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About Lake Havasu City
Perched right on Arizona’s border with California, Lake Havasu City is a true oasis. With stunning scenery, ample outdoor recreation, great food, and plenty of Lake Havasu City vacation rentals, this is the ideal family-friendly destination.
Fans of dry heat will love the arid desert climate in Lake Havasu City. Though temperatures top out around 65 or 70 degrees in the winter months, the mercury rises to nearly 130 degrees in the summer months. Keep in mind that while it’s warm during the day, temperatures can drop by 50 degrees at nightfall. Remember to pack layers and plan for a variety of temperatures. Precipitation is rare in this area, though visitors may see a few drops of rain during the winter months.
Lake Havasu City is just over two hours south of Las Vegas and three hours northwest of Phoenix. Many vacationers opt to fly into McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas or Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix and then drive through the desert. Since the city is relatively secluded, it’s best to navigate the area by car, especially if you plan to explore very far beyond your Lake Havasu City vacation rental’s backyard.
Things to Do
The greatest attraction in this city is its namesake, Lake Havasu. Formed by the Parker Dam and Colorado River, this 45-mile long lake features opaque blue water and ample areas for sunning, swimming and boating. Some of the best spots along the lake include London Bridge Beach, which boasts a view of the original London Bridge; Rotary Beach where picnic areas, playgrounds, courts and skate parks can be found; and Windsor Beach, which offers the most stunning panoramic views of the majestic landscape. Lighthouse fans will appreciate seeing Lake Havasu’s nearly 20 replicas of famous lighthouses that line the shore.
Lake Havasu City also has a park to suit just about every activity. Start at Lake Havasu State Park, which offers everything from hiking to swimming to boating. Work up a sweat with dozens of incredible hiking trails, or take it easy on the Island Trail of Shoreline Trail. For beautiful mountain vistas, head to Cattail Cove State Park, where visitors can swim and fish throughout 45-mile Lake Havasu.
For extreme sports in a unique venue, visit SARA Park, a 1,100-acre expanse of mountainous terrain. You’ll never be bored at the Special Activities and Recreation Area Park, which offers mountain bike trails, motocross racing, a remote control plane field, in-line hockey, rodeo grounds, a shooting range, and special fireworks events.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite, visit some of Lake Havasu City’s most loved eateries. Whether you’re in the mood for breakfast or lunch, try the Red Onion, which fries up fresh eggs in the morning and prepares handcrafted sandwiches throughout the afternoon. For classic diner fare with a Southern twist, head to Black Bear Diner, which serves up biscuits and gravy and fried chicken, along with burgers and short stacks. For a local brew, look no further than Mudshark Beer, which pours the brewery’s own ales alongside burgers and pizza.
If the lake, hiking and boating aren’t enough, Lake Havasu City is also home to a variety of events. In January, the Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair attracts visitors from all over for the spectacular event. Enjoy food, kid-friendly events, and hot air balloon rides, or just watch the sky fill up with color from the balloons. At the end of February and beginning of March, enjoy the Annual Bluegrass on the Beach festival with bluegrass music, rides and plenty of food. In December, watch as decorated boats cruise along the lake and under the London Bridge during the annual Boat Parade of Lights.
With fun for all ages and hearty food to keep you fueled, this desert oasis is a great pick for your next family trip. Book one of the many roomy Lake Havasu City vacation rentals, and enjoy the lovely lake views before heading out on your next adventure.
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