Lake Havasu City, Arizona

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Lake Havasu City is well known as a stomping ground for parties and the Spring Break community comes second to the wondrous, natural grandeur of the area. The world-famous London Bridge is the town’s biggest attraction, along with all of the lake’s waterfront activities. Fishing, boating, swimming, and a wealth of other aquatic excursions are always in season. The numerous hills and mountainsides are a haven for hikers and explorers and Lake Havasu City itself is a haven for anyone with a heart for adventure.

The City

Lake Havasu City reserves a uniqueness simply for the fact that the historic London Bridge now makes its home in the town. To supplement, the town was only established in the last century: the entrepreneur Robert P. McCulloch created Lake Havasu in 1963 as a planned, self-reliant community. Drawn to the Colorado River along the California-Arizona border, McCulloch foresaw the town’s success. Lake Havasu City’s success as a tourist destination incremented with McCulloch’s purchasing of the London Bridge from England for $2,460,000. Following its transfer and reconstruction on the Lake Havasu peninsula, the London Bridge opened officially in 1971. Beyond its feats of man-made architecture, Lake Havasu possesses immense, natural architecture. Soft beaches and soothing tides are featured all year-round, and the brilliant blue waters of the lake are a dream for fishing and swimming. Volcanic rock, geodes, jaspers, obsidian, turquoise, and agate can be unearthed along Lake Havasu City’s desert as well. To make for an interesting fact, Lake Havasu is home to more lighthouses than any other city in the United States.

Do & See

Lake Havasu City takes immense pride in its world famous attractions, centering around the London Bridge. Many of its activities are aquatically based: boating, water skiing, scuba diving, swimming, fishing, and much more take place within Lake Havasu itself. Additionally, enjoy trail blazing and hiking.


Lake Havasu is prime for steakhouses, New American venues, Asian assortments, Mexican favorites, Italian fine dining, and other varied cuisines. Such a creative combination of restaurants and flavors makes any visit to Lake Havasu different and better than the last.


With the backdrop of the London Bridge and waterfront breezes from the lake, it takes very little to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or bite of a sandwich at a cafe. Lake Havasu does have a comfortable supply of cafes and diners, reinforcing that desire to share in the company of friends and family.

Bars & Nightlife

lake Havasu City is rather scarce for actual dance clubs. However, there are myriads of party lounges, bars, and saloons in Lake Havasu. Take your pick of guaranteed, nightlife entertainment.


All of Lake Havasu's stores and shops are consolidated along the Main Street and the London Bridge area. Those seeking greater variety may want to venture to larger cities Phoenix or Scottsdale. Lake Havasu nonetheless features several shopping malls and outlets.

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