About Lake Havasu City

If you’re looking for a fun family vacation spot, look no further than Lake Havasu City. Located on a reservoir on the mighty Colorado River, it’s an action-packed oasis in the desert landscape of Arizona. Its stunning lakeside location and long list of great activities make for an exciting escape. Not only that, Lake Havasu – known as Arizona’s playground – enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine throughout the year.

On FlipKey, there are hundreds of vacation rentals awaiting your arrival, from roomy houses with pools perfect for families, to lakeside homes with incredible views.

Fun things to see & do in Lake Havasu City

It’s difficult to imagine a more ideal destination for a family vacation than Lake Havasu. The lake’s clear Colorado River water is perfect for swimming, with no dangerous currents or fish like many locations on the coast. Rotary Beach is the city’s largest waterfront park, with over 40 acres comprising beautiful beach, volleyball courts, restrooms, skate park and pathways for long waterfront walks.

Lake Havasu’s most famous attraction is probably the original London Bridge. Built in the 1830s, it originally spanned the River Thames in London, England, before being dismantled and rebuilt in Arizona in the 1960s. Now it stands over a manmade canal and draws tourists from across the world.

London Bridge Beach is just a short stroll away from the city’s iconic attraction. It’s a popular spot for many visitors to take a dip in the water – in the summer, daytime temperatures regularly pass 100 degrees, so the beach is an ideal place to cool off when the heat kicks in! If you’re looking to escape the sun completely, don’t miss the splash pools and slides of the Lake Havasu Aquatic Center.

Watersports central

If you’re a watersport fan, be sure to visit Lake Havasu City in October when it hosts the World Final Jet Ski competition. In a thrilling schedule of races and display, the best jet ski riders on the planet gather to compete and wow the audience. But the fun keeps going all year round, with boating on the lake a popular pastime, too. 

But there’s way more to Lake Havasu than water-related activities. Its surrounding mountains and desert provide hiking trails aplenty with some of the most spectacular desert scenery in the Southwest United States. Thrill-seekers will love taking to the skies in a vintage aircraft, while more sedate explorers will adore the views from a hot air balloon ride.

Outside the city

Start your adventure outside the city with a visit to Lake Havasu State Park. Its clean and sandy Windsor beach has picnic tables perfect for a lakeside lunch, or watching the spectacular sunset. There are also plenty of mooring places for hired or private boats. Head a little further north upriver and you’ll discover the magnificent landscape of the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge. An ideal spot for fishing or simply admiring the scenery, you’ll be stunned by your surroundings.

Whether you’re planning a fun family vacation or an action-packed outdoor adventure, Lake Havasu City is the perfect place to do it. Browse our vacation rentals and find your perfect base.