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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

  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

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

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

Friday, November 20, 2015 10:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Black Friday Deals: Phoenix Premium Outlets

The pressure is on! Only one month till Christmas. You’re in luck, we’ve found the Black Friday headquarters so you don’t have to race around to everyone’s favorite stores. Head over to the Phoenix Premium Outlets at Wild Horse Pass to get gifts for everyone on your list at extraordinary savings ranging from 25 to 65 percent off retail prices! You’ll also be taking advantage of the beautiful Arizona weather and desert scenery at this signature outdoor shopping and lifestyle center.   This isn’t your typical outlet experience, luxury brands take

Here’s an insider tip we’ll share just with you, and anyone else who reads this, Superstition Springs Mall in Mesa has the first and only two-story carousel in Arizona. That’s right, two-stories of counterclockwise fun where kids can pick from 24 different animals to ride including a sea dragon, elephant, triceratops or a gorilla.   Sweeten the ride with a chocolate milkshake from the Dairy Queen or a cookie from Paradise Bakery and Café in the nearby food court and climb to the second story of the carousel to get a bird’s eye view of all the great

If you’re looking for a vacation that the whole family can enjoy, may we suggest checking out Mesa’s largest entertainment hub, Mesa Riverview. Sitting on the banks of the Salt River, Riverview offers fun for everyone.   Stay at Hyatt Place Phoenix/Mesa , one of the most loved kid-friendly hotels in Arizona. Smack in the midst of Mesa Riverview, the Hyatt Place Phoenix/Mesa makes it an ideal stay for families looking for fun. Head over to Riverview Park, which features a 50-foot climbing tower, a 60 foot long caterpillar mesh rope climbing structure, and two playground