Lake Havasu City, Arizona


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

4 Votes - "Most Fun"
1 Votes - "Best for Geocaching"


Also known as “Arizona’s Playground”, Lake Havasu City enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year. Those who relish the outdoors will have a great time at this adventurous hotspot, where fishing and hiking are everyday activities. Those looking to fish can expect to catch black (large and small-mouth) bass, striper, panfish and catfish.

Lake Havasu is a great waterfront experience for families. It offers beautiful sandy lake beaches and clean, clear, fresh water with little to no waves. Water temperatures are ideal for cooling off in the summer, and lukewarm into the fall. Beaches are dog--and boat--friendly. Recreation-wise, the city is also known for its off-road trails, sand dunes, canyons, and open desert for you to explore at your own pace. If you want a taste of all the city has to offer, try an Arizona Adventure Tour, where you’ll see amazing views and learn the stories behind them.

If you’re looking for gambling thrills in the Southwest without the chaos and hassle of Las Vegas, look no further than Lake Havasu City. It’s home to Havasu Landing Casino Lakeside Resort and Bluewater Resort and Casino. Casual gamers and serious gamblers can enjoy themselves here, with options from simple slots to card rooms with blackjack or poker.

For shoppers, Lake Havasu City has plenty of one-of-a-kind shops as well as bigger name chain stores. The Island Fashion Mall is unique in its location, with restaurants overlooking the Bridgewater Channel.

we have lived in the most wonderfull place in the united states for 39 years. in LAKE HAVASU every day when you get of work your on vacation. every one is always friendly and helpfull, every weekend there ia some type of activity, boating, car shows,rodeo, autoraces, ect. in the fall winter and spring HAVASU has on sunday the largest swapmeet in AZ. you can go for four wheel rides in the mountians...and you will always find a friendly face
Reviewed by raywagner
on September 17, 2012
Every single day I get to see mountains, water, and beautiful sunsets! What I like most is how friendly all the people are!
Reviewed by roll04
on September 17, 2012
Everybody is happy because it's so friendly and beautiful.
Reviewed by lindaray
on September 17, 2012
The greatest little town, with the friendiest people I have ever met.
Reviewed by rickanddale
on September 17, 2012
Lake Havasu and the Colorado River are one of the most beautiful parts of Arizona. Boating on the river is exciting, and often you are able to view wildlife that you could not see from anywhere BUT the river. I also love the nightlife! BJ's is a great night spot! My favorite breakfast is served at the Black Bear Diner If you have never been, I suggest that you visit soon! Come and say "HI" I'll be the one on the purple boat!
Reviewed by saunieindiego
on September 17, 2012
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