione has a strategic location and is easily accessible, within easy reach from a number of airports, including Milan, Verona, and Venice airports. The closest train stations to Sirmione are at Peschiera and Desenzano,  from where you can take local buses or taxis to your hotels.

The Sirmione ferry terminal is situated on the western part of the old town. You can take ferries to Lazise, Desenzano del Garda, Bardolino and Garda.

The town’s historic center is charming, with narrow streets, colorful buildings, and plenty of cafes, restaurants, and gelato shops. It’s a lovely place to wander around, soak up the atmosphere, and try some delicious Italian cuisine.

The best way to explore Sirmione is on foot, as the town is relatively small, pedestrianized, and easy to navigate. 

The town is dominated by the Scaliger Castle, also known as Rocca Scaligera. This medieval castle is surrounded by water and offers beautiful views of the lake and the town. 

Another historical landmark in the old town is the Church of San Pietro in Mavino, a Romanesque church dating back to the 8th century and is a noteworthy historical site to visit.

At the very tip of the peninsula stands the ruins of a Roman villa, Grotte di Catullo, that belonged to the poet Catullus. The site offers insights into the ancient Roman lifestyle, offering stunning panoramas of the lake.

You can experience the local daily life at the Monday weekly market In Colombare, as well as the Friday market in Lugana, with stalls selling  antiques, local products, and clothing. 

Sirmione is renowned for its thermal waters, and you can find various thermal spas and wellness centers in the area. The thermal baths are believed to have healing properties and are a great way to relax and rejuvenate.

Of course, being on Lake Garda, Sirmione offers opportunities for water activities such as boat tours, swimming, and sailing. You can take a relaxing stroll along the lakeshores and enjoy stunning landscapes.

Sirmione has some beautiful beaches, including Jamaica Beach, where you can relax, swim, and sunbathe during the warmer months. 

Sirmione’s beauty and historical significance make it a popular and crowded tourist destination, so it’s advisable to plan your visit during less crowded times if you prefer a more tranquil experience. 

Sirmione has a wide range of hotels for all budgets, with many feature sun terraces,  private beaches, or outdoor swimming pools. Most are concentrated in the historical center, but you can book a hotel along the peninsula for more relaxing and stunning views of the lake.

Sirmione is one of the best places in Lake Garda without a car due to its central location, easily reachable, and easily explored on foot. You can also easily take day trips to other towns on the lake by boat tours.

Whether you’re interested in history, relaxation, or simply enjoying the stunning scenery, Sirmione has something to offer for every type of traveler, including first-timers, families with kids, solo, couples both young and older.

Best places to stay in Lake Garda in Sirmione:

  • Luxury ($$$): Grand Hotel Terme, 5-star hotel, located in front of the lake and a few steps from Sirmione’s historical center of. It has a lake-view relaxation area.
  • Mid-range ($$): Hotel Eden, 4-star hotel, located right on Lake Garda, a short walking distance from Sirmione Castle and the ferry port for boat trips around the lake. Also short drive from Desenzano and Peschiera del Garda.
  • Budget ($): Hotel Meridiana, great 3-star hotel, located in Sirmione town center, a short walk from the lake shores and Catullo thermal resort.

2. Limone Sul Garda – ideal location for relaxed lovers

Limone sul Garda is a quiet town and is an ideal base for families and couples seeking a relaxing and laid back holiday on the lake. It is a small picturesque town located on the northwestern shore of Lake Garda, in the province of Brescia, Lombardy. 

The town’s name, “Limone,” actually means “lemon” in Italian. Historically, the region was known for its lemon groves, which are still present and cultivated today. The mild climate around Lake Garda is favorable for growing these citrus fruits.

Limone sul Garda is also renowned for its high-quality olive oil production, and you can find local olive oil products in various shops and markets.

There are tons of outdoor activities such as hiking among the olive groves, mountain biking, and paragliding, and water sports such as windsurfing, sailing, and kitesurfing.

The beautiful lakefront Promenade is a great place to relax or take a leisure stroll. It is packed with restaurants, bars, shops, and benches, offering breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding mountains.

You can explore the old town with its narrow, winding streets with colorful houses and charming alleys. It is home to the beautiful church of San Benedetto and church of San Rocco. 

