There’s something special about summer in Yuma. And it’s more than just the sunshine–308 days of rays annually, to be exact.
Whether you’re looking for a Zen moment on the Colorado River at sunrise, an adrenaline rush on a jet ski in the afternoon or gaining a new perspective under a starry sky, Yuma offers every opportunity for the summer getaway you’ve been waiting for.
Stay Cool and Make a Splash
Just a handful of Arizona towns can boast a location on one of the mightiest rivers in the U.S. The Colorado River provides year-round recreation from wild to mild. There’s no shortage of kayaking, tubing and tours in Yuma–because what summer is complete without a lazy river float? You bring the cooler; we’ll supply the good vibes.
Seek Out the Dunes
Just 20 miles west of Yuma, the Imperial Sand Dunes have served as a backdrop in popular films, including Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Bravo TV called it one of the “22 Essential Places to Take a Selfie.” In the summer heat, only Yuma’s most daring can stand the dunes from an ATV–are you one of them? Memory-making and stories of adventure are all but guaranteed.
Beat the Heat Indoors
Pay a visit to the Yuma Theater and Art Center for galleries, concerts and exhibits in a restored Vaudeville venue. Cool artwork and cold air provide a welcome respite. Uncover a brain teaser or two at Escape Room Yuma where you’ll find clues, solve mysteries and escape from captivity.
Savor Scroll-Stopping Sunrises and Sunsets
For generations, the colors of Yuma’s sky have inspired artists, photographers, writers and everyone in between. There's no better way to kick off a day in Arizona than by getting up early to watch the sun rise over rocky formations, sandstone and desert cacti. Come back in the evening to watch the sun set over the Yuma Territorial Prison State Park and Ocean-to-Ocean Bridge over the Colorado River.
Visit YumaSummer.com or call 1-800-293-0071.