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Tourist Information for our Yuma Hotel Guests
Yuma is nestled in the Yuma and Gila valleys of southern Arizona, offering a climate that blends pleasant desert sunshine with the cool waters of the Colorado River. Yuma’s clean air affords residents and visitors alike a year round vista of surrounding rugged mountains.
Ranked by Money Magazine as one of the top places to live in the United States, no wonder many of the people who visit Yuma 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.
Mild winters and temperate summers make Yuma an ideal destination for all your vacation needs.
BEST WESTERN InnSuites can help arrange for a variety of recreational activities and cultural attractions.
Enjoy Yuma’s soothing waters or lush golf courses, diverse selection of restaurants and shopping boutiques and natural wildlife and breathtaking scenery.
Yuma/Foothills/Somerton Arizona Attractions & Activities
On the Colorado River in the southwest corner of Arizona, Yuma’s been at the crossroads for centuries.
Get ready for a day of fun and adventure!
BEST WESTERN InnSuites is the perfect gateway to the exciting array of attractions and activities in the Yuma Arizona area.
Enjoy casinos, golf courses, art museums, shopping malls and theaters.
Try your luck at the Cocopah Casino or embrace the great outdoors on the Colorado River.
Families will love the Fun Factory, where they can enjoy 36 holes of mini-golf, laser tag and more excitement nearby our hotel’s Yuma, AZ accommodations.
Allow the front desk to arrange a day of desert exploration, a golf game or trip to a casino.
St. Thomas Mission
Fort Yuma, AZ
Ph (760) 572-0283
This replica of the mission built in 1780 was created in 1922, to replace the original mission, destroyed in 1855 during an Indian uprising.
Yuma Territorial Prison State Park
1 Prison Hill Road
Yuma, Arizona 85364
Ph (928) 783-4771
On July 1, 1876, the first seven inmates entered the Territorial Prison at Yuma, and were locked into the new cells they had built themselves.
Yuma Crossing State Historic Park
11520 San Bernardino NE
Albuquerque, NM 87122
Ph (505) 823-1111
Yuma Crossing State Historic Park, site of the Yuma Quartermaster Depot, was used by the US Army to store and distribute supplies.
8th Street and 2nd Avenue
Yuma has a unique park unlike any other, attracting visitors from all over the United States, where you can use your imagination and the rocks that are there to create your own home away from home.
Sanguinetti House Museum
240 Madison Ave
Yuma, AZ 85364
Ph (928) 782-1841
The Sanguinetti House Museum was constructed in the 1870′s, and was purchased in 1890 by pioneer merchant E. F. Sanguinetti.
Cocopah Indian Museum
County 15th & Avenue G
Somerton Arizona 85350
This facility exhibits and sells Cocopah items, such as jewelry, arts and crafts, tribal dolls and and CD’s.
Quechan Indian Museum
Quechan Indian Reservation
Ph (619) 572-0661
Located in what used to be the mess hall of Fort Yuma now is home to the Quechan Indian Museum. Inside the museum you will find archeological items, Quechan arts, historical photographs and more.
Imperial National Wildlife Refuge
P.O. Box 72217
Yuma, Arizona 85365
Ph (928) 783-3371
Imperial National Wildlife Refuge protects wildlife habitat along 30 miles of the lower Colorado River in AZ and CA, including the last unchannelized section before the river enters Mexico. The river, lakes and wetlands are a green oasis, contrasting with the surrounding desert mountains.
Yuma Conservation Garden
P.O. Box 6780
Yuma, AZ 85366-6780
Ph (928) 317-1935
The Yuma Conservation Garden Environmental Education Center provides area residents and visitors with an accessible, protected place to view and study desert ecology.
Castle Dome Mines Museum
Off Highway 95 north of Yuma
At one time, the population of Castle Dome City far exceeded that of Yuma. But when the mining boom faded, so did the once-rowdy town. See the ghostly mining town of nearly two dozen buildings in a pristine desert setting surrounded by nearly 700,000 acres of the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. Each building – from hotels and saloons to a blacksmith shop and general store – is pretty much a self-contained museum, filled to the rafters with authentic artifacts. In addition to the museum, there’s a hiking trail.
Yuma Arizona Casinos
Find your lucky streak in one of the Yuma’s Casinos!
450 Quechan Drive
Yuma, AZ 85364
Ph (888) 777 -”I WIN” (4946)
Over 800 of the loosest slots plus live Bingo, Blackjack & Poker. Dine at the Seahorse Restaurant or enjoy a drink at Sharky’s Bar or at Paradise Bar.
15318 South Avenue B
Somerton, AZ. 85350
450 Quechan Dr.
Winterhaven, CA. 92283
Yuma Arizona Theatres/Visual Arts
Main Street Cinemas
111 S. Main Street
Yuma, AZ 85364
Ph (928) 819-0289
Harkins Yuma Palms 14
1321 South Yuma Palms Parkway
Yuma, AZ 85364
Ph (928) 329-9055
A Leap of Faith Performing Art Academy
5 Point Theatre Company
(928) 246-4318, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Historic Yuma Theatre
Yuma Community Theater
AWC Student Art Gallery
Desert Artists of Yuma
Mountain Shadow Artists
North End Artists’ Co-operative, United Building, Yuma Art Center
Village Art Gallery
Yuma Art Center
Yuma Fine Arts Association
Yuma Art Symposium, Inc-
Day Trips from BEST WESTERN InnSuites Yuma
If you thought Yuma was surrounded by flat, sandy desert, you are in for a surprise.
