Things To Do

Visiting the Greater Yuma Area



Yuma County offers an abundance of activities to keep you occupied. A great place to start is the rich history of the desert Southwest. Within one mile of the Chamber of Commerce building, you can see, hear, and feel the history of the area.

Set aside a day, actually two days, to tour the Colorado River State Historic Park, Sanguinetti House Museum & Garden, St. Thomas Mission, art galleries, and Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park. Eateries and/or specialty shopping complement all of these.

In addition to our local heritage, you can spend time on one of our world-class golf courses and enjoy outdoor recreation such as hiking the deserts, dune buggy, mountain biking, boating, hunting, fishing, and much more! 

Yuma offers gambling at the Quechan and Cocopah Indian gaming establishments, which are within minutes of downtown Yuma. If you are interested in our military's operations, you can check out opportunities for tours of the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma or the Yuma Proving Ground.  

Theaters, shops, and restaurants line Main Street, providing hours of entertainment. Lively music and art are available any day of the week. Yuma also cultivates various festivals that meet a diverse set of interests. 

If you are interested in crossing the border to experience Mexican cuisine, music, and shopping, the greater Yuma area provides two borders to choose from. The first is in San Luis, just a 25-minute drive south, and the second is a short 15-minute drive across the California border to a smaller Mexican town, Algodones.

Below are some quick links to the things you need to stay busy in Yuma!

Staying in Yuma:

Dining & Entertainment:

There are plenty of local eateries and dining experiences in Yuma.


Yuma has several stores where you can pick up anything special from the Desert Southwest. Check out our list of members here

Yuma offers a variety of recreational activities. Winter visitors come for the sun and golf or enjoy the water activities on the Colorado River. You can get fit at our fitness centers and rest at a local resort.


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