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Hyatt Place
August 26, 2014

Top Picks For Labor Day Weekend Fun in Mesa

Take a staycation this Labor Day weekend at the Hyatt Place Phoenix/Mesa hotel. Adjacent to a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment options, including Bass Pro Shops, Toby Keith's "I Love This Bar & Grill" and the Cinemark movie theater. Take a walk around Riverview Park or if you'd rather relax, you can enjoy their resort-style pool featuring 14 person hot tub, Shade and Mist Canopies with State of the Art Audio Visual System and 80" HDTV or their nine-hole …

Humpty Dumpty
August 12, 2014

Take a Mesa Culture Crawl

Few downtowns have the breadth of arts and cultural experiences as Mesa, Arizona. In fact, when visitors stroll our unique, tucked-away districts that make up the city's core they don't realize the residents of Mesa ignited a Quality of Life tax to help provide dedicated funding to the arts and cultural offerings strewn throughout this city - including the renowned Mesa Arts Center. Seek out some inspiration of your own during your visit and embark on a culture crawl through Downtown  …

Goldfield Ghost Town
August 07, 2014


One of the most popular day trips for anyone visiting Mesa is up the historic Apache Trail through the mysterious Superstition Mountains and into the foothills of the Tonto Natural Forest - the fifth largest forest in the United States. To this day, the area continues to pay homage to its Western roots which took shape in the late 1800s. On this scenic drive guests will encounter an authentic old west stagecoach stop, a ghost town, the famous Elvis Presley Chapel, and the majesty of a mountain  …

NoSnowSUP shop
July 30, 2014

Everything You Need To Know About Stand Up Paddleboarding

Coming from rural Illinois to The Grand Canyon state, I've noticed the vast difference in outdoor recreation. In Mesa, Arizona you might be a bit surprised to hear there are three lakes and two rivers within 30 minutes of the Mesa border. Water recreation opportunities are plentiful for boating, fishing, rafting, kayaking, water skiing, wake boarding, jet skiing, tubing, and so much more. Click here to see a full listing of lakes and water exploration for YOU to explore. Every weeke …

Phoenix Marriott Mesa
July 01, 2014

Staycation & Summer Specials in Mesa!

  Come Celebrate 4th of July in Mesa!  Whether you are in town for the weekend or planning a summer staycation, Mesa has year-round deals for everyone. Book your stay today! See more on our website:   THIS WEEKEND: Relax by the pool and watch fireworks as you enjoy your stay at the Phoenix Marriott Mesa. Here, you will be amongst all the downtown happenings for a great price of only $69.00.  Throughout the summer, make sure to ask about th …

Thunder Bay Wavepool
June 25, 2014

Dive into sun-soaked days... or nights of water play at Sunsplash Waterpark!

Splash, swim and slide at Golfland Sunsplash Waterpark in Mesa by day...or night! Mesa's very own 20-acre waterpark and entertainment center is full of fun for everyone. One of the more popular water attractions is the giant Thunder Bay Wavepool. This incredible attraction holds 450,000 gallons of water that is set to a timer, setting swimmers in motion every 12 minutes to a barrage of waves not unlike the Pacific Ocean. Grab a raft and hang on for this wet and wild ride! &n …

Gilbert Observatory
June 12, 2014

Star-Studded Skies & Stellar Activities in Mesa City Limitless

If you thought catching an Arizona sunset was on the must-do list, try seeing our stars! Mesa's night sky programming is one of the most popular year-round activities for visitors to the Southwest. In Mesa, Arizona's third-largest city, you can get far enough from the bright city lights and open up your eyes to a star-studded sky. Arizona's clear desert skies offer some of the finest viewing conditions in the world for astronomical observations. The Italian astronomer Galileo is credited with …

Arizona Celebration of Freedom
June 10, 2014

Salute to the Red, White & Blue ~ Arizona Celebration of Freedom

Save the date on Friday, July 4th, 2014 as you come out to show your pride at the Annual Arizona Celebration of Freedom event in Mesa! If you're looking for a place to enjoy fireworks in Mesa, this is the event for you.      Taking place in Mesa's burgeoning downtown, this spectacular FREE event tends to attract more than 50,000 people every year. It is the precursor to every fireworks show in the State of Arizona filled with classic cars, beer gardens, an a …

Mesa Riverview Park
May 27, 2014

Family Friendly Attractions Fill up the Summer Vacation To-do List

Traveling with tots, tweens and teens is a cinch with so many family-focused attractions and hotels in Mesa, Arizona. Whether creating a work of art, panning for gold, or following in the footsteps of dinosaurs, Mesa offers an enriching experience for families vacationing this summer. The city has been recognized not once but twice as a "Playful City USA" by KaBoom!, the national non-profit organization dedicated to bringing play into children's lives. Such distinctions bode well for  …

No Snow Stand Up Paddleboarding
May 20, 2014

This Memorial Weekend – Take a Dip Into the Cool Waters That Surround Mesa

Mesa, Arizona is neighbors to the Tonto National Forest and visitors to this desert oasis take advantage of being incredibly close to one of the nation's largest playgrounds. Tonto is the fifth largest forest in the United States and one of the most-visited "urban" forests in the country. There are three lakes and two rivers in Mesa that allow for desert boating, paddle boarding, kayaking and water skiing. These tucked away canyons, raging rivers and expansive lakes are all  …

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