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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Egg-citing Easter Fun for the Whole Family

The birds are chirping, the sun is shining and that can only mean one thing: Spring is here! With Spring comes Easter, egg hunts and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Don’t wait until the last minute to plan something—here are our top picks for family fun this Easter weekend:   Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Amazing Jake’s (April 9 th and 16 th ) From 8 AM – 10 AM Amazing Jake’s is hosting a breakfast with the Easter Bunny including a buffet of pancakes, eggs and breakfast pizza (yum!). Along with breakfast, there will be an egg hunt and photo

Monday, March 13, 2017 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

10 Free Things to Do in Mesa Right Now!

Who said you had to spend money to have a good time? That just isn’t the case and we firmly believe that you can have a blast without burning a hole in your wallet—after all we are in Mesa City Limitless®! We’ve gathered a few of our favorite free activities that you can do right now.   Stop and smell the roses   Now through April 22 visitors can take a free tour guided by rosarian docents of the Rose Garden at Mesa Community College . This rose garden is the Desert Southwest’s largest and hosts nearly 9000 rose bushes!     Support local

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

Spring Break Fun

Who doesn’t love Spring Break? The one week in March that gives parents and kids alike a sweet glimpse of the summer vacation that is to come. Whether you’re travelling here or planning a staycation we’re here to help you and your family stay engaged this Spring Break! Here’s a list of events that you must attend:   Arizona Renaissance Festival (Saturdays & Sundays through April 2)     The Arizona Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, 13-stage theater, 30-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, jousting tournament and a feast -- all

Monday, February 27, 2017 2:00 PM by Visit Mesa Team

Our Favorite Mesa Instagrammers!

We’re sure you’ve sifted through a bunch of travel sites in search of things to do on your trip to Mesa but what better way to really get to know the ins and outs of a city than through its locals? We got a few of our favorite Mesa-area Instagrammers to tell us their favorite places and things about Mesa to help you get a true local’s experience.   @andy_gonzales     Favorite place to hike : Superstition Mountains   Favorite thing about Mesa : Being so close to the mountains and lakes   @izak_the_aussie     Favorite dog-friendly patio :

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