modern hotel

Days Inn and Suites
611 N Imperial Ave
El Centro, CA 92243
P (760) 352-0715
F (760) 352-0892

Naval Air Base [+]
Naval Air Base. Naval Air Facility El Centro is located in the heart of Southern California's Imperial Valley. It is a two hour drive from San Diego and Palm Springs, one hour from Yuma, AZ, and fifteen minutes from the Mexican border.
Algodones Dunes

Algodones Dunes: The Algodones Dunes is a large erg located in the southeastern portion of the U.S. state of California, near the border with Arizona and the Mexican state of Baja California.
Pioneer Museum[+]
Pioneer Museum: The Imperial County Historical Society was organized as the Imperial Valley Pioneers Society in 1928 to preserve the life histories of early settlers. While its name has since changed, its ongoing mission is still to preserve the unique development of the irrigated desert and the people who developed the area's modern history.
Alford Auto Museum[+]
Alford Auto Museum: Alford's collection is predominately American-Made cars such as Fords and Franklins.  Imperial Valley memorabilia enhance the museum, which was started with the purchase of a Model “A” Ford for $5.00 many years ago..
Imperial Valley Expo[+]
Imperial Valley Expo: Event center and fair grounds provides the area with year-round access to activities that showcase the talents, products and cultural wealth of our communities.
Shooting Range[+]
The Border Tactical Shooting Range: Border Tactical is an indoor shooting range, open to the public.We provide a safe, comfortable, enjoyable place to shoot. We are located at 925 North Imperial Avenue, next to Big 5 Sports and Phoenix Uniforms.

Local Events

Events El Centro

Snow Bird Breakfast

This Snow Bird Breakfast is held annually in January. This complimentary breakfast to our out-of-country guests is the Chambers way of thanking our Winter Visitors for returning to the Imperial Valley as well as their involvement in our community. The breakfast consists of warm fluffy pancakes, hot off the griddle ham, coffee and juice. For booth space and sponsorship information, contact the Chamber at (760) 352-3681.

 Air Show Gala

Join the El Centro Chamber of Commerce for its Annual Air Show Gala held in February, a black tie event unlike any other in the Imperial Valley. This event is in support of the men and women of the Naval Air Facility El Centro in their efforts to produce the Annual Air Show. The Air Show Gala consists of a four-course dinner, silent auction and dancing. Show your support of the Air Show, Naval Air Facility and the military by joining us at this one of a kind event. For ticket and sponsorship information, contact the Chamber at (760) 352-3681.


New Member Co-Op Mixer

The El Centro Chamber New-Member & President's Circle Co-Op Mixer, is held in April; this event is exclusive to members who have joined within the previous two (2) years. Festivities include appetizers, refreshments, business card & prize drawings, networking, and much more. For booth space or more information, contact the Chamber at (760) 352-3681.


IVYPO Annual Leadership Awards Dinner

The Imperial Valley Young Professionals Organization holds their Annual Leadership Awards Dinner every April. The Leadership Award actively supports and celebrates the IVYPO mission of establishing a community of young professionals within the Imperial Valley dedicated to building and fostering relationships through professional development, cultural and social opportunities. For ticket, table and sponsorship opportunities, contact Joann at (760) 352-3681.


Annual Dinner

The Chamber holds its Annual Dinner Meeting every June as the official ceremony for the “Presidential Passing of the Gavel.” Join us for dinner and a silent auction. Contact the Chamber for ticket and table prices, as well as sponsorship opportunities, (760) 352-3681. 

Addtional Attraction Information

  • Bowling- Next Door
  • Alford's Antique Cars- 2 Miles
  • Hunting - 4 Miles
  • San Diego Univ. Art Center - 10 Miles
  • Imperial Valley Dunes - 35 Miles
  • MovieTheatre - 1 Mile
  • Pioneer Museum - 2 miles
  • Imperial Valley Expo - 5 Miles
  • Mexicali, Mexico- .11.5 Miles
  • Salton Sea -40 Miles
  • Shopping - 1 Mile
  • Duck Hunting Season- 4 Miles
  • Calexico, CA - 10 Mile
  • Algodones Dunes - 35 Miles