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Monday, August 17, 2015 8:10 AM by Visit Mesa Team

ASU Polytech: Off-Campus 101

Hello current and future Sun Devils! Welcome to ASU country, specifically those of you at the Polytechnic campus, located here in Mesa. One you settle into campus life and have discovered the dining halls and joined one of the 1,000 student clubs offered across ASU, you may be ready to do some extracurricular exploring of your own, off-campus. We’ve put together this list of our favorite clost-to-campus hang-out spots jut for you, Sun Devils. Vertuccio Farms Check out this working farm right by campus. Come fall, the farm is full of adventure and activities. Bring your new roommate, or

To whet your appetite to experience Mesa City Limitless® this summer season, Visit Mesa is offering exclusive discounted summer travel packages that are available now for those that want to dig into the Southwestern flavors of Mesa, Arizona. These inspired Arizona vacation packages offer amazing summer values with hotels and attractions offering discounts on incredible, one-of-a-kind experiences. Enjoy brunch over the Sonoran Desert in a sunrise  hot-air balloon ride or dinner while cruising along the calm waters at  Saguaro Lake . Tour the only working olive farm in the state at

In the Southwest, the summer season means longer days to fill with outdoor adventure, and there’s still time for one last summer vacation. Our team at Visit Mesa has put together exclusive discounted summer travel packages that are available now for those that want to dive in and cool off in sunshine-filled Arizona. We’ve amazing summer values for desert thrill-seekers of all ages with hotels and attractions offering discounts on incredible, one-of-a-kind experiences for families and outdoor adventurists. This summer’s exclusive Visit Mesa travel packages feature everything

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 12:02 PM

Your Spring Break Happenings in Mesa City Limitless!

Spring Break is just around the corner nationwide and many have a burning question of "What can we do for Spring Break 2015?"  Maybe you're wanting something for the whole family or things that are just budget friendly in general! Well March has a number great limited time events that we would love for you to see, whether you're local or just visiting for your break!       Mesa Marketplace Swap Meet is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 7:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.  Enjoy your day with FREE admission, FREE parking FREE Live Entertainment in their Food

On Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 26, from noon to 5 p.m., the Mesa Arts Center campus will host a celebration of the memory of departed loved ones with the  Ninth Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival.     This  FREE festival will offer a nonstop schedule of live entertainment, participatory children's activities, a wide variety of food options, studio demonstrations, and a Mercado Marketplace, featuring traditional and contemporary merchandise, jewelry, and Mexican arts and crafts from over thirty local artisans and vendors. In the spirit of

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 1:32 PM

Wild West Adventures at Fort McDowell

Adjacent to Mesa in the northeast Valley you will find the  Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation . This treasured community is a 40-square mile reservation representing the ancestral territory of the once nomadic Yavapai Tribe. Flowing through the reservation is the Verde River, whose calm waters serve as the life source for the surrounding lush desert vegetation, not to mention Fort McDowell Farm. The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation is home to several unique tourist offerings within close proximity of Mesa's borders. To learn more about the Nation and their many enterprises, visit 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 3:30 PM by Visit Mesa Team

Take a Mesa Culture Crawl

Few downtowns have the breadth of arts and cultural experiences as Mesa, Arizona. In fact, when visitors stroll our unique, tucked-away districts that make up the city's core they don't realize the residents of Mesa ignited a Quality of Life tax to help provide dedicated funding to the arts and cultural offerings strewn throughout this city - including the renowned  Mesa Arts Center . Seek out some inspiration of your own during your visit and embark on a culture crawl through  Downtown Mesa . Doing so will have you weaving in and out of quaint enclaves along shaded

Thursday, August 7, 2014 4:00 PM

SCENIC DISCOVERIES IN MESA, ARIZONA

One of the most popular day trips for anyone visiting Mesa is up the historic Apache Trail through the mysterious Superstition Mountains and into the foothills of the Tonto Natural Forest - the fifth largest forest in the United States. To this day, the area continues to pay homage to its Western roots which took shape in the late 1800s. On this scenic drive guests will encounter an authentic old west stagecoach stop, a ghost town, the famous Elvis Presley Chapel, and the majesty of a mountain lake, all nestled in the beautiful Sonoran Desert landscape that captures the true essence of

Splash, swim and slide at  Golfland Sunsplash   Waterpark  in Mesa by day...or night! Mesa's very own 20-acre waterpark and entertainment center is full of fun for everyone. One of the more popular water attractions is the giant  Thunder Bay Wavepool . This incredible attraction holds 450,000 gallons of water that is set to a timer, setting swimmers in motion every 12 minutes to a barrage of waves not unlike the Pacific Ocean. Grab a raft and hang on for this wet and wild ride!       Not to be missed is the new Double Dare , a six-story-tall slide that

If you thought catching an Arizona sunset was on the must-do list, try seeing our stars! Mesa's night sky programming is one of the most popular year-round activities for visitors to the Southwest. In Mesa, Arizona's third-largest city, you can get far enough from the bright city lights and open up your eyes to a star-studded sky. Arizona's clear desert skies offer some of the finest viewing conditions in the world for astronomical observations. The Italian astronomer Galileo is credited with pointing the first telescope skyward almost 400 years ago and we've been entranced