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Visit Yuma Tour Tickets go on sale Oct. 1

Yuma, Ariz. —On October 1, Specialty Tour and Dinner tickets will go on sale on Especially popular tours such as the Date Night dinners will likely sell out within just days. Go online soon to get first pick on tours and dates. 

The dining opportunities that are uniquely Yuman include Date Night dinners, Sunset on the Ranch, Savor Yuma, and History Dinners.

Date Night dinners are ranked as one of the top twenty most unique dining experiences in the world, by Fodor's. This year, five Date Nights are scheduled, along with four private engagements for Destination America, the U.S. arm of Trafalgar Tours.

Sunset on the Ranch is Visit Yuma's newest opportunity for diners to enjoy a gourmet meal al fresco, under the stars. Five dinners are scheduled, and are created to introduce diners to what life is like on the farm or ranch. Each dinner is hosted by a local farm family, and there's a tractor-pulled wagon ride.

Savor Yuma highlights three local restaurants on a progressive dinner with transportation and drinks included. Diners experience an array of fresh flavors which put the spotlight on Yuma's locally grown produce.

This year, History Dinners are being held at St. Paul's Cultural Center. City Historian Tina Clark and Cathy Reeves host the dinners and share about Yuma's yesteryear through photos, stories, music and more. Each of the six dinners focuses on a different facet of Yuma's past.

To help visitors and locals alike learn about the importance of agriculture to the Yuma area, the Field to Feast tour goes to the University of Arizona research farm for a half-day tour. Each of the fifteen tours is led by a local grower, and participants get to harvest a few things before continuing on to Arizona Western College for a tour of the Land Lab led by students and a farm-fresh lunch prepared by AWC culinary students.

The military also has a large presence in Yuma's community, and three tours show what is happening on base at YPG and MCAS. Behind the Big Guns and YPG: At Ease tour participants through the Yuma Proving Ground, sharing facts and figures about their missions, while tanks are ripping around and giant booms are going off. Seven tours head out to YPG this winter. At MCAS, Visit Yuma's four Oorah! tours look at the air station's activities, including the obstacle course and working dog demonstration. This year, tours also offer a narrated stop at the Armed Forces Park on the way back.

"We put the tickets on sale right away in October so Yumans get a chance to get some of them before the large crowd of winter visitors buy out the tours," said Linda Morgan, Executive Director at Visit Yuma. "If you've always wanted to go, this year is the year, and remember, tour tickets make great gifts for the holidays!"

Go to to purchase tickets online, starting on October 1.

DATE:  September 24, 2019
CONTACT: Karen Harris
PHONE: 928-376-0100


The Yuma Visitors Bureau is always happy to assist members of print, digital and broadcast media, either on assignment or pitching an idea with a Yuma angle.

Visit Yuma team can suggest itineraries and facilitate visits, or provide you with the inspired details to help nail down an assignment.  We pride ourselves on always going "above and beyond."

You can download background and "anytime" materials below; dated press releases appear "most recent first" at left. Call or email us for photos and B-roll video.

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For more information, contact Linda Morgan at 928-376-0100 (office), email Thanks for your interest in the Yuma area.

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Background info:

Fast Facts About YVB

 Fast Facts About Yuma 

Yuma history - narrative

Yuma historic timeline


Research and statistics

Yuma Winter Visitors Study 2017-2018

Yuma Winter Visitors Study 2017-2018 Executive Summary

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