The 9 Best Indoor Activities in Mesa, AZ - Visit Mesa

Posted By Visit Mesa Team
April 26, 2024

Stay Cool This Summer: Top Indoor Activities in City Limitless

It can't be denied; summers in Arizona are HOT! Sometimes the best way to stay cool is to simply stay inside.

Fortunately for all you adventurers out there looking forward to an exciting summer, we've rounded up a list of fun indoor activities that will keep you entertained all season long!

1. Take a Museum Trip

Spend a day exploring the past, present and future when you visit the Mesa Museums! From the fascinating collection of dinosaurs at the Arizona Museum of Natural History to the WWII-era air crafts at The Commemorative Air Force Museum, there is so much to learn when you step into history. Music lovers can find themselves at the Musical Instrument Museum while little artistic minds can experience a world of interactive sculptures at the i.d.e.a Museum. The discoveries are endless when you take a museum trip!

2. Unlimited Fun at Jake’s Unlimited

This expansive indoor play area is the ideal destination to "beat the heat" with your friends and family! Whether you are into bowling, laser tag, bumper cars, or arcade games, the fun is truly unlimited. Not to mention the great prizes and prices as well!

A family of four plays a racing game at Jakes Unlimited, the adults are wearing face masks

3. Solve puzzles like a mastermind at Escape Rooms Mesa

Escape the heat by rounding up your "squad" and heading over to Escape Rooms Mesa. Work to solve puzzles, find clues, and figure out a way to escape the themed rooms before time runs out. Put your minds together because this is the perfect activity for team building, family fun, and date night!

4. Carve out extra time for family fun at Fat Cats Mesa

From bowling to arcade games to glow golf and virtual reality - there is so much fun that can take place at Fat Cats Mesa! At the end of your full day of play, wind down at the movie theater and indulge in some delicious food!

5. Go under the sea at OdySea Aquarium

Have a JAW-some July at the OdySea Aquarium! The OdySea Aquarium offers an entertaining, interactive and educational experience for guests of all ages by combining theme-park-style amusement with highly engaging presentations of aquatic life.

Three guests admire reefs and tropical fish while in an underwater tunnel at OdySea Aquarium

6. Enjoy the Neighborhood Comedy Theatre shows

Not only is the NCT hilarious, spontaneous, and entertaining, but it also interactive! You have the opportunity to shout out suggestions and decide which team of comedians is the funniest. Also, NCT's Improv comedy classes & workshops are available for those who want to improve on their comedic skills.

7. Go back to the Medieval days at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

Enjoy an electrifying show that features heroic knights on their horses displaying thrilling swordplay. Feast on a four course meal and a selected beverage list that are included in your package. Travel back in time when you experience this performance!

8. Gamble the hot summer away at We-Ko-Pa Casino

To your convenience, We-Ko-Pa Casino is located only 20 minutes from Downtown Mesa! Test your luck at their slots, bingo, keno, blackjack and other Vegas style table card games. Also, keep your energy going by stopping by their onsite buffet.

9. Explore Mesa's waterways from inside a steamboat!

The famous Desert Belle finds its home on the beautiful Saguaro Lake while the Dolly Steamboat floats around the majestic Canyon Lake. Learn history about the lakes and sit back, relax and take in the beauty of your surroundings. Indoor and outdoor seating is available!

For more tips on staying cool check out Traveling Mom's 12 Ways to Stay Cool in Mesa This Summer. Still want to head outside? Check out the story below to find your next water adventure in Mesa!

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