While last week I talked a lot about the pros and cons of timeshares, now I want to talk about all the fun Ryan and I had hanging out in Arizona.
Honestly, I am starting to think that Ryan and I can’t have a trip where we don’t road trip at least a little. We took the longer distance route to avoid the long-weekend traffic to Las Vegas so we stopped in at one of the diners along Route 66 – making me realize that this is one road trips still sitting on my travel bucket list!
But down to the real matter at hand: London Bridge Resort, Arizona.
We had so much fun during this long weekend trip. The resort was beautiful with great rooms, a few pools (which we didn’t use), river walks and parks, boat trip opportunities, and casinos (again we opted out of these) all either at the resort or a short distance from where we were staying.
As part of our deal, our room had roof access, two queen sized beds, a kitchen and living/dining room area, and two balconies – in other words, it was huge! (especially because it ended up being just the two of us.) Still, as I have said, having a nice living quarters has its advantages, but you shouldn’t be spending your whole time in the room so all the extra living space doesn’t necessarily benefit you all that much. However, because of the nature of our trip – a long relaxing weekend and having to change outfits for different activities on multiple days – we did end up spending more time than I normally would in this space.
Even if you aren’t here as an owner, there are plenty of things you can get into even though this resort town feels small.
The boat trips cost more than they would during the weekend we spent here, but you have a variety of them to choose from to explore the lake, the old mines areas, the lighthouses, or head over to the casino – this apparently is cheaper and has an amazing view on the lake at sunset! The river walks and parks are nice to wander through as well, and we even spotted a few wake-boarders and kayakers.
Then there are events weekly at the resort (again they cost a little more but they are options). There is a club and mixology lessons both as part of the resort for those of us over 21. The local movie theater closes early but it is also much cheaper than going in LA so we saw two movies and had nice date nights in the local scene.
Again, London Bridge is more like a small resort town which has it’s own kinds of pros and cons. The biggest two are: Pro – everything is close enough that you can easily walk wherever you need to go (this makes drinking an easy option); and Con – there are limited options on what you can do. This isn’t an action packed resort – there are water sports and limited resort activities, but beyond that, you are seriously limited unless you can make your own fun or have access to a boat to use the lake at your leisure.
So, if you are looking to really relax and have a slow break from your reality, this is a great spot with historic appeal (walking on one of London’s original bridges just off the boarder of Arizona and California was weirdly entertaining); but if you are looking for all action, all the time, I’d look for something a little further along.
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