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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 STAY:

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 pm

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 vertical

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

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Beer Me!

Craft beer continues to grow in popularity, so much so that travelers will seek out a local brew while visiting new destinations. If you are exploring Mesa, you will want to make a stop and quench your thirst at these breweries.   Desert Eagle Brewing Company In the heart of Downtown Mesa, Desert Eagle Brewing Company was one of the city’s first owned and operated micro-breweries. IPA’s are all the rage these days, however you can find many more options on tap here. Enjoy a Dunkel, Wheat, Porter, and more while relaxing to live music or partaking in their open mic nights.

Friday, December 2, 2016 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Mesa's Gift Giving Guide

  The holidays are right around the corner. Don’t wait until the last minute to do your shopping. We’ve gathered gift ideas for all of the interests and hobbies your friends and family may have.   For the Beer Buff Make it a Hoppy Holidays for your beer-loving friend with a tour by Arizona Brewery Tours . They will enjoy flights, food, transportation, and more on their all-inclusive tour.         For the Adrenaline Junkie Give the gift of speed with a race around the track at Octane Raceway . Feel the rush at the only full time indoor/outdoor

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Merry Main Street

The turkey has been carved, radio stations have begun to play holiday music, and homes are illuminating with lights. The holiday season is officially here and what better way to celebrate than with Merry Main Street in Downtown Mesa! There will be entertainment for all ages throughout December, so bring the entire family and make your way down Main Street for all of these festive stops.   Winter Wonderland Ice Rink Outdoor ice skating in the desert – yes it is possible! This 5,000 square foot ice rink is an attraction you do not want to miss. Whether you are showing off some

Monday, November 21, 2016 12:00 PM 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

Friday, November 18, 2016 11:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Opt Outside in Mesa this Black Friday

Last year, outdoor recreational retailer REI decided to shut its doors on Black Friday and encourage consumers to #OptOutside instead of standing in long lines at stores. They are back at it again this year with their campaign and already have almost 2 million people that have pledged to venture outside with them. If you’re in Mesa for the holiday weekend, we have rounded up some outdoor adventures should you choose to forego shopping for great deals.   Hiking and Exploring the Sonoran Desert Head out of the shopper-filled city and enjoy the Sonoran Desert at Usery Mountain Regional

Monday, November 14, 2016 10:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Gobble Up These Thanksgiving Dinners

  Whether you don’t want to go through the hassle of cooking, or year after year you burn the turkey, we have some Thanksgiving dinner solutions that will allow you to spend the holiday focused on family and friends.   Hilton Phoenix/Mesa Shhh…don’t tell mom that you are having dinner at the Hilton Phoenix/Mesa’s Thanksgiving Champagne Brunch at the Zuni Grill. Treat yourself to all the Thanksgiving classics with a side of chorizo brioche stuffing, slow roasted smoke-rubbed prime rib or Moscovy duck breast glazed with blackberry cassis. You won’t