Wildflowers in the desert
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Tip-Toe Through the Wildflowers
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Hiking in Lost Dutchman State Park
Superstition Mountains
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Kayaking on the Salt River
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Attractions

Sunday, April 8, 2018 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

Thursday, March 29, 2018 6:00 AM 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

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 7:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Stargazing in Mesa City Limitless®

Look up and get lost in one of Arizona greatest night time attractions, the stars. Arizona’s clear desert skies offer some of the best viewing conditions in the world for astronomical observations. Mesa’s night sky programs in our parks offer year-round opportunities for visitors to gaze at the stars. Here are just a few ways to look up during your visit:   East Valley Astronomy Club Holding monthly star parties, sharing their telescopes while knowledge amateur astronomers locate constellations, count the moons of Jupiter and rings around Saturn. Star parties begin

Friday, March 23, 2018 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Get Wild for Flowers

Wildflowers in the Desert   There is something magical about desert Wildflowers with fierce beauty they continue to blossom every Spring in places you would never imagine. Even with our rain total being less than the average year, wildflowers continue to bloom throughout the Mesa desert landscape until late May. The desert becomes filled with hues of red, purple, orange and blue – all back dropped by Arizona’s lushes green indigenous desert flora. The most common wildflowers can be found at various elevations in our surrounding desert:   Brittlebush, Cactus Blossoms,

Thursday, March 22, 2018 4:00 PM by Visit Mesa Team

"Hoppy" Easter 2018!

Hippity Hoppity . . . Easter's on its way!   Brunch Hilton Phoenix/Mesa (Sunday, April 1 10am - 2:30pm): Join the Hilton as they celebrate Easter with a Brunch Buffet, $48.95 per adult; $24.95 per child (Under eat 5 for FREE). Live entertainment, I hoppity visit from the Easter bunny but best of all you can toast to the holiday with the champagne and mimosas that are included! (Reservations Required)   Rustler’s Rooste (Sunday, Apri l 1 1 0am - 2pm): This Easter Rustler’s Rooste is hosting an all you can eat Easter brunch with live country music for your enjoyment!

We can all agree that one of the best parts of going to a baseball game is chowing down on the ballpark food. Sloan park and Hohokam stadium are home to several yummy vendors and their own unique ambiances!   SLOAN PARK Food There is authentic Chicago flavor at Sloan Park where they are serving up some local favorites from Giordano’s deep-dish pizza to the one of a kind Vienna Beef Chicago Dog.  These fan favorites can be found at vendors throughout the stadium, such as A Taste of Chicago located right behind home plate.   If you are looking to eat a more gourmet meal

Hear ye, hear ye! Gather around! The Arizona Renaissance Festival is back in town!     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! This outdoor event combines entertainment and wares reminiscent of what may have been found in a 16th Century European village market. When you walk through the gates at this festival, you will be transported back to a simpler, more jovial time. You’ll have the chance to

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 12:00 PM by Visit Mesa Team

spark! Mesa’s Festival of Creativity

spark! Mesa’s Festival of Creativity Art in Motion, featuring art cars and interactive art Saturday, Mar. 17 - Sunday, Mar. 18, 2018   This Art in Motion -themed event is FREE and presented by and at Mesa Arts Center over two days, Saturday, March 17, noon-11 p.m., and Sunday, March 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and will feature an exhibition of 16 art cars, multiple hot rods, lowriders and motorcycles, and interactive arts experiences for people of all ages. spark! celebrates the imaginative spark in all of us, by showcasing both local and visiting artists and performers and inviting

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 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

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