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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.Visit City Site
Somerton Chamber of Commerce | 725 E. Main St., Ste. 1A | Somerton, AZ | (928) 722-0056 | www.somertonaz.gov/
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