Visit Yuma Blog
Originally published on JackAndGabExplore.com
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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 ...
While there is a lot to do in Yuma during the day, it's when the sun sets that the fun really starts to heat up! For travelers wanting to know the best places to enjoy an evening out on the town, we've put together our list of the top nightlife spots where out-of-towners are always welcome ...
Yuma's a great year-round travel destination, but things get even more exciting with a calendar chock-full of great events which celebrate traditions, flavors, sights, and sounds! And, although we'd love to name all the great events happening throughout the year, here is our list of the biggest and best for which you should plan a getaway to Yuma...
If you are looking to get the very most out of a trip to Arizona, you really ought to stop and experience Yuman Nature. Our location in the heart of the Sonoran Desert is more than just sand and tumbleweeds. The Yuma Valley and surrounding topography is host to rugged mountains for climbing, meandering waterways for rowing, and rolling dunes for imagining. Here's our list of the top outdoor adventures in and around Yuma ...
Yuma has a rich history which dates back more than a century, to the days of the "Wild West" where the streets were dusty and the Colorado River flowed untamed. Whether you're a history buff or have a curious interest in how Yuma became the Gateway of the Great Southwest, we've got a list to help you get to some of the area's top attractions ...
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