The 2009 Official Mesa Visitors Guide, published by the Mesa Convention & Visitors Bureau, is hot off the presses and available now for visitors and residents wanting to know more about Mesa’s popular tourism offerings. This year’s Official Mesa Visitors Guide includes full-length features paired with comprehensive listings on Mesa businesses in the following categories: Museum & Cultural Venues, Attractions & Activities, Golf, Sports & Recreation, Dining & Nightlife and Shopping.


Special listings in this year’s 64-page book include themed Kid’s Activities, a complete Museum & Theater exhibition listing, Active Living RV Park listing and a year-long calendar of events section.


Additional features in this year’s Official Mesa Visitors Guide include:

§         Information on Arizona’s Sonoran Desert environment

§         Mesa by the Numbers: facts and figures on Arizona’s third largest city

§         Neighboring Communities feature on Apache Junction, Gilbert and the town of Queen Creek

§         Chicago Cubs & Cactus League Spring Training information

§         Sidebar on East Valley Airports & Airlines

§         Sightseeing Tours listing

§         Complete Accommodations listing featuring upscale, mid-price, economy and budget lodging in Mesa

§         Excursions Listing featuring other key tourism destinations across Arizona


This ultimate reference guide on Mesa and the surrounding area also features a two-page City of Mesa map with designated markings for area cultural attractions, entertainment venues, golf courses, shopping centers, hiking trails, city parks, sports facilities and other major attractions. Also included is the ever-popular Outdoor Adventure Map featuring attractions and activities in the Superstition Mountains and Tonto National Forest area.


In addition to the complimentary printed version, visitors can log-on to and download a virtual guide featuring keyword search starting this fall.


The 2009 Official Mesa Visitors Guide is the main fulfillment piece distributed by the Mesa Convention & Visitors Bureau to inquirers seeking information on Mesa. This year the bureau plans to distribute 85,000 copies of book to leisure visitors, business travelers, meeting and trade show attendees, media, travel agents, group tour operators, meeting planners and other travel professionals. The guides will be available at special events in Mesa and at Hohokam Stadium during spring training each March. The guides are also prominently displayed in-room at numerous Mesa hotels and in-store at businesses along the downtown Mesa corridor. Readers can request their complimentary 2009 Official Mesa Arizona Visitors Guide at or by calling 800-283-6372 or 480-827-4700.


About the Mesa Convention & Visitors Bureau:

The Mesa Convention & Visitors Bureau is responsible for marketing Mesa, Arizona as a leading vacation, small meeting and sports travel destination to regional and national target audiences, including travel agents and group tour operators, meeting planners, leisure visitors and media.


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Michelle Streeter, Director of Public Relations

Mesa Convention & Visitors Bureau

Direct: 480-682-3638 Toll-free: 800-283-6372 x345