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Thursday, October 13, 2016 8:46 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Arizona on the Rocks

  No, this blog post is not about cocktails. This is for all you Geology enthusiasts (read: nerds) out there. Embrace your inner geek and go rock hunting with us at Visit Mesa. Our region is chock full of good rock finds and our resident intern Lori Fusak will show you the way. Here are four of her favorite spots in City Limitless® where you can learn about the historical geology behind Arizona’s desert ROCKS!       Goldfield Ghost Town Take the underground mine tour and get a taste of what it was like to be a prospector more than a century ago. The tour is only

Thursday, July 21, 2016 8:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Tops For Tots: Playful City USA®

Mesa was named one of America’s most playful cities – 8 times running – by Kaboom! , a national non-profit dedicated to bringing balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids. Such distinctions bode well for travelers seeking out unique and different ways to keep children entertained and engaged on vacation. Here are just a few highlights for those traveling with kids or kids at heart:   • Arizona Museum of Natural History – Dinosaurs and So Much More!   • i.d.e.a. Museum – Engage the senses through creativity   • Amazing

The buzz is real and we’re not just talking about Beedrill …   Growing up in the 90’s definitely has its perks, including having to rewind a VHS or cassette and watching Saturday morning cartoons.  The Millennial Generation has an undeniable appreciation of this new phenomenon, Pokémon Go , as it has made an incredible debut into our digitally-focused world.  Nowadays, we are more in tune with our phones and technology than ever, and with the launch of Pokémon Go… we’re having nostalgic flashbacks of collecting cards, singing the

  Here in Mesa City Limitless ® , there’s no shortage of beautiful public art. That’s partly in thanks to the iconic Mesa Arts Center, a cultural staple that offers art experiences for everyone across their five theatres, 14 studios and most notably, across their campus through public art installations that can be enjoyed by any passerby.   Last month a new permanent public art installation, “Mesa Musical Shadows,” was unveiled at the north end of the MAC campus. The interactive exhibit features four original musical scores for the project, which change

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 4:26 PM by Visit Mesa Team

Native Neighbors

New this year, Visit Mesa and the Wild Horse Pass Development Authority have partnered to share their award-winning collection of visitor attractions unique to Arizona’s history and culture. From the brand-new Four Points Sheraton Hotel at Toka Sticks, to the Western town of Rawhide, there are now even more experiences to choose from when deciding to stay in Mesa. The 134-room Four Points by Sheraton opened last summer providing convenience and accessibility for those flying into Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport . Located just one mile west of the airport, they offer complimentary shuttle

Sunday, January 31, 2016 11:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Find Your Fortunes in City Limitless

Is luck on your side? If so you might want to take a trip over to our neighbors, the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and try your luck at the Fort McDowell Casino .     Fort McDowell Casino features Vegas-style table card games, bingo and slots all within a few minutes of Mesa on the Yavapai Nation’s reservation land.  Arriving to the casino is simple with complementary transportation offered at four pick-up locations across Mesa.   After (hopefully) winning the jackpot, there’s a multitude of dining options to feast on from classic American to sushi and of course

Tired of the usual Thanksgiving with a side of football? We scoured City Limitless® and found a unique Thanksgiving experience the whole family can enjoy, Rawhide Western Town and Event Center’s Cowboy Thanksgiving .   Enjoy a traditional authentic Thanksgiving meal with maple roasted turkey, honey baked ham, cornbread stuffing and pumpkin pie, just to name a few items planned as part of this delicious feast.   Yes, we’re all here for the turkey, but here’s where the real cowboy experience comes in: All of Rawhide’s famed Western attractions will be open

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 10:20 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Top Things To Do in Mesa on Veterans Day

Are you looking for ways to celebrate the men and women who have served in the armed forces this Veterans Day? You’re in luck because we’re going to showcase what you can do around Mesa to honor and celebrate those who have served.   Superstition Coffee                   To start your Veterans Day off right, head over to Superstition Coffee inside the Queen Creek Olive Mill and support a veteran-owned business. This coffee roaster is family owned and operated by a husband and wife plus their two sons who are both veterans.

Monday, October 26, 2015 8:14 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Date Night in Mesa

Mesa CityLimitless offers a host of unique experiences that are well-suited to wow on a first date or a 500 th date. If you’re looking to up the ante of next Friday’s date, look no further! Grab your sweetheart and head out to Mesa for one of these date experiences. Spice up the night with Cajun food at Pier De’Orleans.      Experience New Mexico with dinner at Blue Adobe Grille .  “Mamma Mia!” You’ll have a hard time finding Italian food that beats that of Buca Di Beppo .  Dine, shop and stroll through San Tan Village . Take a bike

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 8:25 AM by Visit Mesa Team

7 Ways to Enjoy Saguaro Lake this Fall

We here at Visit Mesa like to remind ourselves of just how lucky we are to be located so close to Saguaro Lake. Named for the many beautiful saguaro cacti that surround it, the lake has more than 22 miles of shoreline and is 118 feet deep at its deepest point. What we love about the lake is that it offers so much to do. With the beautiful fall weather approaching we’ve put together a list of 7 ways to enjoy Saguaro Lake. Take a day trip, spend a weekend, however long you want to go, Saguaro Lake should be on your fall bucket list, and these are 7 reasons why. 1. The Desert Belle Tour