Budget Family Vacationers
Lake Havasu City is the year-round, all-out desert adventure capital of the Southwest. It’s also one of the most budget-friendly destinations for families looking to have lots of fun in a safe environment, including a clean lake with no dangerous fish, biting insects, riptides or other hazards to worry about.
Lake Havasu City has a wide range of accommodations to fit any family’s travel budget, from campsites to lakefront resorts. During the week, special promotions or reduced rates are available at most hotels. Weekends are usually busier, especially when visitors are here for events, but weekdays provide a golden opportunity for a little elbow room at a lower price. October through December bring milder weather and, except during special event periods, some great deals on room rates. Places where kids can stay free include the Quality Inn, Rodeway Inn and Motel 6.
Lake Havasu City also has many affordable family dining options. Restaurants with kids eat free specials include Waldo’s BBQ, Black Bear Diner, Taco Hacienda, Denny’s and the Golden Corral. Local shopper publications, available at most grocery stores in town, have coupons with great discounts on meals and other items. The Gold Key Discount Card, available at most hotels and motels in town or online at GoldKeyDiscountCard.com, provides discounts for dining, entertainment, shopping and more.