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Glamis, California
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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Glamis.

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Around Glamis ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Yuma (AZ). It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the southeast of Glamis. Yuma (AZ) has a population of 94,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is El Centro. It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the southwest of Glamis and has a population of 44,200 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Glamis and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
San Luis (AZ)   [Map]   32,148   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Somerton (AZ)   [Map]   14,970   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Blythe   [Map]   19,693   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Brawley   [Map]   26,149   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Calexico   [Map]   40,232   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Calipatria   [Map]   7,526   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Holtville   [Map]   6,435   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Imperial   [Map]   17,203   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Westmorland   [Map]   2,269   W   31 miles [49.9 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Castle Dome Landing (AZ)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Cibola (AZ)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Fishers Landing (AZ)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Gadsden (AZ)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Martinez Lake (AZ)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Alamorio   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Bard   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Date City   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Estelle   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Felicity   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Heber   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Niland   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Palo Verde   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Watermans Corner   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Winterhaven   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]

For more communities neighboring Glamis, please visit our County-by-County Page for Glamis.

Imperial County ...

Glamis is located in Imperial County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Imperial County: Yuma (AZ), Riverside & San Diego.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Glamis ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Amos (Historic)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest of Glamis   [Map]
Butlers (Historic)   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the West   [Map]
Cactus   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Clyde   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Date City   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Dunes   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Fuller   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mayflower (Historic)   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Mesquite   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Perrys Corner   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Glamis ...

Looking for more information about Glamis? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Glamis, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Glamis.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Glamis.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Glamis. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of California

    California Tourism
    Parks for California

    Fishing in California
    Hunting in California

TripAdvisor Link for:

    California Statewide Tourism
    Glamis Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Glamis

National Park Service (NPS) sites in California

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in California

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in California

Airports Near Glamis ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Glamis.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Brawley Muni.   [Map]   BWC   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Calipatria Muni.   [Map]   ---   WNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Imperial Co. Airport (IPL/KIPL)   [Map]   IPL   WSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Calexico Intl.(CXL/KCXL)   [Map]   CXL   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Yuma Intl. (YUM/KNYL)   [Map]   NYL   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Glamis.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Glamis. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Yuma Intl. (YUM/KNYL)   [Map]   NYL   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Palm Springs Intl. (PSP/KPSP)   [Map]   PSP   NW   100 miles [160.9 km]
San Diego Intl. (SAN/KSAN)   [Map]   SAN   W   124 miles [199.6 km]
Ontario Intl. (ONT/KONT)   [Map]   ONT   WNW   162 miles [260.7 km]
John Wayne - Orange Co. Airport (SNA/KSNA)   [Map]   SNA   WNW   168 miles [270.4 km]
Phoenix Sky Hbr. Intl. (PHX/KPHX)   [Map]   PHX   E   179 miles [288.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Imperial Co. Airport (IPL/KIPL)   [Map]   IPL   WSW   31 miles [49.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Brawley Muni.   [Map]   BWC   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Calipatria Muni.   [Map]   ---   WNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Calexico Intl.(CXL/KCXL)   [Map]   CXL   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Yuma Intl.   (YUM/KNYL)   [Map]
        Website for Yuma International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Palm Springs Intl.   (PSP/KPSP)   [Map]
        Website for Palm Springs International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Blythe Airport   (ICAO: KBLH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
San Diego Intl.   (SAN/KSAN)   [Map]
        Website for San Diego International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Ontario Intl.   (ONT/KONT)   [Map]
        Website for Ontario International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
John Wayne - Orange Co. Airport   (SNA/KSNA)   [Map]
        Website for John Wayne - Orange County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Phoenix Sky Hbr. Intl.   (PHX/KPHX)   [Map]
        Website for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Imperial Co. Airport   (IPL/KIPL)   [Map]
        Website for Imperial County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Calexico Intl.   (CXL/KCXL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in California

About Imperial County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Glamis. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Imperial County:

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Glamis.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Glamis. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Glamis) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Glamis. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Glamis

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glamis. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9977, Longitude: -115.0710     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Glamis), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Glamis.