Lake Havasu City, Arizona


Sunshine, tamales, and small-town charm draw visitors to Somerton. Close proximity to a huge variety of recreational activities – including beaches and sand dunes – make them want to extend their stay.

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Food and fun is the name of the game in Somerton, Arizona, and with just about 345 days of sunshine a year, everyone gets a healthy does of vitamin D throughout all four seasons.

The winter season is especially exciting, when more than 30,000 people convene for the Somerton Tamale Festival, hosted every December. Your taste buds will be overjoyed by the variety of fillings – from savory to sweet – in these masa-wrapped bundles.

Just 25 minutes away, the ever-shifting sands of the world famous Imperial Sand Dunes – featured in the Star Wars film Return of the Jedi – beckon thrill-seekers. At this “grownup sandbox,” off-road enthusiasts zip through the otherworldly scenery all day long, then camp beneath the stars.

For watery fun, drive south to the ocean fishing village of Golfo de Santa Clara, Sonora, Mexico. This seaside locale is a paradise for sport-fisherman, boaters, surfers, and fresh-seafood lovers.

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For Visitor information

Somerton Chamber of Commerce | 725 E. Main St., Ste. 1A | Somerton, AZ | (928) 722-0056 |

County It all started How High? Head Count
Yuma 1918 103ft 14,912