9 Best Things To Do in Lake Havasu, Arizona

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9 Best Things To Do in Lake Havasu, Arizona

If you’re looking for things to do in Lake Havasu, Arizona, this is the place for you!

Over the last five years, my wife and I have been traveling the USA full time in our vintage Airstream. We’ve found that Arizona is a great winter travel destination. Lake Havasu is our go-to spot to beat the cold weather.

The city has it all; lots of nature, great shopping, beer, wine, and ATV activities.

Today we’re sharing the best of what’s around.

Let’s dive in!

London Bridge

Price: Free

Why You’ll Love It: Yes, there is an actual London Bridge in Lake Havasu City. This bridge was originally established sometime between 1176 – 1209. Over the years it began to sink in the mud and with the arrival of heavier vehicles, it didn’t help.

So, in an attempt to recover losses a London Council put the bridge up for sale which was bought and placed in Lake Havasu City. Much safer now, it’s a must-see thing to do in Lake Havasu City.

Address: 1340 McCulloch Blvd, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

What’s the Word: A recent review on Google said, “Very cool piece of English history and craftsmanship. I am glad I got to see and walk over this bridge. Lake Havasu City is also a great steward for the bridge.”

Lake Havasu AZ Vibe Score: 9.1/10

Lake Havasu State Park

Price: $20

Why You’ll Love It: Looking for a place to play on the water? Lake Havasu State Park is the right place to do it. There are large beaches for swimming and playing on the water with your boat. There are also boat rentals. It’s just the place you want to visit to have fun in the sun.

Address: 699 London Bridge Rd, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

What’s the Word: A recent review on Google says, “Lake Havasu State Park is an absolutely beautiful state park. If you like to enjoy your summer by the lake and just simply enjoying life and everything it has to offer, then you need to spend a summer weekend at Lake Havasu State Park. It’s truly beautiful. I love it here. Can’t wait to come back and enjoy more of this beautiful place.”

Lake Havasu AZ Vibe Score: 9.8/10

Lake Havasu Lighthouses

Price: Free

Why You’ll Love It: Did you know there are 28 lighthouses in Lake Havasu City? The Lighthouse Club in the city built these replica lighthouses around the lake. They are fully functioning lighthouses and worth checking out a couple if not all of them, if you want to make a game out of it.

Address: 5 Main St, Havasu Lake, CA 92363

What’s the Word: A recent review on TripAdvisor says, “The light houses were fun to look out for while boating. They helped us a lot navigate around. We fished by some too.”

Lake Havasu AZ Vibe Score: 9.2/10

Rotary Community Park

Price: Free

Why You’ll Love It: If you’re looking for a great park to spend the day at and go swimming and not have to pay state park fees, you should visit the Rotary Community Park. This park has boat access, lots of picnic tables, volleyball courts and beaches for swimming.

It’s a great place to spend the day with the family.

Address:1400 S Smoketree Ave, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

What’s the Word: A recent Google review says, “Beautifully maintained park with enhanced shoreline, picnic shelters, swimming area, skatepark, children’s playground, parking, restrooms, green space, and ball field. Hand launch your kayak or paddle board, or power walk on the trails. Rotary Park is popular with both locals and guests.”

Lake Havasu AZ Vibe Score: 9.8/10

Backpacker Hiking on a lava field in New Mexico. USA.

Lake Havasu Museum of History

Price: $7.50

Why You’ll Love It: If you want to get out of the heat and learn about the history of Lake Havasu you should check out this museum.

The museum has well put together exhibits that teach about the history of the area. I think you will be surprised to learn there is more history than meets the eye.

Address: 320 London Bridge Rd, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

What’s the Word: A recent Google review says, “Lake Havasu has a unique history and this museum explains it in a way that is fun for all ages. It’s neat to see the exhibits about McCullough. The museum helpers we’re great to explain some of the interesting pictures and facts that were important to the history. They had a fun scavenger hunt for the kids and when they finished that they could color and build things in the child area. Plan for at least an hour to get through it.”

Lake Havasu AZ Vibe Score: 9.2/10

Brewery: Barley Brothers Restaurant and Brewery

Price: Starting at $5

Why You’ll Love It:  If you like to try new local beers you should check out Barley Brothers. They have a great selection of beers and good food. It’s also within walking distance of the London Bridge. 

Address: 1425 McCulloch Blvd N, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

What’s the Word: A recent review on Google says, “Very relaxed place to enjoy lunch and have a few beers, food was good staff was friendly”

Lake Havasu AZ Vibe Score: 9.6/10

Distillery: Copper Still Distillery

Price: Starting at $8

Why You’ll Love It: If you want a more unique experience the Copper Still Distillery is your place. This distillery handcrafts moonshine, whiskey and vodka. They also make some very unique cocktails that don’t disappoint. 

Address: 1600 W Acoma Blvd Ste65, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

What’s the Word: A recent Google review says, “Outstanding establishment!  The owners are wonderful amazing people!  The drinks are fabulous! Very cozy comfortable distillery!!!”

Lake Havasu AZ Vibe Score: 9.7/10

Best Campground: Lake Havasu State Park

Price: Starting at $35

Why You’ll Love It: There is no better place to camp in Lake Havasu then at the state park. You couldn’t ask for a better location with the campground being next to the water. You can play all day and return to your camp for a break at any time without having to drive. They also have large sites with 50-amp hookups.

Pro Tip: Lake Havasu has SO MANY camping options. These are the best RV parks & this is the best free camping spot.

Address: 699 London Bridge Rd, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

What’s the Word: A recent review from Campendium says, “There wasn’t anything I didn’t enjoy about this park. Beautiful area right on the water. We camped in the mid section but still had a view of the water. Close walk to the beach area. Picnic tables on the beach where we watched the sun set behind the mountains at the back side of the lake.”

Lake Havasu AZ Vibe Score: 9.4/10

Hotel: HEAT Hotel

Price: Starting at $180

Why You’ll Love It: Need a place to stay? Check out Heat Hotel. It’s waterfront and right in town. It’s perfect for getting on the water or walking distance to restaurants. The rooms are nice and the hotel offers lots of amenities. 

Address: 1420 McCulloch Blvd N, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

What’s the Word: A recent review on Google says, “Amazing experience! Everything was super clean and service was extremely friendly in every way! This hotel is THE Place to be! Easy to get to, parking directly in front of the lobby, downstairs suites are spectacular but the upper floors have better views! Walking distance to boat, jet ski rentals, and phenomenal view of the London Bridge! There are walkways up and down the channel. Everything felt SUPER safe and this hotel was gorgeous for this area!”

Lake Havasu AZ Vibe Score: 9.3/10

Trip Routing to Lake Havasu

If you’re traveling with an RV (or large vehicle), trip planning to Lake Havasu is essential.

With RV Trip Wizard you can get a much better understanding of what to expect for a travel day. After spending a big amount of money on an RV, you don’t want to run into a low hanging bridge!

We use RV Trip Wizard to route our cross country trips. With tools like budgeting, fuel planning, and avoiding bridges, we can easily travel safely through the USA.

Here’s how to sign up to RV Trip Wizard for free.

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