Visit Yuma Blog

Published on Jul 30, 2019

“How did I get this lucky, to get sent to YUMA, in JULY?”

...They thought they were sending him to a prison in the desert… Little did they know, the Yuma Territorial Prison has not had inmates since 1909. If there’s one thing anyone knows about Yuma, they’ve usually heard about the infamous prison, and everyone darned well knows Yuma is HOT in the summer. 

Read More

Published on Jun 30, 2019

The 4th of July is the heart of America’s summer.  It is time to commemorate the Declaration of Independence of the United States on July 4, 1776 with family and friends.  Check out our list of the Top 8  4th of July celebrations in Yuma! 

Read More

Published on Jun 25, 2019

Summer is a very special time in the desert southwest. Summer is known for being the hottest season on the planet sandwiched between the milder Spring and Fall. Yuma is world famous for our SUNSHINE.  It is estimated we experience sunshine 90 percent of everyday between sunrise to sunset. Summer, which lasts for about 90 days each year, is our peak time for daylight and also provides shortened nights.  During this time Mother Nature puts on a show in Yuma to celebrate this spectacular season.   

Yuma’s sunrises and sunsets are breathtaking this time of year. Really, they are so vibrant describing them in this blog doesn’t do them justice.  They are the most beautiful sight I have ever seen and no two are the same. Mother Nature paints the sky with a pallet of red, purple, orange and yellow. Yuma sunsets are the inspiration for art pieces, a photographers dream and writers motivation. Don’t miss tonight’s scheduled for 7:50 p.m.  

Read More

Published on Jun 14, 2019

Dads are so rad!  Let’s show them how much we appreciate them this Father’s Day weekend.  It is the one time of year we don’t drag Dad out of the house to do what the rest of the family desires. Instead, we plan a day just for our most special guy.  Here are the...

Top 8 Things to do with DAD in Yuma this Father’s Day weekend!

  1. Foooooooooor Dad!

Get Dad up early and take him out on the GOLF COURSE. Getting him out on the course is the gift that keeps on giving because you and your special guy will get in a good amount of exercise. Yuma golf courses listed below have early morning tee times and HOT DEALS available during the summer season.  

Desert Hills Golf

Desert Hills Par 3

Fortuna de Oro Resort Golf Course

Ironwood Golf Course

Las Barrancas Golf

Mesa Del Sol Golf Course

Westwind RV and Golf Resort

Read More

Published on May 26, 2019

Read More

Published on May 24, 2019

The unofficial start to summer is here and, in Yuma, the options are endless for you to get outside and celebrate the changing of seasons!  

We are enjoying unusually mild weather, predicted in the high eighties for the weekend!  

Read More

Published on May 8, 2019

Read More

Published on Apr 4, 2019

Originally published on 

As far as charming western towns go, Yuma should be #1 on your list of places to visit. Located in Southwest Arizona, Yuma has a great small town feel (think cute downtown with very friendly people). Plus, there’s lots of art, culture, history, and–of course–fun things to do.  As an added bonus, Yuma has a thriving Mexican food scene since it is so close to the Mexican border.

Yuma is the “sunniest place on earth,” boasting over 4,000 hours of sunshine every year. This makes it the perfect place for outdoor activities like kayaking, biking or just taking a leisurely stroll. Make sure to plan your visit outside of summer months, because the average temperature during summer months is over 100 degrees.

We spent a sunny weekend in March exploring Yuma and all that is has to offer. Here are 17 of our favorite things to do:


Read More

Published on Jan 2, 2019

It’s 2019!

I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe time celebrating the countdown to a new year, new beginnings and lots of new adventures to come.

It was my first time ringing in the new year in Yuma, Arizona. This place has been my home away from home for the past two years as I anchor the local news here so it only seemed like the perfect place to be on New Years.

Read More

Published on Dec 12, 2018

Visit Yuma's Steven Hennig puts the word out about something brand new coming to Yuma – it’s an event, it’s big, and it happens on New Year’s Eve.

Read More

Published on Sep 25, 2018

Blog post by beer enthusiast Steven Hennig

I’m so there. Count me in. Hire a sitter, we’re going.

From past experience, I can tell you that Rio de Cerveza really does the Brew Fest thing right. Great craft beers from far and wide – give them a try, try some more, and vote for your favorite via text for the coveted Fan Favorite Award.  The fun party atmosphere is electric at Desert Sun Stadium, with unique breweries, interesting vendors, and a crowd that’s lively and up for fun.

Read More

Published on Jul 11, 2018

A unique online shop connecting visitors and locals to the Yuma experience one cool item at a time.

 Blog Post by Visit Yuma Marketing Manager Steven Hennig

Read More

Published on Mar 28, 2018

There is hardly a better way to experience Yuma than Tunes and Tacos coming up April 13 & 14.  Laid back yet exciting, hot off the grill tacos and cool of the evening entertainment.  All in one spot, all for $1 !!

City Marketing Specialist Carrie Ring gives the details:

Read More

Published on Feb 7, 2018

 Blues empresario Robb Bower shares the lowdown on the celebrated blues festival's much anticipated return to Gateway Park in Yuma on February 17

Read More

Published on Oct 13, 2017

Whether you've already bought tickets or you're thinking of purchasing, here's everything you need to know about Rio de Cerveza 2017 ...

Read More

Published on Oct 13, 2017

How well do you know your Yuma history? Did you know that the Johnson Mortuary and elementary school were named after the same man who arrived here from Los Angeles back in 1898? How about the name Peter Hodges? A loving family man who lived around the turn of the century, he was a successful entrepreneur, miner and county treasurer and father. Well respected by everyone in town, it would be unimaginable that someone would do him harm; yet, such was the case on a warm summer day in June of 1909 when he was murdered in the Cipriano Pass of the Fortuna Mountains.

Read More

Published on Sep 22, 2017

A 'so long' to summer means the return of Jazz Nights outdoors at Julieanna's Patio Cafe. Yuma Jazz Company's Steven Hennig prepares to strike up the band with this season preview ...

Read More

Published on Aug 18, 2017

Every September, it’s not just dove which flock to Yuma — thousands of hunters from all over converge on the Arizona border town for some of the best dove hunting found anywhere on earth.

Read More

Published on Aug 18, 2017

Visit Yuma is excited to announce the launch of its newest campaign promoting all things Yuma with the help of social media and you. Yes, you!

Read More

Published on Jun 5, 2017

America's Independence Day is right around the corner and Yuma is a great place to celebrate the holiday with friends and family! Here's our list of the most popular activities taking shape in the world's sunniest city this 4th of July ...


Read More

Welcome to the official blog of the Visit Yuma, with content produced by our staff, fellow Yumans, and other contributors. If you have a story idea or would like to have your work featured here on the site, please send feedback to for consideration.

Sign Up For Our Email Newsletter: