For folks that live in the north country, Lake Havasu City, Arizona might be the perfect winter oasis where you can wait for the return of warm spring temperatures. And if you live in the confines of the Los Angeles metro area, or the desert southwest, Lake Havasu City is ideally suited for a winter weekend getaway.
Lake Havasu City is a beautiful destination in Arizona that offers a variety of attractions and events for visitors of all ages and interests. Whether you’re into boating, fishing, hiking, golfing, shopping, or just relaxing by the water, Lake Havasu City has something for you.
Here are a few of the reasons why you should make Lake Havasu City your winter oasis this year:
- The weather is amazing. Lake Havasu City has an average high temperature of 67°F (19°C) and an average low of 43°F (6°C) in December, January, and February. That means you can enjoy the outdoors without freezing or sweating too much. Plus, the sun shines almost every day, so you can get your vitamin D fix and boost your mood.
- The lake is awesome. Lake Havasu is one of the largest reservoirs in the United States, with a surface area of 19,300 acres (78 km2) and a shoreline of canyons and secluded beaches. It’s also one of the most scenic lakes in the country, with clear blue water and stunning views of the surrounding mountains and desert. You can rent a boat, kayak, jet ski, or paddleboard and explore the lake at your own pace. You can also fish for bass, catfish, crappie, and more, or join a guided tour and learn about the history and wildlife of the lake.
- The events are fun. Lake Havasu City hosts many exciting events throughout the winter season that cater to different tastes and preferences. For example, you can check out the London Bridge Renaissance Faire in January, where you can experience medieval music, food, crafts, games, and entertainment. Or you can attend the Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair in February, where you can watch hundreds of colorful hot air balloons fill the sky and enjoy carnival rides, live music, food vendors, and more. Or you can join the Winterfest Street Festival in February, where you can browse over 200 booths of arts, crafts, jewelry, clothing, and more.
- The attractions are diverse. Lake Havasu City has more than just a lake to offer. It is home to Mudshark Brewery and Public House, a producer of award winning beers. You can also visit the famous London Bridge, which was relocated from England in 1968 and is now a popular landmark and tourist attraction. You can learn about its history at the visitor center. Then there is the Lake Havasu Museum of History, which showcases the cultural and natural heritage of the area. Or you can enjoy some nature at the Lake Havasu State Park, which features a white sand beach, picnic areas, hiking trails, and wildlife viewing opportunities.
As you can see, Lake Havasu City is a great place to visit this winter if you’re looking for some sun, fun, and adventure. So don’t wait any longer, book your stay at Crazy Horse Campgrounds on the picturesque shore of Lake Havasu today. This year make some memories under the esert sun in Lake Havasu City.
Written by Jim Hinckley of Jim Hinckley’s America.