Lake Havasu City Travel Guide

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Lake Havasu City Highlights

  • Pro
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     Striking desert views and real isolation 

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     Nothing to do but the Lake. 

  • In a nutshell
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     A great place to spend New Years with friends 

Lake Havasu City Things to Do

  • Boat Rentals~Visitor beware!

    Its a good idea to double check which places to rent boats from. Adventure Center taken in one of my photo's obviously does not have any good reviews on the web. There are others located here, so double check before you rent from anyone first. A good idea is to check with the Visitor Center. Below is a web site for the various boat rentals places...

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  • Robert P. McCulloch, Sr.

    Both plaques reads:Robert P. McCulloch, Sr.Top:In grateful memoryRobert P. McCulloch, Sr.Whose purchase of London Bridgein 1968saved it for the enjoyment and useof prosterityBottom:October 10, 1981on this 150th AnniveraryLondon Bridgewas formally dedicated to thecitizens of Lake Havasu City.Visitor Center422 English VillageLake Havasu City, AZ...

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  • British American Friendship

    The plaque reads:British – American Friendship"We are now friends withEngland and with all Mankind."Written by Benjamin Franklin, American PeaceCommissioner in Paris, following the signing of the peacetreaty ending the American RevolutionSeptember 1783With American and British flags flying overhead, a Quit Rent Ceremony is reenacted each October...

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  • City Founders

    The plaque reads:City FoundersLake Havasu City, ArizonaRobert P. McCulloch, Sr, Founderand C.V. Wood, Jr., Master PlannerLondon Bridge was purchased from the city of London on April 18, 1968 for $2,460,000.00. It took three years and another $4,500,000.00 to transport and build the bridge. The Grand Opening took place October 10, 1971. This...

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  • St. Magnus The Martyr

    The plaque reads:This parish boundary mark of the Church of St. Magnus The Martyrwas restored to this bride and presented to the citizensof Lake Havasu City, Arizonaby The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor of LondonSir Lindsay R. Ring, G.B.E., D.Sc., D. Litton the 10th of October 1976The black plaque reads:Dedicated bySir Peter Strudd Lord Mayor of London...

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  • Moments of Freedom

    Located along Thompson's Bay English Village walkway and it reads:The Freedom Bridge Foundation,with special thanks to the deparment of History at Arizona State UniversityPresentMoments of Freedom "76"With every sonte that tells the history of our freedom, there will be moments yet to come. As people from all over the world walk on this path and...

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Lake Havasu City Hotels

Lake Havasu City Restaurants

  • Great Steak and Seafood

    Located at the Nautical Inn Resort - exceptional Seafood and Steak. We had blackened scallops with Blue cheese and a raspberry vinaigrette appetizer that was very yummy! The atmosphere was pleasant and overlooked the lake.

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  • Very Good China Buffet

    The China Buffet Restaurant in Lake Havasu City has a wide variety of well-prepared Chinese food. And it is all you can eat!! The decor is typical of a chinese buffet restaurant, the staff attentive enough. The price was a little chaeper than average, Chicken in Black Bean Sauce. Most any of the seafood.

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  • Great Food and a Microbrewery

    Mudshark offers a widely varied menu of outstanding food. The atmosphere features brick, dark wood, comfortable seating, good music and good service. Check out the beer vats. The menu includes Sandwiches, Burgers, Pasta, Pizza, and salads. There is also of course, a wide variety of beer, ales and lagers. A must visit in the Lake Havasu City area....

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Lake Havasu City Nightlife

  • Hang Out With Fellow Veterans

    Admittedly, this tip is for a limited audience. There is a very active and friendly VFW Post in Lake Havasu City. I came here for a quick Rum and Coke and after the other members bought me three more I had to leave before I drank too much. They were very friendly. This is also the home post for the Regional Commander. No real dress code; but you...

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  • One Word: Kokomos

    The one night club you'll want to go to. It's on the Lake, in view of the London Bridge - it is a multi leveled, indoor/outdoor, nightclub. They have this very sweet, very strong specialty drink, bucket O' cup included (Notice I cannot remember the name of it..... hmmmm its something..... easy......) Anyway it does make dancing the night away that...

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Lake Havasu City Transportation

  • Ferry Schedule ~Havasur Landing Resort...

    Schedules may change. Please check the web site for current hours.~ Arizona Time ~ $2.00 Round Trip ~ (800) 307-3610 ~ Weather Conditions May Delay or Cancel ~:: Regularly Scheduled Departures & Arrivals ::Daily Departure Daily Departure (London Bridge) (Havasu Landing)(6:30am M-F during school months) 6:45 AM----- 7:15 AM 7:45 AM -----8:15 AM8:45...

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  • Fly or Drive, Drive or Fly

    Every year I re-think driving the Havasu..... it's about 10 hours and there is an airport in Havasu..... expensive but America West does fly there. It is cheaper to fly into Vegas but by the time we have ended up renting a car and driving down to Havasu we could have driven from home.... plus the expense of it. But with gas prices lately... even in...

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  • City Transit Services

    Seven days a week and 6am to 9pm Mon-Fri, and 6am to 6pm on Sat and Sun is when the City Transit Services run. The public transit is very nice and clean inside. All you have to do is call them from where you are in Havasu and for 3 bucks they'll take you anywhere in the city.

