Plan the Perfect Date in Mesa | Visit Mesa

January 11, 2024

Plan the Perfect Date in Mesa

Need help figuring out date night? We got you! Explore these unique experiences you and your partner will find only in Mesa!

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Take a Hike

For active couples looking for an adventure, spend a day surrounded by beautiful mountains and serene desert views. The Superstition Mountains are the perfect backdrop to post with one another on Instagram! If you're looking for specific national parks with park maps, check out Lost Dutchman State Park or Usery Mountain Regional Park.

Shop for the Perfect Gift

Shopping for a gift together or apart feels extra special when you shop local. Luckily, Downtown Mesa is home to a few cozy retail stores. If you're looking for a trendy, chic spot, The Boutique is the place you're looking for. In its new location, this modern, hip store is full of adorable pieces including thoughtful gifts your partner will love.

If you and your partner enjoy thrifting and vintage pieces, Nash Vintage Collective will be right up your alley. Not only is the store itself a vibe, but the pieces are to die for. Check these stores out and shop local!

Tour Saguaro Lake

Spend the afternoon with your date by riding the Desert Belle on Saguaro Lake. Originally launched in 1964, the Desert Belle will give you and your partner a unique experience of the history of the Southwest. Whether you are embarking on a cruise of the lake in the middle of summer or during the winter months, the views are gorgeous and the chance of seeing extraordinary wildlife is quite high.

Excursions & Stunning Views

Discover the best sights in the state right here in Mesa. Whether that's from a bird's eye view or via walking path, there's so much to choose from.

Mesa has plenty of fun date activities to offer. If you're hoping to walk through dozens of beautiful flowers and roses, check out The Rose Garden at Mesa Community College or Desert Botanical Garden.

Explore the art scene in the heart of Downtown Mesa. Mesa Arts Center is home to several different art exhibitions each year along with a variety of shows to purchase tickets for. After an evening at the arts center, you and your partner can grab a drink or a bite to eat in the hub of Mesa's downtown.

If you're hoping for a more extravagant date, hot air balloon rides bring a fun spin to a typical week to week date. Morning hot air balloon rides depart daily, year-round, and afternoon hot air balloon rides are available seasonally. All balloon rides include post-flight bubbly, bringing a fun flare to an already magical experience. Hot Air Expeditions prides itself on providing awe-inspiring hot air ballooning experiences from start to finish.

Enjoy Mesa Riverview

Another great afternoon or evening date is all in one spot. Start with a walk-through Riverview Park along the man-made lake. Enjoy the palm trees and walking path with your love. Then, head over to Mesa Riverview for some light shopping or a delicious meal. Luckily, Downtown Mesa is also right around the corner as well. So if you're looking for a variety of dinner options, you can also check out the downtown strip.

The Perfect Dinner Date

The standard dinner date never fails. So, if you're looking for a spot to try in Mesa, look no further.

Queen Creek Olive Mill's Di Olivia transports you out of Mesa all the way to Italy. Nestled in the only working olive farm and mill in Arizona, Di Olivia is known for its amazing farm to table dishes and sangria. Look out for Queen Creek Olive Mill's Sangria Socials as well, typically held throughout the spring season.

Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch and Agritopia also offer that outdoor, farm to table vibe. At Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch, you and your date can expect joining a large group of people for a family-style barbeque meal. Tucked under Tonto National Park's majestic Bulldog cliffs, this quaint ranch brings a hometown feel to an otherwise busy community.

Meanwhile in Agritopia, you can also find that hometown feel. Agritopia is nestled within a cozy neighborhood in City Limitless. This urban farm features a patchwork of specialty crops with pathways that allow visitors to easily view the growing produce. The same-day harvest is sold at several restaurants sprinkled across the community.

The Grille at Las Sendas Golf Club also offers an outdoor patio seating option. This restaurant offers gorgeous views of one of Mesa's most stunning golf courses.

Where are you going for your next date in Mesa? Share with us by tagging @VisitMesa on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!

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