Lake Havasu City
Boating and the 1831 London Bridge attract visitors to Lake Havasu City. It cost chainsaw magnate Robert McCulloch close to $7 million to buy the bridge and rebuild it in Arizona.
The recycled bridge was completed in 1971 and since then the desert retirement community has grown to a sprawling city of 53,000.
It's a picturesque bridge and worth a stop just off State Route 95, an hour south of Kingman.
Lake Havasu is known for spring-break partying among college students. What's lesser known is the 18 replica lighthouses along the lake shore that make it safer for boating at night. The one-third scale replicas include the lighthouses at Cape Hatteras, Chicago Harbor and Sandy Hook, N.J.
Visitors to the bridge should consider Shugrue's for a nice lunch or dinner overlooking the historic span.
The faux English village at the foot of the bridge is full of touristy shops.