Plan For A Mesa Day | Visit Mesa

January 25, 2022

Plan For A Mesa Day

Plan a getaway right here in Mesa! What will your day look like?

Plan for a Foodie Day


For over 30 years, T.C. Eggington's Brunchery has been a go-to brunch spot for Mesa locals and visitors alike. For a fun, upbeat brunch experience, visit What's Crackin Cafe and check out their full bar featuring art from local artists. Finally, check out the Italian inspired Queen Creek Olive Mill. All of their ingredients are local and garden-sourced, providing healthy and delicious meals.

Southwest Flavor

Los Sombreros provides an authentic Mexican dining experience for the city of Mesa. Backyard Taco's award-winning tacos have continued to captivate residents and visitors. Macayo's Dobson Road location has served the Mesa community since 1982. Relax at Mangos Mexican Cafe & Bakery, right in the heart of downtown Mesa.

Plan for an adventure day

Scenic Hikes

The Wind Cave Trail at Usery Mountain Regional Park provides scenic views as you reach a serene cave opening at the end of the trail. Another popular hike is the Wave Cave Trail in the Superstition Mountains, where the rock formation at the end resembles an ocean wave and provides unique photo opportunities. Also in the Superstition Mountains is the Peralta Trail, a 4.4 mile hike that rewards hikers with beautiful desert scenery.

Memorable Adventures

Go horseback riding at Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch, one of the hidden treasures of Arizona. Explore the desert on a segway, mountain bike or hay wagon at Fort McDowell Adventures. Want to see Arizona from a new point of view? Hot Air Expeditions will show you the Sonoran Desert from 5,000 feet in the air!

Plan For a Culture Day

Explore Mesa History

Travel back to the land of dinosaurs at the Arizona Museum of Natural History, nestled right in the heart of downtown Mesa. For an adventure in the skies, take a trip to the Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum and experience the desert from the view of a World War II airplane. The Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park is located on a 1,500 year old archeological site left by the Hohokam culture. The Superstition Mountain Museum dives into the history of the Lost Dutchman and the tall tales that surround this area.

Two young children look at a triceratops dinosaur skeleton inside the Arizona Museum of Natural History.

Appreciate Mesa's Art

Downtown Mesa is populated by dozens of vibrant murals, lively statues and unique art installations. Take a walk around the area and take Instagram-worthy pictures! Located in the heart of downtown is the Mesa Arts Center, a gallery that features creative works from local artists.

Plan for a water day

Take a Tour

Explore Saguaro Lake on the Desert Belle Tour Boat and take in the exotic wildlife and beautiful canyon walls that Arizona has to offer. The Dolly Steamboat offers a 90-minute "nature cruise" or "twilight dinner cruise" and transfers riders back to America's riverboat days.

Ride the River

Riverbound Sports Paddle Co. is Arizona's largest specialty paddle shop and lets you rent for all your river sport needs. REI Co-op Adventure Center provides rentals and guided tours for kayaking, rafting and any other adventurous activities.

Plan For A Night Out

Discover Downtown

Desert Eagle is Mesa's original owned and operated micro-brewery that creates great Craft Beers with the best ingredients. Arizona's first hard cidery, Cider Corps, benefits veterans in the community. 12 West Brewing provides a new concept for visitors by combining a taproom, cocktail bar, full kitchen and takeout service. cocktail bar and full kitchen. Oro Brewing Company is housed in a 1920's brick building and brews their ales and lagers in small batches.

Other Breweries to Visit

Beer Research Institute and Old Ellsworth Brewery

The Beer Research Institute takes inspiration by some of the top breweries in the industry that focus on Belgian Styles and West Coast American Styles. Queen Creek's Old Ellsworth Brewery provides craft beer, cocktails and scratch food in a comfortable environment inspired by freedom and life.

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