With a prime spot on the Colorado River; just 90 miles away from Las Vegas; and a short hop from Phoenix, Arizona, Laughlin is surrounded by wild desert scenery and beautiful mountain ranges. This makes the area perfect for getaways, whether you’re looking for outdoor adventures or to experience the excitement of a Nevada gaming town. Here are five reasons to get out there and experience Laughlin.
There’s no shortage of choice when it comes to great places to stay in Laughlin. From eight casino resorts with nearly 9,000 rooms offering a huge variety of top-notch accommodations, dining options and boutique shopping all under one roof, to a variety of RV-friendly parks and resorts in the area, you’ll always have a place to stay.
Roll the dice, keep your cards close, and root for the jackpot when you play in one of Laughlin’s many casinos. Laughlin offers all the gaming fun you’d expect from table games and bingo to slots and sports books.
Whether you’re in the mood for fine dining or just a quick bite to eat, Laughlin restaurants have something to satisfy every appetite. The upscale Gourmet Room at Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort Hotel and Casino exemplifies fine dining. Complete with white tablecloths and romantic views of the Colorado River, you’ll find French, Italian, and steak house specialties and favorites. When you’re on the go or looking for a casual bite, Edgewater Casino Resort’s Wild Style Burger and Pizza and Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop offer options sure to satisfy every taste.
4. Outdoor Recreation
Laughlin is the perfect place for outdoor adventure, exploration and fun! From river trips to hiking trails to picturesque golf courses, there’s plenty of ways to enjoy al fresco activities in this exciting getaway. Visit Katherine Landing at Lake Mohave Marina to rent a roomy patio boat with your small group and explore the lake’s secluded coves. Don’t forget to pack the fishing poles and refreshments for a relaxing day on the water. Or get on board with a guided day trip to scenic Grand Canyon or historic Oatman, Ariz., with Mills Tours or Laughlin Tours LLC. Laughlin Tours also offers a wine tasting and distillery tour in Kingman, Ariz. And no trip to Laughlin is complete without a day on the links. Visit Laughlin Ranch, Las Lagos Golf Club, Mojave Resort Golf Club, El Rio Golf Club or Huukan Golf Club for stellar desert golf experiences.
5. River Activities
From leisurely waterside strolls to rip-roaring jet-boat rides, overnight kayak trips to early morning cycle rides, discover the best of the Colorado River. Laughlin’s landscaped River Walk winds along the banks of the Colorado, providing a lovely, walkable route between the town’s riverside resorts and attractions. Explore the coves, canyons and beaches of the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge and Needles Wilderness Area on an adventurous kayak day trip with Desert River Outfitters. And take full advantage of the wonderful views of the river and hotel skyline with Laughlin’s only sunset dinner cruise aboard the Celebration touring boat from Laughlin River Tours.
Laughlin’s small-town charm is evident in its personable customer service and hospitality you’ll receive around every corner. With its laid-back vibe and casual activities, you’ll feel at ease in Laughlin.