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Lake Havasu City Shopping

  • Huge mall~

    The Shops at Lake Havasu feature national retail department stores such as Dillard’s and JC Penney, home décor specialty store Kirkland’s, PetSmart, Walmart Supercenter and UltraStar Cinemas. This outdoor mall is the perfect place for a stroll as you shop, complete with fountain and misters to keep you cool during the warmer months.

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  • The Best in fashion in Lake Havasu City...

    LA STYLES IS IN THE ENGLISH VILLAGE 208 UP TOP BY THE BRIDGE ON THE CHANNEL,WHAT A SHOP FOR THE LADYS NOT THAT BEACH WEAR YOU CAN BUY ALL OVER LAKE HAVASU,BUT TOP FASHION AND THE SWIMWEAR IS FIRST CLASS BUT SO IS THE HOLE STORE. THE SERVICE IS THE BEST IN HAVASU.SO IF YOU ARE IN HAVASU LADYS THIS IS THE SHOP!!! DONT MISS THIS ONE!!! THEY HAVE IT...

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  • Tend Toward the Macabre?

    There are a variety of shops in English Town which surrounds the London Bridge. If your taste tends more to the macabre and the different, try The Dungeon.

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Lake Havasu City Local Customs

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    by Nobbe Written Aug 24, 2002

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    In 1968, the City of London decided to sell its bridge for $2.6 million to Robert P. McCulloch, founder of Lake Havasu City, who needed a bridge to connect the city to an island in the lake...

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Lake Havasu City Warnings and Dangers

  • by taratune Written Sep 7, 2008

    We are an older couple (in our fifties) who visited Lake Havasu a few weeks ago. We were ticketed for making an excessive wake on a rented wave runner. We were just learning how to ride the thing and we were barely moving....no way were we being dangerous or destructive or making an excessive wake. We were visiting mid-week and the lake was far from crowded. We were not under the influence and we are not party people on Spring Break. (We had heard that Lake Havasu was tough on spring breakers but thought that we would be ok because we are a middle age family on vacation.) Well... we were mistaken.....and we wont be taken again. The fine was $185 and the letter says that we have to appear in person to even request a hearing and then return again for our day in court.

    Thanks to the information we have learned from reading the blogs and news reports....we know we are not alone. Many tourist beside us....are upset about what seems to be a very lucrative "ticketing" policy that effects car drivers and boaters.

    We have also learned that is not worth the risk of returning to fight this outrageous ticket (though we only live a few hours away) because the system seems to be designed to make money off of us. According to other reports.... The Lake Havasu Judge has boasted about bringing in money to the city coffers......and he used to supervise the very officers who are targeting the tourist with trumped up tickets. One person called him a modern day Judge Roy Bean......We wish we had done our homework before we left for Lake Havasu.....we hope that our experience is helpful to others planning to visit. All I can say....is at least.....know before you go.......or you might be sorry.

    P.S. Can anyone tell me where to get one of those "Boycott Lake Havasu" bumper stickers that I keep reading about?

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Lake Havasu City What to Pack

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    by PerryandAmy Written Feb 20, 2004

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bathing suits, warm weather wear, sandles, flip flops, sunglasses, hats, walking shoes, ma'de gra beads (if you are on spring break),cool nightlife outfits and nice shoes.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Aloe Vera Gel, Sunscreen, and the things that you use every day. Condoms!

    Photo Equipment: Video camera, camera, underwater camera.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: water toys (rafts,goggels etc), sand toys, towels for the beach,lawn chairs, tent and campground supplies if you plan to stay at Crazy Horse Campgrounds. Beer Keg, beer bong.

    Miscellaneous: Lots of money! SO you won't run out.

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Lake Havasu City Off The Beaten Path

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    by extremist Written Sep 13, 2005

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    Lake Havasu wasn't on our trip, but we decided to check it out! It was about 103 degrees when we drove thru there. So I jumped in the lake, and found that there were fresh water clams in the lake. There were power boats and lots of action in the water that day.

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Lake Havasu City Sports & Outdoors

  • Boating on Lake Havasu

    Lake Havasu City exists because of Lake Havasu so boating is very important here. There are boating docks all around the lake including some right by London Bridge.

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  • Cattail Cove: Lookout Point

    There is also a short but steep trail leading to a Lookout Point and a Camping Area on the opposite side of the parking lot from Whyte's Trail. Good walking shoes, plenty of water, sunscreen, a hat, weather appropriate clothing. Maybe a snack.

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  • Cattail Cove: Whyte's Trail

    Whyte's Trail is 1.5 miles each way and follows the shoreline of Lake Havasu, providing an excellent view of the lower portion of the Colorado River, the Whitsett Pumping Station and Parker Dam. The shoreline portion of the trail ends at Whytes Retreat (called Dog Beach by some), one of the boat-in campsites. The trail is very short "as the crow...

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  • Lake Havasu City

    Lake Havasu City is a retirement town . There is not much to see except for golf courses and mobile home dealerships. They do have the original " London Bridge " which was dismantled in London and rebuilt in the Arizona desert .If you return to Vegas in the late afternoon vis highway 95 and 163 you should get a very interesting view of the Black...

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  • Pretty much about Lake Havasu...

    Pretty much about Lake Havasu City takes place around the famous London Bridge.

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