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 has the most helpful and kind people. Everyone that visits, or moves here, comments on the friendliness of the people.
Reviewed by Lbrccsheehy
on September 17, 2012
Freindly people and Fun Fun Fun. If you love the water and beautiful scenery this is the place to be.
Reviewed by DianeH
on September 17, 2012
Lake Havasu is simply perfect! The whole town has a feeling of being on vacation year round. If you love sunshine, friendly people, an awesome lake, beautiful desert habitat and great bang for your buck, then LAKE HAVASU CITY is the place for you. My wife and I visited here Christmas of 2002 and three months later packed up and moved, leaving the snow of Upstate New York as a distant memory. WE LOVE IT HERE and you will too!
Reviewed by timhodgeaz
on September 17, 2012
Just love this place. Always something to do.
Reviewed by alacomma
on September 17, 2012
The people are the best; I have been here for 3 years now and was only going to stay 2 weeks. It's a beauitiful place to live and work.
Reviewed by dwhite
on September 17, 2012
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