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Posts from January 2017

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 better

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 Fresh

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