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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 2:00 PM by Visit Mesa Team

10 Free Things To Do In Mesa This Fall

Fall has arrived! It's not only the perfect season to visit Mesa, it's the perfect time of year for locals to get outside for a family fun day or date night. From art shows to movies and spooky celebrations, festivals are lurking and deals are brewing in Mesa as we approach the new season!     Here's your guide to everything you can do for FREE in Mesa this fall:     SEEDS, a community celebration at Mesa Urban Garden This free event on Sept. 27 from 6 – 8 p.m. features local artists, storytelling, open mic, native crafts, youth activities and a

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 10:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Festivities and Food from South of the Border

Dia de los Muertos is a traditional Mexican holiday for celebrating and remembering those who have passed on. Join the Mesa community as they come together to rejoice their loved ones at the Dia de los Muertos Festival at the Mesa Arts Center in Downtown Mesa. October 28 – 29, enjoy a variety of food, a colorful mercado featuring local vendors and live entertainment at the festival where spirits connect. Also at the Mesa Arts Center, on October 27 , the diverse sounds of modern Mexico will fill the air as Los Angeles based La Santa Cecilia showcases music that earned them a Best

Friday, August 18, 2017 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Labor Day Deals

In honor of Labor Day many Mesa businesses are offering deals and discounts to help you celebrate:   Rockin’ R Ranch :   $5.00 off admission – Labor Day special   Mention “Visit Mesa” and get $5.00 off the price of admission for everyone in your party. Offer valid September 1-2, 2017.   Arizona Outdoor Fun Adventures & Tours :   15% off for Labor Day   All riders receive a 15% discount on Labor Day when they call and use the code ‘LD15’ for reservations.     Zinburger :   25% off entire bill for Labor

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 8:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Mesa's Front Nine

Mesa is home to world-renowned golf courses featuring sweeping desert vistas carved from the rugged and pristine terrain unique to Arizona. The sun shines nearly every day allowing residents and visitors the chance to golf year-round. More than 40 golf courses are within a half-hour drive of downtown Mesa offering a variety of options from challenging desert golf to traditional links play. August is National Golf Month, so what better way to celebrate than by teeing off at one of these Mesa golf resorts.     Longbow Golf Club   Longbow Golf Club in east Mesa has earned its share

Friday, August 4, 2017 6:00 AM by Guest

Visiting Mesa Sustainably

While sustainability isn’t always the first idea to pop into one’s head while traveling, there are little ways to sneak in something that can be good that doesn’t require much, if any, extra effort. In tourism, sustainability is so much more than just “going green” but rather shifts the idea to expand making tourism something that present generations can enjoy, while sustaining it so that many more generations to follow can also enjoy these resources.  Utilize the ideas below while visiting Mesa to help preserve the natural beauty of this city, or really

Ever take a trip you just don’t want to end? No worries! If you’re visiting Mesa, Arizona we understand the urge you might get to just stay a little longer. We put together some options for those of you that want maybe a little less of a vacation and more of an experience. Whether you’re hopping aboard a flight or a driving in an RV here, you can extend your stay.   Places to Stay:   Residence Inn Phoenix Mesa   With spacious rooms and ample amenities,  the Residence Inn Phoenix Mesa is the ultimate accommodation for a long trip in Mesa. The hotel

Thursday, July 13, 2017 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Choose Your Own Adventure

Ever wish you could live out your old “Choose Your Own Adventure” books? A trip to Mesa, Arizona has countless of storylines for you to explore. We call it Mesa City Limitless ®  for a reason – book a hotel to start your adventure.   Cubs Spring Training Nestled between Sloan Park and Riverview Park , the Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West is the perfect hotel for Cubs fans travelling into Mesa for Spring Training. After catching a game parents can take kiddos to cool off in the splash pads at Riverview Park and later, grab dinner at Legends or Stats

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Water Wonderland in the Desert

Contrary to the portrayal in classic Western movies, there is more to our desert than cactus, dirt, and tumbleweeds. Mesa, Arizona is a gateway to the ultimate water recreation paradise consisting of three lakes and two rivers.  Go just outside of our city limits and you’ve made it to Tonto National Forest. It’s one of the many places in Arizona where the Sonoran Desert’s iconic Saguaro cactus grow and one of the few places left where the wild horses roam. Tonto is the fifth largest forest in the United States and one of the most-visited "urban" forests in

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy… and we are here to make it easier by bringing you 10 ways to save on summer fun! Whether you are planning a staycation or travelling to Mesa – we’re sure you will find something that the whole family will enjoy.   Get your red, white and blue on…early!   Get into the holiday mood for Independence Day early this year by heading out to the Mesa Market Place Swap Meet on July 1 st . Kids (and parents) are welcome to enjoy face painters and balloon artists and are invited to write notes and color pictures to go into

Monday, June 19, 2017 9:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Independence Day Extravaganza in Mesa

Let's party like it's 1776! Put on your red, white, and blue and make some plans with friends and the family this year in Mesa for the Fourth of July. Don’t pass up these great events!   Arizona Celebration of Freedom   Bring the whole family to the “coolest” independence festival in Arizona! This festival is no stranger to Mesa and we’re glad to have it back for another year! The Celebration of Freedom is free and will include: live-music, the ultimate patriotic displays, a naturalization ceremony, family fun, a memorial honoring