You can take a guided tour of the lemon house called Limonaia del Castèl, easily accessible from the center of the village. Many go for a bike ride on the 3km cycle-pedestrian path on the lake, connecting the town to Trentino.

You can also easily take boat tours for day trips to Malcesine and Riva del Garda. The region’s cuisine features a mix of traditional Italian dishes with a focus on fresh seafood from the lake and locally grown produce.

In addition to sightseeing, there are several beaches, including the free Tifu beach, Grostol pebble beach, Cola beach, and  Foce Torrente San Giovanni, where you can relax and enjoy the sun.

Overall, Limone sul Garda is a perfect destination for nature lovers, history enthusiasts, and anyone seeking a tranquil getaway amid beautiful surroundings. It is a popular destination for day trippers, but you can also stay for a few nights to relax.

Best places to stay in Limone Sul Garda:

  • Luxury ($$$): Park Hotel Imperial, 5-star hotel, located within a short distance from  Limone sul Garda’s historic center, shores of Lake Garda and the ferries for boats around the lake. The hotel has free car parking and rooms with lake views.
  • Mid-range ($$): Garda Suite Hotel, 4-star family-friendly hotel located in Limone Sul Garda, within walking distance from the lake shore and Limone Ferry Terminal with links to Malcesine.
  • Budget ($): Casa Albergo Sorriso, 3-star hotel that has a panoramic terrace offering great views over Lake Garda. It is located within walking distance from the center of Limone Sul Garda, a public beach, shops, restaurants, and tennis court.

3. Riva del Garda – well-known windsurfing spot

Riva del Garda is often known as the jewel of Lake Garda, situated on the northern shores of Lake Garda, in the Trento province. It is characterized by  palm trees and lemon trees at the lake shore. 

Riva del Garda is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Besides water sports on the lake such as sailing, windsurfing, swimming, and boat tours, the surrounding mountains offer opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and climbing.

Riva del Garda boasts a charming historical center with narrow streets, old buildings, and beautiful squares that reflect its medieval past.

Rocca di Riva is an ancient fortress that dominates the town’s skyline. It was built in the medieval period and offers panoramic views of Lake Garda and the surrounding area from its elevated position.

The town is home to numerous other historical attractions including the Apponale tower,  Pretorian Palace, Mag Museum Alto Garda, the Hydro-electric power station, Inviolata church, and S. Maria Assunta church.

Located just a short distance from Riva del Garda, the Varone Waterfall (Cascate del Varone) is a popular natural attraction. It is a stunning cascade formed by the Magnone River flowing through a narrow gorge.

The Trentino region has its own culinary traditions, and Riva del Garda is no exception. Visitors can enjoy delicious local dishes and wines at various restaurants and trattorias.

Riva del Garda can be reached by car, taxi, and by bus. The nearest train station is at Rovereto, from where you can take a bus to Riva del Garda. 

Riva del Garda has a wide range of accommodation with many luxurious hotels with stunning mountains and lakes views, as well as affordable options for budget-conscious travelers. 

Best places to stay in Riva del Garda:

  • Luxury ($$$): Lido Palace – The Leading Hotels of the World, 5-star hotel located in Riva Del Garda, right next to Lake Garda. The hotel offers free car parking, and is a short drive from A22 motorway.
  • Mid-range ($$): Hotel Portici – Romantik & Wellness, 4-star hotel, set in Riva del Garda’s largest square, easy walk to the lakeshore and its harbor.  The hotel is surrounded by pretty boutiques and winding streets. 
  • Budget ($): Hotel Centrale , 5-star hotel located in Riva Del Garda’s historical center, an easy walk from the shores of Lake Garda, the SS45 state road  and the pier, where ferries leave for Malcesine and Desenzano del Garda.

4. Malcesine – well kept location on the east shore of Lake Garda 

Malcesine is a picturesque town and well-kept location on the eastern shore of Lake Garda. It is located in Verona province, of Veneto region. The town is a popular base for families and couples seeking a laid-back holiday.

The most prominent landmark in Malcesine is the Scaliger Castle, also known as Castello Scaligero. It is a medieval castle dating back to the 13th century and offers panoramic views of the lake and the surrounding mountains.

Malcesine is located at the foot of Monte Baldo, a mountain range part of the Italian Alps, that provides opportunities for outdoor activities like hiking, biking, and paragliding. The cable car from Malcesine to the top of Monte Baldo offers stunning views along the way.

