Yuma

Yuma

Winter weather is just one reason that Yuma is a great spot for a getaway!

We’re right on the Colorado River, so there’s year-round boating, fishing, and water sports.

We’re the gateway (15 minutes west) to the Imperial Sand Dunes – classic desert terrain for both active off-roading or solitary hiking – plus it’s famous as a movie location from Rudolph Valentino to Star Wars.

We’re surrounded by wide-open spaces including three national wildlife refuges - Imperial, Kofa & Cibola. Just a few miles outside of town, the dark skies will reveal more stars than you’ve ever seen.

Along our restored riverfront, bike trails link two state parks, two city parks and a restored wetlands area so there’s great birding and wildlife watching just steps from downtown.

Because Yuma is at a natural crossing of the river, all roads led here for hundreds of years - explore that rich history with a visit to the Yuma Territorial Prison, wander through an authentic miners’ “ghost town” surrounded by pristine desert scenery at Castle Dome Mines Museum, or shop and dine in historic downtown.

And surprise: Yuma is the country’s winter vegetable capital and we’ll help you dig into desert agriculture hereon an interactive “Field to Feast” tour, Savor Yuma progressive dinner, or Farmer’s Wife dinner.

Yuma Events:

Yuma Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, Jan.27 - This certified, chip-timed race is a good bet for fast times because it’s a flat, low-altitude, out-and-back course.

Yuma Medjool Date Festival, Jan.27- This annual festival will feature activities, date demonstrations, recipe contests, speakers, food booths and lots of local vendors.

Boogie, Brews & Blues, Feb. 17 – Great music + great setting = one perfect Yuma day. Live music, craft beer, food, and fun.

Midnight at the Oasis Classic Car Show, March 1 - 4 – This car show features more than 900 vintage vehicles, live music, and lots of fun.

Tunes & Tacos Festival, April 13 & 14 – Enjoy live entertainment on the grassy lawns of the Ray Kroc Baseball complex and sample all kinds of delicious taco creations.

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21 Mar 2018


By Elaine Earle