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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

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 place, Dad

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 artists

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 : The