Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Visit Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Lake Havasu City sits comfortably on the eastern shore of Lake Havasu along the Colorado River border of California and Arizona. The city was established in 1963 by Robert P. McCulloch, Sr. as a self-sufficient, planned community. Lake Havasu City is located on what is known as “Arizona’s West Coast,” just three hours’ driving time west of Phoenix, two and half hours south of Las Vegas, and four to five east of the Los Angeles area. As part of the northern and western limits of the Sonoran Desert, Lake Havasu City and the surrounding area feature outstanding biodiversity loaded with beautiful experiences.
The area attracts 835,000 visitors annually with its historic London Bridge, pristine lake, friendly community, abundant sunshine and annual events, ideal weather, and wide range of restaurants and lodging. Here, white sandy beaches mingle with breathtaking red rock mountains and breezy palm trees to give you an experience unique to Arizona. More than 400 miles of stunning coastline offer exceptional watersports, including fishing, skiing, kayaking, and house boating. Visitors can also explore the lake from the beautiful beaches, campsites, and hiking trails.
You can experience 27 replica lighthouses that dot the river's edge, the largest skateboard/BMX/scooter complex in Arizona situated next to a beach, and etchings in a granite block of the London Bridge that transport you to a moment between two soldiers in World War II.
Rated as one of the top 100 best bass fishing lakes in America, Lake Havasu is ideal for catching large and small-mouth bass and is renowned as a striped bass fishery. The Lake Havasu region is also host to extensive off-road trails and undeveloped stretches of the river.
Important Things to Know:
Passport Requirement: No
Visa Requirement: No. None required.
Best Time To Travel to This Destination: September, but year-round destination.
This Destination is Best For: Boating, Hiking, Fishing, and Family Adventure.
Is This a Family-Friendly Destination: Yes
Recommended Vaccinations: None required.