Nestled in the Yuma and Gila valleys of Southern Arizona, Yuma offers a pleasant blend of desert sunshine with the cool waters of the Colorado River. The air is clean, and the weather is hot and dry for most of the year.
Lincoln Military Housing offers 821 homes within two communities in Yuma, providing housing for the Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma.
Outdoor recreation and sports abound in Yuma. They include a host of water sports on the river, fishing, hunting, rock climbing, biking, hiking, camping, and golf. There are a number of historic and state parks in the area, including the Yuma Territorial Prison, the Yuma Valley Railway, Century House Museum, Cocopah Indian Museum, and the St. Thomas Mission.
Other area attractions include the Imperial and Kofa National Wildlife Refuges, the Yuma Civic & Convention Center with a lineup of events throughout the year, as well as a host of parks and athletic centers featuring bike paths, children's playgrounds, and recreational programs. In addition, Yuma has a number of casinos, the Avenue 3E Swap Meet, the Yuma Speedway, and the Ray Kroc Baseball Complex. Day trips to Algondones, Mexico and San Diego make for excellent family excursions and holiday getaways.