Get To Yuma
You can fly directly to Yuma on American Airlines through Phoenix, or you can fly to either Phoenix or San Diego and rent a car—either one is about a three hour drive.
The scenic drive from San Diego is remarkable. You start at sea level on the Pacific Ocean, drive up to the mountains to 4500 feet (sometimes with snow!), then you plunge down a rocky gorge (via Interstate 8) to the agriculture-rich Imperial Valley (26 feet below sea level), then though the Imperial Sand Dunes (think “Star Wars”) and onto Yuma along the Colorado River.
Weather/What to Wear:
Yuma is one of the warmest and sunniest places in the U.S.! January usually brings temperatures in the 60s - 70s during the day but it may be cool in the conference center and our dinners are being held in outdoor venues so it will be cool in the evenings, averaging in the 60s. Yuma is casual! We recommend business casual attire and a jacket or warm sweater for the evenings.
Getting Around Yuma
We recommend renting a car during your stay to explore more of what Yuma has to offer; however, it's not necessary. If you opt not to rent a car, limited shuttle service is available for guest of the Hilton Garden Inn from Monday - Friday by appointment only. Please call the hotel at (928) 783-1500 to request shuttle service. Taxi, Uber, and Lyft services are also available in the area and there are several restaurants and bars located within walking distance of the Hilton Garden Inn.
Extending Your Trip? What to do in and around Yuma:
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