We get a lot of calls from people asking the best way to get out on the water
Lake Havasu City, Ariz. (Vocus) July 22, 2009
While much of the southwest continues to feel the heat and weather forecasters predicting much of the same, Lake Havasu City has some options for people looking to escape the sun.
Lake Havasu City is a popular summer destination located just three hours from Phoenix. While it too sees the high temperatures most of Arizona feels, the blue waters of Lake Havasu keep people cool. “The lake is such a popular stop for people looking to beat the heat,” said Teri Eckles, Travel Counselor with the Lake Havasu City Convention and Visitors Bureau. “We get a lot of calls from people asking the best way to get out on the water,” she said.
Indeed this 45 mile long reservoir is a haven for those looking to cool off. The largest launch facility on the lake, Lake Havasu State Park, is also the highest attended facility in Arizona State Parks system. Other launch facilities include Site 6, owned by Lake Havasu City, as well as a few private launch ramps located at the Havasu Marina, The Nautical beachfront resort, and a few others in the area.
Someone looking for a cool down can also go to one of the many beaches that line the lake. Rotary Park, one of the most popular, is a beautiful facility with sandy beaches looking across Lake Havasu to the rugged mountains in California on one side and lush grass, verdant shade trees and several play grounds for kids on the other.
Visitors looking to completely stay out of the sun can explore the Havasu Aquatic center, a large indoor facility housing Arizona’s only indoor wave pool. An excellent choice for parties or just to take a dip, it’s only minutes from the city’s hotels.
Off the shore, there are numerous ways to keep cool too. One local business is helping people beat is Scoops, a traditional ice cream and soda shop on McCulloch boulevard in the heart of the city’s Mainstreet District. Scoops harkens back to simpler days, and makes a great treat for families. With the traditional items one would expect from an ice cream shop, as well as healthy yet delicious alternatives, they have quickly become a favorite stop for locals and visitors alike.
For those who prefer to cool off with an adult beverage, Lake Havasu City is home to popular microbreweries. Barley Brother’s Brewery specializes in tantalizing drafts featuring seasonal beers. During the summer, this means lighter beers that cool and refresh. Located adjacent to the world famous London Bridge, it offers views as amazing as their creations.
Mudshark Brewery is another popular stop, offering long time favorites like the Dry Heat Heffeweizen and the Upriver Lager. A recent addition to their lineup is the Save The Double-Decker Brown Ale. This is a beer aimed at helping the brewery restore a double-decker bus that was brought to the city during the town’s founding. The goal is to eventually use the bus to offer tours, pub crawls and more.
As the temperatures heat up in Arizona, turn to Lake Havasu City to stay cool. To look for more ideas, find discounts on hotels and more, visit http://www.golakehavasu.com.
Jarrod Lyman-PR Manager
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