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 September 2015

Thursday, September 24, 2015 9:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Fall Fun for the Family at Schnepf’s

This may be the desert, but it doesn’t mean we don’t know how to throw a good ol’ fashioned fall festival! If you’re looking for a great way to kick-off the autumn season, the Schnepf Farm’s annual Pumpkin and Chili Party is just for you.   Running through the month of October, the Pumpkin and Chili Party has been voted “The Best Fall Family event in the Valley” by Phoenix Magazine, Phoenix New Times, Sunset Magazine and others.    Amusement park rides, miniature golf and a petting zoo are guaranteed to keep the little ones entertained,

Monday, September 21, 2015 8:12 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Lunch Roundup: 5 Tacos to Try

Introducing a new series with the Visit Mesa blog: the Lunch Roundup! All of us can fall into a food rut. In this series, we’ll help you break out of the box by choosing five unique lunch spots that the Mesa area offers of whatever the weekly taste is. This week, we’re kicking off with our favorite southwestern lunch staple: tacos! Soft tacos, crunchy ones, spicy ones and fish tacos—who doesn’t love tacos? Here, read on for 5 tacos to try for Lunch Roundup: Joyride Taco House : Crispy Fish Tacos Check out these incredible looking tacos from Joyride. Ridiculously fresh

Monday, September 14, 2015 10:54 AM by Visit Mesa Team

A Festival for the Garlic Aficionado

This post isn’t for the vampires out there because it’s time to talk about Queen Creek Olive Mill’s Second Annual Garlic Festival, the place to celebrate all things garlic.   While this may be at an olive mill, Queen Creek Olive Mill is no stranger to garlic. You’ll learn how to grow and harvest your own garlic from the best of the best!   Come for the free tastings and cooking demos, but stay for the entertainment. Enjoy the live music after checking out the wine garden and beer tent. Other activities at the festival include a garlic recipe contest, garlic

Monday, September 14, 2015 8:32 AM

12 Photos of Mesa That Will Give You Wanderlust

Wanderlust: noun; “a strong desire to travel.” Here at Visit Mesa we know that Mesa’s natural beauty is no joke. We live in one of the most beautiful places in the world, and it’s a place full of adventure. That’s why we found these 12 different photos in and surrounding Mesa to show you why our city will jump start your wanderlust.

Thursday, September 10, 2015 8:11 AM by Visit Mesa Team

5 Breakfasts to Wake You Up!

Everybody loves a good breakfast. Some even say that they fall asleep excited just to wake up in the morning and eat breakfast. We know that happens to us. Well, when you think about it, why wouldn’t it? Bacon, eggs, sausage, oh my… our stomachs are rumbling just thinking about it. One of the best things about the Mesa restaurant scene is that many of them are open for breakfast, and these breakfast meals aren’t just any breakfast meals. There’s always something about them has a signature Mesa twist, and this twist is one that you need to try. Like, A.S.A.P.

By Colette Zaborniak, MAC communications dept.   There’s something to be said for celebrating a decade. When you turn ten, it’s a big deal – you’re finally a double digit! And hey, being a single digit for 9 years can get pretty dull. So you can imagine Mesa Arts Center is pretty excited to be celebrating the tenth year at One East Main Street! Although there won’t be cake and presents, or Aunt Jill pinching your cheeks remarking on ‘how grown up you are’, there’s a lot more to celebrate at this year’s Season Kickoff Festival .