Offbeat Adventures, Summer Eats and Border Crossings in Yuma

Offbeat Adventures, Summer Eats and Border Crossings in Yuma

Have you ever wanted to go somewhere but didn’t really know why?  Yuma, Arizona is one of those places for us.  When we tell people we’re headed to, or just spent time in Yuma, we always get mixed responses.  People either don’t know where it is, think it’s just for old people, assume there is nothing to do or they’re a snowbird that doesn’t want the rest of the world to know about their winter paradise.

ocean to ocean bridge

For us, Yuma is a wonderland of crazy, historical and sometimes weird adventures.  Plus there’s tons of fresh produce, patio dining in the middle of winter and a great place to cross the border for cheap medical!  Still don’t think Yuma sounds interesting?  Well obviously you never watched Christian Bale and Russell Crowe in the movie 3:10 to Yuma and you need to…but before you go clicking over to itunes or Netflix, here is a video roundup of six solid reasons to add Yuma to your winter road trip.

1.  Mexico for Medical

2.  Yuma Territorial Prison

3.  Seafood in the Desert

4.  The Garden Café

5.  Wild Ass Cocks and Camels

6.  It’s next to the Center of the World

Yep, Yuma is one of those places where you never know what to expect so, you don’t know what to look forward to other than the unexpected.  You just show up, have an open mind and see what happens.

If you’ve been to Yuma, tell us what you found entertaining.  If you haven’t been, tell us why…we’re always curious to know what people think of this infamous winter destination.