Neutral atoms trapped in optical tweezer arrays are now a leading platform for quan tum computation and simulation. Prior to this work, this platform had been developed experimentally with alkali atoms. Here we show that Ytterbium, a divalent alkaline earthlike atom, has several useful properties that enable improvements to such experi ments. In particular, we demonstrate a highfidelity imaging scheme using Ytterbium’s narrow intercombination line, a method to trap Rydberg atoms using the polarizability of the Yb ion core, and a strategy for locally addressed gate operations with minimal photon scattering using optical transitions in the core. We also perform novel spec troscopy of Yb Rydberg states and outline the technical details required to implement these experiments with Yb. As an outlook, we demonstrate magicwavelength narrow line imaging of 171Yb atoms and control of the I = 1/2 nuclear spin qubit in 171Yb, suggesting a path forward for neutral atom quantum computing with Ytterbium.