A family-focused watersports mecca along Arizona’s western border.

By Travel & Leisure
August 27, 2012
Noel Weathers

Originally inhabited by Mojave Indians, this community fronts an especially wide portion of the Colorado River. More than 300 days of sun per year shine on the town, making it a family-friendly water-sports mecca. It’s also a rather easy mark since it’s got activities for all personalities and ages: swimming, kayaking, fishing, and boating.

Nautical Beachfront Resort

Stake your claim at Nautical Inn Beach, which has sand volleyball courts, boat rentals, and a water-sports center.

London Bridge

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

Juicy's River Café

The restaurant serves good home-style grub—breakfast kielbasa-and-potato omelettes, pot roast, and yes, wonderfully juicy burgers.

London Bridge Resort

Sure, the London Bridge Resort is all kitschy English Tudor-style from the outside; still, the 122 rooms are huge, and the views (ask for a Bridgeview) are transporting.