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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

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

Thursday, June 8, 2017 4:00 PM by Visit Mesa Team

Father’s Day Round Up

As much as your father may enjoy a “#1 DAD” mug, we know there’s no better way for him to celebrate Father’s Day than by spending time with those that call him “dad.” This weekend, take him out for a meal, a game of golf, some music, a trip through a museum, or more, right here in Mesa, Arizona.   Father's Day - Annual Man Brunch with VR & Racing Does your dad have a need for speed? Head to Octane Raceway for a delicious brunch, the free-roam virtual gaming arena Velocity VR, and a lap around the race track. Even if he comes in last

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 4:00 PM by Visit Mesa Team

Splash Into Summer

Throw on your swim suits, lather up with sunscreen, and get the kids out of the hotel room when you visit Mesa this summer. We’ve rounded up the best pools, splash pads, and water parks that are sure to make a splash with the kiddos and keep the whole family cool.   Stay Cool in the Pool   Live out your gnarly surf dreams in the desert on the FlowRider at the Rhodes Aquatic Complex ! Kids and adults alike can catch a wave on a boogie board to carve and do tricks. And yes, they give lessons! In addition, Rhodes Aquatic Complex has all the essentials for the perfect sun-soaking

Monday, March 13, 2017 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

10 Free Things to Do in Mesa Right Now!

Who said you had to spend money to have a good time? That just isn’t the case and we firmly believe that you can have a blast without burning a hole in your wallet—after all we are in Mesa City Limitless®! We’ve gathered a few of our favorite free activities that you can do right now.   Stop and smell the roses   Now through April 22 visitors can take a free tour guided by rosarian docents of the Rose Garden at Mesa Community College . This rose garden is the Desert Southwest’s largest and hosts nearly 9000 rose bushes!     Support local

Monday, February 27, 2017 2:00 PM by Visit Mesa Team

Our Favorite Mesa Instagrammers!

We’re sure you’ve sifted through a bunch of travel sites in search of things to do on your trip to Mesa but what better way to really get to know the ins and outs of a city than through its locals? We got a few of our favorite Mesa-area Instagrammers to tell us their favorite places and things about Mesa to help you get a true local’s experience.   @andy_gonzales     Favorite place to hike : Superstition Mountains   Favorite thing about Mesa : Being so close to the mountains and lakes   @izak_the_aussie     Favorite dog-friendly patio :

Thursday, February 16, 2017 12:00 PM by Visit Mesa Team

Fort McDowell - Spend All Day Here!

Sometimes, checking out a new destination means hopping around from one attraction to the next. Slow it down and enjoy a variety of activities in Mesa City Limitless® by spending a full 24-hours on the nearby Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.   Work on your backswing at  We-Ko-Pa Golf Club – 7:30 a.m. Book an early morning tee time to enjoy the tranquility of the Sonoran Desert while hitting the links. We-Ko-Pa’s two distinct courses, Cholla and Saguaro, offer breathtaking views of Red Mountain, Four Peaks, and the Superstition Mountains. Named as one of the Best

Friday, February 10, 2017 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Extra Innings: What to do after the game

All good games must come to the end but that doesn’t mean your trip stops there! You’re here for the Spring Training action but you’ll stay for the other attractions Mesa has to offer:   Events going on during Spring Training   Arizona Renaissance Festival (February 11 th through April 2 nd )   The Arizona Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 13-stage theater, a 30-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast -- all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure! It is an outdoor event that combines

Monday, January 30, 2017 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Orange You Glad It’s Citrus Season

It is citrus season in Mesa, so ‘squeeze’ the day and enjoy fresh oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and limes right off the tree!   Arizona has deep roots in the citrus industry when explorers brought the curious fruit with them to the “new world”. For Mesa, farmers began planting citrus crops in the late 1800s as Arizona’s climate was admired for its minimal frost, low humidity and of course – sunshine.    You can still experience the joys of the harvest at the Orange Patch, one of Mesa’s original citrus growers. This stop on the