True, there is a desert here, but it is a lush desert where tall saguaro cacti tower over mesquite, ironwood, creosote, and many smaller cacti that bear vibrant blooms.
Hills and mountains break the view.
Nearby Sand Dunes and Colorado River offer additional fun.
Arizona’s landscape is varied and beautiful, and you can see a lot of it in a series of day trips out of Yuma. Some of the most popular day trips out of Yuma include:
• Martinez to Hidden Shores Interesting Day Trips adventure to find petrified wood.
• Wellton, Az. Unique town with some great sites.
• Picacho Peak This peak can be seen anywhere in Yuma, just ask the locals.
• Black Butte Great trip with a little knowledge of 4 wheeling needed; plus a 4X4.
• The Narrows A small 4X4 needed for this – or a little hiking will work.
• Kofa Wildlife Refuge See water, greenery and animals
Visiting The Grand Canyon from Yuma
If you are visiting Arizona, it is well worth the drive to visit The Grand Canyon.
Nearly five million people see the 1 mile deep (1.6 km) Grand Canyon each year.
Most of them see it from their car at overlooks along the South Rim (this includes Grand Canyon Village, Hermits Rest, and Desert View).
The South Rim is the most accessible part of the park and is open all year.
A much smaller number of people see the Canyon from the North Rim, which lies just 10 miles / 16 km (as the condor flies) directly across the Canyon from the South Rim.
The North Rim rises a thousand feet higher than the South Rim, and is much less accessible.
Heavy snows close the road to the North Rim from late October to mid May of each year.
Even in good weather it’s harder to get to. It is 220 miles / 354 km by car from the South Rim, or 21 miles / 34 km by foot across the Canyon by way of the North and South Kaibab Trails.
The Inner Canyon includes everything below the rim and is seen mainly by hikers, mule riders, or river runners.
There are many opportunities here for adventurous and hardy persons who want to backpack, ride a mule to Phantom Ranch, or take a river trip through the Canyon on the Colorado River (which can take anywhere from a few days to three weeks – there are no one-day river trips through Grand Canyon).
For information on planning your visit, go to www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/
BEST WESTERN InnSuites Yuma Hotel & Suites is a perfect gateway to visiting Sedona, Arizona.
Approximately 4 ½ hours from Yuma lies the town of Sedona–located in north central Arizona.
Often called “Red Rock Country” Sedona is a four seasons playground for everyone – whether you’re into history and archaeology; arts and culture; shopping; outdoor sports; or the spiritual and metaphysical, imagine doing all this in a backdrop of some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.
This picturesque city is surrounded by red-rock monoliths named Coffeepot, Cathedral and Thunder Mountain.
At the north end of the city is the stunning Oak Creek Canyon, a breathtaking chasm that is wildly wonderful.
Natural endowments aside, you’ll also find a very good variety of dining to keep you satisfied.
Kick back and enjoy the beauty that Sedona offers.
BEST WESTERN InnSuites Yuma Hotel & Suites is a perfect gateway to Southern Arizona
Southern Arizona offers many fun and exciting places to visit including Tucson, Tombstone and Mexico.
Only 3 1/2 hours southeast of Yuma, Tucson is surrounded by majestic saguaro forests and dramatic mountain peaks.
Tucson blends the beauty of the natural world with the excitement and amenities of a thriving city.
Enjoy outdoor adventures, unparalleled golf, unique Southwestern cuisine, exploring the arts and attractions, and much more on your getaway in Tucson.
Some of Tucson’s most notable events include: Tucson Gem Show, Tucson Rodeo, El Tour de Tucson and International Mariachi Conference.
Driving about 1 hour southeast of Tucson is Tombstone, Arizona.
“The Town Too Tough to Die” has a vast array of attractions and points of interest for all ages.
There are many places to eat, drink, and sleep in town, as well.
Several of the saloons in town offer live music on weekends, and most can accommodate dancing.
There are a number of gunfight shows in town, stagecoach and wagon tours, and a city park.
If you’re interested in shopping, Tombstone has a wealth of unique shops and services available to you.
Driving about one hour south of Tucson is Nogales, Arizona which also borders Mexico.
Just across the border from Nogales, Arizona, the two cities share the same name but the cultures have evolved separately.
Fill your trip to Mexico with its traditions, wonderful shopping and great food.
Take the time to enjoy the restaurants-La Roca and El Greco are a couple of local haunts but there are many terrific restaurants to choose from.
Walking is a popular way to cross the border and Nogales, AZ has many guarded parking lots close to the port-of-entry.
The cost to park your vehicle all day is very reasonable, generally under $4.00, and most of the shopping and eating attractions are close to the border and within easy walking distance.
