October 27, 2020
Autism GeoTour in City Limitless®
Find and seek for for all ages! Safe-Socially Distanced-Family Fun!
Visit Mesa has partnered with the experts at Geocaching HQ to bring visitors an incredible hide-and-seek travel quest throughout the city. Visit Mesa’s original Autism GeoTour (FT48C) was developed as a way to engage travelers on the autism spectrum and provide a fun way to explore all corners of the city on a quest for caches. (originally launched in Nov. 2019) Learn more about the First Autism Certified City-Mesa: www.AutismTravelMesa.com
Visit Mesa's newest tour just launched on Dec. 1, 2020
The Fresh Foodie Trail® GeoTour (GT49A) takes you to the doorstep of East Valley farms and the agritourism attractions in our surrounding towns. Learn more about the Fresh Foodie Trail®: www.FreshFoodieTrail.com
Perfect for any visitor, from outdoor adventurers to tech-lovers, the popularity of the sport is growing.
In addition to the the digital souvenir directly in the Geocaching app, visitors that find at least 5 geocaches on Autism GeoTour and/or all 10 geocaches on the Fresh Foodie Tour can then visit the Mesa Visitors Center (120 N. Center St., Mesa) during regular business hours to collect a special souvenir(s) celebrating their adventure!
What is Geocaching?
Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting game where players use a mobile app or dedicated GPS device to find cleverly hidden containers called geocaches. Today, there are more than 3 million geocaches in over 190 countries.
Get treasure hunting throughout Mesa in three easy steps!
- To access on mobile, download the free Geocaching® app available in your app store
- Log in or Sign up and search for the Visit Mesa Autism Travel GeoTour and view the current list of geocaches hidden in Mesa and throughout our region
- Turn on your ‘Location Services’ and search under GeoTours GT48C for the Visit Mesa Autism Travel GeoTour.
10 Tips Before You Geocache
- Use your eyes, hands, and geo-senses.
- Look for something that seems out of place.
- Geocaches are often disguised.
- Think like a detective.
- Geocaches should never be buried.
- Look high, look low, look around.
- Respect your surroundings.
- Check the hint.
- Watch for previous activity.
- Be patient. They’re out there!