Planning a Girls’ Trip to Lake Havasu

Planning a Girls' Trip to Lake Havasu

Getting away with your best girlfriends for a girls’ trip is the perfect way to recharge and reconnect. If you are looking for the right place to escape this summer, consider Lake Havasu. You won’t have to deal with international travel, and might even be able to get there with just a short drive. Once you arrive, there’s plenty to do, whether you want to be out on the water, exploring the natural beauty of the area, pub hopping, or just relaxing in a luxury Lake Havasu vacation rental.

Where to Stay in Lake Havasu for a Girls’ Trip

One of the most important choices you’ll make when planning your girls’ trip is where to stay. Lake Havasu has a variety of hotels and resorts, but for the most comfortable experience a vacation rental is usually the better option. You can enjoy all the comforts of home, including a full kitchen and private access to every amenity, without paying more than you would for a hotel.

At The Place, our luxury vacation rental in Lake Havasu, we have everything you need for a comfortable stay, including:

  • 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
  • Garage converted to game room with pool table, air hockey, jukebox and arcade games
  • 25 foot pool with water slide and hot tub
  • Luxury kitchen and spacious dining area
  • Outdoor BBQ and pizza oven
  • Cornhole, Bocce ball, and a putting green
  • HDTVs with streaming in every room

Activities and Adventure

1. Boating and Water Sports: Lake Havasu is famous for its boating culture. Rent a pontoon boat, speedboat, or jet skis for a day on the water. Many rental companies, like Wet Monkey Powersport Rentals, offer a variety of watercraft to suit your group’s preferences. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, hats, and plenty of water.

2. Paddleboarding and Kayaking: For a more serene experience, rent paddleboards or kayaks. Explore the lake’s coves and enjoy the stunning scenery at your own pace. Early mornings or late afternoons are ideal times to avoid the midday heat and enjoy calmer waters.

3. London Bridge: Take a stroll across the iconic London Bridge, which was relocated from England to Lake Havasu in the 1960s. The area around the bridge features shops, restaurants, and beautiful walking paths. It’s a great spot for group photos and exploring; just grab an iced latte and wander the area while you all get to chat and catch up.

4. Hiking and Nature Trails: The surrounding desert offers excellent hiking opportunities. Trails like the Crack in the Mountain Trail and Sara Park offer varying levels of difficulty and showcase the region’s unique desert flora and fauna. Remember to hike during the cooler parts of the day and bring plenty of water, heading home to the pool before the heat picks up for the day.

5. Beach Day: Relax on the sandy shores of Lake Havasu’s beaches. Rotary Park and Windsor Beach are popular spots with picnic areas, swimming zones, and plenty of space to lay out and soak up the sun. Pack a picnic and enjoy a laid-back day by the water.

Dining and Nightlife

There is plenty to do in Lake Havasu at the end of the day, too, from restaurants to local breweries and bars.

1. Waterfront Dining: Enjoy meals with a view at one of the many waterfront restaurants. Spots like Barley Brothers Brewery and Grill or Shugrue’s Restaurant and Bar offer delicious food and stunning lake views. Many of these restaurants have outdoor seating, perfect for warm summer evenings.

2. Casual Eats: For a more casual dining experience, check out local favorites like Mudshark Brewery or Javelina Cantina. These classic Lake Havasu spots offer a relaxed atmosphere with hearty food and refreshing drinks, ideal for unwinding after a day of activities.

3. Nightlife: Lake Havasu has a lively nightlife scene, especially during the summer. Head to Kokomo Havasu for dancing and drinks right on the waterfront or visit Martini Bay for a more upscale cocktail experience.

Creating Meaningful Memories on Your Girls’ Trip

To create a truly memorable and meaningful trip, be thoughtful about how you organize the itinerary. Make sure to create a mix of fun outing and activities with relaxing and connecting. While it’s exciting to pack the itinerary with activities, make sure to schedule downtime to relax and enjoy each other’s company. Whether it’s lounging by the pool, reading a book on the beach, or having a leisurely breakfast, you will all appreciate the balance.

And don’t forget to capture all the fun! Designate someone as the trip photographer or rotate the role to ensure everyone is in the photos. Create a shared online album where everyone can upload and share their pictures. Consider making a photo book after the trip to commemorate the adventure, and tag us in your social media if you love your stay at The Place (like we know you will).

Ready to book your girls’ trip to Lake Havasu? Check out our availability any time.