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Look forward to cultivating and celebrating creativity, filling your closet, and soaking up the sun in Arizona’s third-largest city.

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In Mesa our bountiful harvest is one that we proudly share with our visitors throughout the year. Here, fresh experiences and a treasured heritage of family farms and long-standing festivals combine to create the Fresh Foodie Trail®. Serving as the culinary gateway to Greater Phoenix, the neighboring farms and Agritourism attractions in and around Mesa provide a continuous bounty of seasonal goods for visitors to enjoy. These popular foodie-driven experiences keep visitors coming back for more and can only be found in City Limitless®. Download the Arizona Agritourism Guide to see the stops along the trail and plan your tour now.

Mesa, Arizona is neighbors to the Tonto National Forest and visitors to this desert oasis take advantage of being incredibly close to one of the nation’s largest playgrounds. Tonto is the fifth largest forest in the United States and one of the most-visited forests in the country. There are three lakes and two rivers in Mesa that allow for desert boating, paddle boarding, kayaking and water skiing. Head to the Outdoor Exploration itinerary and Adventure Explorer Desert Guide to learn about the new interactive Geo Tagging experience, where visitors can collect stickers that honor their quest throughout Mesa’s Sonoran Desert trails.

Art is big here: The Mesa Arts Center is the largest arts and entertainment park in the Southwest, with four theaters, galleries, exhibition rooms, and classrooms that encourage creativity. Wander downtown’s streets to see more than 200 public art sculptures as well as a number of local restaurants and shops. Bikers rumble through downtown the first Friday night of every month for Motorcycles on Main, and pedestrians browse the shops the next week during the monthly Second Fridays event. Don’t miss downtown’s museums: the kid-friendly Arizona Museum of Natural History and i.d.e.a. Museum, and the Mesa Historical Museum.

During Cactus League Spring Training, the Oakland fans head to Hohokam Stadium, while Chicago fans fill Sloan Park. Year round, swipe on some sunscreen and relax on a riverboat cruise through the canyons of the Salt River, hop on a hot air balloon, and hike through the Superstition Mountains as you ponder where the Lost Dutchman Gold Mine is – that is, if it existed at all.

There are treasures to be found all over Mesa. What treasures you find just depends on where you look.

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Visit Mesa | 120 N. Center St. | Mesa, AZ | (480) 827-4700 | www.visitmesa.com

County It all started How High? Head Count
Maricopa 1883 1,237ft 439,041

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