City of Yuma, Arizona
The city of Yuma is the home for just under 100,000 residents and occupies 107 square miles on the southwest side of Arizona. Yuma has a warm climate and the natural beauty of desert and the Colorado River combined.
With many sites of interests, Yuma brings tourist from all over to visit our world-class golf courses and outdoor recreation such as hiking the deserts, dune buggying, mountain biking, and surprisingly, boating on the Colorado River. This is only the beginning! Scenic drives can take in citrus orchards, peanut harvesting and processing, cattle operations, lettuce and other produce crops, cotton fields and date farms. You can also find river rides, hiking, jeep tours and a national wildlife refuge. For those how like guided tours, visit the Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma Proving Ground and the Colorado River.
For those who are interested in indoor or slower activities, Yuma offers gambling at the Quechan and Cocopah Indian gaming establishments within minutes of downtown Yuma. A new theater and restaurants along the newly reconstructed Main Street have been established. Lively music and art vendors arrive as well at the various festivals that Yuma sponsors. For those interested in shopping visit Yuma Palms Regional Center.
If you are interested in crossing the border to experience Mexican cuisine, music and shopping, the greater Yuma area provides 2 borders crossing to choose from. The first in San Luis just a 25 minute drive south of Yuma. The second crossing is much closer, just a 15 minute drive across the California border to a smaller Mexican town, Algodones.