11 Gorgeous Beaches In Arizona That You Must Check Out This Summer
Rivers and Lakes in Arizona are where we hold some of our fondest memories. It’s a shame that during the Gadsden Purchase, the southern Arizona border wasn’t drawn in a straight line. Otherwise, we would be able to call a portion of the beaches along the Gulf of California home. Until the myth of California falling into the ocean actually proves true, we have to settle for the river and lakeside beaches found across the state. Check out these picturesque views of what beaches in Arizona have to offer without having to drive hours to the ocean.
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Beach Destinations In Arizona
What is the most scenic town in Arizona?
Lake Havasu City, Arizona, was named one of the best towns in America to visit, especially when the weather is warm. This island oasis is home to some elaborate structures, including the iconic London Bridge which has an interesting history all its own. Book a reservation on a party barge and stay all weekend at the stunning London Bridge Resort. You'll never want to leave this charming town, and you won't miss the ocean.
What is the most popular restaurant in Arizona?
Here are six lakeside restaurants in Arizona you should visit. One is Dillon’s Bayou located in four locations, including Lake Pleasant Harbor. This floating restaurant at 40202 87th Ave. in Peoria, serves some of the best barbecue in Arizona. We love the Mushroom Bonanza which is a delicious offering of hand-battered, deep-fried golden, delicious mushrooms served with a side of ancho chili sauce. Make a reservation on Dillon's Bayou's website.
What are the most well-known parks in Arizona?
One of our favorite places to visit in Arizona is Sahuaro Ranch Park in Glendale. Built in 1886, it comes with a significant history as it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Roam around and marvel at the landscaped gardens, and historic structures, but watch out for the free-range peacocks. Yes — can you believe a place where you can walk with these gorgeous creatures? Find out more about its fascinating history on the Arizona Memory Project's website. The park is located at 5850 W. Glendale Ave.