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Mesa
Travel Guide

Mesa

At this desert city in Arizona, explore arid mountains and lush forest areas and discover plenty of cultural and artistic activities downtown.

With lakes, a national forest and the majestic Sonoran Desert on its doorstep, the city of Mesa is a gateway to outdoor fun and adventure. Located at the base of the Superstition Mountains in central Arizona, Mesa gives you plenty of ways to experience nature. Explore its cultural and historic attractions, including museums, concert venues and an ancient ceremonial site.

Make the most of Mesa’s beautiful scenery with a variety of active pursuits. Take one of the nature or dirt bike trails through the Lost Dutchman State Park. Look for the park’s animals, such as bobcats, jackrabbits and mule deer. Spot additional wildlife at the Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch. Nearly 200 bird species have been seen at this wetland sanctuary.

In the Tonto National Forest, explore one of its lakes by kayak, stand-up paddleboard, water ski or powerboat. Head up to the Superstition Mountains to cruise across Canyon Lake aboard the Dolly Steamboat. Salt River is a great place for tubing and floating picnics during the summer. At Saguaro Lake, climb aboard the Desert Belle for a more scenic view of the water.

Mesa has long served as a culinary gateway to Greater Phoenix with the neighboring farms and agritourism attractions providing a continuous bounty of seasonal goods to enjoy. Take a road trip filled with delights and culinary education. A dozen popular food-driven experiences line the Fresh Foodie Trail that winds visitors through Mesa and beyond into the neighboring regional towns of Gilbert and Queen Creek.

Discover the city’s indoor attractions with a walk around downtown. Visit the Mesa Arts Center for concerts, theater and art exhibits. Kids will enjoy hours of science, technology and art-based fun at the Idea Museum. See colossal dinosaur skeletons at the Arizona Museum of Natural History.

If you are a golf enthusiast, swing your clubs at one of Mesa’s golf courses. More than 40 courses are located within a 30-minute drive of the downtown area. For those who like to get active in the water, choose from a dozen public pools and water parks.

Mesa is located about 20 miles (32 kilometers) east of Phoenix. The city is within easy reach of the Goldfield Ghost Town and is a good base from which to explore the historic Apache Trail.

The Azure Hotel
The Azure Hotel
2.5 out of 5
651 East Main Street, Mesa, AZ
The price is NZ$122 per night from 23 Jun. to 23 Jun.
Located in the heart of Mesa, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Sloan Park, Casino Arizona and Arizona State University. Arizona Mills Mall and Chandler Fashion ...
4.3/5Excellent! (948 reviews)
"Good deal for the price!"

Reviewed on 4 Jun. 2021

The Azure Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix Mesa
DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix Mesa
3.5 out of 5
1011 W Holmes Ave, Mesa, AZ
The price is NZ$162 per night from 11 Jul. to 11 Jul.
Situated in Mesa, this golf hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Sloan Park, Tempe Town Lake and Arizona State University. Tempe Beach Park and Chandler Fashion Center ...
4/5Very Good! (912 reviews)
"Nice, clean and very comfortable"

Reviewed on 14 Jun. 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix Mesa
Delta Hotels by Marriott Phoenix Mesa
Delta Hotels by Marriott Phoenix Mesa
3.5 out of 5
200 N Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$134 per night from 5 Jul. to 5 Jul.
Located in the heart of Mesa, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mesa Convention Center and Mesa Arts Center. Mesa Amphitheatre and Arizona Museum of Natural ...
4.2/5Excellent! (962 reviews)
"Staff was exceptional. Food options were limited but incredible! Beds were the most comfortable I have ever experienced!"

Reviewed on 18 Jun. 2021

Delta Hotels by Marriott Phoenix Mesa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Monte Vista RV Resort
Monte Vista RV Resort
3 out of 5
9060 E Steven Pollard Avenue, Mesa, AZ
Located in East Mesa, this cottage is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Augusta Ranch Golf Club and within 3 miles (5 km) of Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital - Mesa ...
4.3/5Excellent! (3 reviews)
"I really liked how quiet it was, clean and very accommodating. The security crew was nice. One person in main office was condescending. I asked for help with something and what I got was clear---I was the one misinformed and as it turned out not! The person was impatient and condescending and the ..."

Reviewed on 29 Mar. 2021

Monte Vista RV Resort
Heated Pool/spa, RV Parking
Heated Pool/spa, RV Parking
7006 E Jensen St, Mesa, AZ
Set in Mesa, this family-friendly holiday home is within 6 mi (10 km) of Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum, Superstition Springs Center and Usery Mountain ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (25 reviews)
Great stay - perfect location
"Thank you Deanna! Everything was perfect for my family's visit - great location, close to grocery store, restaurants, hiking, freeway access. Thanks again for your help and information!"

Reviewed on 27 May 2021

Heated Pool/spa, RV Parking
Escape on Edgewood
Escape on Edgewood
9340 E Edgewood Ave, Mesa, AZ
Located in East Mesa, this campsite is within 3 miles (5 km) of Mountain Vista Medical Center, Desert Grove Family Medical and Augusta Ranch Golf Club. Superstition ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Decent clean place for cheap
"Had my family stay in this house for a few days. It is clean and comfortable. One of the rooms is outside separate from the home but it does have a/c and heat and it’s own bathroom. There is no cable or Internet. But you can’t complain for 100 bucks a night. She did contact us about smoking outside ..."

Reviewed on 10 Apr. 2021

Escape on Edgewood
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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