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Posts from August 2007

Friday, August 17, 2007 12:00 AM by Visit Mesa

Book Mesa for an Executive Retreat

Mesa offers all the benefits and comforts of a large city, and executives can book their retreat at any of three full-service upscale hotels and take advantage of being close to a recreation paradise. The Arizona Golf Resort offers a conference center and a beautiful Southwestern Courtyard perfect for entertaining. And you can complete your days with a round of golf on the resort's own 18-hole championship course. The Hilton Phoenix East/Mesa features meeting space with on-sight banquet and catering to service you executive meeting needs. Among the top 10 largest meeting facilities in the

Friday, August 17, 2007 12:00 AM by Visit Mesa

Mesa is Family-Friendly

Mesa offers all the comforts of a city while also being close to outdoor adventure. There are six lakes and two rivers within 60 miles of Mesa that let you experience desert boating, swimming, fishing, sailing, and water skiing, or you can hop on a rubber raft and float leisurely along the cool waters of the Salt River. You can board the Dolly Steamboat , a "Mark Twain” replica of a sternwheeler paddleboat, and cruise Canyon Lake on a 90-minute adventure. You'll see breathtaking canyons and mountain vistas, towering Saguaro cacti and desert wildflowers, and maybe, if you look

Experience first-hand what it's like to be a "fighter pilot” or “air show performer” and actually fly the plane at Fighter Combat International. And no experience is required!  Fighter Combat International’s air combat school in Mesa specializes in providing the general public the opportunity of enjoying this exciting and breathtaking outdoor adventure activity with real fighter pilots in real aerobatic aircraft. This is not a simulation. This is flying real air combat under the guidance of a real air combat fighter pilot instructor in real aircraft. Visit www.fightercombat.com or phone

                Ten years ago Williams Gateway Airport opened for business. The challenge at the time was to change a military operation into a successful civilian operation. The challenge was met. Today the airport has an annual economic impact of $114 million, generating more than $10 million in yearly tax revenue. There are 1,000 on-airport jobs and 30 aviation-based companies doing business on site. The (potential) name change to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport will identify Mesa and the airport location in the Phoenix

Friday, August 17, 2007 12:00 AM by Visit Mesa

Apache Trail a Popular Scenic Tour

One of the most popular day trips from Mesa is up the historic Apache Trail through the mysterious Superstition Mountains and Tonto Natural Forest to Canyon Lake. You will see breathtaking canyons and mountain vistas, towering Saguaro cacti and desert wildflowers in the spring. You can visit prehistoric Indian ruins and museums, pan for gold in the ghost town of Goldfield , tour of one of 50 old mines, ride a narrow gauge railroad, explore the backroads on a  Jeep tour, explore the natural beauty of Lost Dutchman State Park, and visit Tortilla Flat , an old stage coach stop with a

Friday, August 17, 2007 12:00 AM by Visit Mesa

Mesa is an Outdoor Recreation Mecca

Mesa's near-perfect weather makes it possible to enjoy the outdoors year-round. Visitors can tee-off at one of more than 40 golf courses within a half-hour drive from downtown. Many of Arizona's most renowned courses are located in or around Mesa, and area golf courses make it possible for you to enjoy many types of golf experiences. There are six lakes and two rivers within 60 miles of Mesa that let you experience desert boating, swimming, fishing, sailing and water skiing, or you can hop on your own personal rubber raft and float leisurely along the cool waters of the Salt River. The

Mesa has a selection of four quality museums that range in themes from dinosaurs and pre-historic times to ancient Native American artifacts to vintage fighter aircraft to reminders of Mesa’s Wild West historical past. The Arizona Museum of Natural History  is one of the premier museums in the southwest. Dinosaur Mountain is the largest dinosaur exhibit west of the Mississippi River. The Arizona Museum for Youth is a child-oriented fine arts center featuring art exhibits and unique hands-on art activities. The Commemorative Air Force Museum is the home of “Sentimental Journey,” the most