Attractions in Yuma
Guests of Budgetel Inn and Suites all rave about our location! Located on US Hwy 95 and just off I-8, our hotel is within minutes of the best attractions in Yuma. Those traveling for work will find they’re only minutes from Downtown Yuma. If you’re looking for fun-in-the-sun, there are leisure options galore both within walking and driving distance of your door. From shopping to museums to dining, Yuma's Budgetel Inn and Suites offers easy access to everything you want to do in order to experience the true Southwest.
If you need help figuring out your Yuma plans, we invite you to swing by our 24-hour Front Desk. We would love to give you directions to our favorite spots, tell you the name of the restaurants in town, and more!
Less than a 10-minute drive from Budgetel Inn and Suites, you’ll never want to leave Historic Downtown Yuma. This historic and charming neighborhood offers a wide variety of shopping, dining and entertainment. Visitors love spending an afternoon wandering through the Gateway of the Southwest and exploring the heart of “old Yuma.” Explore the riverfront trail, window shop at one of the many historic shopfronts, or enjoy one of Main Street’s many old-fashioned street fairs and festivals. However you define a good time, you are sure to find it in spades in Downtown Yuma.
Did you know the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1939 for the protection of desert bighorn sheep and other native wildlife following a 1936 campaign by the Arizona Boy Scouts? Encompassing over 665,400 acres of the Yuma Desert region of the Sonoran Desert, the refuge provides opportunities for viewing desert plants and wildlife, rock climbing, exploring old mines, and remote wilderness camping. You’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the Castle Dome and Kofa Mountains, a wide variety of plant life, and numerous animal species. With more than 80% of the refuge designated as wilderness, it offers vast lands to explore and appreciate.
Opened in 1875 while Arizona was still a U.S. territory, a total of 3,069 prisoners lived within the walls during the prison's 33 years of operation. Stop in from 9-5 daily and take a walk through a big piece of Old West history. Enter the cells where the Southwest's most hardened criminals were once locked up, have your mug shot taken in the museum, venture into the infamous Dark Cell (if you dare), and climb up to the old guardtower for a breathtaking view of the restored riverfront.
Things to Do
- Arizona Historical Society Sanguinetti House Museum 2.2 mi
- Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area 2.2 mi
- Yuma Art Center 2.3 mi
- Downtown Yuma 2.4 mi
- Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park 2.5 mi
- Yuma International Airport 3.0 mi
- Paradise Casino 3.0 mi
- Desert Hills Golf Course 3.6 mi
- Waylon's Water World 3.9 mi
- Fort Yuma-Quechan Indian Reservation 5.3 mi
- The Camel Farm 8.8 mi
- Kofa National Wildlife Refuge 10.6 mi
- Martha's Gardens 10.8 mi
- Kneaders Bakery & Café 0.9 mi
- In-N-Out Burger 1.0 mi
- The Crossing Grill & Bar 1.8 mi
- Eddie's Grill 2.1 mi
- River City Grill 2.2 mi
- Lutes Casino 2.3 mi
- Prison Hill Brewing Company 2.3 mi
- Pint House & Grill 2.3 mi
- Yuma Landing 2.3 mi
- Julieanna's Patio Café 2.7 mi
- Yuma Palms Regional Center 1.1 mi
- Yuma Indoor Marketplace 2.6 mi
- Yuma Swap Meet 3.6 mi
- Arizona Market Place 4.8 mi
- The Peanut Patch 7.1 mi