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.

Lake Havasu City is a wonderful place to live. I moved here 18 years ago and can't ever imagine living anywhere else. Visisting Lake Havasu should be on everyone's bucket list!!
Reviewed by mckeezer
on September 17, 2012
Its simply Paridise !
Reviewed by Captain
on September 17, 2012
Havasu is a fun beautiful place to be. Everyone you pass out walking in the channel says hi.
Reviewed by Mishael
on September 17, 2012
I live here and it is a resort. What could be better.
Reviewed by swansonpamela
on September 17, 2012
We moved to Lake Havasu a year and a half ago. Love, love, love it!!! Everyone is so friendly. A few of our favorite places are Cha Bones, Mad Dogs, Mudsharks and the Martini Bar. The lake is gorgeous and the London Bridge is a MUST SEE!!!
Reviewed by Havasugrammy
on September 17, 2012
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