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By: Jennifer Gastelum, Creative Catalyst    Mimosas, eggs benedict, breakfast potatoes, fresh fruit, oh my. OH MY.   Brunch: A delicious meal typically consisting of breakfast-inspired entrees and your pick of morning cocktails, occurring in the late morning to accommodate the required sleep-in schedule of the weekend.   Brunch is the reason that many of us choose to pull ourselves out of bed on the weekends. We flock to the most delicious brunch we can find, near or far. Lucky for us here in Mesa, the Creative Catalyst group has made it a goal of theirs to build the brunch

With great fall weather coming to Mesa, it’s time to get outside and what better way than with music. If you didn’t know, City Limitless has a great local music scene so you’re in for some awesome music experiences. From a leisurely afternoon with some good tunes to a soundtrack for your Friday night on the town, here are few free concert series to check out in and around Mesa!   Out To Lunch Concert Series Mesa’s mecca for the arts offers visitors and residents a free lunch time concert series in the heart of our downtown. Every Thursday afternoon starting

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 .  

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

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 to

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 sure to

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 12:02 PM

Your Spring Break Happenings in Mesa City Limitless!

Spring Break is just around the corner nationwide and many have a burning question of "What can we do for Spring Break 2015?"  Maybe you're wanting something for the whole family or things that are just budget friendly in general! Well March has a number great limited time events that we would love for you to see, whether you're local or just visiting for your break!       Mesa Marketplace Swap Meet is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 7:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.  Enjoy your day with FREE admission, FREE parking FREE Live Entertainment in their Food

On Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 26, from noon to 5 p.m., the Mesa Arts Center campus will host a celebration of the memory of departed loved ones with the  Ninth Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival.     This  FREE festival will offer a nonstop schedule of live entertainment, participatory children's activities, a wide variety of food options, studio demonstrations, and a Mercado Marketplace, featuring traditional and contemporary merchandise, jewelry, and Mexican arts and crafts from over thirty local artisans and vendors. In the spirit of