Arizona is an amazing state that has a lot to offer the traveler. My favorite spot is Lake Havasu City. I lived there for awhile, so I learned a lot about the area and all it has to offer. Now if you’re younger and looking for a cool place to party, this is the spot for spring break.
There is so much to do but most everyone seems to find their way on the lake. There are several nice spots to check out on the lake. Copper Canyon is a crowd favorite. The sandbar and the channel are also nice to hang out in. The fun thing about it is the amount of people on the lake. You can pull up to any of these spots and hang out with everyone there. It is just one big party, hop from boat to boat and mingle with everyone.
After it gets a little late and everyone is getting off the lake, you have a good selection of restaurants to enjoy a nice dinner. My personal favorite is Shugrue’s. They have excellent steaks and seafood. Cha’bones is a newer place, they have excellent food as well. In the same shopping center as Shugrues, you have barley brothers. Go there and try their nice selection of brews. There is a lot of other restaurants to choose from but those are my personal favorites.
After you’ve enjoyed a good meal and you feel like having a couple drinks, head right over to Martini Bay. It is located in the London Bridge resort. It is a very relaxed environment and very nicely furnished. They have live music certain nights of the week. I heard some very good jazz there. When you’ve had you’re fun there,
if you are still looking for another spot to go, just head down to Kokomo Havasu. Its in the same resort, just walk down from martini bay. This is the premier club in Havasu. They have great music, great people and a very fun atmosphere. They have enough bar area so you don’t have to worry about waiting too long on a drink even when it is busy and believe me, this place gets busy. It is the after hours spot. Another option is the Red Room. Its a great place too, not the same atmosphere as Kokomo, but it is a very upscale and fun place to hang out.
So after you’ve partied all night and had a great time, get some rest in one of the many hotels in the area. If you feel like playing a little golf, there are some great courses to choose from. My personal favorite is the Refuge. It is an Arnold Palmer designed course. It is tough but fun to play. It offers some great views of the mountains and the lake, so put your camera in your bag. Another nice course is the London Bridge course. They have an east and west course. My personal preference is west. There are some more budget friendly courses in the area but I definitely recommend those 2. You will definitely enjoy them.
Another great thing about Havasu is how close it is to a lot of other places. You are just 30 mins from Parker, a little over an hour from Laughlin, and just a couple of hours from Vegas. If you don’t want to drive to a casino, you are in luck. There is a casino just across the lake and you can catch a ferry over there just down from your hotel. They have machines, blackjack and probably a poker room since the last time I was out there. Whatever you are into, Lake Havasu City definitely has something to offer. From the beautiful lake to the energetic nightlife, you cant be bored in Havasu.