"History, desert, heat and Indians!" Top 5 Page for this destination Yuma by matcrazy1
Yuma Travel Guide: 194 reviews and 428 photos
I found Yuma quite interesting destination altough I visited it only because it was on my itinery and I slept there.
To be honest, Yuma was less interesting than most other places I visited before and later in the USA. Anyway, don't skip Yuma whenever you drive in the area.
- is a winter-visitor capitol of North America with nearly 85,000 winter-visitors making Yuma their annual winter residence,
- grew by almost 36% between 1990 and 2000,
- is located in the desert, close to Algodones Dunes (in California),
- is located almost at the inter-state border with California and international border with Mexico,
- is located by Colorado River (border with California),
- is located close to Indian Reservations,
- is an agriculture, tourism and military (Marine Corps Air Station and Yuma Proving Ground) center.
I slept in Yuma Inn Motel which was my first motel accommodation in the USA.
- Pros:Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, warm weather in winter
- Cons:Too hot May-October
- In a nutshell:Winter-visitor capitol of North America!
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- Drive-in window shopping :-)
- Hotel bed or casino?
- Everything against heat and sun!
- Heat, heat, heat!
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