Wildflowers in the desert
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Tip-Toe Through the Wildflowers
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Hiking in Lost Dutchman State Park
Superstition Mountains
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Posts from January 2016

Sunday, January 31, 2016 11:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Find Your Fortunes in City Limitless

Is luck on your side? If so you might want to take a trip over to our neighbors, the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and try your luck at the Fort McDowell Casino .     Fort McDowell Casino features Vegas-style table card games, bingo and slots all within a few minutes of Mesa on the Yavapai Nation’s reservation land.  Arriving to the casino is simple with complementary transportation offered at four pick-up locations across Mesa.   After (hopefully) winning the jackpot, there’s a multitude of dining options to feast on from classic American to sushi and of course

By: Jennifer Gastelum, Creative Catalyst    Mimosas, eggs benedict, breakfast potatoes, fresh fruit, oh my. OH MY.   Brunch: A delicious meal typically consisting of breakfast-inspired entrees and your pick of morning cocktails, occurring in the late morning to accommodate the required sleep-in schedule of the weekend.   Brunch is the reason that many of us choose to pull ourselves out of bed on the weekends. We flock to the most delicious brunch we can find, near or far. Lucky for us here in Mesa, the Creative Catalyst group has made it a goal of theirs to build the brunch

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 8:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Experience the Arizona Luau

You’ve probably heard of a luau, but have you heard of an Arizona Luau? It’s pretty much the same thing, just think cacti instead of the islands.   What is the same, is you get together with friends and family, catch up and have all around great time celebrating cowboy (or Hawaiian) culture. At an Arizona Luau, enjoy mouth-watering BBQ and dance to country music under the stars. On a side note, we’re always looking for good BBQ recipes at Visit Mesa, so be sure to send those our way.   After enjoying pulled pork sammies and slow-cooked ribs, it’s time for some

With scenic views and wonderful weather, Mesa is the perfect destination to say your vows. We may not be the City of Love, but we think there’s always romance in the air when you’re in the desert. From beautiful Spanish architecture and Western flare to a rustic barn on an active farm, here are a few venues we think you might want to consider when tying the knot in Mesa.   La Puesta de Sol Located on the nearby Yavapai Indian Reservation, La Puesta del Sol offers a unique Southwestern wedding experience. If you plan on wearing cowboy boots with your dress, this is your venue.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 9:02 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Longing for Longbow Golf

With wonderful winter weather in Arizona, now is the time to start planning that golf get away! If you want the classic Arizona golf experience, be sure to explore Longbow Golf Club .   This Ken Kavanaugh designed golf course is for the true golfer because it focuses on giving an excellent golfing experience and doesn’t hide behind excessive extras. Longbow has a championship pedigree, having hosted the Notre Dame Clover Cup, Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Championships and the 2010 NCAA DII National Championships, among many more.   We’ll also give you some insider

Monday, January 11, 2016 11:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Delicious Downtown Gilbert

A culinary renaissance is underway in downtown Gilbert and you’re invited! The recent redevelopment of the Gilbert Heritage District has brought some of the best culinary offerings of the Phoenix-area all in one place.   Rated as one of the five best Food Neighborhoods in metro Phoenix by Phoenix New Times, the Heritage District features a wide variety of dining and nightlife options. From wine bars to tacos there’s something for everyone’s palate.   If you’re looking for some suggestions on how to enjoy #DeliciousGilbert here are a few places we’d