Malcesine’s old town is a charming labyrinth of narrow streets, cobblestone alleys, and historic buildings. Strolling through the town, visitors can discover quaint shops, cozy cafes, and restaurants such as the romantic Restaurant Vecchia Malcesine.

Malcesine offers easy access to the nearby towns ofLimone Sul Garda and Riva del Garda by boat, and offers additional attractions to explore. 

Palazzo dei Capitani is another notable building in Malcesine. It has served various purposes throughout its history and now houses a museum with exhibitions on the town’s heritage.

Whether you are interested in history, outdoor activities, or simply enjoying the scenic beauty of Lake Garda, Malcesine offers a delightful experience for travelers.

Best places to stay in Lake Garda in Malcesine:

  • Mid-range ($$): Hotel Castello Lake Front, 4-star hotel offering panoramic lake views, and a private beach with parasols and deck chairs. It is conveniently located close to SR249 state road. It offers paid shuttle buses from/ to Brescia, Verona and Milan Orio Al Serio airports.
  • Mid-range ($$): Beach Hotel Du Lac Malcesine, 4-star hotel, set right on the shore of Lake Garda,  offering beautiful views across the lake and the historic town of Malcesine. It has a private wharf with deckchairs. It is a family-friendly hotel with a children’s playground in its large garden.
  • Budget ($): Hotel Erika, 3-star hotel, located at the foot of Mount Baldo, within walking distance from Lake Garda and Scaligero Castle. Also close to the beach and from a cableway to the top of Mount Baldo.

5. Desenzano del Garda – convenient part to stay on Lake Garda

Desenzano del Garda is a town located on the southwestern shore of Lake Garda in the Lombardy region. The town’s strategic location and charming ambiance make it an ideal base for exploring the beautiful surrounding areas.

Desenzano del Garda has a train station, easy reach from Milan, Bergamo, Verona, and Venice, making it a very convenient location to explore the lake, Lombardy and Veneto areas. 

Additionally, Desenzano offers easy access by ferry or car to Sirmione, another charming town on the southern shore of Lake Garda, famous for its thermal baths and the Scaliger Castle.

The town’s waterfront promenade and harbor offer stunning views of Lake Garda, providing ample opportunities for leisurely walks, boat rides, and water sports.

Desenzano’s historic center is characterized by narrow streets, lovely squares, and historic buildings that date back to medieval times. Piazza Malvezzi and Piazza Matteotti are two of the main squares where you can find many shops, cafes, and restaurants.

Overlooking the town, the Scaliger Castle is a medieval fortress that played a significant role in the history of the area. It offers breathtaking views of Lake Garda and the landscape.

The town boasts an archaeological museum showcasing artifacts from different historical periods, including Roman and pre-Roman eras.

Close to the town, you can find the ruins of a Roman villa, known as Villa Romana di Desenzano del Garda, with well-preserved mosaics and other remnants of its former grandeur.

Desenzano has a vibrant nightlife scene, with various bars, clubs, and discos catering to both locals and visitors.

The town offers a mix of modern boutiques and traditional shops, making it a great place to indulge in some retail therapy.

The region is renowned for its wines, particularly Lugana and Chiaretto, and visitors can savor authentic Italian dishes in the town’s numerous restaurants and trattorias.

Best places to stay in Desenzano del Garda:

  • Luxury ($$$): Villa Rosa Hotel Desenzano, 4-star accommodation, set right on Desenzano del Garda’s lakefront, close to a small beach area, within walking distance from the town center.
  • Mid-range ($$): Hotel Mayer & Splendid – Wellness e Spa, 4-star hotel, located right on the shore of Lake Garda, in central Desenzano del Garda. It is within a 15 minute walking distance from the city’s train station. A short walk to a bus stop that links with Sirmione and Peschiera, as well as a ferry pier for boats to other lakeside towns.
  • Budget ($): Hotel Vittorio, 3-star family-friendly hotel located  in front of Desenzano’s harbor and Lake Garda. You can choose to stay in the rooms with views of the harbor and the lake.

6. Gargnano –  off the beaten path town on Lake Garda

Gargnano is a charming sleepy town located on the western shore of Lake Garda, between Salo and Limone Sul Garda. It is situated in the Lombardy region, specifically in the province of Brescia. 

