Whether you prefer to be on foot, jetting across the water or up in the air, Lake Havasu City offers exciting tours to explore Arizona’s cultural history and natural beauty. Everyone from history buffs to fun-seekers have plenty of options to spend the day – or night – in Lake Havasu City. It’s your vacation, so get out and see the sights.
Lace up your walking shoes and trek around, over and under the London Bridge while hearing the story of how this famous bridge found its unlikely home in Lake Havasu City on the London Bridge Historic Walking Tour. Learn interesting tidbits about how the bridge was meticulously disassembled and each individual brick was labeled to ensure that the bridge looked exactly the same when reassembled in the U.S.
Get off the beaten path and explore the rugged beauty around Lake Havasu with the off-roading Havasu Adventure Company Jeep Tours. In addition to getting up close and personal with local plant and wildlife, you’ll also witness unbelievable sunsets without city lights spoiling the view. If you’d rather be behind the wheel yourself, you can tag along in your own 4x4, following the Jeep so you don’t have to navigate through the terrain on your own.
Get a bird’s-eye view of Topock Gorge on the Colorado River aboard a single-propeller plane with Hav-N-Fun Scenic Flights. While flying through the clear skies, you’ll see amazing views of the rugged landscape below, including California to the west, Arizona to the east and Parker Dam to the south. The small size of the prop plane ensures the tour will be intimate while still delivering big fun as you learn about the natural history of the region.
If going where the gentle wind takes you is more your style, check out Wanderlust Hot Air Balloon Rides. On your lighter-than-air personal tour, you’ll witness breathtaking views of the Lake Havasu area in a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Once back on the ground, you’ll be treated to a homemade picnic as you fondly remember your trip to the clouds. You’ll only have to share the flight with a few, but after you land, you’re bound to share the experience with many.
Set sail for high-speed adventure on board Starship 2010 with Bluewater Jet Boat Tours. Taking you upriver to Topock Gorge from Lake Havasu City, Captain Kenn McKinney will point out breathtaking views of Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, jagged rock formations and 3,500-year-old Indian petroglyphs. Keep your eyes peeled for bighorn sheep, coyotes and other wildlife along the Colorado River, then head inside the air-conditioned cabin for a quick snack.
Hop aboard Serenity Now a three-hour Sunset Experience tour with Sunset Charter & Tour Co.Captain Kenny Samp will sail you along Lake Havasu’s calm waters, visiting popular coves and stunningly beautiful rock formations while sharing the history of the region. The real show, however, starts when the sun begins to head down on the horizon providing a spectacular sunset you’ll never forget followed by some of the best stargazing around.
Brought to you by the Lake Havasu City Convention & Visitors Bureau, (800) 242-8278, (928) 453-3444, www.golakehavasu.com.