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When you think of Arizona, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn’t olive oil.  Visitors are flocking to the Queen Creek Olive Mill, a family-owned olive farm that embraces the entire olive oil-making process from “Blossom to Bottle.”    Start off your visit attending their daily “Olive Oil 101” tour, offered on the bottom of the hour from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. You’ll learn about the qualities and standards of olive oil, health benefits, gain ideas on how to use olive oil, and learn why it's important to buy olive oil from a

  Spring is in the air in Mesa! The weather is beautiful, but it can be hard to hatch a plan for what to with the kids to celebrate. We are here to make it a little easier with our picks for Easter weekend in City Limitless.   Downtown Mesa will have its own Tiny Tots Easter Egg Hunt on Thursday, March 24 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Geared towards children under 8-years-old, children can collect one egg at each participating business on Main Street. Find the map here .   On Friday, March 25, from 5:30 – 8 p.m., the Arizona Museum of Natural History hosts its Dino Egg Hunt

Mesa has always been a go-to destination for travelers thanks to its beautiful spring weather and Cactus League MLB Spring Training! But Mesa’s not just great for its sunshine and baseball, it’s a great destination to travel to with kids too.   Check out our round-up of kid-friendly Spring Break activities for the whole family here in City Limitless®.   The Arizona Renaissance Festival is a local favorite for family fun and gives you a great opportunity to enjoy the beautiful weather and sunshine! With jousting, food, music, comedy and arts; there’s sure to be

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 8:00 AM

Fresh Foodie Must: Farmers Market Roundup

Here at Visit Mesa, we call the path of agriculture-driven attractions and farmers markets the “ Fresh Foodie Trail® ,” where agritourists find themselves in fresh foodie heaven. We’re often referred to as the “culinary gateway to Phoenix and Scottsdale. Here’s our go-to guide for local Farmers Markets around City Limitless®.   On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the culinary-driven tourist could head over to the True Garden Farmstand, where they’d be faced with mounds and mounds of fresh vegetables grown in True Garden’s one-of-a-kind aeroponic

One of the great things about Mesa City Limitless ® is that it’s a wonderful place to vacation without breaking the bank. In fact, Mesa was named the #1 Most Affordable Western Destination by TripAdvisor. Mesa took the #1 spot, since a weeklong vacation averages at about $731. We’ve decided to put together a list of FREE activities that will help you save some money for souvenirs during your trip to Mesa.    MCC Rose Garden : The Mesa Community College rose garden is the place you’ll find “where roses bloom in the desert.” The rose garden is one of

It’s almost time for the week that kids in school can’t wait for… Spring Break! We’ve rounded up our favorite kid-friendly experiences City Limitless® that don’t just make Spring Break fun, but make learning fun too!   Mesa’s many museums make it easy to keep on learning and exploring through Spring Break. Visit the Superstition Mountain Museum in nearby Apache Junction where you’ll learn about the tall tales and recorded history of the famous, mysterious Lost Dutchman gold mine. Maybe you want to go a little further back in history? Visit

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 9:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Golf Guide: Visit Mesa's Top Golf Courses

Take time to tee off this spring as Mesa swings into golf season! Mesa is home to more than 40 golf course that showcase the Southwest’s natural beauty, with many courses featuring breathtaking views of sweeping vistas set against beautiful mountains and blue skies. Plus, the city’s welcoming spring weather makes Mesa the perfect setting for a golf getaway. Here’s our guide to our favorite golf spots!   1.  Longbow Golf Club is a must-visit in Mesa. The Ken Kavanaugh designed course is for the classic golfer, as it focuses on giving an excellent golfing experience.

Saving room for dessert is always good advice – especially in Mesa. We’ve taste-tested loads of cookies, cupcakes, pies and treats and put together this must-taste guide to sweet treats throughout the region:   Queen Creek Olive Mill cupcakes feature an assortment of flavored and infused olive oils in the batter, keeping these delectable cakes moist beyond comparison. Owner Perry Rea infuses local citrus into his in-demand extra virgin olive oil, creating incredible cupcake flavors such as Meyer Lemon, Blood Orange and Mexican Lime.   Piefection serves up perfect pies

Mesa isn’t just a place for wonderful weather, golfing and shopping; the dining and entertainment opportunities are some of the best in Greater Phoenix! With unique performances from dueling pianos to Dixieland jazz, you’re sure to find a musical hangout you’ll love in City Limitless®.   Dixieland Jazz and Swing at Pier de Orleans If you’re a fan of traditional jazz, swing over to Pier de Orleans every Saturday from 6:30 – 9 p.m. where you can enjoy live music by Cheryl Thurston’s Mardi Graz Jazz Band. Dancing, parasol parades, laughter and fun are

While the rest of the country is still thawing out, springtime in Mesa is beautiful, with average temperatures just under 80 degrees. So, while everyone else is becoming tired of wearing the same pile of layers day in and day out, we get to transition to shorts, t-shirts and sandals (which, let’s be honestly, Arizonans really never put away to begin with). With this beautiful sunshine that comes out to play, so many of the best festivals here happen in the springtime! Check out our round-up of some of our favorite festivals during spring!   Shop for beautiful art, jewelry, soaps and