Gargnano is renowned for its picturesque setting, nestled between the lake and the surrounding mountains, making it a popular destination for tourists seeking natural beauty and relaxation.

Villa Feltrinelli is a historic villa that was once the residence of Benito Mussolini and later became a luxury hotel. The beautiful gardens and lakefront views make it a must-see spot. Palazzo Bettoni is another historic palace with beautiful architecture and gardens.

Church of San Francesco ancient church features stunning frescoes and an impressive baroque altar.

Gargnano is famous for its lemon groves, and you can explore these fragrant plantations to learn about the cultivation of lemons in the region.

Porto di Gargnano is the town’s picturesque harbor area where you can take leisurely walks along the waterfront and enjoy the lake views.

Strada della Forra is a scenic mountain road leading to Gargnano, famous for its breathtaking views and hairpin bends.

Lake Garda offers numerous watersports, including sailing, windsurfing, and kayaking. The surrounding mountains provide fantastic hiking trails, offering opportunities to explore the region’s natural beauty.

Gargnano is also known for its delicious local cuisine, and you can find many restaurants serving traditional Italian dishes with a focus on fresh seafood and lake fish.

Best places to stay in Lake Garda in Gargnano:

  • Luxury ($$$): Lefay Resort & Spa Lago Di Garda ,5-star hotel situated on the coast of Lake Garda in Gargnano, surrounded by hills and olive groves. It offers panoramic views of the lake, and a free shuttle to the town center. 
  • Mid-range ($$): Hotel Baia D’Oro, 4-star hotel, set in the most beautiful and romantic locations on the Riviera dei Limoni, Gargnano. It is a great base for families and couples to explore the other small towns of Lake Garda.
  • Budget ($): Hotel Garnì Bartabel, 3-star hotel, set in the heart of Gargnano, near the main square and right on the lake shore. You can enjoy Italian breakfast on the terrace with the views of Mount Baldo and Lake Garda.

7. Bardolino – important tourist town in summer, great base for wine lovers

Bardolino is a beautiful town located on the eastern shore of Lake Garda. It is part of the province of Verona in the Veneto region. The town is one of the most important tourist towns in Lake Garda, renowned for its scenic beauty, charming atmosphere, and excellent wines.

Bardolino is famous for producing Bardolino wine, a light and fruity red wine made from Corvina, Rondinella, and Molinara grapes. The wine is highly regarded and has earned a reputation both within Italy and internationally.  

You can stop at some of the wine shops along the Vine Road for wine-tasting. The Bardolino Wine Festival, held in October, is a major attraction, where visitors can taste a wide variety of wines and experience the local culture.

The historic center of Bardolino is a picturesque area with narrow, winding streets, colorful houses, and charming squares. It’s a lovely place to stroll around, explore local shops, and enjoy the relaxed Italian lifestyle.

The town boasts several beautiful churches worth visiting, such as the Church of San Severo and the Church of San Zeno.

In addition to wine production, Bardolino is also known for its high-quality olive oil. The mild climate and fertile soil around Lake Garda are conducive to olive cultivation.

Bardolino is a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors from all over the world. The town offers a mix of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and outdoor activities, making it an ideal location for vacationers.

The region surrounding Bardolino offers numerous outdoor activities, such as hiking, cycling, and water sports on Lake Garda. The lake’s calm waters also make it a popular spot for sailing and windsurfing.

Bardolino has a wide selection of accommodation, including typical hotels, camping sites, and mid-range bed and breakfasts. Bardolino is an ideal destination for families, couples, wine lovers, mountain bikers, and those who want to explore the breath-taking landscapes.

Best places to stay in Lake Garda in Bardolino:

  • Mid-range ($$): MaisonMe Boutique Hotel, 4-star hotel in Bardolino, just  steps from the shores of Lake Garda, offering rooms with lake views. The area is popular for cycling, and you can rent a bike at the hotel.  
  • Mid-range ($$): Parc Hotel Germano Suites & Apartments, 4-star accommodations with rooms for big family and group of friends. It has free private car parking, views of Lake Garda, and a short ride from Bardolino historic center.  
  • Budget ($): Hotel Speranza, family-owned in Bardolino town center, within a short walk from the lakeshores and a bus stop with links to the train stations of Verona and Peschiera del Garda.

