Spring Training is here! But that is not the only thing to do while you’re in Mesa, whether you are in town cheering on the Chicago Cubs, or rooting for the Oakland A’s, be sure to take some time to check out these local attractions:

Take a hike! 

It is easy to fall in love with the Sonoran Desert scenery when you get out there and get active. Start trailblazing at these locations:

Hiking at Lost Dutchman

• Lost Dutchman State Park 

Explore some of our fan-favorite trails including the Native Plant Trail and the Jacob's Crosscut Trail. Prepare yourself for beautiful views of the unique desert vegetation!

• Wave Cave Via the Carney Springs Trailhead 

Do you like feeling accomplished after a hike? Then take a walk through this one-of-a-kind trail and experience amazing views from a cave! It truly does have a grand finale!

Peralta Trail 

The Peralta Trail is a very popular trail in the Superstition Wilderness. Explore beautiful scenery and capture close-up photos of Weavers Needle to show off to your friends back home!

• Butcher Jones Trail

This trail is perfect for all skill levels and offers amazing views of Saguaro Lake. Also, if you traveled here with your furry friend, the Butcher Jones Trail is accessible for dogs too! 

 

Take your swing on the golf course!

Mesa is home to several award-winning golf courses all set in beautiful Southwestern backdrops. The Arizona sunshine allows visitors and residents of the Valley to play golf all year round. 

Longbow Golf Club golfers

Here are some popular places to schedule your next tee time!

• Augusta Ranch Golf Club 

• Longbow Golf Club

• Las Sendas Golf Club

• Sunland Springs Golf Club

 

Hit the museums or even the Zoo!

Whether it is a family affair or a day to explore our culture, Mesa offers a little something for everyone.

AZ History

• I.D.E.A Museum 

This educational museum is filled with unique artwork and popular art-inspired activities!

• Phoenix Zoo 

Stop by to visit the Lions, tigers, and bears. OH MY!

• Arizona Museum of Natural History 

Learn a little history on your trip and explore the dinosaur exhibit! 

• Musical Instrument Museum 

Harmonize your trip by exploring the variety of instruments and entertainment. 

• Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West

Take a tour of the historic landmark and experience a desert masterpiece! 

 

Now that’s entertainment!

Our playful city makes it easy to get lost in the fun. Home to multiple interactive and viewing attractions, you will never be bored.

Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party

 

• Schnepf Farms  

Take a trip to the farm to explore the u-pick garden and experience Arizona's agriculture. Also, make sure to check out the Peach Blossom Celebration happening Feb. 7 - Feb. 28!

• Mesa Arts Center 

Four theatres, five art galleries, and 14 visual and performing arts studios? That sounds pretty amazing! 

• Barleens Dinner Show  

Food, fun and fantastic entertainment! Enjoy a show while you chow down on their delicious menu!

• Escape Room Mesa 

Do you think you can solve puzzles and find clues to escape themed rooms? Test out your skills and participate in Escape Room Mesa! It is the perfect activity to do in groups! 

• Golfland/Sunsplash 

Gather up your friends or family and experience a day of games, water activities, and miniature golf!

• Mesa Riverview 

Calm, Relaxing and gorgeous! Take an afternoon to stroll around the park or enjoy the nearby shops!

 

Seasonal Festivities!

Festivals are what help make Mesa the thriving and culturally engaged environment that it is. Here’s what local events will be going on during Spring Training:

Renaissance Fesitval

• Downtown Mesa Festival of Arts 

Enjoy music, art, and FREE admission! Fun for the whole family! 

Festival dates: Feb. 16, March 2 & 16, April 6 & 20

• Arizona Renaissance Festival 

This medieval amusement park is back once again and celebrating 31 years!  

Festival dates: Feb.9 - March 31

•  Downtown Mesa 2nd Friday Night Out  

Shopping, dining, and entertainment are all included in this themed event!

Occurs on the 2nd Friday of each month

 

Grab a bite and a pint!

Nothing is better than an ice cold beer while enjoying America’s favorite past time.

Cellar Pub

You don't want to miss out on these popular pubs in Mesa!

• Beer Research Institute 

• Cellar Pub at Sun Devil Liquors

• Desert Eagle Brewing Company

• Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row

 

For even more things to do while you are in town, check out our events calendar!

Tickets for games are on sale NOW, don’t miss out on the chance to sit behind home plate or get comfy on the lawn. Click here for Oakland A’s and here for Chicago Cubs!

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Still need a place to stay while you're in town? Here are a few conveniently located options: