Children are rejoicing, as summer vacation is finally here. In Mesa, we have loads of fun and exciting events and activities taking place this summer for kiddos of all ages. Here’s our cheat-sheet for parents to plan a super summer in City Limitless®.


Create, explore and imagine at the i.d.e.a. Museum in Downtown Mesa.  This children’s museum allows the whole family to explore art, science and technology through interactive opportunities for even the youngest budding engineer (yes, even toddlers have exhibits at the museum!).  This summer, the museum is featuring a one-of-a-kind experience with the Sci-Fi: Fantasy to Reality exhibit focusing on art that celebrates science-fiction stories and innovations. 


Explore the history of the past at the Arizona Natural History Museum this summer. This blast-from-the-past showcases the nature and culture of the Southwest’s prehistoric history. Check out dinosaur bones, experience a flash-flood rushing down a three-story mountain, pan for gold, and meet a real life Gila monster! And while you’re there be sure to enter the DinoZone!  This new exhibit features hidden tunnels, slides, green screen adventures, and awesome murals.  Small visitors can even get their picture taken on top of a dinosaur – making it a must-do! There is always something new to discover in this museum!


Surround yourself in water this summer at the Sea Life Aquarium. Here, kids can discover unique creatures who live under the sea. Interact and learn about marine life through the stunning displays of real aquatic critters. And this summer, be sure to check out the aquarium’s new Blue-Spotter Whip Tail sting ray.    


Love LEGOS? So do we! Located right here in City Limitless® is the LEGOLAND Discovery Center!  With so many rides and attractions including the LEGO Factory Tour, MINILAND, the LEGO 4-D Cinema and Kingdom Quest Laser Ride (to name a few), it is hard to know where to start!  This is sure to be something that the whole family will enjoy and remember for years to come! Don’t have time to make it to the Grand Canyon? Be sure to see the LEGO model of Arizona’s famous natural wonder here at the Discovery Center!


If you are looking for an outdoor experience on your vacation this summer check out Fort McDowell Adventures for a sunrise horseback ride.  Featured on the Amazing Race, these pristine Arizona foothills are guaranteed provide you with an authentic Western experience that the whole family will enjoy. 


If you are looking for a great place to stay, we suggest the Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West.  Located close to all of the action, this hotel is a great place to bring the family. With three unique restaurants and three resort-style pools, your kids are guaranteed fun at this happening hotel! The hotel is also located steps from Mesa’s Riverview Park, named one of America’s top 10 playgrounds by USA Today!


Be sure to share your summer vacation fun with us on social media using #MesaCityLimitless. We love to see families having fun here in City Limitless®!