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Posts from January 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012 12:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team


Hello, my name is Gayle and I’m known in the office as the resident birdwatcher, hiker, and gardener. I’d like to be able to say that I can pick oranges from my backyard tree but it was planted about a year ago and is too young. So, what do I do when I want some tasty citrus? Take a drive to the original Orange Patch on Lehi Road. It reminds me of walking into a Midwestern produce market. Right inside the door are samples of navel oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, and Arizona sweets -- so you can try before you buy. The market also has honey, nuts, chocolate, jams & jellies,

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 12:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Mesa, a great city for active people!

Hi my name is James Tevault and I'm known as the office athletic guy that enjoys training and racing in the East Valley. This past November I finally completed one of my major accomplishments, Ironman Arizona. As exciting as an experience as that was I'm just excited about several upcoming events including the Rock n Roll Arizona Marathon which is every January. This event is timed perfect after the holiday feasts and with temperatures typically 60 degrees. I ran RNRAZ Marathon again a few weeks ago with big expectations of qualifying for Boston Marathon. Unfortunately, I didn't

Thursday, January 19, 2012 12:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Fabulous 50 +

Texas Terrie here, I attended the Lovin' Life After 50 Expo at the Mesa Convention Center yesterday. I thought I would blog about the adventure I took across the street in order to inform our older generation that reads our blog know about this expo and upcoming ones being held. Lovin’ Life After 50 is an annual expo held for, you guessed it, people over 50. Vendors that specialize in the 50+ set attend the expo in order to promote services and/or products that are primarily used by this generation of boomers and zoomers. Some attend to learn about new products;

Hi ya’ll! Terrie is my name and tourism is my game. As a transplant from Texas , I think of myself as a fairly good connoisseur of Mexican food. I have several Mesa restaurants that I think are some of the best Mexican food in Greater Phoenix-metro area. I had lunch at one of those last week called Mango’s Mexican Cafe located at 44 W. Main Street in downtown Mesa.  Mango’s Cafe is busy everyday at noon; unfortunately that is when my lunch hour begins. A couple of girls from the office and I went downtown to take a look at the sale going on at Domestic Bliss. After a

Friday, January 13, 2012 12:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

2nd Fridays in Mesa

Today is Friday the 13 th ! It is also 2 nd Friday Night Out in Downtown Mesa .  If you have not had an opportunity to come enjoy downtown Mesa and what it has to offer, tonight is the night! Known as the “Square Mile of Unique Style”, it is really becoming the place to be for shopping and dining. This is the perfect chance to do some local shopping and support the small businesses in your community. I have even taken a personal pledge to “Shop Local” and made this effort for one of my 2012 resolutions. On the 2 nd Friday of every month Downtown Mesa’s Main