Wildflowers in the desert
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Tip-Toe Through the Wildflowers
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Hiking in Lost Dutchman State Park
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Kayaking on the Salt River
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Family Fun

Sunday, April 8, 2018 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

Coming from rural Illinois to The Grand Canyon state, I've noticed the vast difference in outdoor recreation. In Mesa, Arizona you might be a bit surprised to hear there are three lakes and two rivers within 30 minutes of the Mesa border. Water recreation opportunities are plentiful for boating, fishing, rafting, kayaking, water skiing, wake boarding, jet skiing, tubing, and so much more.  Click here to see a full listing of lakes and water exploration for you to explore. Every weekend since I've moved to Arizona has been filled with some new and exciting adventure. Recently,

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 7:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Stargazing in Mesa City Limitless®

Look up and get lost in one of Arizona greatest night time attractions, the stars. Arizona’s clear desert skies offer some of the best viewing conditions in the world for astronomical observations. Mesa’s night sky programs in our parks offer year-round opportunities for visitors to gaze at the stars. Here are just a few ways to look up during your visit:   East Valley Astronomy Club Holding monthly star parties, sharing their telescopes while knowledge amateur astronomers locate constellations, count the moons of Jupiter and rings around Saturn. Star parties begin

Thursday, March 22, 2018 4:00 PM by Visit Mesa Team

"Hoppy" Easter 2018!

Hippity Hoppity . . . Easter's on its way!   Brunch Hilton Phoenix/Mesa (Sunday, April 1 10am - 2:30pm): Join the Hilton as they celebrate Easter with a Brunch Buffet, $48.95 per adult; $24.95 per child (Under eat 5 for FREE). Live entertainment, I hoppity visit from the Easter bunny but best of all you can toast to the holiday with the champagne and mimosas that are included! (Reservations Required)   Rustler’s Rooste (Sunday, Apri l 1 1 0am - 2pm): This Easter Rustler’s Rooste is hosting an all you can eat Easter brunch with live country music for your enjoyment!

We can all agree that one of the best parts of going to a baseball game is chowing down on the ballpark food. Sloan park and Hohokam stadium are home to several yummy vendors and their own unique ambiances!   SLOAN PARK Food There is authentic Chicago flavor at Sloan Park where they are serving up some local favorites from Giordano’s deep-dish pizza to the one of a kind Vienna Beef Chicago Dog.  These fan favorites can be found at vendors throughout the stadium, such as A Taste of Chicago located right behind home plate.   If you are looking to eat a more gourmet meal

Hear ye, hear ye! Gather around! The Arizona Renaissance Festival is back in town!     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! This outdoor event combines entertainment and wares reminiscent of what may have been found in a 16th Century European village market. When you walk through the gates at this festival, you will be transported back to a simpler, more jovial time. You’ll have the chance to

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 12:00 PM by Visit Mesa Team

spark! Mesa’s Festival of Creativity

spark! Mesa’s Festival of Creativity Art in Motion, featuring art cars and interactive art Saturday, Mar. 17 - Sunday, Mar. 18, 2018   This Art in Motion -themed event is FREE and presented by and at Mesa Arts Center over two days, Saturday, March 17, noon-11 p.m., and Sunday, March 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and will feature an exhibition of 16 art cars, multiple hot rods, lowriders and motorcycles, and interactive arts experiences for people of all ages. spark! celebrates the imaginative spark in all of us, by showcasing both local and visiting artists and performers and inviting

Spring Training is here! But that is not the only thing to do while you’re in Mesa, whether you are in town cheering on the Chicago Cubs, or rooting for the Oakland A’s, be sure to take some time to check out these local attractions:     Take a hike!  It is easy to fall in love with the Sonoran Desert scenery when you get out there and get active. Start trail blazing at these locations:       Lost Dutchman State Park   Wave Cave Via the Carney Springs Trailhead   Peralta Trail   Butcher Jones Trail          

Thursday, February 1, 2018 1:00 PM by Visit Mesa Team

Best Places in Mesa to Watch Super Bowl LII!

  Best Places in Mesa to Watch the Super Bowl LII !   For all the Patriots and Eagles fans – or those that don’t want to watch the game at home - don’t worry, we got you covered! Mesa is home to several great local sports restaurants, bars and pubs all aimed to make your viewing experience enjoyable and fun.        Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row With a rowdier vibe Whiskey Row is always a crowd-pleaser on game day. Located in the growing downtown Gilbert, this high energy bar will have plenty of TVs and music during commercial break.  

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