Sunniest Place

Yuma… Arizona’s Best Kept Secret

Located on the California state line and halfway between Phoenix and San Diego, Yuma’s location puts a world of choices – water skiing, surfing, spas, mariachis, and world-class theater – within a day’s drive. And if you need to get somewhere in a hurry, there is a direct daily air service to several major hubs.

Looking for warm winter weather? The Guinness Book of World Records recognizes Yuma as the sunniest place on earth. That means normal highs in the 70s during January and the high 60s during December, our “coldest” month.

Surrounding Yuma are vast and majestic natural landscapes. Where the Sonoran Desert meets the Colorado River, you’ll discover an arid desert wilderness that’s interlaced with backwater channels and lakes, and wildlife from bighorn sheep to nearly 400 species of birds.

If your idea of a nature walk is a round of golf, you’ll be glad to know that Golf Digest recently ranked Yuma as high as seventh among US metropolitan areas for golfing affordability, quality and variety. There are 255 holes to choose from, many on courses of championship caliber.

And that’s only scratching the surface. There is still Yuma’s rich history and diverse cultural traditions to explore, an active arts community to discover, and an array of events and festivals to enliven your afternoons and evenings, attractions to share with friends and family, and adventures across the Border to plan.

It’s a world away from the ordinary and it’s all waiting right here for you!

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