Yuma is nestled in the Yuma and Gila valleys of southern Arizona, offering a climate thatblends pleasant desert sunshine with the cool waters of the Colorado River. Our clean air affords residents and visitors alike a year round vista of surrounding rugged mountains.As one of the top places to live in the United States, no wonder many of the people who visit our community one day return to raise a family, retire in comfort, or simply take advantage of being part of one of America's fastest growing cities.
We put out our welcome mat every day. Mild winters and temperate summers make Yuma an ideal destination for all your vacation needs.We offer a variety of recreational activities and cultural attractions. Enjoy our soothing waters or lush golf courses, our diverse selection of restaurants & shopping boutiques and our natural wildlife and breathtaking scenery.
Climate - Yuma is known as the City with sunshine 95% of the time, which makes it easy to see ourmountains through our daily clean air. Our wintertemperatures are in the 70s, while the low humidityin the summer offers an opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities.
Transportation - Yuma is located on Interstate 8,making its accessibility from California or pointsEast expedient and convenient. Our new terminalis served by United Express and America West Express.
Yuma Territorial Prison State Park - Between 1876 and 1909, this penitentiary housedmany of Arizona's most dangerous and notorious criminals. Famed in movies, literature and television, the remains of the prison are now Arizona's most visited State Historic Park.
Yuma Crossing State Historic Park - The Quartermaster Depot was authorized by Congress in 1865 and served the entire Southwest as a material transfer and distribution point for troops stationed at the outposts of the Arizona Territory.
Century House Museum - A regional museum of the Arizona Historical Society, Century House is one of Yuma's oldest and most historic buildings. Once the home of pioneer merchant E. F. Sanguinetti, the museum now exhibits artifacts, photographs and furnishings of Arizona's territorial period. Colorful gardens and aviaries with exotic and talking birds are maintained as they were at the turn of the century.
Gunfighter Gathering (January) - 9th Annual Gathering of the Gunfighters at the Yuma Territoral Prison State Historic Park.
Rodeo Parade (February) - 62nd Annual Yuma Jaycee's Silver Spur Rodeo Parade.
Birding & Nature Festival (April) - 6th Annual Yuma Birding & Nature Festival.
Balloon Festival (November) - 16th Annual Colorado RIver Crossing Balloon Festival.
Friendship Tower Lighting (November) - 21st Annual Friendship Tower Lighting at Friendship Park.
Christmas Craft Festival (November) - 12th Annual Christmas Craft Festival on Main Street.