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By Sydney Rea, Queen Creek Olive Mill Marketing Assistant All Queen Creek Olive Mill recipes are carefully crafted from the mind of Perry Rea, our owner and masterblender. Perry is always busy in our family's kitchen creating new dishes that represent our lifestyle, a lifestyle that emphasizes health, taste and simplicity.   This particular recipe, just in time for football season, highlights three unique items we make here at the Olive Mill - Bacon Olive Oil, Rosemary Olive Oil and our signature Espresso Bean BBQ Sauce. The Espresso Bean BBQ Sauce is a collaborative effort between us

Monday, October 26, 2015 8:14 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Date Night in Mesa

Mesa CityLimitless offers a host of unique experiences that are well-suited to wow on a first date or a 500 th date. If you’re looking to up the ante of next Friday’s date, look no further! Grab your sweetheart and head out to Mesa for one of these date experiences. Spice up the night with Cajun food at Pier De’Orleans.      Experience New Mexico with dinner at Blue Adobe Grille .  “Mamma Mia!” You’ll have a hard time finding Italian food that beats that of Buca Di Beppo .  Dine, shop and stroll through San Tan Village . Take a bike

Friday, October 23, 2015 11:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

New Festivals Come to Queen Creek

Queen Creek is becoming the Queen of Festivals in Arizona with the four new festivals the town added recently. Starting as early as this week and running through the spring, these new festivals cover a wide variety of interests from beer and wine to making a general mess.  We’re going to give you the breakdown of these new festivals so you can find the one(s) for you!   Queen Creek Farmers Market Held every Sunday at the Queen Creek library starting October 4, the Queen Creek Farmers Market features a wide variety of Arizona grown fruit and vegetables, local vendors, food

Here’s an insider tip we’ll share just with you, and anyone else who reads this, Superstition Springs Mall in Mesa has the first and only two-story carousel in Arizona. That’s right, two-stories of counterclockwise fun where kids can pick from 24 different animals to ride including a sea dragon, elephant, triceratops or a gorilla.   Sweeten the ride with a chocolate milkshake from the Dairy Queen or a cookie from Paradise Bakery and Café in the nearby food court and climb to the second story of the carousel to get a bird’s eye view of all the great shopping

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 8:25 AM by Visit Mesa Team

7 Ways to Enjoy Saguaro Lake this Fall

We here at Visit Mesa like to remind ourselves of just how lucky we are to be located so close to Saguaro Lake. Named for the many beautiful saguaro cacti that surround it, the lake has more than 22 miles of shoreline and is 118 feet deep at its deepest point. What we love about the lake is that it offers so much to do. With the beautiful fall weather approaching we’ve put together a list of 7 ways to enjoy Saguaro Lake. Take a day trip, spend a weekend, however long you want to go, Saguaro Lake should be on your fall bucket list, and these are 7 reasons why. 1. The Desert Belle Tour

While other parts of the country are unpacking their winter weather gear, we’ve still got our flip flops, bikinis and swim trucks out. It’s still pool weather in Mesa City Limitless®!   Resort-style pool parties take on a new spin during football season—what’s better than football on an 80’’ HDTV with state of the art A/V while dipping your toes in the water? And during halftime, work on your game on a nine-hold putting green.   Sound like your type of vacation? Look no further than the Hyatt Place Phoenix/Mesa , and don’t forget to pack

If you’re looking for a vacation that the whole family can enjoy, may we suggest checking out Mesa’s largest entertainment hub, Mesa Riverview. Sitting on the banks of the Salt River, Riverview offers fun for everyone.   Stay at Hyatt Place Phoenix/Mesa , one of the most loved kid-friendly hotels in Arizona. Smack in the midst of Mesa Riverview, the Hyatt Place Phoenix/Mesa makes it an ideal stay for families looking for fun. Head over to Riverview Park, which features a 50-foot climbing tower, a 60 foot long caterpillar mesh rope climbing structure, and two playground areas.

San Tan Village is more than shopping and dining—here’s our little insider’s guide to what we think are the Village’s little known gems.   For the fitness fiend, be sure to check out the free fitness classes at Lorna Jane. Bootcamp classes will whip you into shape and get the adrenaline pumping for some high-stakes shopping afterwards or if you’re looking to unwind after a long day, a yoga class is just the ticket to inner peace. You’ll also get 10% off any purchases you make in the store when you come in for a class! It pays to workout here!   If

The rumors you’ve heard are true! Mesa will be hosting its own music festival this year! Featuring over 200 music acts from emerging artists spread throughout our downtown, Mesa Music Festival is sure to excite.   The full lineup hasn’t been announced but the festival will feature acts including End of an Era, Pasadena and Nelly’s Echo.   In between the music enjoy the keynote address by music video deejay Matt Pinfield, a BMX stunt show, fireworks, VIP parties and much more.   The Mesa Music Festival will take place November 12-15 and all events are free. For