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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

Visiting Mesa on your birthday and want to save some money for souvenirs or a Pink Jeep Tour? Celebrating in City Limitless ® is sure to please, as many restaurants around town offer exclusive deals to treat you on your big day.   If eating local is your thing, your best bet is to head over Agritopia’s family of restaurants, all of which offer birthday specials. This includes Liberty Market and Joe’s Real BBQ in Gilbert’s Heritage Square, and Joe’s Farm Grill at Agritopia. These all offer a $10 birthday credit with proof of your birthday. Use it at Liberty

Now that summer vacation is right around the corner, it’s time to pull out all the stops for ideas of how to keep the kids busy while keeping parents sane! Have fun and get the kids out of the hotel room with one of the many splash pads here in City Limitless ® .   Riverview Park is known for its amazing playground with a 50 feet tall Genesis climbing tower and a 60 feet long mesh rope climbing structure (see a cool video of it here ), but it’s also home to a spectacular splash pad! Enjoy their spray ground, open seven days a week, 10 a.m.- 10 p.m. You can even make an

Monday, May 2, 2016 10:27 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Mother’s Day Brunch Roundup

Lucky enough to be celebrating Mother’s Day in City Limitless®? Check out our roundup of our must-visit Mother’s Day brunch spots.   Celebrate Mother’s Day with brunch at the Vistas Pavilion at Las Sendas . It’s the perfect place to take in the beautiful panoramic views of the mountains and luscious landscape in City Limitless® as you enjoy as savory selection chef-carved New York strip, shrimp, crab and a build-your-own omelet station. Reservations are recommended and will be offered for seating between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The buffet is $45 for adults and

  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

Monday, April 11, 2016 8:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Star-Studded Skies in City Limitless®

If you thought catching an Arizona sunset was on the must-do list, try seeing our stars! Recognized by the Associated Press , Mesa’s night sky programming is one of the most popular outings for City Limitless® visitors. Here, you can get far enough from the Phoenix city lights and open up your eyes to a star-studded masterpiece. As a state, Arizona boasts two observatories and is the place where Pluto was discovered. Our desert skies continue to offer some of the finest skyscapes in the world for astronomical observations.   Mesa Community College is home to Arizona’s

Here in City Limitless®, your options for fitness go far beyond your hotel’s gym! Make your workout fun with our list of ways to keep up your fitness goals and work toward your 10,000 steps while exploring all that Mesa has to offer.   If you’re on a tight schedule, it takes just one hour to get your sweat on at Orangetheory Fitness at Dana Park . You’ll be burning calories like crazy during this 60-minute interval training session while increasing your endurance, strength and power!   For a more holistic practice, experience the power of a balanced life at the

  Spring is in the air in Mesa! The weather is beautiful, but it can be hard to hatch a plan for what to with the kids to celebrate. We are here to make it a little easier with our picks for Easter weekend in City Limitless.   Downtown Mesa will have its own Tiny Tots Easter Egg Hunt on Thursday, March 24 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Geared towards children under 8-years-old, children can collect one egg at each participating business on Main Street. Find the map here .   On Friday, March 25, from 5:30 – 8 p.m., the Arizona Museum of Natural History hosts its Dino Egg Hunt