Lake Havasu
Lake Havasu
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Created when the Parker Dam was built in 1938, this lake is actually a Colorado River reservoir popular for water-skiing, boating and other recreational water sports.
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  • Lisa G
    Thornton, Colorado13 contributions
    Hot and fun
    Love this city. The residents, or part-time residents, are friendly and know how to have a good time. The lake is the main attraction from March through October. The city has many events, and something big is sure to be happening every weekend. Plenty of restaurant choices, a few breweries, a downtown/Main St. area, 3 or 4 main grocery stores, and 2 movie theaters. Not much in the way of clothes shopping, but do not worry about that, everyone dresses very casual. Think T-shirt, shorts, and tennis shoes. Of course boating and ATVs are the most popular activities, hiking, biking, fishing are popular too. Some beaches and some swim areas, but less than you would expect.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 13 March 2023
  • Stay744786
    8 contributions
    Disappointing Visit
    We traveled to Lake Havasu considering it for a retirement location, but for us, it has many strikes against it. First, the nearest major airport is 2.5 hours away and no major medical care. If you get into trouble medically, you need to have a life flight to Phoenix. Finally, it is a pretty basic little town, no real zoning in place, power lines everywhere, nice residential areas right next to industrial areas. If you are looking for an upscale area to retire, this is not for you.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 19 March 2023
  • jackn128
    Encinitas, California33 contributions
    Hot spot in Arizona
    So much fun, I have been coming to Lake Havasu and the river for years. It has developed into a real Gem. So much to do year-round. Lots of things for the snowbirds in the winter and lots for River Rats in the summer. Enjoy quietness or crazy, it's all here.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 27 May 2023
  • Ronald B
    Orem, Utah1,235 contributions
    Well worth the water day activities.
    A great place to visit and to cool down from the LHC heat. We rented a ski boat and a SeaDoo to enhance our day. Well worth the expenditure and kept everyone busy all day long. Arriving early to Rotary Park allows a prime spot to set up for the day right next to the water and with pavilion covered picnic tables. Riding through the channel was an experience watching all the people watching all the people.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 June 2023
  • TW C
    Casa Grande, Arizona2 contributions
    Great for a visit
    Family friendly white sand beach. Many watercraft options. Plentiful shopping and restaurant choices. Only 3 hours from Phoenix. The drive between Parker and Havasu is stunning, mountains and river
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 June 2023
  • Hans
    Kwadendamme, The Netherlands2,912 contributions
    Nice city
    This city has except the lake another highlight and that is of course the London Bridge. Bought on an auction and shipped to the US. After the Grand Canyon this is the most photographed object in Arizona. The English village is nice. Most people come for the water with rented or own boats.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 June 2023
  • Lord & Lady Jeavons
    Louth, United Kingdom325 contributions
    Safe, friendly and plenty to see
    Whilst on a driving tour we stayed in Lake Havasu for two nights. It has a lovely atmosphere and feel to it. You really feel like you are on vacation here. We took a four-dollar boat ride across the river which was excellent value and was scenic and fun. London Bridge and the English village were great to have a look around and we walked along the river and then sat and had ice cream. There are plenty of good restaurants, and the people here are very friendly and helpful, and it is very safe to walk around, even at night. It has a wonderful vibe and is a great place to look around. Probably the best place we went to on our tour.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 October 2023
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Lord & Lady Jeavons
Louth, UK325 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Whilst on a driving tour we stayed in Lake Havasu for two nights.
It has a lovely atmosphere and feel to it. You really feel like you are on vacation here.
We took a four-dollar boat ride across the river which was excellent value and was scenic and fun.
London Bridge and the English village were great to have a look around and we walked along the river and then sat and had ice cream.
There are plenty of good restaurants, and the people here are very friendly and helpful, and it is very safe to walk around, even at night.
It has a wonderful vibe and is a great place to look around.
Probably the best place we went to on our tour.
Written 18 October 2023
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Margaret H
5 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
Excellent experience along Colorado River from Laughlin NV. Great scenery and excellent tour guide/owner Trevor gave great insight to history and things to look for.
Written 19 August 2023
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Hans
Kwadendamme, The Netherlands2,912 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
This city has except the lake another highlight and that is of course the London Bridge. Bought on an auction and shipped to the US. After the Grand Canyon this is the most photographed object in Arizona. The English village is nice. Most people come for the water with rented or own boats.
Written 11 June 2023
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TW C
Casa Grande, AZ2 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
Family friendly white sand beach. Many watercraft options. Plentiful shopping and restaurant choices. Only 3 hours from Phoenix. The drive between Parker and Havasu is stunning, mountains and river
Written 11 June 2023
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Ronald B
Orem, UT1,235 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
A great place to visit and to cool down from the LHC heat. We rented a ski boat and a SeaDoo to enhance our day. Well worth the expenditure and kept everyone busy all day long. Arriving early to Rotary Park allows a prime spot to set up for the day right next to the water and with pavilion covered picnic tables. Riding through the channel was an experience watching all the people watching all the people.
Written 9 June 2023
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Kerry D
1 contribution
Mar 2023
Buyers Beware! They are selling fake "sterling silver" jewelry. I purchased a bracelet for my sisters' birthday in March while visiting Lake Havasu. She can only wear sterling or gold jewelry, otherwise she has a bad reaction to other metals. It was marked "sterling 925" and looked Native American style with turquoise stones. The price was a little high for sterling, but I bought it anyways. After wearing it for a few months, she got a nasty rash around her wrist. She took the bracelet to her jeweler, and he tested it. It was NOT sterling silver 925, but a cheap silver plated bracelet.
Written 8 June 2023
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jackn128
Encinitas, CA33 contributions
May 2023
So much fun, I have been coming to Lake Havasu and the river for years. It has developed into a real Gem. So much to do year-round. Lots of things for the snowbirds in the winter and lots for River Rats in the summer. Enjoy quietness or crazy, it's all here.
Written 27 May 2023
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Jenny
Phoenix, AZ1 contribution
May 2023 • Family
RACISM IS REAL IN THIS CITY.
I do not recommend for any person of color.
The city and views are beautiful.
The people of the city are rude.
Family of four did a two night stay at a resort.
We are of Mexican descent. I am light skinned and my husband and kids are not.
We had one restaurant only want to talk to me and ignore my family.
We had another place refuse to serve us 1st was well we do cash only then it was well we ran out of the food you want then when asking for what I can see they clearly have it was we are closing.
My kids were singled out at resort by security person. Pool cleared out when we swam.
To see another person of color felt rare.
Written 10 May 2023
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Victor B
Tucson, AZ1,071 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
It’s an awesome and pretty large lake in AZ. The town is fun with lots of shops and restaurants and of course, the legendary London Bridge - I mean the actual bridge from London England, dismantled and shipped across the pond and reassembled in Lake Havasu in 1970. You have to see it, to believe it!
VictorB
Written 23 April 2023
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thevisitor560
Pocatello, ID55 contributions
Mar 2023
Leaving the snow behind for Lake Havasu was the perfect prescription for the Idaho winter blues. With fantastic food and microbrews in Lake Havasu, coupled with the London Bridge history makes it the perfect winter destination.
Written 7 April 2023
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