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2010/2011(MESA, Ariz.) - Ah, the heavens. When looking up in Arizona you are bound to see a night sky unlike any other. The state boasts two observatories, is the place where Pluto was discovered, and the desert skies continue to be some of the finest in the world for astronomical observations. Here in Mesa, the setting sun offers visitors a whole new spectacular view to take in. Don't go to bed early because you won't want to miss the exciting star-studded events that Mesa has to offer under Arizona's bright night sky. A Tour of Mesa's Night Sky at Usery Mountain Regional Park

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

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 12:00 AM by Visit Mesa

History & Heritage

2010/2011 (MESA, Ariz.) - Mesa has fast become the third largest metropolitan city in the state of Arizona. Now boasting 467,811 residents, Mesa's population is greater than such well-known cities as Minneapolis, Cleveland and Miami. Located just minutes east of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Mesa has nearly 320 days of sunshine each year. Mesa has much to offer visitors year-round and is a popular worldwide travel destination. Mesa is a city emerging as a leader; evolving higher living standards and energizing the economy. It is proud to boast a young and highly educated