Canoeing and fishing along a storied waterway.

By Travel & Leisure
May 14, 2012
Colorado River Fun
Credit: Justin Bailie

At Lake Havasu City, Arizona, a destination on the California/Arizona border southeast of L.A., gets over 300 days of sunshine a year. Naturally, the focus is on Colorado River water sports, many of which are family-oriented.

London Bridge

This original 1831 bridge traveled 5,400 miles and was reassembled brick by brick.

Western Arizona Canoe & Kayak Outfitters (WACKO)

Experts and beginners can arrange a canoe or kayak excursion up the Colorado River. Travel solo or with expert guides.


Perfect for barbecued ribs, right near the famous London Bridge landmark.

Shugrue's Restaurant & Bar

Tuck into a rib eye with béarnaise sauce or garlic-crusted halibut. The restaurant has views of London Bridge and a fairly respectable wine list.

Heat Hotel

The hotel has a sleekly contemporary, Sunset Strip–style aesthetic. The stylish rooms have water views and Tempur-Pedic beds, and the patio bar is among the hottest spots in town.