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Thursday, January 20, 2011 12:00 AM by Visit Mesa

Shopping: Ladies...Start Your Engines!

2010/2011 (MESA, Ariz.) - It's no surprise that one of the most popular activities on anyone's itinerary when on vacation is shopping! And, in Mesa there is no shortage of great shopping opportunities with the many retail centers strewn throughout the city. To start, a visit to Downtown Mesa is must. Here, many of the businesses are independently owned and operated thus providing a unique shopping opportunity. Tourists are especially drawn to this area because of the one-of-a-kind offerings that can only be found at Downtown Mesa retailers - making it an easy task to find that coveted Arizona

2010/2011 (MESA, Ariz.) - Even though Mesa boasts a population of more than 460,000 and offers all the benefits of a large city, visitors can take advantage of being close to a recreation paradise as Mesa is neighbor to the vast Tonto National Forest . Tonto is the fifth largest forest in the country and one of the most-visited "urban" forests in the U.S. There are three lakes and two rivers just outside of Mesa that allow for desert boating, rafting, kayaking and water skiing. Hot Trails & Cool Lakes The breathtaking Superstition Mountains to the east serve as both an iconic

2010/2011 (MESA, Ariz.) - Whether you're a pro or just learning how to perfect your swing, hit the links in Mesa for some of the best golf in the Southwest. Mesa is home to world-renowned golf featuring breathtaking views of sweeping vistas set against the natural beauty of rugged mountains and blue western skies. And, with near perfect weather it's possible to enjoy the sport year-round. More than 40 golf courses are within a half-hour drive of downtown offering a variety of options from challenging desert golf to traditional links play. Golf Course Gems... The choice of challenging

Number of visitors annually: 2.1 million Population: 467,811 (Nov 2010) Population rank: Third in Arizona, 38 th largest city in the U.S. Size: 128 square miles, located 15 miles east of Phoenix Elevation: 1,241 feet above sea level Temperature: The average minimum and maximum temperatures range from 55.7 degrees Fahrenheit to 86.6 degrees Fahrenheit Rainfall: 7.74 inches per year average Sunshine: More than 325 days of sunshine on average each year - more annual days of sunshine than either San Diego or Miami Beach. Airport access: Mesa is conveniently located 15 minutes east of

Thursday, November 4, 2010 12:00 AM by Visit Mesa

U.S. Junior Synchro Championships Make Debut in Mesa

                                                   Nearly 300 elite synchronized swimmers will gather at the Kino Aquatic Center, March 28-31 for the 2012 U.S. Junior Synchronized Swimming Championships. The event will feature athletes ages 15-18, who will vie for Junior National Titles in the solo, duet, team and combination events. The competition marks

Thursday, November 4, 2010 12:00 AM by Visit Mesa

Mesa Set to Host USA Rugby

Women's Premier League Championship - Division I & II Nov. 12 & Nov. 14 Tickets Available for Purchase, Public Welcome The Mesa Convention & Visitors Bureau, City Of Mesa Parks & Recreation and Mesa Public Schools have secured the first-ever rugby tournament in Mesa. Being held next week, the Women's Premier League Championship, part of USA Rugby, will compete Nov. 12 and Nov. 14 at Quail Run Sports Complex in Mesa. The public is welcome to attend the championships which begin at 9 a.m. on Fri., Nov. 12 and 9 a.m. on Sun., Nov. 14. Tickets can be purchased at the gate for $5

Arizona Desert Teems With Life Each Winter, Free Guidebook Highlights Sonoran Desert Attractions and Accessibility   The brand-new Exploring Mesa: A Pocket Guide to the Desert , published by the Mesa Convention & Visitors Bureau, is available now for visitors wanting to know more about the Sonoran Desert surrounding Arizona’s third largest city and the many ways to enjoy this popular tourism offering when visiting the Southwest.   This is the first-ever guide focused solely on desert exploration produced by Mesa ’s tourism bureau who created the piece in response to

Mesa is taking strides to promote the "green” side of golf. The City of Mesa along with the Mesa Convention & Visitors Bureau have formed a partnership with Dixon Golf – creator of the world"s first high-performance, eco-friendly golf balls – announcing Dixon Earth as the official golf ball of Mesa. This winter, numerous Mesa golf courses will feature the signature golf ball for purchase. Guests can recycle their used golf balls with Dixon Golf for credits toward the new Mesa golf ball which is manufactured without harsh heavy-metal pollutants like zinc, tungsten, cobalt or lead. More

Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today marked the grand opening of its Mesa Citation Service Center adjacent to the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Ariz. The company constructed a new 101,000-square foot facility that includes 62,400 square feet of hangar space along with office and backshop areas. Cessna has developed 12 acres of its tract flanking three 10,000-foot runways and a 124,800-square foot aircraft ramp, leaving room for expansion as needed. Randy Soutiere is general manager of the Mesa Citation Service Center, which employs more than 75 maintenance

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 12:00 AM by Visit Mesa

Senate Bill 1070 and the Tourism Industry

Since the signing of Arizona Senate Bill 1070, our office has received a number of inquiries about what types of documentation travelers will need to visit Arizona. Although nothing has changed pertaining to what identification residents and visitors need to travel within the Grand Canyon State, the following information can address the question: What type of documentation is needed to travel to and throughout Arizona? According to the bill the following items are acceptable forms of identification: 1.    Any valid United States federal, state or local government