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Monday, November 9, 2015 2:00 PM by Visit Mesa Team

Find Your Golfing Zen in City Limitless

Yes, you can golf in the Arizona desert, but that doesn’t mean a golf course that looks like something moved in from the east coast. We know how to build a golf course that makes the most of the Sonoran Desert’s unique landscape and terrain. A perfect example of a golf course in the desert is We-Ko-Pa golf course on the nearby Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.   Named as one of the Best Resort Courses by Golfweek magazine , We-Ko-Pa features two distinct courses called Cholla and Saguaro. Both offer tranquil golfing that’s outside the stresses of the city and houses.  

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

If you haven’t taken a moment to slow down this summer, there’s still time! Take time to tee off with discounted golf vacation packages offered exclusively by Visit Mesa, still available through summer. This inspired Arizona destination offers amazing summer values with hotels and golf courses offering discounts on incredible, one-of-a-kind golf courses showcasing the Southwest’s natural beauty. Between rounds of golf , cool off with a cruise along the calm waters at  Saguaro Lake or take flight over the Sonoran Desert in a sunrise  hot-air balloon ride before the

What's fast and wild - and yet geared for the whole family?  The answer? El Tour de Mesa & CycloMesa Festival! April 10-12, 2015 Join the CycloMesa family and bike lovers from all over the valley for  El Tour de Mesa  &  CycloMesa Festival  as it returns for its fourth year and is bigger and better than ever! Over 10,000 people will head to Downtown Mesa during this three-day event. CycloMesa is at the Start/Finish line of El Tour de Mesa, a 70-mile bike ride! Friday, come rock out in the streets of Downtown Mesa as you experience an event like no other.

Since Mesa Sports Tourism & Developments’ inception we have scored some fairly significant sporting events in Mesa.  You could make the case that none have been bigger than the event Mesa just landed this week!  The 2013-2016 USA Swimming Grand Prix series will be making a stop and calling Mesa home for 4 years. The Grand Prix series is a showcase series for USA Swimming.  An annual six city stop, the Grand Prix attracts 600-800 competitive swimmers from across the nation, and even internationally, in every city it is held.  This year’s meets included elite

Monday, April 9, 2012 12:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

El Tour de Mesa

It's finally the week of El Tour de Mesa! This Saturday, April 14 at 7am hundreds of cyclists will line up in downtown Mesa start a 70 mile race through Mesa, Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, and Tonto National Forest. This route features some of the best scenery in the East Valley including Four Peaks, Red Mountain, the lower Salt River and much more. Check out the course below for more information details click on the image.   If you're competitive like myself you'll notice I have some work to do to qualify for platinum designation which requires a

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 12:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Clover Cup, By: Josh Todd, Mesa Sports Guy

The inaugural Clover Cup hosted by Notre Dame is in the books! The University of Colorado Lady Buffs swept the prizes winning 1 st Place Team and the top 3 Individuals awards. One of their players even set the course record for women with a round of 6 under 66!   The Mesa CVB along with Longbow Golf Club partnered with the University of Notre Dame Women’s Golf program in hosting the Clover Cup. This NCAA sanctioned regular season invitational is here to stay with Notre Dame agreeing to a long term partnership with Longbow and Mesa.   This unique tournament has been planned for

It is a great opportunity to learn about the rich history of the Cactus League in Arizona.  "Play Ball! The Cactus League Experience" moves to a new home in downtown Mesa for its fourth season.  The exhibit in Mesa is now located at 51 E. Main St. in front of the Mesa Arts Center and will open Saturday, March 3. "The exhibit shows the important role Mesa has played in the creation and expansion of the Cactus League and how visionaries like Dwight Patterson and Robert Brinton helped make spring training a vital part of Mesa and Arizona," Mesa Mayor Scott Smith