ON THE ROAD TO LAKE HAVASU
The Perfect Lakefront Vacation
The Perfect Lakefront Vacation
Lake Havasu City, Ariz. – It’s fun. It’s affordable. It’s safe. And you can do it any weekend!
It’s a leisurely desert road trip that ends at a stunning stretch of sun; sand and crystal blue waters called Lake Havasu.
Lake Havasu City is centrally located to Southern California, Nevada, and Arizona and is considered a vacation haven for much of the American Southwest. Weekend road trips are on the rise in North America as people search for replacements to far-flung destinations during uncertain times. Lakefront resorts such as Lake Havasu City are the ideal solution.
The city and surrounding area offers vacationers and boating enthusiasts a highway-accessible, full-service resort destination – without ticket lines, baggage checks and excessive airfare costs. In addition to saving money, drivers find they are able to take advantage of the most unique sites and activities the Southwest has to offer – at their own pace and for a minimal daily cost for lodging, recreation and transportation.
“Automobile and RV travel is statistically on the rise,” said Char Beltran, president of the Lake Havasu City Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Families and weekend travelers are looking for a relaxing and rejuvenating yet convenient travel destination that require little effort apart from a weekend bag, a roadmap and a full tank of gas.”
“The vast majority of our visitors drive here,” continued Cunning. “People are pleasantly surprised to find how close we really are too many of the major Southwestern cities, and elated about the scenic beauty and recreational activities we have to offer.”
Families can find Lake Havasu City nestled amidst rugged Arizona mountain peaks on the Colorado River, an extraordinary convergence of desert ecology, breathtaking beachfront and small town charm. With 450 miles of stunning shoreline and pristine coves, the area surrounding Lake Havasu evokes images of swimming, sunning, sailing and calm waterfront afternoons for vacationers of any age.
Thanks to a long-established local culture of boating, personal watercraft riding and fishing, the wide-open expanses of Lake Havasu offer virtually every form of water-related activity. From world-class angling and pleasure boating to kayaking and canoeing, skiing, houseboating and boat-only campsites – the lake practically guarantees fun and fond memories for all who visit this brilliant desert oasis.
Visitors are also encouraged to take advantage of the plentiful and diverse desert-scape along the Colorado River. Exceptional opportunities for exploring the region abound – from desert hiking to camping. With a little timing and luck, adventurers can catch a rare glimpse of the area’s rich indigenous wildlife: waterfowl, wild burros and bighorn sheep roam the natural habitats and can be frequently seen in the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge and Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge.
Lake Havasu City also offers tennis, golf at three public courses, rock climbing, mountain biking and horseback riding. Those on the adventurous side can enjoy jeep tours, hiking adventures or supervised climbs in Havasu’s Outback, the nearby Sonoran Desert and Mohave Mountains.
Families enjoy making a splash at the C.V. Wood Family Recreation Center and Aquatic Complex. In addition to an Olympic size pool, wave pool, Jacuzzi, whirlpool, water playground, and kiddie cove, the complex features a 257-foot water slide and recently refurbished antique carousel.
Lake Havasu City’s most popular man-made attraction is the world-famous London Bridge. The city gained international notoriety when the London Bridge, which spanned the River Thames from the 1830s to 1968, was reconstructed brick-by-brick across the city’s Bridgewater Channel in 1971. Today, a quaint English Village resides nearby, forever reminding visitors of the bridge’s unique history.
Near-perfect weather facilitates many special events at Lake Havasu City. Annual events such as the IJSBA World Finals (the culmination of the professional personal watercraft racing tour), the Relics & Rods Run to the Sun (a pre-1960 specialty street rod car show), and the Winterblast Western Pyrotechnics Convention and Fireworks Show attract avid audiences throughout the year.
Lodging options are numerous for families visiting Lake Havasu City, including resorts, inns, hotels, motels, condominiums, houseboats, campsites and RV parks. An array of shops, boutiques and restaurants offers something for everyone.
”Lake Havasu City offers an inexpensive, safe environment for vacations filled with fun and recreation,” explains Beltran. “Visitors from the Tri-State area love the fact that we’re just a short drive away.”
Offering easily accessible, affordable and diverse vacationing in a warm, dry climate year-round, Lake Havasu City rapidly becoming the recreation destination of choice in the Southwest U.S.
All information Courtesy of Lake Havasu CVB