This planned city on the banks of artificial Lake Havasu isn't Arizona's most compulsory stop, but it can lay claim to London Bridge. Yes, that would be the original, gracefully arched structure that spanned the Thames from 1831 until 1967, when it was quite literally falling down (as predicted in the old nursery rhyme) and put up for sale. Bought and reassembled by the city's developer, it's now a very popular attraction. Day-trippers come by the busload to walk across it and soak up faux British heritage in the kitschy-quaint 'English Village' at its eastern end.
The lake itself – which can be very pretty – is the other major draw. Formed in 1938 by the construction of Parker Dam, it's much beloved by water rats, especially students on spring break (roughly March to May) and summer-heat escapees from Phoenix and beyond.