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Popular amenities for Lake Havasu City vacation rentals

Stay near Lake Havasu City's top sights

London Bridge Beach117 locals recommend
ChaBones95 locals recommend
Blue Chair73 locals recommend
College Street Brewhouse & Pub72 locals recommend
Flying X Saloon68 locals recommend
The Red Onion67 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Lake Havasu City

  • Total rentals

    1.8K properties

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $10 before taxes and fees

  • Total number of reviews

    53K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    1.5K properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    580 properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    1.3K properties have a pool

Your guide to Lake Havasu City

All About Lake Havasu City

A human-made oasis in the Sonoran Desert, Lake Havasu City is a 1960s-era planned community on the banks of an artificial lake. The sunny weather and large blue reservoir — formed by damming the Colorado River — draws boaters, fishers, and water recreationists from all corners of the Southwestern United States. Hikers and wildlife watchers hit trails through the arid Arizona landscapes, a habitat for many migratory birds. The city has its surprises, too: Founded by an eccentric chainsaw magnate, Lake Havasu City is perhaps best known for the real-life London Bridge, which was relocated here to attract tourists and new residents. The gimmick worked, as the bridge now ranks among the most popular attractions in Arizona.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Lake Havasu City

It’s almost always hot and dry in Lake Havasu City, which experiences a desert climate. As with much of the Southwest, you can expect more than 300 sunny days a year. Also common: extreme temperatures in the summer, when average highs exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit from June through September. In fact, Lake Havasu City holds the record for the hottest temperature observed in Arizona history (128 degrees). You’ll need to drink lots of water and watch overexertion in the summer.

If you’re not accustomed to this kind of heat, the other seasons are a safer bet. Spring is among the most popular times to visit, with pleasant highs in the 70s. From April through May, you can expect highs in the 80s and 90s. October and November offer similar conditions. Winter is the coolest time of year — but you can’t really consider average highs in the 60s cold. In other words, you’ll want to pack sunscreen even in January.

Top things to do in Lake Havasu City

London Bridge

The town’s most famous attraction is a true American oddity: In 1968, a chainsaw magnate paid $2.46 million — almost $20 million in today’s dollars — to the City of London. More than 10,000 tons of granite blocks were dismantled and relocated to the Arizona desert, where the bridge now connects an island resort in the Colorado River with the main town’s development.

Havasu National Wildlife Refuge

About 42 miles north of Lake Havasu City lies one of the most scenic wildlife refuges along the Colorado River. President Franklin D. Roosevelt created Havasu National Wildlife Refuge by Executive Order in 1941 to preserve the migratory habitat for hundreds of bird species. It’s a popular spot for hiking the mountainous terrain as well as paddling through Topock Gorge.


As you explore the lake, you may notice a series of familiar-looking lighthouses — perhaps an odd sight in landlocked Arizona. More than two dozen scaled-down replicas of well-known U.S. lighthouses dot the shoreline, originally built to aid nighttime navigation of the lake.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Lake Havasu City?

    Lake Havasu City experiences hot desert weather, with summer temperatures reaching up to 107°F (42°C). Winters are mild with temperatures between 60°F to 70°F (15°C to 21°C).

  • What are some of the best things to do in Lake Havasu City?

    Visitors frequently engage in water sports on Lake Havasu, visit the famous London Bridge, discover Balloonfest in winter, or hike the various desert trails.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Lake Havasu City?

    Spring and fall are the most popular times to visit Lake Havasu City due to moderate temperatures. The Havasu Balloon Festival in January and the IJSBA World Finals jet ski competition in October are notable local events.

  • What are the best places to stay in Lake Havasu City?

    The areas around Downtown, the London Bridge, and the State Park are typically popular for visitors to stay due to their close proximity to main attractions and amenities.

  • What are the best places to visit in Lake Havasu City?

    The most visited places include the iconic London Bridge, Lake Havasu State Park, Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, and the Lake Havasu Museum of History.

  • What are some hiking trails in Lake Havasu City?

    Sara's Crack Trail and the SARA Park Wash Area are popular hiking spots. The Crack in the Mountain trail and the Island Trail provide scenic views of the lake and desert landscape.

  • What are some family activities to do in Lake Havasu City?

    Families can explore the Lake Havasu State Park, take a guided boat tour on the Colorado River, visit the Lake Havasu Museum of History, or participate in an interactive scavenger hunt around the city.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Lake Havasu City?

    Day trips could include exploring the nearby Mojave Desert, visiting the historic Oatman Ghost Town, or touring the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Lake Havasu City?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 760 vacation rentals in Lake Havasu City featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Lake Havasu City?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Lake Havasu City. Choose from more than 580 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

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