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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 center

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 shopping

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 areas.

San Tan Village is more than shopping and dining—here’s our little insider’s guide to what we think are the Village’s little known gems.   For the fitness fiend, be sure to check out the free fitness classes at Lorna Jane. Bootcamp classes will whip you into shape and get the adrenaline pumping for some high-stakes shopping afterwards or if you’re looking to unwind after a long day, a yoga class is just the ticket to inner peace. You’ll also get 10% off any purchases you make in the store when you come in for a class! It pays to workout here!   If

Valley Metro Light Rail Expansion to Connect Downtown Mesa This week, Valley Metro Light Rail opened the new 3.1 mile stretch of service running through Mesa's historic downtown district. As you've seen in our previous two posts about the expansion, Visit Mesa has put together a few day trip itineraries to help you experience all our favorite destinations on the new light rail line highlighting shops with Mesa flair. This post is all about pampering, shopping and taking some time for good conversation with girlfriends. Cheers from downtown Mesa! 8:30 a.m.: Meet up with your

Confessions of a Mesa Shopaholic: There are too many kinds of shopping to do here! In Mesa there’s much more than just an indoor mall to spend the afternoon window-shopping. Below are our best bets for finding unique wares, gifts and treasures in shops of all sorts that go beyond typical retail stores. Antiquing Head to Downtown Mesa for a full days’ worth of antique and vintage shopping. Read more about Mesa’s vast antique market here . Mesa Market Swap It’s basically a farmer’s market but with clothes, accessories, decorations and other unique finds, a lot of

Monday, August 17, 2015 8:10 AM by Visit Mesa Team

ASU Polytech: Off-Campus 101

Hello current and future Sun Devils! Welcome to ASU country, specifically those of you at the Polytechnic campus, located here in Mesa. One you settle into campus life and have discovered the dining halls and joined one of the 1,000 student clubs offered across ASU, you may be ready to do some extracurricular exploring of your own, off-campus. We’ve put together this list of our favorite clost-to-campus hang-out spots jut for you, Sun Devils. Vertuccio Farms Check out this working farm right by campus. Come fall, the farm is full of adventure and activities. Bring your new roommate, or

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 9:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Celebrate Your Mom with a Surprise & Delight!

We've worked hard to make sure you that this Mother's Day is one for the books! We took the guess work and essentially the dirty work out of planning your Mother's Day itinerary.  Our partners shared with us what specials and events they are putting on for this Mother's Day on Sunday, May 10th!  To ensure you make her feel like the queen she is by treating her to something special... Be sure to check out a great adventure, a romantic dining experience or charming views of the desert from one of our many partners!  It's time for you to create a lasting

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 12:02 PM

Your Spring Break Happenings in Mesa City Limitless!

Spring Break is just around the corner nationwide and many have a burning question of "What can we do for Spring Break 2015?"  Maybe you're wanting something for the whole family or things that are just budget friendly in general! Well March has a number great limited time events that we would love for you to see, whether you're local or just visiting for your break!       Mesa Marketplace Swap Meet is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 7:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.  Enjoy your day with FREE admission, FREE parking FREE Live Entertainment in their Food

Friday, February 6, 2015 11:18 AM

Love is in the Air!

Can you feel the love tonight? It's that time of year when our bank accounts have finally recovered from the Holidays, and we have to start thinking about what we need to get our "Valentine(s)."   You have your husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, kids, and even the pet get gifts, so we wanted to make sure we could make your Valentine's Day endeavors as painless as possible by getting you the 4-1-1 on all things Mesa, Gilbert and Queen Creek.  We are sharing the inside scoop on events, gift ideas and even where to dine at every budget that will create the kind of