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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

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Egg-citing Easter Fun for the Whole Family

The birds are chirping, the sun is shining and that can only mean one thing: Spring is here! With Spring comes Easter, egg hunts and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Don’t wait until the last minute to plan something—here are our top picks for family fun this Easter weekend:   Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Amazing Jake’s (April 9 th and 16 th ) From 8 AM – 10 AM Amazing Jake’s is hosting a breakfast with the Easter Bunny including a buffet of pancakes, eggs and breakfast pizza (yum!). Along with breakfast, there will be an egg hunt and photo

Friday, March 3, 2017 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Spring Break Fun

Who doesn’t love Spring Break? The one week in March that gives parents and kids alike a sweet glimpse of the summer vacation that is to come. Whether you’re travelling here or planning a staycation we’re here to help you and your family stay engaged this Spring Break! Here’s a list of events that you must attend:   Arizona Renaissance Festival (Saturdays & Sundays through April 2)     The Arizona Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, 13-stage theater, 30-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, jousting tournament and a feast -- all rolled

Friday, February 3, 2017 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Blossom Into Spring

Fun fact : In Chinese culture peach blossoms are considered good luck and they symbolize a state of intense love.   Before peaches begin to grow on trees their pink and white blossoms adorn the branches—and that’s why the Peach Blossom Celebration was created! Schnepf Farms started the Peach Blossom Celebration so that visitors could enjoy the beauty of their farm while hundreds of their trees are in bloom.   The Celebration begins February 4, 2017 and lasts until February 26. Admission into the Celebration is $3 per person.   What to do : Enjoy a $5 guided hayrides

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

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Falling for Mesa's Fall Festivals

Venture outdoors this fall to celebrate the many bountiful harvests in Mesa, Arizona.   The annual Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party has something for all ages, as it was voted the Best Fall Family Event in the Valley by Phoenix Magazine, New Times, and Sunset Magazine.  Corn mazes, hayrides, a zip line, and carousel rides are sure to work up your appetite for some delicious chili. Stop by the pumpkin patch, but be sure not to miss some of the entertainment including Hillbilly Bob’s Pig Races, the new Gypsy Time Travelers show, and Extreme Canines Stunt Dog Show. For

Monday, September 12, 2016 7:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Cycle the City with Grid Bikes

Remember when car sharing apps were new? Then house sharing became popular. Now we can enjoy the wind in our hair with the ease of bike sharing.   Pedal your way through Downtown Mesa on the newly installed Grid Bikes . The bike sharing service has multiple hubs throughout the area where you can pick up and drop off bikes that you rent by the hour. It is the perfect way to explore Mesa and enjoy the welcoming fall weather. Be sure to make some pit stops to check out the Mesa Arts Center, grab some grub at Worth Takeaway, or pick up a sweet treat at Sweet Cakes. If you’re looking to

Garlic tends to get a bad rap for being stinky, but even vampires won’t be able to stay away from the 3 rd Annual Garlic Fest at Queen Creek Olive Mill .   For three years, Queen Creek Olive Mill has been planting garlic, doubling or even tripling the size of their garden each year. With 7,000 bulbs of organically grown garlic this season there will be no shortage of garlic-infused food. Valley food trucks will be featuring garlic dishes and Udder Delights will be providing locally made garlic gelato. Meet the farmers and enjoy cooking demos by owners, Perry and Brenda Rea.  

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 5:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Compete In Your Own Summer Olympics

The Summer Olympics have commenced and we are keeping our eyes on all the action! Over the next couple of weeks, you don’t have to be in Rio to get into the spirit of the games.  Here in City Limitless®, we have so many fun activities you can do to create your own Olympic experience.   Get ready for some fun filled competition at Topgolf Gilbert .  Choose from a variety of different golfing games ranging from chipping to driving, and everything in between.  Even spectators can enjoy themselves with a cocktail in hand. Take a swing and create your own Olympics with

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