Yuma is a destination to worship the sun.
Yuma is heading towards being named the sunniest retreat on Earth by the Guinness Book of World Records. It gets about 4,050 hours of sunshine of 4,456 hours possible that is almost 90 percent of the time. If you add to this the benefit of the warmest winter weather, you will get a destination for sun-lovers and a haunt for refugees from cold times.
You too can also soak up a dose of sunshine in Yuma. Be it a room in cheap hotel in Yuma to a room in the lap of luxury, all are available at Booked.net. Our listings include maps, photos and secure forms on every hotel.
From its past busy days as a river crossing for exchanges with military supplies from California to the Southwest, you would hardly recognize today's Yuma. A modern winter playground, the city has recently become a draw for sun-lovers from across the world.
Visitors usually flock to Yuma for its plenty of attractions. The city is a wonderful leisure retreat for its spacious golf courses, rare bird species in the Imperial National Wildlife Refuge where you can also indulge in hiking, fishing and boating. Along with nature come sites to whet your appetite for culture like the Century House Museum that is full with artifacts and exhibits. Are you hungry? Then you should keep in mind that culture is not the only thing to indulge in the city because there is also the Lutes Casino with the best burgers and fries in the city.
Afterwards, it is high time to go sightseeing. Attractions include;
The Yuma Crossing Park, a bustling place to take it easy in the city
The Yuma Territorial Prison Park yet keeps links to the history of Arizona's first prison
The Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park, a former distribution center for Army supplies in the late 19th century
Desert Hills Golf Course with two ponds and a creek
Desert Arts Gallery offers a view of the rich collections of contemporary art
Yuma is a city of two stories. First comes its history and after the story of Yuma's name. Originally thriving under Spanish rule, Yuma soon changed hands to America and expanded on its riverside location. In the 1850s the city became a major river crossing in California for gold seekers treading the river's banks. The steamboats traveled up and down along the Colorado River carrying passengers, goods for mines and so on. The heyday for commerce in the area came when the railroad has reached it in the 1870s.
Along with the early change of hands, came a succession of names for the city. In its very early years it was called as Colorado City, but soon the name was changed to Arizona City from 1858 to 1873. Yuma earned its current name not so long ago in honor to its early dwellers – the Yumas tribes.
Whatever way you regard Yuma, from its history to fun, your stay in Yuma can be packed with all possible comforts with a booking at Booked.net.