Visit Yuma Tours

Field to feast

Ever wonder what’s growing in Yuma’s lush fields?  Our Field to Feast farm tours give you the answers – from the ground up.  Get down — and a little dirty — with a hands-on farming lesson! The highlight of these half-day tours led by a local grower is a visit to a field planted just for us at the University of Arizona research farm. There, you’ll get a quick food safety lesson from Yuma food safety experts, along with hairnets, rubber gloves, lettuce knives and a recipe card telling you what’s needed in the kitchen.

Don’t worry if you’re a novice — our experts are on hand to assist.  But be sure to wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes, this is a real working field and we don’t want you to harvest your tootsies! Better yet, once you’ve filled the chefs’ “order,” you can pick some fresh Yuma produce to take home. While you enjoy the rest of your tour through growing areas, culinary students from Arizona Western College will be hard at work turning fresh veggies from our field into a delicious and healthy lunch.  The exact itinerary for your tour depends on what’s up in the fields that day — our guides scout each trip to make sure you see agriculture in action. Stuffed with knowledge, you’ll tuck into the promised “feast” — and get a chance to meet culinary and agriculture students for their unique insights into the future of those fields.

That’s the real recipe:  A fresh and fun morning that’ll send you home with a new appreciation of food from farm to fork, fresh veggies you picked with your own hands — and a full stomach! Tickets include transportation and a healthy lunch. Tour departs the Yuma Visitor Information Center (201 N. 4th Avenue).

Tour Dates: January 9,15,16,22,23,29,30; February 1 (Saturday tour), 5, 6, 12, 13, 19,20; March 4

Price: $55 per person

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Date night dinners

Guests at a Date Night dinner savor a multi-course gourmet meal by Executive Chef Alex Trujillo served under the stars in a lush Yuma date grove at Imperial Date Gardens. Every course from appetizer to dessert features a new twist on this oldest of cultivated fruits, showcasing one of Yuma’s more unique crops, Medjool dates. Whether making it a true “date night” as a couple, coming with family or a group of friends, or coming by yourself and making new friends at the shared table, you’ll enjoy a night that was named by Fodor’s as one of the "World’s Most Unique Dining Experiences." 

These special dinners are presented by Visit Yuma to showcase both Yuma's delightful desert weather and the culinary versatility of one of its more unique crops. Transportation not included. Imperial Date Gardens is located at 1517 York Road in Winterhaven, California. Check in begins at 5 p.m (MST). On-site walking tour begins at 5:30, with dinner served at 6.

Dinner Dates: November 15 (2019); January 10, 24; February 28; March 20
$80 per person



Sunset on the ranch dinners

This is Visit Yuma's newest event, created to introduce guests to what life on the ranch or farm is like, complete with a local Yuma farm family and tractor-pulled wagon ride. Come out to the land for a farm-style country dinner--It'll be an unforgettable evening of farm produce, cooked to perfection by a gourmet chef with a wine or beer pairing, lively company, a shared table, and then time for stories around the fire pit.  

Dinner Dates: November 21 (2019); January 9, 23; February 13; March 5
$90 per person including wine or beer pairing, $80 per person without an alcoholic pairing. 




City Historian Tina Clark and lifelong resident Cathy Reeves host the dinners which celebrate the best of local dishes and fresh farm produce, with Mexican flair. Tina and Cathy share stories, photos, music and more from Yuma’s yesteryear, covering a different aspect of Yuma’s past during each dinner. Each night will feature different program and dinner. Areas of topic - river, downtown, agriculture etc. Dinner will take place at the historic St. Paul Cultural Center (645 S 2nd Ave, Yuma, AZ 85364). Transportation not included. 

Dinner Dates:  February 6, 20; March 12
Price: $60 per person



savor yuma

Put down the kitchen utensils and get ready for an exciting night out with a Savor Yuma progressive dining experience! Hop aboard the comfy bus as we cruise from eatery to eatery, sampling fantastic flavors found throughout the city. Enjoy iconic Yuma restaurants, and possibly a few hidden gems,as we mix up the itinerary to ensure no two tours are the same.

In addition to trying new tastes, Savor Yuma is great for learning about local culinary traditions while making friends with our hosts and other diners. Looking to treat a party of friends, family or co-workers? Savor Yuma is perfect for large groups, and couples too. Tour departs from the Visit Yuma administrative office located at Old City Hall (180 W. 1st Street).

Tour Dates: January 29; February 12, March 11
Price: $60 per person



military tours


Here's a rare chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at the U. S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, one of the largest military facilities (by land area) in the world. Meet up at the Visitor Information Center (201 N. 4th Avenue) for a deluxe motor-coach trip to YPG with a special briefing en route. Your tour will include a stop at the fascinating Heritage Center museum, plus a look at other areas and activities most civilians don't get to see! This tour requires participants to get on and off the bus multiple times.

Lunch at the Cactus Cafe, YPG’s on-post restaurant, is included. Tour departs the Yuma Visitor Information Center (201 N. 4th Avenue).

Tour Dates (Behind the Big Guns): December 3 (2019); January 7; February 4, 18, March 3
Price: $55 per person

Please see 'Note for Military Tours' at the bottom of this page.



YPG: At Ease goes behind the scenes, deep into areas not seen by the general public. See the sights at Yuma Proving Ground, such as the tanks and the meteorology station. 

Tour Dates (YPG: At Ease): December 10 (2019); January 14
Price: $55 per person
Please see 'Note for Military Tours' at the bottom of this page.



This tour allows a behind-the-scenes look at some of the air station’s activities, hosted by knowledgeable base personnel. Popular features include the obstacle course and a working dog demonstration. Next the tour moves to the western area of the Barry M. Goldwater Gunnery Range where tour guests are shown a few rare activities that take place in the desert. The last stop is a narrated tour of the Armed Forces Park, the only site in Arizona that honors all military veterans, living or deceased, from all branches of service.

Tour departs the Yuma Visitor Information Center (201 N. 4th Avenue).

Tour Dates:  January 8, 28; February 11
Price: $55 per person
Please see 'Note for Military Tours' at the bottom of this page.




Yuma Proving Ground and MCAS Yuma are active military installations. Base Security regulations require that each participant of our tours have valid government-issued photo identification while on the tour.

Tour participants MUST provide personal identifying information for EACH person receiving tickets at the time of ticket purchase. Please be prepared to provide the following for each person receiving tickets from your order. Your order cannot be completed without all of the requested information.

  • Full Legal Name 
  • Gender
  • Ethnicity 
  • Date of Birth
  • Citizenship
  • ID type (driver license/passport)
  • ID number and place (state/country) of issue
  • Last 4 of SSN (for US residents)

YPG and MCAS requires that each ticket reflect accurate information for each of the participants. The names listed on a reservation must match the legal name listed on the identification credentials provided. Ticket sales are final, non-transferable and non-refundable.


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