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Thursday, February 16, 2017 12:00 PM by Visit Mesa Team

Fort McDowell - Spend All Day Here!

Sometimes, checking out a new destination means hopping around from one attraction to the next. Slow it down and enjoy a variety of activities in Mesa City Limitless® by spending a full 24-hours on the nearby Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.   Work on your backswing at  We-Ko-Pa Golf Club – 7:30 a.m. Book an early morning tee time to enjoy the tranquility of the Sonoran Desert while hitting the links. We-Ko-Pa’s two distinct courses, Cholla and Saguaro, offer breathtaking views of Red Mountain, Four Peaks, and the Superstition Mountains. Named as one of the Best

Friday, February 10, 2017 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Extra Innings: What to do after the game

All good games must come to the end but that doesn’t mean your trip stops there! You’re here for the Spring Training action but you’ll stay for the other attractions Mesa has to offer:   Events going on during Spring Training   Arizona Renaissance Festival (February 11 th through April 2 nd )   The Arizona Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 13-stage theater, a 30-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast -- all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure! It is an outdoor event that combines

Monday, February 6, 2017 3:00 PM by Visit Mesa Team

Planning Your Dream Date

Since we like you a lot and want your Valentine’s Day to go as smooth as possible this year, we’ve put together some ideas to make your day special. Whether you have a date or you’re flying solo we’ve got your back.   Make your date say “WOW!” not “ wow...”   Valentine’s Day Special Trail Rides – You’ll have two breathtaking views to take in on this special Valentine’s Day trail ride—the gorgeous Superstition Mountains and your significant other! A Valentine’s photo is included to

Friday, February 3, 2017 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Blossom Into Spring

Fun fact : In Chinese culture peach blossoms are considered good luck and they symbolize a state of intense love.   Before peaches begin to grow on trees their pink and white blossoms adorn the branches—and that’s why the Peach Blossom Celebration was created! Schnepf Farms started the Peach Blossom Celebration so that visitors could enjoy the beauty of their farm while hundreds of their trees are in bloom.   The Celebration begins February 4, 2017 and lasts until February 26. Admission into the Celebration is $3 per person.   What to do : Enjoy a $5 guided

What are you waiting for? It’s T-minus 100 days until Memorial Weekend. With so many Americans leaving behind their hard-earned vacation days (658 million each year to be exact!), Visit Mesa is asking you to grab the suitcase, get your tickets and head out on a vacation of a lifetime! Not sure where to go??? Why not Mesa, Arizona . If the thought of exploring a new destination isn’t already getting you excited to start planning, know this - studies show that taking time off is associated with higher productivity, increased happiness, improved mental and physical health, and

Monday, January 30, 2017 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Orange You Glad It’s Citrus Season

It is citrus season in Mesa, so ‘squeeze’ the day and enjoy fresh oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and limes right off the tree!   Arizona has deep roots in the citrus industry when explorers brought the curious fruit with them to the “new world”. For Mesa, farmers began planting citrus crops in the late 1800s as Arizona’s climate was admired for its minimal frost, low humidity and of course – sunshine.    You can still experience the joys of the harvest at the Orange Patch, one of Mesa’s original citrus growers. This stop on the

Friday, January 27, 2017 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Make Your Spring Training Trip a Home Run!

Spring Training is just around the corner and now is the time to start planning so you don’t strike out on tickets, hotel stays and more. Whether you are cheering on the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs, or rooting for the Oakland A’s you’ll want to stay and play in Mesa for your Cactus League Spring Training trip. Tickets are already selling out quickly for games, so purchase yours now to land an action-packed seat right behind home plate or a spot on the lawn to sprawl out on a blanket. Visit here for Cubs tickets and here for A’s tickets. WHERE TO

Monday, January 23, 2017 4:00 PM by Visit Mesa Team

Taco 'bout a Delicious Taco Tuesday

It’s everybody’s favorite weekday…Taco Tuesday! If you are wanting to live like a local, you will want to eat like a local—there is no better way to truly immerse yourself in a new culture than by trying its food.   Here are some of our favorite places to satisfy our taco needs:   Matta’s Grill + Cantina   Located in the Mesa Riverview shopping center, Mesa families have grown up with the tradition of going to Matta’s Grill and Cantina to enjoy authentic Tex-Mex style cuisine for over 60 years. They have daily Fiesta Hour specials from 3

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 10:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

17 Reasons to Visit Mesa in '17

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to travel and explore more? Check out these reasons why Mesa should be on your list of destinations in 2017.   1. Fresh Foodie Trail® In Mesa, our bountiful harvest is one that we proudly share with our visitors all year long. Here, fresh experiences and a treasured heritage of family farms and long-standing festivals make for lasting memories. Hop on our Fresh Foodie Trail ® and learn about the process of making extra virgin olive oil with Queen Creek Olive Mill’s Olive Oil 101 Tour, or take a peek at the 5,000-square-foot

Thursday, December 22, 2016 6:00 AM

Something Old, Something New: Vintage and Upcycling

  Antique picking and upcycling is becoming more popular as home shows, Pinterest, and blogs share D.I.Y. projects and décor tips that turn vintage finds into treasures. We’ve rounded up stops in Mesa for you to search for the perfect item to repurpose.   Antique Plaza This Main Street mainstay has an ever-changing collection of unique antiques. Here you can seek out hidden treasures where more than 150 dealers showcase their finds. Get lost in nostalgia as you spend time browsing through the 20,000-square-foot, two-story antique shop.   Antique City Warehouse