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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

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 Resort

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 entertainment

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 Fresh

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 10:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

17 Reasons to Visit Mesa in '17

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to travel and explore more? Check out these reasons why Mesa should be on your list of destinations in 2017.   1. Fresh Foodie Trail® In Mesa, our bountiful harvest is one that we proudly share with our visitors all year long. Here, fresh experiences and a treasured heritage of family farms and long-standing festivals make for lasting memories. Hop on our Fresh Foodie Trail ® and learn about the process of making extra virgin olive oil with Queen Creek Olive Mill’s Olive Oil 101 Tour, or take a peek at the 5,000-square-foot vertical

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Merry Main Street

The turkey has been carved, radio stations have begun to play holiday music, and homes are illuminating with lights. The holiday season is officially here and what better way to celebrate than with Merry Main Street in Downtown Mesa! There will be entertainment for all ages throughout December, so bring the entire family and make your way down Main Street for all of these festive stops.   Winter Wonderland Ice Rink Outdoor ice skating in the desert – yes it is possible! This 5,000 square foot ice rink is an attraction you do not want to miss. Whether you are showing off some

Monday, November 21, 2016 12:00 PM 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

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