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Needles got its name from the jagged mountain peaks at the south end of the valley. Located along Highway 40 in southern California, Needles is near the Riverside-San Bernardino area of the state. It is one of the oldest communities along the Colorado River, where the Mojave Indians lived long before settlers came to this land. Needles has hot summers and mild, pleasant winters that draw visitors year round. Some of the things to do in the area include visiting the East Mojave National Scenic Area where you can experience desert wildlife and scenery, visit real ghost towns and desert caverns, and the natural beauty of Kelso Dunes and Topock Gorge. The Colorado River offers swimming, boating and fishing, and a beautiful 18-hole golf course overlooks the river. Needles has a colorful and interesting history, where the popular Route 66 went right through the town. There is still approximately 10 miles of Route 66 within the city limits, open for driving. Needles is reminiscent of everyone's "home town," with shops and restaurants, small town cafes, grocery stores and motels and hotels. There are also two marina parks and a water slide park for the kids! Everything you need to have a relaxing and very enjoyable vacation!

Needles Vacation Rentals

Needles Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Inn2371 W Broadway StNeedles, CA (760) 326-4552
Imperial 400 Motel644 W Broadway StNeedles, CA (760) 326-2145
Kiva Motel2104 W Broadway StNeedles, CA (760) 326-2212
Motel 61215 Hospitality LnNeedles, CA (760) 326-5131
Motel 61420 J StNeedles, CA (760) 326-3399
River Valley Motor Lodge1707 W BroadwayNeedles, CA (760) 326-3839
Travelers Inn1195 3RD St HLNeedles, CA (760) 326-4900
Days Inn2200 Rancho Colorado BlvdBullhead City, AZ19.7 mi.(928) 758-1711
River Valley Suites338 Lee AveBullhead City, AZ21.4 mi.(928) 754-4651
Best Western Bullhead City Inn2360 4TH StBullhead City, AZ21.5 mi.(928) 754-3000
Econo Lodge Riverside1717 Hwy 95Bullhead City, AZ21.5 mi.(928) 758-8080
Motel 6 No 11161616 Hwy 95Bullhead City, AZ21.5 mi.(928) 763-1002
Riverfront Motel1715 Hwy 95Bullhead City, AZ21.5 mi.(928) 763-3869
River Palms Resort & Casino2700 S Casino DrLaughlin, NV21.5 mi.(702) 298-2242
Colorado Belle Hotel & Casino2100 S Casino DrLaughlin, NV22.2 mi.(702) 298-4000
Tropicana Express2121 S Casino DrLaughlin, NV22.2 mi.(702) 298-6275
Edgewater Hotel And Casino2020 Casino DrLaughlin, NV22.3 mi.(702) 298-2453
Flamingo Hilton Laughlin1900 S Casino DrLaughlin, NV22.4 mi.(702) 298-5111
Riverside Resort Hotel And Casino1650 Casino DrLaughlin, NV22.7 mi.(702) 298-2535
Harrah's Casino Hotel LaughlinLaughlin, NV22.9 mi.(702) 298-6826
HarrahsLaughlin, NV22.9 mi.(702) 298-4600
Hampton Inn Lake Havasu245 London Bridge RdLake Havasu City, AZ29.2 mi.(928) 855-4071
Days Inn Lake Havasu1700 Mcculloch Blvd NLake Havasu City, AZ29.4 mi.(928) 855-7841
Island Inn Hotel1300 W Mcculloch BlvdLake Havasu City, AZ29.4 mi.(928) 680-0606
Havasu Dunes620 South Lk Havasu AveLake Havasu City, AZ29.5 mi.(928) 855-6626
Howard Johnson Express Inn335 London BRG RdLake Havasu City, AZ29.5 mi.(928) 453-4656
Travelodge-havasu480 London BRG RdLake Havasu City, AZ29.5 mi.(928) 680-9202
Ramada London Bridge Resort1477 Queens BayLake Havasu City, AZ29.6 mi.(928) 855-0888
Sands Resort2040 Mesquite AveLake Havasu City, AZ29.6 mi.(800) 521-0360
Blue Danube Inn2176 Birch SQLake Havasu City, AZ29.9 mi.(928) 855-5566
Ramada Inn271 S Lake Havasu AveLake Havasu City, AZ29.9 mi.(928) 855-1111

Needles Weather & Climate

A hot, desert climate with mild winters describes Needles' weather. Located in southern California just west the Arizona State line, Needles is one of the hottest and driest places in the state. For instance, in the summer, it can have highs in excess of 110 degrees. Winters, by comparison, are very mild with cool evenings. Summer is a dry period, although occasionally moist air drifts northward from the Gulf of Mexico or the Gulf of California and creates scattered, locally heavy showers. What rain that does occur in the wintertime is usually between the months of January through March. People who enjoy outdoors sports are attracted to Needles' warm winters and abundance of sunny days.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 65°F 42°F 0.74 in. -
February 71°F 46°F 0.63 in. -
March 77°F 50°F 0.65 in. -
April 86°F 56°F 0.22 in. -
May 94°F 66°F 0.11 in. -
June 104°F 75°F 0.04 in. -
July 109°F 83°F 0.32 in. -
August 107°F 81°F 0.70 in. -
September 100°F 74°F 0.60 in. -
October 88°F 61°F 0.31 in. -
November 74°F 49°F 0.35 in. -
December 65°F 43°F 0.44 in. -

Needles Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Needles airport (EED) located about 5 miles south of Needles, the Laughlin Bullhead International airport (IFP) located approximately 22 miles north of Needles in Bullhead City, Arizona, the Lake Havasu City airport (HII) located roughly 23 miles southeast of Needles in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, the Chemehuevi Valley airport (49X) located around 23 miles south of Needles in Chemehuevi Valley, California, the Searchlight airport (1L3) located about 45 miles northwest of Needles in Searchlight, Nevada, and finally the Kingman airport (IGM) located approximately 47 miles northeast of Needles in Kingman, Arizona.

Needles Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Buffalo Bill's Resort & CasinoPrimmNV86.1 mi.
Water Parks
Wet N WildLas VegasNV97.0 mi.
Golf Courses
Needles Municipal Golf CourseNeedlesCA 
Emerald River Golf CourseLaughlinNV22.4 mi.
Mojave Resort Golf ClubLaughlinNV22.4 mi.
Ski Areas
Las Vegas Ski & Snowbard ResortLas VegasNV97.0 mi.
Lee CanyonLas VegasNV97.0 mi.
Searchlight MuseumSearchlightNV46.7 mi.(Technology)

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