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An expert's take on Lake Havasu City

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posted February 19, 2019
Arizona is home to a number of interesting and eclectic cities, each with its own charm and attractions. Here, we take a closer look at Lake Havasu City, which is renowned for its outdoor activities, many of which center around its namesake lake.

Responses provided by Jason Castellucci of the Lake Havasu City CVB

Why is Lake Havasu City a great place for groups?

With its London Bridge, pristine lake, friendly community, abundance of sunshine and ideal weather, Lake Havasu City is a natural draw for groups from around the world. America’s Best Communities named the city, which offers welcoming hospitality and a laid-back vibe, as one of the top three rural communities in the country.

What are three local places for outdoor adventure?

Lake Havasu State Park, Topock Gorge, Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge

What some other can’t-miss options?

The London Bridge Tour, Sunset Charter & Tour Company’s Sunset Experience aboard Serenity Now, Lake Havasu’s lighthouses

What are a couple of your top annual festivals?

Havasu Balloon Festival & Fair (January), Lake Havasu City Rockabilly Reunion (February), Bluegrass on the Beach Music Festival (March)

What advice would help a tour operator package your area?

Within about two to three hours of Lake Havasu City, visiting groups can enjoy a variety of experiences not available anywhere else in the country, including one of the longest continuous sections of Route 66 and the nearby Grand Canyon Skywalk.

To learn more, reach out to the CVB's Jackie Leatherman or visit

Top photo: Havasu Balloon Festival & Fair
Photo by Go Lake Havasu


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