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Wednesday, December 6, 2017 9:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Mesa Holiday Deals and Merriment

We know holiday shopping takes a lot of energy, but with all the amazing festivals, markets and deals in Mesa, there’s no need to stress this season! Throughout December, you can find fun and holiday cheer around every corner and still get everything on your gift-giving list. Here are a few of the upcoming events and specials throughout Mesa that, along with some holiday magic, are sure to make this shopping season enjoyable again!   Mesa Arts Festival - Dec. 9 & 10 The Mesa Arts Festival is a great place to kick start your holiday spirit and finish off your shopping list! With

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 1:00 PM by Visit Mesa Team

Small Business Saturday Stops in Mesa

Black Friday seems to be all the rage, but have you heard of Small Business Saturday? You may be surprised to find out that there are dozens of thriving small businesses in Mesa. From jewelry shops to fashion boutiques and everything in between, you can find the perfect gifts to give this holiday season without getting stuck in line at the big department stores! Here are a few stops you shouldn't miss when you go shopping in and around Mesa on Small Business Saturday this year:   Looking to browse a variety of unique gifts? You can shop more than a mile of great small businesses and

Thursday, December 22, 2016 6:00 AM

Something Old, Something New: Vintage and Upcycling

  Antique picking and upcycling is becoming more popular as home shows, Pinterest, and blogs share D.I.Y. projects and décor tips that turn vintage finds into treasures. We’ve rounded up stops in Mesa for you to search for the perfect item to repurpose.   Antique Plaza This Main Street mainstay has an ever-changing collection of unique antiques. Here you can seek out hidden treasures where more than 150 dealers showcase their finds. Get lost in nostalgia as you spend time browsing through the 20,000-square-foot, two-story antique shop.   Antique City Warehouse

Friday, December 2, 2016 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Mesa's Gift Giving Guide

  The holidays are right around the corner. Don’t wait until the last minute to do your shopping. We’ve gathered gift ideas for all of the interests and hobbies your friends and family may have.   For the Beer Buff Make it a Hoppy Holidays for your beer-loving friend with a tour by Arizona Brewery Tours . They will enjoy flights, food, transportation, and more on their all-inclusive tour.         For the Adrenaline Junkie Give the gift of speed with a race around the track at Octane Raceway . Feel the rush at the only full time indoor/outdoor

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

  Whether you’re looking for classic table games, slot machines or live entertainment, Wild Horse Pass Gila River Casino is a must-visit experience for nightlife in City Limitless®. Located just a short drive from Mesa at the Gila River Indian Community , Wild Horse Pass Gila River Casino is a great way to keep enjoying City Limitless ® after the sun sets.   If you’re looking to go beyond the thrill of high-stakes gaming, here’s our tip: Wild Horse Pass Gila River Casino has an amazing vibe when it comes to nightlife. The Ovations LIVE! Showroom theater

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

When you think of Arizona, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn’t olive oil.  Visitors are flocking to the Queen Creek Olive Mill, a family-owned olive farm that embraces the entire olive oil-making process from “Blossom to Bottle.”    Start off your visit attending their daily “Olive Oil 101” tour, offered on the bottom of the hour from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. You’ll learn about the qualities and standards of olive oil, health benefits, gain ideas on how to use olive oil, and learn why it's important to buy olive oil from a

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 8:00 AM

Fresh Foodie Must: Farmers Market Roundup

Here at Visit Mesa, we call the path of agriculture-driven attractions and farmers markets the “ Fresh Foodie Trail® ,” where agritourists find themselves in fresh foodie heaven. We’re often referred to as the “culinary gateway to Phoenix and Scottsdale. Here’s our go-to guide for local Farmers Markets around City Limitless®.   On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the culinary-driven tourist could head over to the True Garden Farmstand, where they’d be faced with mounds and mounds of fresh vegetables grown in True Garden’s one-of-a-kind aeroponic

Saving room for dessert is always good advice – especially in Mesa. We’ve taste-tested loads of cookies, cupcakes, pies and treats and put together this must-taste guide to sweet treats throughout the region:   Queen Creek Olive Mill cupcakes feature an assortment of flavored and infused olive oils in the batter, keeping these delectable cakes moist beyond comparison. Owner Perry Rea infuses local citrus into his in-demand extra virgin olive oil, creating incredible cupcake flavors such as Meyer Lemon, Blood Orange and Mexican Lime.   Piefection serves up perfect pies