April 30, 2020

For the Love of Mesa – Celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week Now through May 9

“People don’t take trips, trips take people…”

The art of getting away from it all, escaping the everyday, is a vital necessity to balance out the hurried pace and hustle and bustle of a busy life. We can’t help but dream about far off places and all those treasures that await us when we travel. New foods, cultures and traditions and all those unspoken full-sensory connections that we soak up with fervor. We plan travel, anticipate the new experiences that lie ahead, and then before you know it we are there. Off on a new adventure and filled with a renewed sense of spirit and awakening, knowing full well these moments are short lived but oh so important to our well-being. That’s what travel is all about. And shares why we can’t ignore the value of a much-needed, well deserved escape.


Vacations matter.


For 4.4 million visitors annually, Mesa, Arizona is a dream destination. We are their happy place. Research shows that they love our sunsets, our diverse options for exploration, our access to water, water and yes, more water. They love our hills, our eclectic downtown, our ‘only in Mesa’ local businesses that welcome them year after year with a warm smile and an even warmer heart. While we had to collectively press pause earlier this year on all these feelings, that doesn’t mean we can’t still daydream of better times when we all find our ‘next normal’ and get back to sharing our city’s many riches.


Visit Mesa is joining the nation’s visitor industry, led by the U.S. Travel Association, in sharing the Spirit of Travel for National Travel & Tourism Week. All week long we will serve up travel inspiration for all our visitors (and residents!) and aid in planning the most epic vacation once when we get back on the road and up in the air!


Check out our Mesa, Arizona Bucket List matchups on our Instagram page for must-see and do experiences to ignite your #SpiritofTravel. Pick your faves, share on social and be entered to win our State 48 exclusive t-shirt just for playing along.

Value is being served up across downtown Mesa as they kick off Family Take Out Nights where you can feed a family of 4 for $44. On Wednesday, join Visit Mesa as we spend this day sharing some shout-outs on our Downtown businesses.

Remember your last vacation? Take us back in time to your favorite vacation spots. Tag @VisitMesa on your vacay pics be it from the beach, lakeshore, in the mountain tops or closer to home. Everyone that tags us in their #SpiritofTravel pics across their social media feeds will be entered to win some Visit Mesa swag.

Later this week watch for our ode to the city with our For the Love of Mesa video, an incredible tribute dedicated to Mesa with images woven together that were shared by the locals, for the locals. Watch for it!

Visit Mesa will also debut our Visitors Mean Business video later this week and our new data-rich website about the Power of Travel. We will share all the benefits of visitation to our city and the impacts their spending and consumer behaviors have on our economy…all of which enhance our incredible quality of life. This must-watch piece will be filled with some eye-opening facts on Mesa’s visitor industry.Be sure to spend time browsing our site for even more travel inspiration! When you’re ready, Mesa will be ready.



Travel on.