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Posts from November 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Merry Main Street

The turkey has been carved, radio stations have begun to play holiday music, and homes are illuminating with lights. The holiday season is officially here and what better way to celebrate than with Merry Main Street in Downtown Mesa! There will be entertainment for all ages throughout December, so bring the entire family and make your way down Main Street for all of these festive stops.   Winter Wonderland Ice Rink Outdoor ice skating in the desert – yes it is possible! This 5,000 square foot ice rink is an attraction you do not want to miss. Whether you are showing off some

Monday, November 21, 2016 12:00 PM by Visit Mesa Team

Sustainable Tourism in Mesa

  Mesa is the third largest city in Arizona and continues to grow in size. The area is attracting leaders in technology, health care, aerospace, education, and not to mention a large number of visitors.   There is a limitless array of things to see and do in Mesa, from the cultural to the recreational, the active to the passive and the Old West to the New West. The relationship of tourism and the environment is complex and involves activities that can leave a lasting effect. As a tourist destination, we are visited by more than 2.4 million visitors annually. Therefore, we are

Friday, November 18, 2016 11:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Opt Outside in Mesa this Black Friday

Last year, outdoor recreational retailer REI decided to shut its doors on Black Friday and encourage consumers to #OptOutside instead of standing in long lines at stores. They are back at it again this year with their campaign and already have almost 2 million people that have pledged to venture outside with them. If you’re in Mesa for the holiday weekend, we have rounded up some outdoor adventures should you choose to forego shopping for great deals.   Hiking and Exploring the Sonoran Desert Head out of the shopper-filled city and enjoy the Sonoran Desert at Usery Mountain Regional

Monday, November 14, 2016 10:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Gobble Up These Thanksgiving Dinners

  Whether you don’t want to go through the hassle of cooking, or year after year you burn the turkey, we have some Thanksgiving dinner solutions that will allow you to spend the holiday focused on family and friends.   Hilton Phoenix/Mesa Shhh…don’t tell mom that you are having dinner at the Hilton Phoenix/Mesa’s Thanksgiving Champagne Brunch at the Zuni Grill. Treat yourself to all the Thanksgiving classics with a side of chorizo brioche stuffing, slow roasted smoke-rubbed prime rib or Moscovy duck breast glazed with blackberry cassis. You won’t

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

The Skinny on Where to Eat Clean in Mesa

Right now you most likely have an orange bucket or pillowcase filled with candy lying somewhere in your house. Maybe you’ve already pawned some off to your coworkers realizing that Thanksgiving is right around the corner, followed by endless holiday parties. Tis’ the season to eat, drink and be merry, but you will probably come to your senses and weave some healthy meals into the many weeks of indulgence. If you’re in Mesa for the holidays, we have some options that won’t make you loosen your belt buckle.   Eat Better “Eat Better” is more than just a

Thursday, November 3, 2016 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Sandwiches Galore

Happy International Sandwich Day! If you feel like celebrating all day long, we have picks for breakfast, lunch and dinner. These sandwiches will have you licking your lips.   Breakfast at Worth Takeaway Pastrami Croque Madame Sandwich : Don’t forget breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Taste the flavor of Bechamel, pastrami, aged white cheddar, dijonaise served on PROOF sourdough; baked and topped with an over easy egg.   Lunch at Joe’s Farm Grill Pesto Chicken Sandwich : At Joe’s Farm Grill the ingredients are fresh off the farm. Stop by for lunch and