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Little Pre-4th of July Relaxation

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Little Pre-4th of July Relaxation

My husband and I (69/54 years old) are taking a mid-week trip to Laughlin the last week of June. I have never been...my husband hasn't been for decades. We are just looking for a few days away from Los Angeles to relax and spend time together. We are more interested in chilling out than run, run, running around. (And I know it's going to be 115 degrees...so "chilling" out is just a turn of phrase!)

We are currently booked at the AVI Resort...which I know is a bit outside of town, but it seemed rather relaxing to me. Besides, one of our favorite musicians is playing a blues show in their lounge while we are there.

We had a few questions and wanted to ask all you kind locals and regulars:

1. Is AVI a good pick? We don't mind being out of town...no need to casino hop. We'll go into town 1 day probably.

2. We want to try jet-skis...seems like fun. We have never done this before. Is it okay to rent from Watercraft Adventures right from the resort? Or should we go elsewhere. It will be HOT...but hear the river is COLD.

3.Suggestions of things to do that aren't too taxing? My hubby has bad knees and walking long distances is not ideal for him...suggestions based on this? We thought a river cruise, the auto museum, Oatman to see the burros, cocktails by the pool and floating on a raft in the river.

4. Any restaurants you would recommend...anywhere in the area?

5. We are not big gamblers but would enjoy some table play where it's not too intense since we are not that experienced. Any times/casinos better for us amateurs?

Any suggestions are welcome. We very much appreciate the help everyone!

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1. Re: Little Pre-4th of July Relaxation

The Avi would be a good pick. Hope you have a great trip.

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Yea, I agree, generally, the Avi should be a good casino for you. Jet skis are a lot of fun and while it's convenient having Watercraft Adventures right there, renting jet skis across the river in Bullhead City is cheaper. Oatman is a great little trip. It takes about 30 minutes to get there from the Avi. The donkeys are pretty cool - make sure you pet them. Also, put up a dollar in the Oatman Hotel. The Main Street gun fight in Oatman is fun to watch and after the gun fight they ask for donations for the Shriners Burn Center - a great cause. The classic car museum at the Riverside Casino is pretty cool - and it's free! The river cruise, which is also at the Riverside Casino cost's $10.00. It goes under the bridge to the dam, turns around and goes to Harrahs, turns around and ends up back at the Riverside Casino. For $10.00 you can't beat it! I'm not sure about cocktails by the pool - it gets awfully hot! If you can handle the heat then I suggest cocktails at the beach at the Avi. Also, not sure about floating on the river in a raft - it does get busy with boats and jet skis. As far as table games I've never seen it get intense. In my experience best time is morning. The dealers will help you out with bets - just show them your cards and they will give you advice! As I'm sure you know, Laughlin is a great spot to relax - it's just gawd awful hot! Please write back and tell us what you think of the town. Viva Laughlin!

Edited: 17 June 2016, 12:23
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3. Re: Little Pre-4th of July Relaxation

Thank you very much...looking forward to our trip.

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I'll definitely let you know how our trip was. I don't think we'll float out too far on the river on the rafts...just near the beach. Just starting to get hot in LA for our big "Dangerous Heat Wave" weekend. Might be spending the next couple of days in the pool on a raft here!

Thanks very much!

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5. Re: Little Pre-4th of July Relaxation

Avi has a movie theater. Go on their website and you can see what movies might interest you.

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