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Summer visitors flock to Havasu

Summer visitors sailing and swimming at LH’s Bridgewater Channel. Photo by Phaedra Vernonique

LAKE HAVASU CITY – Summer is now in the air, and Lake Havasu still remains the number one vacation spot of many tourists. Whether it be for work or play, summer visitors flock to Lake Havasu each year for a full dose of fun in the sun and ultimate relaxation.

If you just so happen to take in a late afternoon stroll along the Bridgewater Channel, the area is pleasantly bombarded with kayaking, swimming, and boating. The sand is filled up with beach goers taking up sun rays and the relaxing ambience.  

Many of the summer jobs in Lake Havasu consist of student internships and healthcare related positions. For seasonal visitors like Michelle of El Paso, her current occupation as a traveling nurse is what has brought her to Havasu this year.  

From left to right, Jayde, Paisley, and Miley. Idaho cousins enjoying a swim in their grandparents backyard. Photo courtesy Nancy Hagarty

Her favorite part of spending the summer here is being able to really view the mountains up close. An amazing advantage that the tourist says is a major plus since it’s an experience that cannot be enjoyed in her own hometown. The healthcare worker also loves swimming and relaxing at the beach.   

Summers spent in Havasu is also a wonderful opportunity for children to spend time with extended family like cousins and grandparents. Jayde 15, along with her cousins Brooklyn 17, Miley 15, and Paisley 9, have been visiting family during the summer in Lake Havasu for more than four years.  

The girls are residents of Idaho and love spending time at their grandparent’s house. It’s a refreshing change from cool weather to warm summer temperatures. According to the four cousins, a perfect summer day in Lake Havasu is shopping at the town’s various department stores, swimming at Havasu’s Nautical Beachfront Resort, and bouncing at Altitude Trampoline Park. They would top the day off by catching a movie at one of the local theaters.

Summer visitor Michelle of El Paso enjoying a relaxing day at the beach along Bridgewater Channel. Photo by Phaedra Veronique

What does your ideal vacation look like in Lake Havasu? You might be amazed to discover that this town has activities that everyone can enjoy, such as taking in the many restaurant choices, live music, boutiques, art galleries, and the weekend’s farmer’s market. All of which are conveniently located on McCulloch Blvd.  

Avid hikers can indulge in the trails of SARA Park and Cattail Cove. There’s also plenty of adventurous watersports to explore like jet skiing and kayaking. It can be a season full of lasting memories of beautiful sunsets on sightseeing boat tours. Lake Havasu is no stranger to escalating record breaking summertime heat waves. The whimsical beach town is well known for reaching temperatures that have gone up to almost 130 degrees so it is important to maintain a healthy body temperature, wear plenty of sunscreen, and of course, always remain hydrated!

Phaedra Veronique