What are you waiting for? It’s T-minus 100 days until Memorial Weekend. With so many Americans leaving behind their hard-earned vacation days (658 million each year to be exact!), Visit Mesa is asking you to grab the suitcase, get your tickets and head out on a vacation of a lifetime! Not sure where to go??? Why not Mesa, Arizona. If the thought of exploring a new destination isn’t already getting you excited to start planning, know this - studies show that taking time off is associated with higher productivity, increased happiness, improved mental and physical health, and better relationships.


Visit Mesa staffers love to travel – after all, you can’t promote this great destination and not love to travel. Here is a quick snapshot of the travel planning already underway for Visit Mesa’s team. If you’re heading to the Southwest, make sure to use the many complimentary resources available to you at our Mesa Visitors Center and start planning your vacation…


Rachel: She’s hitting the open road this summer with a trip to the quaint town of Solvang, California. Dreamy social media feeds have guided many of her top travel cities with ‘pinspiration’ also coming from Pinterest boards on adventure.


Michelle: She’s spearheading a multi-generational trip to Yellowstone National Park in July. Five days of lodge-living are in store for her two pre-teen daughters and tons of wildlife is in store for dad. And, she is planning ‘Old Faithful’ geyser watching for the grandparents!


Suzanne: The newest member to the team, and a transplant from California, will be indulging in a staycation in Mesa, Arizona this summer. With incredible hotel deals and welcoming resort pools, Suzanne plans dip her toes in the water with a cold margarita in hand.


Emily: She is narrowing down dates for her epic Ireland adventure with her three sisters. This summer, she will be heading across the pond to enjoy endless pints of Guinness, Irish dancing and see if she has the gift of gab at the Blarney Stone!


Barb: An Italian villa in Florence is calling her name. She’s planning for a two-week excursion with five other couples as they traverse Italy’s boot – including stops in Rome, Napoli, Piza and Venice.


Jennie: Visit Mesa’s resident mom of three will be planning a handful of her vacation days right here in Mesa, Arizona. Named one of America’s most playful cities by Kaboom!, Jennie knows she can entertain the kids on their summer vacation at one of our many museums, play centers, or parks.


Join in the movement and participate in National Plan for Vacation Day! Just remember the first rule of vacation: take it. #PlanForVacation #LetsSeeAZ