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So, who remembers the classic marketing campaign for a famous fast food chain that proclaimed, “you deserve a break today?” If you need a break today, for the month of October, or even for the winter, may I suggest Lake Havsu City, Arizona and Crazy Horse Campgrounds?

From simply finding a shady place on the shores of Lake Havasu to enjoy a colorful sunset or to kick back with a good book to a diverse array of exciting festivals, Lake Havasu’s oldest RV Park and campground located on the island just across the London Bridge is your oasis from everyday life. You are promised stunning views from most sites, and access to boat and jet ski rentals.

Nearby are a diverse array of shopping opportunities, restaurants, award winning microbreweries, a critically acclaimed professional golf course, and London Bridge Village, focal point for many of Lake Havasu’s famous festivals. Nearby is the historic desert crossroads of Kingman on Route 66, Oatman, the liveliest ghost town in Arizona, and pine forested Hualapai Mountain Park.

The October events calendar in Lake Havasu City and Kingman is chock fill of exciting festivals. For something a bit different consider joining the fun at Bikes to Bars on October 6. Locals and visitor alike pedal to the downtown district, meet at Gallagher’s Pub, and enjoy an evening under a stary desert sky with a unique bar hop.

Scheduled for October 14 is “Be a Tourist in Your Own Town.” In commemoration of the 52nd anniversary of the rededication of the London Bridge, this fun event centers on the fascinating self-guided London Bridge walking tour. There is an array of family-friendly events including a scavenger hunt, petting zoo, movies, and a Havasu word search.

And just sixty scenic miles to the east, on October 13 – 14, the Kingman Route 66 Fest in Kingman, Arizona celebrates all things Route 66. The festival is held in beautiful Lewis Kingman Park located a few miles from the city’s vibrant hsitoric district.

The fest feature live bands, a beer garden serving regional craft beers, food and craft vendors, and a motorcycle, classic car, and vintag travel trailer show. Also on the schedule are a pin up contest, Route 66 displays, fun activity zones, and a Route 66 zipline. A free shuttle to historic downtown Kingman is provided.

In downtown Kingman there are award winning microbreweries, restaurants, and museums. A great way to explore the historic heart of Kingman is with the innovative narrated, self guided walking tour that begins at Depot Plaza along Route 66 in front of the historic depot. The tour, A Walkabout in Kingman with Jim Hinckley is narrated by Jim Hinckley, creator of the Jim Hinckley’s America network, and an internationally acclaimed author, historian, and humorist.

You deserve a break today. So, make your reservations for a space at Crazy Horse Campgrounds in Lake Havasu City, and take a break from the hustle and bustle. Come for a weekend or a week, and stay for the winter.