Mesa, Arizona is a large city located in Maricopa County outside of Phoenix. The city was founded in 1878 by Mormon pioneers and still has a one-tenth Mormon population. Mesa is larger in population than major U.S. cities like Cleveland, Miami and Saint Louis and is known for its great downtown area as well as its natural attractions and beautiful desert setting.
Mesa has some great museums that are very interesting to visit for people of all ages. The Mesa Arts Center is a popular spot in downtown Mesa where the uniquely-designed building holds theatres, art galleries, and contemporary public art spaces. It’s also the largest arts center in the state. The Commemorative Air Force Museum is also a great place to go. It’s dedicated to preserving and showcasing war airplanes from the World War II era. Another great museum that Mesa has to offer is the Arizona Museum of Natural History. The museum showcases the natural and cultural history of the Southwestern United States through great exhibits that include dinosaurs and prehistoric times to Native Americans. Mesa also has great natural attractions. At the Usery Mountain Regional Park, you can explore beautiful Mesa desert scenery in a park that has 29 miles of trails for hiking, walking or biking. Arizona also has the fifth largest national forest in the United States with Tonto National Forest that spans over 2.8 million acres. Enjoy hiking on many trails overlooking the beautiful Arizona desert scenery and the mountainous terrain. Another fun option is to take a boat cruise with Desert Belle on a sightseeing cruise on Saguaro Lake to see the stunning scenery and enjoy a cruise on the water.
Mesa’s ideal location in the state of Arizona giving you the freedom to take some great day trips. The capital city of Arizona and its largest city, Phoenix, is located just 20 miles from Mesa and you could find plenty to do to fill up a day there. There are great museums with the famous Musical Instrument Museum and the Heard Museum of Native and Cultural Arts. Phoenix is a great sports town as well. It’s home to the Diamondbacks MLB baseball team, the Sun NBA basketball team, the Coyotes NHL hockey team and the Cardinals NFL football team, so you can really catch a game in any part of the year. There’s also great golf in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area, so if you bring your clubs, you have endless options. Another day trip idea is to visit Goldfield Ghost Town, about a 30-minute drive east of Mesa. It’s a very fun place to visit that has been turned into a great tourist attraction with old west style performances and reenactments. You can tour the historic Mammoth Gold Mine and visit the Goldfield Museum. Pan for gold then take a ride on Arizona’s only narrow gauge train.
You can find stellar vacation rentals on Tripping for Mesa, Arizona in and around the city and in neighboring areas as well. There are great homes being rented out for short term stays for larger groups and families and also smaller options with apartment and condominium style rentals which all can be found here on Tripping. For the easiest access to restaurants and shopping, try to stay near the Superstition Freeway (route 60.) Book your Mesa vacation on Tripping today!
Navigating Mesa is really easy for visitors because of its uncomplicated layout of main roads and streets throughout the downtown area. It’s good to have a car so you can visit the natural areas and go to Phoenix so either drive your own or rent a vehicle. It’s also easy to bike or walk throughout downtown Mesa. Valley Metro provides bus routes throughout Mesa as well as transportation to Phoenix and the greater Phoenix metropolitan area.
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