Explore Mesa, Arizona with Your Four-Legged Friend | Visit Mesa

Posted By Visit Mesa Team
March 23, 2022

Explore Mesa with Your Four-Legged Friend

Dogs are Mesa's best friends!

Looking to go on vacation but not willing to leave your pets behind? Mesa is the perfect place for you to spend some quality time with your furry friends. Here are some dog friendly activities to check out in Mesa!

Where to stay:

DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix Mesa

If you are traveling with your furry friend, you will be pleased to know that the DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix Mesa prides themselves on being extra pet friendly. Soak up endless amounts of sunshine and visit the many nearby attractions while staying at this luxury hotel property. Formerly the Hilton Phoenix/Mesa, July 2020

Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West

Both you and your pup can rest your heads easily at Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West. This pet friendly hotel has all of the amenities to make a relaxing and enjoyable stay for humans including a resort-style pool, fitness center, full service salon, and delicious dining. Bonus: Riverview Park is right outside your door for a morning walk!

Click here for a full list of hotels to check out in Mesa.

Where to eat:

Beer Research Institute

Spend brunch with your pet at Beer Research Institute, known as 'BRI' to locals! Hang out with your furry friend, sample small-batch brews in one of their two pet-friendly patios and try out some of their sriracha-glazed bacon 'meat candy.'

Joe’s Farm Grill

Check out Joe’s Farm Grill for a pet friendly patio and some yummy eats! Menu items are made with locally-sourced food coming straight from Agritopia next door. Check out their Ahi Tuna Burger, which has been featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

Check out our full list of pet-friendly patios in Mesa.

Where to play:

Peralta Trail – Superstition Mountains

This hiking adventure in the Superstition Wilderness is dog tested and approved. Peralta Trail offers spectacular views of the Arizona desert, as well as plenty of shade and vegetation throughout the first half of the hike. This 4.9 mile out and back trail will be enjoyed by humans and dogs alike (just remember to keep Fido on the leash!) Follow your hike all the way to Fremont Saddle, which will give you uninterrupted views of Weaver’s Needle. Allow 3- 3.5 hours for this moderate to difficult hike.

Peralta Trail

Directions to trailhead: From Mesa, take the US 60 East out towards Gold Canyon. Turn left on to FS77 (Peralta Road). Continue on Peralta Road for approximately 7.5 miles until you reach the trailhead parking lot. Most of this road is unpaved, but easily accessible even with a car.

Quail Run Dog Park

If you head out for the day without your four-legged friend to explore what Mesa has to offer, you may need to take them to Quail Run Dog Park in the evening to get out some of that energy! There are plenty of trees for shade, a separate area for timid dogs, and a doggy water fountain. If you have fur-less children, there is a playground right next to the dog park so everyone can have some fun! Quail Run Dog Park is open from sunrise to 10:00pm, but closed on Thursdays for maintenance.

dog park

For more places to play with your furry friend head to: Countryside Park, Usery Mountain Regional Park, Saguaro Lake

We want to see how you travel with your furry pal -- be sure to tag social posts with #VisitMesa and #MesaCityLimitless to share with us!

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