Lake Havasu City Warms Up In January
January 1, 2019
While the northern U.S. freezes in January, Lake Havasu City, the popular vacation destination on Arizona's West Coast, warmly greets visitors with a slate of fun events. Vintage trailers and VW buses will be on display; the Havasu 95 Speedway begins its race season; the Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair returns; and the rodeo comes to town. Here are two highlights:
Stay Mobile At The Lake Havasu Vintage Trailer Campout, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2019
Long before that smartphone appeared in your pocket and took over your life, the term "mobile" meant a bed on wheels. The 5th Annual Vintage Trailer Campout and its "Tin Can Tourists," as enthusiasts are affectionately known, will showcase vintage trailers such as the teardrop, a streamlined, compact, and lightweight travel trailer which gets its name from its teardrop profile. Location: Lake Havasu State Park, 699 London Bridge Rd.
Pure Magic: 23rd Annual Buses By The Bridge XXIII, Jan. 17, 2019
Who can forget the classic Volkswagen bus? Spanning the generations, it has evolved from a 1960s icon of the Baby Boomers to a concept electric vehicle with a millennial vibe. See dozens of classic VW buses arriving from all over the country for a giant campout at Lake Havasu State Park.
There's more to VW buses than you think. Look for Panel vans, seven- and nine-passenger Microbuses, Kombi's and Cab Pickups. Also featured: kids activities, a corn hole tournament, and pancake breakfast.
More About Lake Havasu City
Lake Havasu City is located on the Colorado River in western Arizona and attracts 835,000 visitors a year with its London Bridge, pristine lake, friendly community, abundance of sunshine, and ideal weather. The region is also host to extensive off-road trails and undeveloped stretches of river.