Why
Yuma?

There is much more to Yuma than meets the eye! Just ask the more than 80,000 winter visitors who call Yuma home and love it, often returning year after year after year.

Of course, our warm winters and 339 sunny days each year are the number one reason! But visitors love Yuma and they’ll gladly tell you why.

Friendly people, small-town atmosphere, good restaurants and shopping, lots of golf choices, easy access to Mexico, great festivals and entertainment….those are just a few of the reasons why winter visitors make Yuma their winter home.

For the short-term visitor, there’s plenty to see and do in the Yuma area. Whether you love boating, tubing, kayaking or fishing the Colorado River or you prefer sand buggies and the Imperial Sand Dunes, outdoor action is just a short distance away. Lots of hiking options await, and if you like exploring the desert on your own, there are amazing places to drive your Jeep or ATV.

Our attractions are many, but most famous is the Yuma Territorial Prison. Explore this website and you’ll soon have a list of places you’ll be excited to visit. While you’re here, be sure to sample our authentic Mexican foods and our very famous date shakes!

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