Western Arizona vacation rentals are in the part of Arizona which is known as the West Coast, only this coast is not defined by the Ocean but by the great Colorado River, 340 miles of water separating Arizona from California and mostly impounded by three huge reservoirs, Lakes Mead, Mohave, and Havasu, which provide water and electricity to the surrounding cities. Along its length you will find some incredible scenery, desert terrains, expansive canyon-walled lakes, cascading white waters as well as peaceful meandering stretches which offer tranquil settings for those searching for quiet and peace, and of course, at some point you will come across the Grand Canyon.
The Arizona locals treat this part of the state as their very own Riviera and this is the place they come to in order to pursue activities like water skiing and boating, which are in some ways superior to those on the coast due to the weather and the water being warmer here, as well as fishing, which is some of the best in the country. And if you book up a Western Arizona vacation rental home, you also have the added shorelines of the three lakes which offer even more opportunity for such water-based vacations.
Historically, there were many mining towns which sprung up and then vanished when the gold ran out, with Oatman being the most famous and still inhabited, and this get-rich-quick mentality has transferred itself to Laughlin where a mini-me Las Vegas has sprung up on the river banks. Along these riverbanks, all the way up and down the Colorado River, you will find many delightful vacation homes, and you can find similar accommodation at the three lakes. Lake Mead is a popular weekend getaway and Lake Havasu is more lively and thus more popular as a spring break party destination when booking up Southern Arizona vacation rentals.
Along the river with Southern Arizona vacation rentals there are many fantastic roads and beautiful by-ways and back-ways which provide perfect scenic drives and hikes whereby you can explore the area’s diverse wildlife and scenery, as well as National State Parks like the Lake Mead National Recreation Area which offers many outdoor activities ranging from gentle walks to rugged and isolated back country strenuous hiking. With Southern Arizona vacation rentals there is also Lake Havasu State Park, River Island State Park, and Cattail Cove State Park, all near Lake Havasu and offering similar experiences, including horse riding, biking and kayaking.
Also along the river you will find countless other attractions like museums, amusement parks, art galleries and other points of interest, including many casinos.
Book up a Western Arizona vacation rental home and you will enjoy the spectacular scenery that a river flowing through mountains and a desert provides, as well as the hiking and water-based activities on offer, but most of all, this is the part of the state where Arizonians come for their vacation breaks so most of the towns you can rent your vacation home in are perfectly set up for a nice, comfortable stay. Enjoy.