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Monday, October 24, 2016 4:38 PM by Visit Mesa Team

Cheering on the Cubs

Go, Cubs, Go! Go, Cubs, Go! Hey, Chicago Mesa, what do you say? The Cubs are gonna win today!   Mesa is home to the Chicago Cubs Spring Training and many fans that Bleed Cubbie Blue. There is no better way to enjoy a World Series than cheering along with a crowd, so we’ve rounded up some spots where you can watch the game with some fellow fans.   STATS at Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West Right next to Sloan Park, STATS Restaurant inside of the Sheraton will be offering some great specials for the series. Enjoy $2 beers, $10 Chicago dogs and pint of beer combos, Cubbie

Thursday, October 20, 2016 8:19 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Top 5 Selfie Spots

Take your vacation photos up a notch. Downtown Mesa has a vibrant arts and culture scene and these spots can help you master the art of the perfect selfie to create social feed envy.   The Downtown Mesa Mural : While enjoying the shops and attractions in Downtown Mesa, stop and strike a pose by the newest addition to Mesa’s mural collection. Vivid colors, floral designs and a striking Mesa diamond come together on the South side of Main Street for a selfie backdrop that’ll fascinate your friends and followers. (Artist: Lauren Lee)   Humpty Dumpty : Visitors young and

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:48 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Happy Trails to You

  Get outside, soak in the sunshine, and hit our trails by foot to experience the desert up close and personal. Mesa is surrounded by hiking trails for all ages with varying levels of difficulty and distances to choose from. Though Mesa boasts miles and miles of desert hiking trails, we’ve selected a few of our favorites for you.   All of the trails below are dog friendly. If you are looking for more dog friendly activities for your trip to Mesa, check out our blog here .   Kid Friendly - Merkle Trail This 0.9 mile loop trail at Usery Mountain Regional Park is perfect for

Thursday, October 13, 2016 8:46 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Arizona on the Rocks

  No, this blog post is not about cocktails. This is for all you Geology enthusiasts (read: nerds) out there. Embrace your inner geek and go rock hunting with us at Visit Mesa. Our region is chock full of good rock finds and our resident intern Lori Fusak will show you the way. Here are four of her favorite spots in City Limitless® where you can learn about the historical geology behind Arizona’s desert ROCKS!       Goldfield Ghost Town Take the underground mine tour and get a taste of what it was like to be a prospector more than a century ago. The tour is only

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 4:08 PM by Visit Mesa Team

Trips to Train For

ATTENTION RUNNERS: The time is now! Whether you are a marathon runner or want to get your adrenaline pumping with a mud run, you’ll want to start training for these races in Mesa.   BMO Harris Bank Mesa-Phoenix Marathon If you are going to run a marathon, you might as well choose one with beautiful scenery and weather. Starting below the large “Phoenix” sign painted on Usery Mountain, runners will experience nearly 1,000 feet of net elevation loss in this Boston Qualifier. February 25, 2017   Spartan Race Spartan Race has heats for all fitness levels, but if you

Thursday, October 6, 2016 3:40 PM by Visit Mesa Team

Breathe In, Chill Out

  Relax and renew in Mesa with these stops that offer different outlets for your health and wellness.   Get Blissed Out at True Rest Float Spa For a completely out of body experience, consider treating your mind, body and soul to the tranquil experience of floating. Now open, True Rest Float Spa- Gilbert offers a way to repair and relax busy minds. Floating takes place in a giant egg-shaped pod with 10 inches of warm water set to body temperature and 1,200 pounds of Epsom salts. As the body defies gravity and floats in this womb-like atmosphere, the feel good hormones –

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 12:04 PM by Visit Mesa Team

Top Picks: Halloween Happenings

  We've found some fa-BOO-lous events for you to attend this October!   Pokemon GO: Night Hunt at the Museum   Hunt for Pokemon, but don’t be frightened if you find a ghost instead.       Golfland Fright Nights Don’t miss Arizona’s award winning haunted house: The Gauntlet. If that seems too terrifying for you, enjoy a round of Spooktacular Golf.    The Outbreak at Schnepf Farms Watch out! Zombies are invading Schnepf Farms and it is you mission to save the day. Grab your paintball gun and get ready to bring this zombie breakout

Thursday, September 29, 2016 12:48 PM

Cold Brew is Coffee's Hottest Trend

Finally, a delicious coffee trend that doesn’t require complicated lingo! Cold brew coffee is taking the nation by storm, and with our 325 days of sun each year, Mesa is the prime place to sip a brew on ice.   You’ve been drinking iced coffee for years, so what makes cold brew different you ask? Cold brew coffee is steeped in cold water for 12- 24 hours, whereas iced coffee is brewed hot and then poured over ice. Your cold brew will be less acidic, full-bodied, and slightly sweet. Good news for all you caffeine addicts out there: cold brew coffee has much more caffeine to

Thursday, September 22, 2016 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

5 Haunted and Spooky Places in Mesa

  Do you believe in ghosts? If yes, you are not alone. A number of people can recall chilling moments they have experienced in a number of places in Mesa. If you are rolling your eyes because you think this is all nonsense, see for yourself if these places are really haunted. Below are 5 venues that just might be:   The Landmark Ghostly voices, pots and pans moving around by themselves and faucets turning on and off on their own have been noticed in this venue which was previously a church. Claims have been made that the shadow of a young girl leaves her hand prints around the

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:26 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Falling for Mesa's Fall Festivals

Venture outdoors this fall to celebrate the many bountiful harvests in Mesa, Arizona.   The annual Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party has something for all ages, as it was voted the Best Fall Family Event in the Valley by Phoenix Magazine, New Times, and Sunset Magazine.  Corn mazes, hayrides, a zip line, and carousel rides are sure to work up your appetite for some delicious chili. Stop by the pumpkin patch, but be sure not to miss some of the entertainment including Hillbilly Bob’s Pig Races, the new Gypsy Time Travelers show, and Extreme Canines Stunt Dog Show. For