Lake Havasu City
Festival of Lights & Boat Parade
December 6th-7th, 2019 Friday-Saturday
$299 (Double Occupancy) $80 (Single Supplement)
Day One: Kick off your holiday season with this spirited trip to Lake Havasu City! We’ll head northwest with a stop for coffee & goodies, on our way to Bouse, Arizona, where we’ll enjoy lunch on self. Back on the bus we’ll explore a remarkable stretch of western Arizona as we make our way to Lake Havasu City. We’ll check into the Hampton Inn—the most beautiful hotel in town after a recent nine-million-dollar renovation. We’ll take time for a refresh before heading to Cha-Bones, voted one of the top 10 restaurants in the state of Arizona. We’ll arrive at Cha-Bones in plenty of time to enjoy their fabulous Happy Hour, on self. Take advantage of specially priced cocktails, beer and wine, along with half-price appetizers—TAPAS!—20 different Spanish inspired small-plates. Make it a meal or order an entrée from a menu that offers seafood brought in daily, hand-trimmed Angus beef and handcrafted scratch pizzas. Later we’ll stroll under the world-famous London Bridge and explore the walkway to enjoy 500,000 lights and settle in to experience the 37th Annual Boat Parade of Lights, repeatedly awarded one of the top 100 events in the US. Approximately 50 wildly decorated boats will cruise through the Bridgewater Channel, delighting the cozily dressed crowds along the shoreline.
Day Two: Breakfast is included at the hotel, then it’s bags out and we’re headed for Oatman, a living ghost town on old Route 66. This crazy town began as a mining tent camp over 100 years ago, but quickly became a flourishing gold mining center in 1915, when two miners struck a ten-million-dollar gold find. Mining in Oatman was short lived, but Oatman survived by catering to travelers on “The Mother Road.” The town nearly died when the route became what is now Interstate 40. Today tame burros roam the streets, descendants of the early mining burros. Make sure to check out the Oatman Hotel, where Clark Gable and Carol Lombard honeymooned in 1939. Later we’ll head for home with a stop for lunch on self, with plenty of great sightseeing along the way. This affordable holiday tour offers so much—don’t miss it!