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Spring Training is here! But that is not the only thing to do while you’re in Mesa, whether you are in town cheering on the Chicago Cubs, or rooting for the Oakland A’s, be sure to take some time to check out these local attractions:     Take a hike!  It is easy to fall in love with the Sonoran Desert scenery when you get out there and get active. Start trail blazing at these locations:       Lost Dutchman State Park   Wave Cave Via the Carney Springs Trailhead   Peralta Trail   Butcher Jones Trail          

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

National Plan for Vacation Day 2018

Take Advantage of Your Vacation Days This Year! The U.S. Travel Association’s, Project: Time Off , is highlighting the importance and benefits of why taking time off is essential to your mental, emotional, and physical well being. The research shows that more than half of workers in the United States do not take their full allotted vacation days, meaning that roughly 662 million vacation days have gone unused in previous years.Can you believe that? Time Off suggests that the best remedy is to start planning and to start early. In order to bring awareness to the increasing cases of

Monday, January 22, 2018 11:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

18 Reasons to Visit Mesa in 2018

  We are celebrating the new year with new adventures and classic experiences throughout our beloved City Limitless ® , and by reminding you to visit Mesa! Here's our list of must-see & must-do activities and destinations for 2018 to get you started planning your next vacation with us in Mesa:           1. Adventure Explorer Utopia  Located in the Sonoran Desert, Mesa is surrounded by a rich, vibrant and verdant playground for sought-after outdoor recreation. From hiking mountain tops to kayaking along calm rivers and canyon-carved

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 9:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Mesa Holiday Deals and Merriment

We know holiday shopping takes a lot of energy, but with all the amazing festivals, markets and deals in Mesa, there’s no need to stress this season! Throughout December, you can find fun and holiday cheer around every corner and still get everything on your gift-giving list. Here are a few of the upcoming events and specials throughout Mesa that, along with some holiday magic, are sure to make this shopping season enjoyable again!   Mesa Arts Festival - Dec. 9 & 10 The Mesa Arts Festival is a great place to kick start your holiday spirit and finish off your shopping list! With

Saturday, October 21, 2017 10:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Four Stops on the Fresh Foodie Trail®

Here in Mesa, you can find locals and visitors taking the ultimate foodie road trip all winter long on our Fresh Foodie Trail®. If you don’t know about our Fresh Foodie Trail® and everything it has to offer, here’s a bit more info to get you started:   What is the Fresh Foodie Trail®? The Fresh Foodie Trail® is the culinary gateway to Greater Phoenix. It winds throughout Mesa and the surrounding towns, presenting local farms, agritourism attractions, and restaurants to visitors year-round. This popular road trip is full of food-driven experiences that will

Saturday, October 14, 2017 7:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Longbow Golf Club is a Hole-in-One

  Searching for a classic Arizona golf experience? Look no further than Longbow Golf Club ! Located in North Mesa, Longbow has everything you need to enjoy your time on the range. With the close-to-perfect weather that the fall and winter seasons bring to Arizona, this is not a stop that you'll want to miss!   Acknowledged as one of the "Top 100 Resort Courses in the Country", and one of the "Top 20 Best Courses You Can Play in Arizona", by Golfweek Magazine , this Ken Kavanaugh-designed course boasts dramatic desert and mountain views.     Off the

Friday, October 6, 2017 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Festivals and Fun This Harvest Season

    Here in Mesa City Limitless, we bid a fond farewell to summer and welcome harvest season with open arms! The weather is perfect and fall festivals string together the weeks before winter with pumpkin picking, corn mazes, live entertainment and more. Our bountiful harvest in Mesa, Arizona is one that we are proud to share with visitors throughout the year. A few of the stops along Mesa's Fresh Foodie Trail lead the way, sharing their treasured heritage and long-standing festivals with the community and visitors this October. Don't miss out on these fantastic,

Friday, August 4, 2017 6:00 AM by Guest

Visiting Mesa Sustainably

While sustainability isn’t always the first idea to pop into one’s head while traveling, there are little ways to sneak in something that can be good that doesn’t require much, if any, extra effort. In tourism, sustainability is so much more than just “going green” but rather shifts the idea to expand making tourism something that present generations can enjoy, while sustaining it so that many more generations to follow can also enjoy these resources.  Utilize the ideas below while visiting Mesa to help preserve the natural beauty of this city, or really

Ever take a trip you just don’t want to end? No worries! If you’re visiting Mesa, Arizona we understand the urge you might get to just stay a little longer. We put together some options for those of you that want maybe a little less of a vacation and more of an experience. Whether you’re hopping aboard a flight or a driving in an RV here, you can extend your stay.   Places to Stay:   Residence Inn Phoenix Mesa   With spacious rooms and ample amenities,  the Residence Inn Phoenix Mesa is the ultimate accommodation for a long trip in Mesa. The hotel offers

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Water Wonderland in the Desert

Contrary to the portrayal in classic Western movies, there is more to our desert than cactus, dirt, and tumbleweeds. Mesa, Arizona is a gateway to the ultimate water recreation paradise consisting of three lakes and two rivers.  Go just outside of our city limits and you’ve made it to Tonto National Forest. It’s one of the many places in Arizona where the Sonoran Desert’s iconic Saguaro cactus grow and one of the few places left where the wild horses roam. Tonto is the fifth largest forest in the United States and one of the most-visited "urban" forests in the