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Hiking in Lost Dutchman State Park
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Explore Mesa with Your Four-Legged Friend

Sometimes I get asked if I have any children, with which I’ll quickly reply “yes, my four-legged fur child is my world!” I will take her with me wherever possible: happy hour – where I will seek out a dog friendly patio; Home Depot - she sniffs out the best plants; the post office - I can probably use her drool for the stamp. If there is one time I feel most guilty leaving her behind, it is on vacation. If you are a crazy dog mom (or dad) like me, don’t leave your pup behind while visiting Mesa. Here are some dog friendly activities you and your furry friend can

Thursday, March 8, 2018 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Beer Me!

Craft beer continues to grow in popularity, so much so that travelers will seek out a local brew while visiting new destinations. If you are exploring Mesa, you will want to make a stop and quench your thirst at these breweries.   Desert Eagle Brewing Company In the heart of Downtown Mesa, Desert Eagle Brewing Company was one of the city’s first owned and operated micro-breweries. IPA’s are all the rage these days, however you can find many more options on tap here. Enjoy a Dunkel, Wheat, Porter, and more while relaxing to live music or partaking in their open mic nights.

Monday, February 5, 2018 4:00 PM by Visit Mesa Team

Two's Company for Valentine's Day in Mesa

Spread the love in Mesa this Valentine's Day! Share this special day with the one you love at any of these fantastic holiday events or dining specials:   Valentine’s Dinner at the Patio at Las Sendas When: Feb. 14 Times: By reservation only Where: The Patio at Las Sendas What: Celebrate an evening of romance and dining at The Patio at Las Sendas ! This Valentine’s Day, enjoy a 4-course prix fix dinner menu, live entertainment and exceptional views from The Patio complete with a long-stem rose for your loved one. Call 602-734-5524 for reservations    

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

National Plan for Vacation Day 2018

Take Advantage of Your Vacation Days This Year! The U.S. Travel Association’s, Project: Time Off , is highlighting the importance and benefits of why taking time off is essential to your mental, emotional, and physical well being. The research shows that more than half of workers in the United States do not take their full allotted vacation days, meaning that roughly 662 million vacation days have gone unused in previous years.Can you believe that? Time Off suggests that the best remedy is to start planning and to start early. In order to bring awareness to the increasing cases of

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

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 10:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

GREAT GRAPES! A Taste of AZ Wine Country in MESA

There's nothing to WINE about! Get a taste of Arizona Wine Country in Mesa... Sommeliers and oenophiles are taking notice of Arizona wines! The state’s burgeoning wine industry is turning attention to the Southwest and sharing the message that Arizona is indeed fertile ground for palate-pleasing winemaking – with several Arizona wines having been served at the White House. Tasting rooms are taking off in several regions around the state and Mesa visitors seeking out a taste of the grape stuff can find it close by: Queen Creek Olive Mill Guests can purchase wine on the spot and

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 10:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Festivities and Food from South of the Border

Dia de los Muertos is a traditional Mexican holiday for celebrating and remembering those who have passed on. Join the Mesa community as they come together to rejoice their loved ones at the Dia de los Muertos Festival at the Mesa Arts Center in Downtown Mesa. October 28 – 29, enjoy a variety of food, a colorful mercado featuring local vendors and live entertainment at the festival where spirits connect. Also at the Mesa Arts Center, on October 27 , the diverse sounds of modern Mexico will fill the air as Los Angeles based La Santa Cecilia showcases music that earned them a Best

Queen Creek Olive Mill , Arizona’s only working olive farm and mill, delivers a true agritourism experience for visitors. This family-owned stop along Mesa’s Fresh Foodie Trail® embraces the entire olive oil-making process from “Blossom to Bottle” and carries it through to their tour, marketplace, and eatery.   Olive Oil 101 Tour   What makes Extra Virgin Olive Oil ‘Extra Virgin’? What is the difference between a green and purple olive? Find out the answers to these questions and more in Queen Creek Olive Mill’s Olive Oil 101 Tour. You

Monday, January 23, 2017 4:00 PM by Visit Mesa Team

Taco 'bout a Delicious Taco Tuesday

It’s everybody’s favorite weekday…Taco Tuesday! If you are wanting to live like a local, you will want to eat like a local—there is no better way to truly immerse yourself in a new culture than by trying its food.   Here are some of our favorite places to satisfy our taco needs:   Matta’s Grill + Cantina   Located in the Mesa Riverview shopping center, Mesa families have grown up with the tradition of going to Matta’s Grill and Cantina to enjoy authentic Tex-Mex style cuisine for over 60 years. They have daily Fiesta Hour specials from 3 pm

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

The Skinny on Where to Eat Clean in Mesa

Right now you most likely have an orange bucket or pillowcase filled with candy lying somewhere in your house. Maybe you’ve already pawned some off to your coworkers realizing that Thanksgiving is right around the corner, followed by endless holiday parties. Tis’ the season to eat, drink and be merry, but you will probably come to your senses and weave some healthy meals into the many weeks of indulgence. If you’re in Mesa for the holidays, we have some options that won’t make you loosen your belt buckle.   Eat Better “Eat Better” is more than just a