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Getting There

Yuma is on I-8, which runs from San Diego, California, to Casa Grande, Arizona. Amtrak (tel. 800/872-7245) runs passenger service to Yuma on its Sunset Limited route, which runs between Los Angeles and Orlando. The station is at 281 Gila St.

The Yuma International Airport (YUM), 2191 E. 32nd St. (tel. 928/726-5882; www.yumaairport.com), is served from Phoenix by US Airways (tel. 800/428-4322) and from Los Angeles by United Express (tel. 800/864-8331).

Visitor Information

Contact the Yuma Convention and Visitors Bureau, 201 N. Fourth Ave. (tel. 800/293-0071 or 928/783-0071; www.visityuma.com). The visitor center, which is at the Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park, is open daily from 9am to 5pm (June-Aug, closed on Sun).

Getting Around

Rental cars are available from Avis (tel. 800/331-1212 or 928/726-5737), Budget (tel. 800/527-0700 or 928/344-1822), Enterprise (tel. 800/261-7331 or 928/726-9923), and Hertz (tel. 800/654-3131 or 928/726-5160).

Special Events

The Yuma area is a major producer of lettuce, and celebrates this during Yuma Lettuce Days (www.yumalettucedays.com) in mid-March. The Yuma Birding & Nature Festival (tel. 928/783-0071; www.yumabirding.com), held each year in mid-April, is the city's other major festival.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.