Hello current and future Sun Devils! Welcome to ASU country, specifically those of you at the Polytechnic campus, located here in Mesa.

One you settle into campus life and have discovered the dining halls and joined one of the 1,000 student clubs offered across ASU, you may be ready to do some extracurricular exploring of your own, off-campus. We’ve put together this list of our favorite clost-to-campus hang-out spots jut for you, Sun Devils.

Vertuccio Farms

Check out this working farm right by campus. Come fall, the farm is full of adventure and activities. Bring your new roommate, or your new beau, and try to find your way through the corn maze after dark. Vertuccio Farms is also a great place to purchase farm fresh produce when you’re looking for something other than the apples and oranges offered in the dining halls. From farm to campus, get fresh with Vertuccio Farms. 


Top Golf, the new addition to SanTan Village, is a perfect place for a first date or a hangout with new friends. Bring a student organization to play a few games and foster friendly competition or show off to your roommates and classmates. For Students in the PGA Golf Management program, come try out the different take on a driving range, and test your skills.

San Tan Village

If you need a night out or even a new wardrobe, San Tan is a perfect place for you. This outdoor mall and shopping center has an assortment of delicious restaurants as well as a variety of fun and unique retail stores. 

Gilbert Gateway Towne Center

Need more laundry detergent? What about another T-shirt? The Gilbert Gateway Towne Center, located at Power and Ray, has everything you need. Being a quick walk or bike ride away, it’s the perfect place to stop and grab a few necessities.

For bargain shoppers, check out the Goodwill with countless options for your wardrobe. For those looking for a place to eat or a place to do basic shopping there are countless fast-food and dine-in restaurants as well as a Walmart, Target and other retail stores. Look no further than the Gilbert Gateway Towne Center for your basic college needs!


From Farm to Table, Agritopia is the perfect place to wander, grow and buy. Located near Joe’s Farm Grill on Higley and Ray, Agritopia grows delicious produce which is available for purchase at The Farm Stand. It’s another way to “plus” the food from the dining hall and get something much fresher.

Whether or not you plan to purchase produce or just walk around, Agritopia is a beautiful place to take a stroll and unwind when school projects get to be a bit much. With acres of plants and gardens, tall trees, grape vines and even a biblical garden, it’s a place anybody can admire.

Higley Center for the Performing Arts

Need a night out? If you’re a fan of musicals and plays, check out Higley Center for the Performing Arts. This community based center is the perfect place to enjoy an affordable night out. Find the perfect show for you from their extensive list of performances.


Welcome to Mesa, Sun Devils! We know you’ll enjoy your time here in our city! We always love to see what ASU students are up to! Share your extracurricular explorations with us by using our hashtag, #MesaCityLimitless on social media.