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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

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

The Skinny on Where to Eat Clean in Mesa

Right now you most likely have an orange bucket or pillowcase filled with candy lying somewhere in your house. Maybe you’ve already pawned some off to your coworkers realizing that Thanksgiving is right around the corner, followed by endless holiday parties. Tis’ the season to eat, drink and be merry, but you will probably come to your senses and weave some healthy meals into the many weeks of indulgence. If you’re in Mesa for the holidays, we have some options that won’t make you loosen your belt buckle.   Eat Better “Eat Better” is more than just a

Thursday, November 3, 2016 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Sandwiches Galore

Happy International Sandwich Day! If you feel like celebrating all day long, we have picks for breakfast, lunch and dinner. These sandwiches will have you licking your lips.   Breakfast at Worth Takeaway Pastrami Croque Madame Sandwich : Don’t forget breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Taste the flavor of Bechamel, pastrami, aged white cheddar, dijonaise served on PROOF sourdough; baked and topped with an over easy egg.   Lunch at Joe’s Farm Grill Pesto Chicken Sandwich : At Joe’s Farm Grill the ingredients are fresh off the farm. Stop by for lunch and

Monday, October 31, 2016 2:06 PM by Visit Mesa Team

Spend This Year's Veteran's Day in the Sky

  In honor of Veteran’s Day, take a trip back in time and experience flying in an airplane from World War II. The Commemorative Air Force Base welcomes anyone with a passion for history and airplanes. Whether you choose to ride in the B-17G Flying Fortress, the C-47 Skytrain, or one of the other aircrafts, you will be sure to get a taste of what it is like to fly in a plane from the war. You'll want to make sure to get a glimpse of the magnificent view of the Superstition Mountains while soaring across the sky.    If you'd rather keep your two feet on the ground,

Monday, October 24, 2016 4:38 PM by Visit Mesa Team

Cheering on the Cubs

Go, Cubs, Go! Go, Cubs, Go! Hey, Chicago Mesa, what do you say? The Cubs are gonna win today!   Mesa is home to the Chicago Cubs Spring Training and many fans that Bleed Cubbie Blue. There is no better way to enjoy a World Series than cheering along with a crowd, so we’ve rounded up some spots where you can watch the game with some fellow fans.   STATS at Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West Right next to Sloan Park, STATS Restaurant inside of the Sheraton will be offering some great specials for the series. Enjoy $2 beers, $10 Chicago dogs and pint of beer combos, Cubbie

Thursday, October 20, 2016 8:19 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Top 5 Selfie Spots

Take your vacation photos up a notch. Downtown Mesa has a vibrant arts and culture scene and these spots can help you master the art of the perfect selfie to create social feed envy.   The Downtown Mesa Mural : While enjoying the shops and attractions in Downtown Mesa, stop and strike a pose by the newest addition to Mesa’s mural collection. Vivid colors, floral designs and a striking Mesa diamond come together on the South side of Main Street for a selfie backdrop that’ll fascinate your friends and followers. (Artist: Lauren Lee)   Humpty Dumpty : Visitors young and old

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:48 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Happy Trails to You

  Get outside, soak in the sunshine, and hit our trails by foot to experience the desert up close and personal. Mesa is surrounded by hiking trails for all ages with varying levels of difficulty and distances to choose from. Though Mesa boasts miles and miles of desert hiking trails, we’ve selected a few of our favorites for you.   All of the trails below are dog friendly. If you are looking for more dog friendly activities for your trip to Mesa, check out our blog here .   Kid Friendly - Merkle Trail This 0.9 mile loop trail at Usery Mountain Regional Park is perfect for