Shoppers Start Your Engines...
It's no surprise that shopping ranks as one of the most popular activities on anyone's itinerary when traveling. In Mesa there is no shortage of shopping opportunities with the many retail centers strewn throughout the city. More than 150 popular stores and eateries make up the popular Superstition Springs Center. The outdoor amphitheater hosts a free concert series throughout the year as well as other Mesa events. Additional amenities include the stunning double-decker carousel and indoor children's play area.
For those with a refined taste and style, hit the upscale shops at the Village Square at Dana Park. This 400,000-square-foot fashion-focused lifestyle center is a reflection of some of Mesa's most affluent neighborhoods. Features include some of the nation's most popular high-end retailers paired with wide pedestrian walkways, spacious patios for dining al fresco, fountains and palm-tree-lined driveways.
In Downtown Mesa, you can stroll along Main Street popping in and out of boutiques to find the freshest look for your Arizona evening ahead. From flowing skirts to handmade jewelry, this area's unique finds will put a smile on your face. Stay awhile to get your hair styled at one the many salons or relax over a cup of coffee.
One of the most talked-about spots is Mesa Marketplace Swap Meet. True bargain shoppers can collect an assortment of reasonably priced goods that you simply can't find anywhere else. It's easy to turn a visit here into an experience - adding into the mix a warm breakfast paired with down home entertainment. At more than 55 acres displaying up to 1,600 booths, guests are guaranteed a great day of Southwest treasure hunting, better than any flea market.
The city's largest retail center is Mesa Riverview located off the Loop 202 Freeway. Shoppers will enjoy great values at 30+ brand name retailers including Bed Bath & Beyond, Marshall's, Sports Authority, Rue 21 and Boot Barn. San Tan Village, the largest outdoor retail mall in the region offers outdoor districts that are strategically placed with stores clustered together making power shopping a cinch! Standouts include Charming Charlie, Fossil, COACH and the Apple Store to name a few. Dining is abundant with indoor and outdoor options from BBQ and breweries to steak and sushi.