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Posts from August 2015

Monday, August 31, 2015 8:30 AM by Visit Mesa Team

It's as Easy as Riding a Bike

Being named one of the top 10 cities for bicyclists by Forbes Magazine, Mesa is the perfect place to hit the trails (or the bike lanes)! You can bike 12 months of the year here in Mesa, so pick a place, strap on your helmet and start peddling! http://www.visitmesa.com/things-to-do/outdoor-activities/cycling/ Mountain Bikers For avid mountain bikers, explore the Superstition Wilderness or ride along Power Road and the Lower Salt River into the Tonto National Forest. Enjoy Arizona’s great outdoors by bike! Another place to check out is Desert Trails Park. This 35-acre park has several

Valley Metro Light Rail Expansion to Connect Downtown Mesa This week, Valley Metro Light Rail opened the new 3.1 mile stretch of service running through Mesa's historic downtown district. As you've seen in our previous two posts about the expansion, Visit Mesa has put together a few day trip itineraries to help you experience all our favorite destinations on the new light rail line highlighting shops with Mesa flair. This post is all about pampering, shopping and taking some time for good conversation with girlfriends. Cheers from downtown Mesa! 8:30 a.m.: Meet up with your

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 8:20 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Kids Edition: 3 More Miles of Mesa Fun

Valley Metro Light Rail Expansion to Connect Downtown Mesa The new 3.1 mile stretch of Valley Metro Light Rail service is now open in Mesa! The expansion connects more of Mesa's top kid attractions for young visitors to experience the local Mesa flair. If you've got a little one who's eager to ride the rails, here's a day on the trail perfect for kids. 9:30 a.m.: Ditch your car at the Sycamore/Main Street Park ‘n Ride lot and hop on an east-bound light rail train. Trains arrive every 12 minutes to keeps your day moving along and the kids excited to ride the train. 10

Confessions of a Mesa Shopaholic: There are too many kinds of shopping to do here! In Mesa there’s much more than just an indoor mall to spend the afternoon window-shopping. Below are our best bets for finding unique wares, gifts and treasures in shops of all sorts that go beyond typical retail stores. Antiquing Head to Downtown Mesa for a full days’ worth of antique and vintage shopping. Read more about Mesa’s vast antique market here. Mesa Market Swap It’s basically a farmer’s market but with clothes, accessories, decorations and other unique finds, a lot

Saturday, August 22, 2015 8:02 AM

3 More Miles of Mesa Fun!

Valley Metro Light Rail Expansion to Connect Downtown Mesa Valley Metro’s new 3.1 mile stretch of service running through Mesa’s downtown district is now open! The expansion connects more Mesa attractions for visitors to experience shops, restaurants and activities that feature a local Mesa flair. Visit Mesa has put together this day trip itinerary to help you experience all our favorite destinations on the new light rail line.  8 a.m.: Ditch your car at the Sycamore/Main Street Park ‘n Ride lot and hop on an east-bound light rail train. Trains arrive every 12 minutes

Monday, August 17, 2015 8:10 AM by Visit Mesa Team

ASU Polytech: Off-Campus 101

Hello current and future Sun Devils! Welcome to ASU country, specifically those of you at the Polytechnic campus, located here in Mesa. One you settle into campus life and have discovered the dining halls and joined one of the 1,000 student clubs offered across ASU, you may be ready to do some extracurricular exploring of your own, off-campus. We’ve put together this list of our favorite clost-to-campus hang-out spots jut for you, Sun Devils. Vertuccio Farms Check out this working farm right by campus. Come fall, the farm is full of adventure and activities. Bring your new roommate, or

Monday, August 10, 2015 8:17 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Front Row: Broadway Bound

“I could have danced all night!” Broadway enthusiasts come enjoy a night of singing and dancing and see a play or musical this fall! We have a multitude of performing arts venues across our destination offering a wide array of performances. Mesa Arts Center Mesa Arts Center is an international, award-winning facility found at the heart of Mesa’s downtown. MAC is Arizona’s largest arts center with four theaters, five art galleries and 14 art studios. MAC always has something going on, so checkout their season guide for dates you’ll be in town. Coming up, be

Monday, August 3, 2015 8:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Prepping for Comic & Media Expo 2015

Here at Visit Mesa, we were mega excited to hear that the 2015 Comic & Media Expo is returning to the Mesa Convention Center on Oct. 16 – 18, 2015. To experience all the expo has to offer, we’re sharing some insider-tips for what to start planning now to get you ready for October’s can’t-miss event.   Start designing and sewing your cosplay costume now! At the three-day expo don’t miss the cosplay contest. Event organizers have added a competitive edge to this performance art with a chance to win at cosplay. Start planning your costume now, as awards