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 the friendliest place in the world, hands down!
Reviewed by Doug195853
on September 17, 2012
There's so much to do in Lake Havasu year round. Camping, hiking, water sports... Great restraunts and friendly locals. Love visiting!
Reviewed by spope71
on September 17, 2012
I came to this town because it is so friendly, and you can be yourself. People are very accepting of all styles, and personalities. You will find people of every age group hanging out and getting along. And how can you beat 360+ days of sun on the fastest lake in the West!
Reviewed by scscm
on September 17, 2012
It is most definitely a friendly town, even amongst out-of-town boaters. Not only is LH a great place for the water sport fanatic, but the sunsets and evenings are amazing! It truly is an Oasis in the desert!
Reviewed by rhummngbird
on September 17, 2012
Lake Havasu City, AZ is my neighbor city.. I currently live in Bullhead City, AZ. I visit Lake Havasu City often for fun, shopping, and rest & relaxation. It's the best place anyplace for friendly. I luv Lake Havasu City, so will you!
Reviewed by butchwaz
on September 17, 2012
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