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Should we go to lake Havasu for get away in November

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Should we go to lake Havasu for get away in November

Have time off Thanksgiving week and wondering whether worth the drive to go from SF Bay Area to Lake Havasu. Wife and I are active babyboomers - like walking, golf, and perhaps kayaking or boat rides. A nice resort type hotel with pool would be good - with restaurants, shopping, and casino nearby. We Could drive to Laughlin or Vegas instead but when I go to Vegas, I need a vacation afterwards- ) too many people and too much traffic - On the other hand, we don't want a place that's a retirement home-) Suggestions - never been there and looks nice.

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1. Re: Should we go to lake Havasu for get away in November

Laughlin/Bullhead City would be a better choice for "resort" accommodation & casino availability ... carracar

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2. Re: Should we go to lake Havasu for get away in November

I agree, while Lake Havasu is nice, we spent 24 hours there and that was enough. I would go to Laughlin.

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3. Re: Should we go to lake Havasu for get away in November

I would consider something entirely different. LHC is not what I would consider a key place to go for a "resort" vacation. There are no "resorts." The hotels are mostly motels. Few have good reviews.

Check out Scottsdale, Tucson and Sedona. Sorry no kayaking or boat rides, but plenty of places that are resorts with the services and amenities that you would expect. There are also some amazing places in Southern California that are not in the LA basin.

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4. Re: Should we go to lake Havasu for get away in November

A typical LHC vacation would involve things like fishing from a pontoon boat while drinking lots of beer, blasting about the lake on a jet ski oblivious to anyone else who might be there, usually intoxicated to some degree, para-sailing, and, perhaps tamer, water skiing. I like to fish, but wouldn't go there to fish. The restaurants and shopping that you would find there would likely leave much to be desired.

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5. Re: Should we go to lake Havasu for get away in November

There is only one "resort" in Lake Havasu and I use that term loosely!

The water lake water will be cold by the end of November. The only Casino close by is a very small Indian Casino across the lake. Very small!

There is a shuttle boat that runs back and forth.

Laughlin is a 1 hour drive away.

There is a couple nice golf courses and a couple nice restaurants. Mostly 'mom n pop' type places.

The shopping is non-existent!

There is a nice walking path around the island and walking around the London Bridge is also nice.

You would probably want to stay here 2 days and then head up to Laughlin or Vegas for the casino action.

Kayaking down the Colorado River to Havasu is very scenic, especially through the gorge area. I would do this during warm weather and not in November!

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6. Re: Should we go to lake Havasu for get away in November

also, there is no parasailing in Lake Havasu!

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7. Re: Should we go to lake Havasu for get away in November

Tim, thanks for providing some good accurate info about LHC

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8. Re: Should we go to lake Havasu for get away in November

Sounds like you should go to Scottsdale.

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9. Re: Should we go to lake Havasu for get away in November

Or go to Vegas and stay off the strip at Red Rock, M Resort, or Green Valley Ranch.

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10. Re: Should we go to lake Havasu for get away in November

What is the weather like around Thanksgiving in Scottsdale or Sedona?

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