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Budget Friendly Vacations

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Lake Havasu City is a top Arizona vacation spot for family and budget friendly vacations
Whatever happened to good old-fashioned budget friendly vacations? Remember the days when you could just pack up the car and go someplace? We do and we’re happy to report that the dream of budget friendly vacations is alive and well here in Lake Havasu City, a desert oasis of savings from all those big West Coast resort towns and their unforgiving prices!

Arizona's Playground - Offering the best of the Southwest's budget friendly vacations

Unlike some other “adventure” destinations, this isn't the place for members-only resorts, exclusive nightclubs and eight-dollar lattes. Instead, we’re one of the Southwest’s most affordable, beautiful and fun vacation spots. You'll find plenty of wallet-friendly Lake Havasu City accommodations and Arizona vacation packages, and a range of dining options to fit any family's budget (and tastes).

Take some time to explore everything Lake Havasu City has to offer. We're sure you'll agree that it's time well-spent. As an affordable vacation spot, Lake Havasu's a place where it's easy for you to stay for as long as you want!

More fun for less - It’s part of your Arizona vacation package to Lake Havasu City

For everything else, from boat rentals to guided desert tours, Lake Havasu City has Arizona vacation packages that come worry-free. Check out our hot deals and discounts and make plans to enjoy the most budget friendly vacations in Arizona.

Great ways to play. . .that will cost you little or nothing!

Ready for the best part? A full day of relaxing on our lake beaches, swimming in the pristine blue waters of Lake Havasu City and romping in the desert will cost you nothing! We think that’s a pretty good deal. But there are so many more great ways to play here on a budget. Here are just a few:

Aquatic Center

The lake isn't the only place to cool down and refresh yourself in Lake Havasu City. For the price of a meal at a fast food restaurant, our lifeguard-patrolled, temperature-controlled indoor Aquatic Center offers year-round aquatic recreation for all ages. The indoor waterslide, two heated pools, wave pool, lap pool and outdoor splash area provide hours of family fun.

If you're looking for a soothing way to shrug off the stress of everyday life, try a water yoga or Tai Chi class. Treat the kids to a dive-in movie, costume party or other special event. When the temperature rises and you're looking for a refreshing change of pace from the lake, there are few places more inviting in Lake Havasu City than the Aquatic Center!


Hook and line fishing is easy, inexpensive and a fun, family-friendly activity. For about $50.00 or less, you can buy a decent rod and tackle at a department or sporting goods store and a one-day fishing license. That's a small price to pay for the many large fish you can catch on Lake Havasu! It's where anglers enjoy some of the best fishing in the Southwest, while taking in plenty of sunshine, fresh air and amazing scenery.

Lake Havasu City Parks

Lake Havasu City parks are popular attractions, and for good reasons. Whether you're looking for a traditional park setting with play equipment, tree-lined walkways and lush grassy areas, or one with a white sandy beach leading you to explore Lake Havasu's sparkling blue waters, Lake Havasu City boasts outstanding recreational facilities. With three dog parks, Lake Havasu City is a popular pet-friendly destination. We even have boat-accessible parks and the largest multiuse skate park in the Southwest! Keep your eye on our Events Calendar for parks that host free public events and activities throughout the year.

The bottom line: Arizona has plenty of places for budget friendly vacations, but none so affordable and fun as Lake Havasu City!