As you enter Mexico, you will see the Flag Island of the Americas, which has banners for all of the Mexican states-Nogales is in the state of Sonora.
Turn right at Campillo Street and walk down three blocks to Obregon Street-now you can shop, browse, explore and enjoy the people, places, sights, and sounds of Mexico.
If your love is pottery, glassware, furniture, baskets, rugs, leather, or jewelry you will, if you look, find unique and beautiful pieces at reasonable cost.
A local business where you can find all of these items is El Sarape located on Calle Obregon, you can contact them at 011-52-631-312-0309.
Prices at the shops are not fixed so prepare to enjoy bargaining-negotiate a price!
Business is done in English and American currency is preferred.
Before crossing the border give the U.S. Customs office a call to check for current regulations.
The Mexican and U.S. Customs offices are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions (520) 287-1410.
You may also call (520) 885-0694 for more information.
BEST WESTERN InnSuites Yuma Hotel & Suites is a perfect gateway to San Diego
Driving about 2 ½ hours west of Yuma is San Diego, California.
San Diego is renowned for its idyllic climate, 70 miles of pristine beaches and a dazzling array of world-class family attractions.
Popular attractions include the world-famous San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, Sea World San Diego and LEGOLAND California.
San Diego offers an expansive variety of things to see and do, appealing to guests of all ages from around the world.
In San Diego’s East County, the terrain varies from gentle foothills to mile-high mountains and the historic mining town, Julian, down to the 600,000-acre Anza Borrego Desert State Park, offering nature-conscious visitors endless opportunities to hike, camp, fish, observe wildlife and much more.
In San Diego’s North County, the agricultural community produces quantities of flowers and magnificent produce.
Wine growers are also making a mark by growing and harvesting quality grapes that become excellent wines, which are served at some of the most elegant restaurants and resorts in the region.
Along the west, 70 miles of Pacific Ocean coastline not only supports year-round outdoor recreation, such as surfing, boating, sailing and swimming, but also important scientific research at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
To the south, it’s a whole different country, Mexico, featuring its own cultural offerings in various towns along the border and coastline, including Tijuana, Rosarito and Ensenada.
San Diego’s arts and culture and culinary arts are booming.
The hottest, new culinary arts talents prepare award-winning meals throughout the regions 6,400 eating establishments.
Balboa Park, the largest urban cultural park in the U.S., is home to 15 museums, numerous art galleries, beautiful gardens, the Tony Award-winning The Globe Theatres and the world-famous San Diego Zoo.
San Diego County also features 92 golf courses and a variety of exciting participatory and spectator sports, beachfront resorts and luxury spas, gaming, a dynamic downtown district, annual special events and unique holiday offerings, multicultural festivals and celebrations, colorful neighborhoods and communities, a rich military history and much more.
BEST WESTERN InnSuites Yuma Mall Hotel & Suites is Your Home When Visiting Algodones Mexico!
Located a mere seven miles from BEST WESTERN InnSuites, Algodones is a must-see destination for vacationers and travelers in the Yuma area.
Algodones, as Mexico’s northernmost town, swells with visitors who cross the border to enjoy shopping, to purchase inexpensive prescription drugs at one of the local pharmacies and to take advantage of inexpensive dental work and cosmetic dentistry.
It has been said of Algodones that there is a greater concentration of pharmacies, doctors and dentists in a mere few blocks than anywhere else in the world.
Both Americans and Canadians flock to Algodones on a weekly basis to take advantage of low prescription medication costs. Medical and dental care are also far more inexpensive than in the north.
Remember, as well, that Algodones pharmacies require prescriptions for most medications.
So whether you wish to visit Algodones for a new pair of eyeglasses, a doctor’s visit, or a Mexican-flavored vacation, Algodones is a choice destination.
Travelers should be sure to check with the U.S. Customs office when planning a prescription purchase for more than a month’s supply.
Travel experts recommend that travelers do some research of prospective pharmacies and doctors before making a visit for a health-related reason.
Although it is mainly a word-of-mouth system, check into a prospective healthcare provider in advance.
Many of Algodones’ doctors and dentists are U.S. trained, but it is helpful to understand credentials and costs well in advance of any procedure.
Algodones has Yuma water and a local population eager to speak English and entertain their guests.
Although the prescription market has surpassed the tourist business in town, travelers will still find plenty of fun in this colorful little town.
Many restaurants offer terrific Mexican cuisine accompanied by an eclectic array of live music.
A multitude of shops sell a vast array of souvenirs and other items that appeal to vacationers.
Prices for items are in U.S. dollars and nearly all prices for wares are negotiable.
Travelers particularly find the pottery and glassware appealing.
Algodones vendors are also gaining popularity for their moving rock and metal sculptures.
Clothing and jewelry can also be purchased at great bargains.
Directions To Algodones.
Seven miles west of Yuma, Algodones can reached off Interstate 8.
The actual border crossing, however, is at Andrade, California.
The border crossing is open from 6 A.M. to 10 P.M. Many travelers park on the U.S. side in one of the lots and walk across to Algodones.