Wildflowers in the desert
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Tip-Toe Through the Wildflowers
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Hiking in Lost Dutchman State Park
Superstition Mountains
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Kayaking on the Salt River
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Thursday, May 17, 2018 2:00 PM by Visit Mesa Team

Arizona Restaurant Week 2018

Prepare your taste buds and come hungry… we are celebrating Arizona Restaurant Week, May 18 – 27! In case you were wondering… The goal of Arizona Restaurant Week is to increase awareness of the many dining opportunities available throughout the state and to make Arizona recognizable as a culinary destination to the rest of the country. Support local Arizona restaurants all week long – some will even be offering food lovers the opportunity to enjoy prix-fixe meals for $33 or $44 per person!   Restaurant Week destinations in City Limitless ® … Mesa

 Mother's Day Round Up- Sunday, May 13th!    Dinner Down the Orchard at Schnepf Farms - Sat, April 28th | 6pm   Create a romantic evening for Mom and show her how special she really is by enjoying an evening at Schnepf Farms for their highly recommended event, Dinner Down the Orchard.  You can also save yourself from the trouble of Mother's Day crowds, by attending this event a few weeks before Mother's Day! It will not only surprise her (because it is early), but it will also be an experience she will not forget.  A four course meal served by a

Monday, April 23, 2018 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Peach Festival at Schnepf Farms

It’s that time of year again – one of Arizona’s must-do experiences is here! The Peach Festival at Schnepf Farms will kick off on Friday, May 11 th and run through Sunday, May 13 th !   Schnepf Farms is the largest peach grower in the state, but they didn’t start out that way. Their first festival in 1994 was supposed to last the entire weekend, however the orchards were picked clean in just an hour and a half! They have now expanded their orchards and planted more varieties of peaches to keep up with the demand of locals and visitors alike.   Take a day trip

Thursday, April 19, 2018 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Celebrating Earth Day 2018

Earth Day 2018 is on April 22 nd and this year’s campaign is all about ending plastic pllution—so whether you are interested in learning more about the campaign and what you can do to get involved or if you want to know more about what you can do at an individual or local level then read more:   Calculate your Plastic Pollution Footprint and make a plan to reduce it!   Click here to use the the Earth Day websites Plastic Pollution Calculator to find out how much plastic consumption you use in your daily life and then find ways you can reduce your plastic

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Explore Mesa with Your Four-Legged Friend

Sometimes I get asked if I have any children, with which I’ll quickly reply “yes, my four-legged fur child is my world!” I will take her with me wherever possible: happy hour – where I will seek out a dog friendly patio; Home Depot - she sniffs out the best plants; the post office - I can probably use her drool for the stamp. If there is one time I feel most guilty leaving her behind, it is on vacation. If you are a crazy dog mom (or dad) like me, don’t leave your pup behind while visiting Mesa. Here are some dog friendly activities you and your furry friend can

Sunday, April 8, 2018 4:00 PM by Visit Mesa Team

Splash Into Summer

Throw on your swim suits, lather up with sunscreen, and get the kids out of the hotel room when you visit Mesa this summer. We’ve rounded up the best pools, splash pads, and water parks that are sure to make a splash with the kiddos and keep the whole family cool.   Stay Cool in the Pool   Live out your gnarly surf dreams in the desert on the FlowRider at the Rhodes Aquatic Complex ! Kids and adults alike can catch a wave on a boogie board to carve and do tricks. And yes, they give lessons! In addition, Rhodes Aquatic Complex has all the essentials for the perfect sun-soaking

Coming from rural Illinois to The Grand Canyon state, I've noticed the vast difference in outdoor recreation. In Mesa, Arizona you might be a bit surprised to hear there are three lakes and two rivers within 30 minutes of the Mesa border. Water recreation opportunities are plentiful for boating, fishing, rafting, kayaking, water skiing, wake boarding, jet skiing, tubing, and so much more.  Click here to see a full listing of lakes and water exploration for you to explore. Every weekend since I've moved to Arizona has been filled with some new and exciting adventure. Recently,

Thursday, March 29, 2018 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Sustainable Tourism in Mesa

  Mesa is the third largest city in Arizona and continues to grow in size. The area is attracting leaders in technology, health care, aerospace, education, and not to mention a large number of visitors.   There is a limitless array of things to see and do in Mesa, from the cultural to the recreational, the active to the passive and the Old West to the New West. The relationship of tourism and the environment is complex and involves activities that can leave a lasting effect. As a tourist destination, we are visited by more than 2.4 million visitors annually. Therefore, we are

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 7:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Stargazing in Mesa City Limitless®

Look up and get lost in one of Arizona greatest night time attractions, the stars. Arizona’s clear desert skies offer some of the best viewing conditions in the world for astronomical observations. Mesa’s night sky programs in our parks offer year-round opportunities for visitors to gaze at the stars. Here are just a few ways to look up during your visit:   East Valley Astronomy Club Holding monthly star parties, sharing their telescopes while knowledge amateur astronomers locate constellations, count the moons of Jupiter and rings around Saturn. Star parties begin

Friday, March 23, 2018 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Get Wild for Flowers

Wildflowers in the Desert   There is something magical about desert Wildflowers with fierce beauty they continue to blossom every Spring in places you would never imagine. Even with our rain total being less than the average year, wildflowers continue to bloom throughout the Mesa desert landscape until late May. The desert becomes filled with hues of red, purple, orange and blue – all back dropped by Arizona’s lushes green indigenous desert flora. The most common wildflowers can be found at various elevations in our surrounding desert:   Brittlebush, Cactus Blossoms,