Lake Havasu

Lake Havasu is located near the border Arizona and California and is home to the London Bridge. A vacation or weekend in Lake Havasu is ideal for water lovers, golfers or anyone looking to have a good time.

Lake Havasu is a lake that is the result of the Parker Dam. The Parker Dam, which was built in the late 1930’s, is positions along the Colorado River, thus creating this spectacular reservoir. With more than 300 days of sunshine a year and more than 400 miles of coastline, you can enjoy boating, fishing or camping. Havasu is also a terrific destination to spend spring break, hanging out on the beach or hitting the clubs.

Lake Havasu Attractions

London BridgeThe London Bridge was purchased from England and was reconstructed in 1971. It’s definitely a landmark worth checking out as it’s one of the most unique bridges in the country.

Lake Havasu State ParkIf you are interested in hiking, fishing or getting out on the water, Lake Havasu State Park is for you. This state park is home to countless activities all year long.

Lake Havasu Nightlife

Kokomos is a night club located right on the water. The club has a great selection of liquor and good specials throughout the night. This is a hot spot for the young crowd.

ShootersLocated right next to the London Bridge, shooters is another happening night spot for those in the Lake Havasu area. It’s also within walking distance to the lake and is in a very hip part of town.

Lake Havasu Shopping

Panay’s Fashions & Accessories
If you want to get ready to hit the town, Panay’s Fashions & Accessories is where you should go. With the latest in fashions, you can find all you need to look your best.

River Rags
For a more casual shopping experience, venture to River Rags. River Rags specializes in apparel meant to wear in and around the water. However, the laid back look of clothes available is great for wearing around the town.

Lake Havasu Transportation

Lake Havasu City Municipal Airport
While in the Lake Havasu area, you can rent a car from the airport. Avis and Hertz Rent-A-Car both have rental counters at the airport. Additionally, if you are traveling with a group or family, you might consider renting an RV from Havasu RV Rentals. You can contact them at (928) 208-1397 or visit their website at

Lake Havasu ShuttlesMany companies also offer daily shuttle service between Lake Havasu and Las Vegas.

Lake Havasu Limousine ServiceIf you want to ride in style, call Steppin’ Out Limo Service at (928) 505-4541, 24 hours a day.

Lake Havasu Lodging

Best Location
The London Bridge Resort
This resort has the best location if you want to be in the middle of the action at Lake Havasu. It sits on right on the waterfront and features a day spa, three pools, an adjacent golf course, tennis courts, restaurants and much more. Accommodations range from standard studios to deluxe two bedroom bridgeview suites. The price per night varies drastically depending on which type of room you need, and your time of travel. You can expect to pay between $150 and $300 per night.

Other Locations
Black Meadow Landing
Black Meadow Landing is perfect for the outdoors lover. At this resort, you stay right by the water and have a plethora of activities to choose from – everything from playing golf on a private golf course to every kind of water sports imaginable. Price for this resort ranges from $100 to $250 per night.

Howard Johnson Express Lake Havasu
If you are looking for cheap lodging within walking distance to Lake Havasu, consider staying at Howard Johnson. Howard Johnson Express Lake Havasu is a cheaper option but the rooms and amenities are top flight for the price. Starting at $69 a night, this is perfect for those who come to Lake Havasu to party.

Lake Havasu Dining

Frigate Restaurant and Lounge
Frigate Restaurant and Lounge is great dining choice because it combines everything you can ask for in a restaurant. There is a wide selection of great food and the service is high class. There is also a lounge that is perfect for after your meal.

Montana Steak HouseIf you want a more classy dining experience, consider the Montana Steak House. With a great selection of steaks and other food, you can dine in a formal atmosphere for reasonable prices.

Lake Havasu Tourist Information

Due to it’s great weather nearly, Lake Havasu is a tourist destination all year. No matter what time of year you decide to go, there will always be things to do in Lake Havasu. If you want to visit the area when there is the most tourists and party seekers, visit Lake Havasu in March during the spring break time. If you are interested in getting the best prices on hotels, consider visiting during January or February.

With virtually year round sunshine, you can pack light when traveling to Lake Havasu. In January and February, you may consider bringing along some heavier clothes. Other than those two months, you can expect sunny days.

Depending on where you decide to lodge, an all-inclusive trip to Lake Havasu can be had for a comparatively cheap price. The food, transportation and nightlife won’t set you back too much money and with most of the activities done outdoors, you can have a fun time spending as little as $100 a day.
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