8. Salo – great location for a romantic stay on Lake Garda

Salo is a town located on the western shore of Lake Garda.Salo has a rich history and is famous for its historical landmarks, beautiful architecture, and charming streets. It is a popular destination for couples seeking a romantic, relaxing, and scenic vacation.

Some of the notable attractions in Salo include:

The Salo Cathedral (Duomo di Salo), A beautiful cathedral dating back to the 15th century, featuring stunning architecture and religious art.

The Palazzo della Magnifica Patria, This historic palace is home to the town’s Civic Archaeological Museum, displaying artifacts and exhibits related to the area’s history.

Lungolago di Salo, A delightful lakeside promenade where visitors can take leisurely walks, enjoy the view, and relax in cafes and restaurants.

The Italian Social Republic Museum (Museo della Repubblica Sociale Italiana), delves into the history of the Italian Social Republic, a puppet state of Nazi Germany that had its headquarters in Salo during World War II.

Visitors can enjoy the lake’s clear waters by swimming, sailing, windsurfing, or taking boat trips to explore the lake and its scenic surroundings.

Salo offers a wide array of delicious Italian dishes, including fresh seafood, pasta, and regional specialties.

Besides exploring Salo itself, Lake Garda’s vicinity provides numerous opportunities for hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities due to its stunning natural landscapes.

Best places to stay in Lake Garda in Salo:

  • Luxury ($$$): Bellerive Lifestyle Hotel, 5-star hotel, set on the shores of Lake Garda offering views of the Canottieri Marina on the Gulf of Salò. It has an outdoor pool and an on-site excellent restaurant, 100KM.
  • Mid-range ($$): Rivalta Life Style Hotel, 4-star hotel, located within walking distance from Lake Garda promenade,  the bus stop with links to Desenzano del Garda, and the ferry terminal.
  • Budget ($): Lake Garda Hostel, great backpacker hostel, just a few steps from the center of Salò, surrounded by mountains and Lake Garda. It provides free WiFi, a lake-view rooftop terrace, and free parking if you travel with a car.

Where to stay in Lake Garda for the first time?

Sirmione is the best overall place in Lake Garda for first-time visitors due to its popularity, strategic location, and wide range of accommodations, restaurants, and shops for all budgets. It is easily accessible from major cities such as Milan, Venice, and Verona.

What part of Lake Garda is best?

The best towns to stay in Lake Garda are Sirmione, Limone Sul Garda, Riva del Garda, Malcesine, Desenzano del Garda, Gargnano, Bardolino, and Salo. These are all beautiful and popular locations, offering stunning lake views, a wide range of attractions, and amenities for travelers of all ages.

Where to stay in Lake Garda without a car?

Desenzano and Sirmione are some of the best locations in Lake Garda without a car because they are the most easily accessible towns from major cities such Milan, Verona, and Venice by trains, and to other lake towns by buses and ferries. These towns themself have plenty of things to do and see on foot.

Where to stay in Lake Garda for couples?

The best towns in Lake Garda for couples are Sirmione, Malcesine, Bardolino, Riva del Garda, and Limone sul Garda. Whether you and your loved one want to visit historic sites, wine tasting, water sports, or simply relaxing by the lake, Lake Garda has it all!

Where to stay in Lake Garda for families with kids?

The best locations in Lake Garda for families are Sirmione, Desenzano del Garda, Limone sul Garda, Bardolino, and Riva del Garda. These towns offer a family-friendly environment with plenty of opportunities for fun and relaxation.

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In conclusion, Sirmione, Limone Sul Garda, Riva del Garda, Malcesine, Desenzano del Garda, Gargnano, Bardolino, and Salo are the best places to stay in Lake Garda for tourists, families, couples, and solo travelers. They offer central safe locations to explore the lake and plenty of accommodation options for all budget travelers.

Personally, I recommend Sirmione as the best base for the first visit due to its popularity, accessibility, and wide range of tourist amenities, making it a great base to explore the region.

About Author: Linda Smith

I'm Linda Smith, the Hotel Expert, an experienced travel blogger who passionate about traveling. I'm here to share with you all my travel experiences and tips. I cover a wide range of travel topics, specializing in sharing information about the best areas, neighborhoods, and hotels in each city. I hope all these things will make your travel easier.

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