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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

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

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

It’s almost time for the week that kids in school can’t wait for… Spring Break! We’ve rounded up our favorite kid-friendly experiences City Limitless® that don’t just make Spring Break fun, but make learning fun too!   Mesa’s many museums make it easy to keep on learning and exploring through Spring Break. Visit the Superstition Mountain Museum in nearby Apache Junction where you’ll learn about the tall tales and recorded history of the famous, mysterious Lost Dutchman gold mine. Maybe you want to go a little further back in history? Visit

Whether your idea of natural beauty is flowers, waterways, mountains or the desert, Arizona has lots of options to explore the wildlife and the beauty of the West. Hiking, kayaking, rock-climbing and biking are all popular ways that residents and visitors alike love to explore Arizona while getting lots of Vitamin D from the sunshine. If those adrenaline-pumping experiences aren’t what you’re looking for, we’ve got good news for you! There are ways to explore the beauty of the area without having to rappel down a cliff. Check out these lower-impact ways to experience the

Monday, February 15, 2016 9:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Fort McDowell Adventures

Do you have a wild side that’s looking for adventure? The desert is full of adventures to be had and sights to see. Fort McDowell Adventures on the nearby Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation has the thrills you’re looking for. Here are a few adventures we recommend checking out! Be a Cowboy The West was built by cowboys ridding on a horse. Experience a forgone era and take a horseback riding tour on Fort McDowell’s sprawling 25,000 acres. Ford a river and make friends with your horse as you catch the sights of the Sonoran desert! Take a Trip Down the River A river in the desert

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 8:00 AM by Guest

Have an Adventure When You Visit Mesa

Guest post by Todd VanDuzer, City Limitless® resident, CEO & Co-founder of Student-Tutor a math tutoring company in Phoenix   One of the best perks about living in City Limitless® is being minutes away from an outdoor adventure paradise. As an avid rock climber, hiker and outdoorsman, I want to share with you my favorite spot for desert adventure: Oak Flat.   Every year thousands gather to explore and experience Oak Flat Campground in the Tonto National Forest via hiking, bouldering, and camping. In fact several events and festivals occur here every year including an

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 8:25 AM by Visit Mesa Team

7 Ways to Enjoy Saguaro Lake this Fall

We here at Visit Mesa like to remind ourselves of just how lucky we are to be located so close to Saguaro Lake. Named for the many beautiful saguaro cacti that surround it, the lake has more than 22 miles of shoreline and is 118 feet deep at its deepest point. What we love about the lake is that it offers so much to do. With the beautiful fall weather approaching we’ve put together a list of 7 ways to enjoy Saguaro Lake. Take a day trip, spend a weekend, however long you want to go, Saguaro Lake should be on your fall bucket list, and these are 7 reasons why. 1. The Desert Belle Tour

Monday, September 14, 2015 8:32 AM

12 Photos of Mesa That Will Give You Wanderlust

Wanderlust: noun; “a strong desire to travel.” Here at Visit Mesa we know that Mesa’s natural beauty is no joke. We live in one of the most beautiful places in the world, and it’s a place full of adventure. That’s why we found these 12 different photos in and surrounding Mesa to show you why our city will jump start your wanderlust.

Monday, August 31, 2015 8:30 AM by Visit Mesa Team

It's as Easy as Riding a Bike

Being named one of the top 10 cities for bicyclists by Forbes Magazine, Mesa is the perfect place to hit the trails (or the bike lanes)! You can bike 12 months of the year here in Mesa, so pick a place, strap on your helmet and start peddling! http://www.visitmesa.com/things-to-do/outdoor-activities/cycling/ Mountain Bikers For avid mountain bikers, explore the Superstition Wilderness or ride along Power Road and the Lower Salt River into the Tonto National Forest. Enjoy Arizona’s great outdoors by bike! Another place to check out is Desert Trails Park. This 35-acre park has several