Destination guide

Parker is a surprising Arizona oasis

While Arizona is typically known for its dry, desert climate, Parker vacation rentals offer the opportunity for a wet vacation. The city sits on the banks of the Colorado River and provides several water sports for visitors to partake in. You’ll always be able to find things to do in Parker, whether it’s lounging under an umbrella on your boat, cooling off in the sparkling waters of the river, or taking a trip to the Parker Dam. When you tire of being in the sun, make a stop Downtown to experience shopping and dining opportunities.

Things to do

Explore the world’s deepest dam in Parker

Parker is best known for the Parker Dam, a 320-foot high structure that creates a reservoir of water called Lake Havasu. From the dam, you’ll be able to gaze upon incredible rocky cliffs and cerulean blue waters in the distance. After visiting the dam, you’ll also want to check out the Colorado River Indian Tribes Museum and Library, which provides educational exhibits on the history and culture of the 4 different Indian tribes that once lived around the Colorado River. Other attractions near Parker include the Swansea Ghost Town and Poston Memorial.

Activities

Outdoor fun for everyone in Parker

With 16 miles of riverfront, the opportunities for family things to do in Parker are nearly endless. One of the most popular activities is boating. Let your watercraft float down the river for a lazy day, cast out your fishing lines, or attach a parasail and float into the sky for a panoramic aerial view. More adventurous vacationers might enjoy cruising on water skis or trying their hand at wakeboarding. Less rigorous activities include golfing at the Emerald Canyon Golf Course and gambling at the BlueWater Resort and Casino.

Weather

Four enjoyable seasons in Parker

Parker is extremely lucky to have warm weather all year, which means that you truly can book Parker vacation rentals any time without fear. Generally, temperatures in late winter and early spring are the most comfortable for outdoor activities. Parker weather in February, March, and April typically sees an average temperature in the high 70s. However, booking a stay in late fall is also not a bad idea, as average high temperature in November and December also still reach into the 70s. Either way, you’ll have no problem getting your fill of the sun and cooling off in the tranquil waters of the river.

Natural features

Parker natural landmarks that will take your breath away

As a desert oasis, Parker is surrounded by jagged desert vegetation and wildflowers that you won’t see anywhere else. To truly experience this stunning atmosphere, try to book Parker vacation rentals near the Ahakhav Tribal Preserve. This 1,253-acre wilderness area is a refuge for endangered plants and animals in the Lower Colorado River Basin. The Bill Williams River Wild Life and Fishing Refuge is a great area to go fishing near Parker, as the river contains catfish, bluegill, and striped, smallmouth, and largemouth bass.

How to get there

How to get to and around Parker

The nearest airport is in Lake Havasu City, AZ (HII-Lake Havasu City Municipal), located 29.5 mi (47.4 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Parker?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 67 vacation rentals near Parker. From 48 Houses to 3 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Parker for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Parker?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Parker. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Colorado River Indian Museum: 67 vacation rentals
  • Buckskin Mountain State Park: 479 vacation rentals
  • London Bridge: 620 vacation rentals
  • Windsor Beach: 604 vacation rentals
  • Havasu Island Golf Course: 629 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Parker listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Parker?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 48 Houses in Parker. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Parker include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 3 rentals available
  • Villas: 7 rentals available
  • Caravans: 7 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Guest houses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Parker?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 7 vacation rentals with pool available in Parker. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.