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Fill Your New Year's Bucket List To The Brim

Go Lake Havasu presents ideas to do just that.

The 2007 movie The Bucket List made the term "bucket list" a cultural phenomenon. According to the Internet Movie Database, it's the comedy-drama where Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman play two terminally ill men who escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die.

Along Arizona's West Coast, home of the historic London Bridge and 60 miles of Colorado River shoreline, tourism officials like to think of a bucket list as a fun way to help people live their best lives at all stages of life.

"Bucket list adventures aren't only for adrenaline junkies," says Susan Smith, Go Lake Havasu's newly-appointed CEO. "Want to raise your blood pressure? We've got you covered. But for those seeking calmer experiences, such as enjoying nature, learning about local history or e-bike riding, Lake Havasu City delivers."

Here are a few ideas for your list:

Cruising On Personal Watercraft (PWC) Is A Great Way To Tour The Lake

Go Fast on a JetSki – Arizona Boat Rentals offers for rent all-purpose boat rentals, personal watercraft (JetSki, WaveRunner, Sea-Doo) water toys, guided water sport lessons and boat tours. The WaveRunners have powerful, supercharged engines with fantastic speed to pull up double skis, wakeboarders, kneeboards, tubes, air chairs and wakeskates, often at speeds of 50 to 75 mph. (Sample rental pricing: a new 2023 Sea Doo RXT 300 hp Supercharged with sound system rents for $2,045 per Day.)

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Visit Keepers of the Wild Nature Park – Embark on a wild journey through a picturesque 175-acre canyon in Valentine, Arizona, the heart of Historic Route 66. Just 20 minutes east of Kingman, you'll be in close range of over 130 wild animals such as lions, tigers, wolves, bears, leopards, primates, and various wildlife indigenous to the Southwest. ($20 p.p. adults, admission and guided safari tours $30.)

Take a Cruise On A Floating Tiki Hut – It looks like the tiki huts you might see in the Florida Keys, but this one floats. Cruisin' Tikis Havasu will take your party of six through Bridgewater Channel and Thompson Bay. Then head to the Naked Turtle Bar at Nautical Beachfront Resort, swim or just party with all that goes on in the channel. (Rent the entire tiki hut for 90 to 120 minutes for $400; maximum six passengers. BYOB, ice chests welcome.)

For more details on these and many other bucket list activities, see http://www.golakehavasu.com


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