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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 8:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Experience the Arizona Luau

You’ve probably heard of a luau, but have you heard of an Arizona Luau? It’s pretty much the same thing, just think cacti instead of the islands.   What is the same, is you get together with friends and family, catch up and have all around great time celebrating cowboy (or Hawaiian) culture. At an Arizona Luau, enjoy mouth-watering BBQ and dance to country music under the stars. On a side note, we’re always looking for good BBQ recipes at Visit Mesa, so be sure to send those our way.   After enjoying pulled pork sammies and slow-cooked ribs, it’s time for some

With scenic views and wonderful weather, Mesa is the perfect destination to say your vows. We may not be the City of Love, but we think there’s always romance in the air when you’re in the desert. From beautiful Spanish architecture and Western flare to a rustic barn on an active farm, here are a few venues we think you might want to consider when tying the knot in Mesa.   La Puesta de Sol Located on the nearby Yavapai Indian Reservation, La Puesta del Sol offers a unique Southwestern wedding experience. If you plan on wearing cowboy boots with your dress, this is your venue.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 1:32 PM

Wild West Adventures at Fort McDowell

Adjacent to Mesa in the northeast Valley you will find the  Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation . This treasured community is a 40-square mile reservation representing the ancestral territory of the once nomadic Yavapai Tribe. Flowing through the reservation is the Verde River, whose calm waters serve as the life source for the surrounding lush desert vegetation, not to mention Fort McDowell Farm. The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation is home to several unique tourist offerings within close proximity of Mesa's borders. To learn more about the Nation and their many enterprises, visit 

Thursday, June 20, 2013 9:55 AM by Guest

Wedding Bells Ring in Mesa, Arizona

Guest blog by Amanda Maldonado Go big or go home, that's always the motto right?!  In this case we decided to have our cake and eat it too....go big AND go home! Dan and I were decided to plan for a spring wedding due to the lovely AZ weather (and plenty of time to plan!!)! We have always had a very unique and urban style and wanted to incorporate that into our special day. Mesa Arts Center (MAC)  is a unique landmark located right in the heart of  downtown Mesa  at One East Center Street and we wanted to see how we could tie that in so we met with Terri