The third largest city in Arizona is unmistakably different from the usual desert retreats in the state. The diversity of sights and activities will make any type of traveler wanting to see more of what makes Mesa captivating.
Once you step out of the airport, be it the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport or Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport, a bewildering range of outdoor adventures is within reach. Exploring the Apache Trail, traipsing the Sonora Desert, following folklores in Superstition Mountain or breathing in the wonderful atmosphere in Tonto National Forest are just some of the viable choices one can pursue while staying in Mesa.
Wholesome Fun for Families
Children of all ages will have a field day discovering the kid-friendly Mesa attractions that also impart valuable learning experiences. Parents can choose from a variety of recreational centers, interactive museums, water parks, shopping centers and even kid-friendly restaurants. Arizona Museum of Natural History amuses with the largest dinosaur exhibit found west of the Mississippi River. Golfland/SunSplash packs a full load of entertainment options while Jambo Indoor Amusement Park provides more amusement features housed inside 28,000 square feet of area.
Mesa Arizona Temple
Awe-inspiring Mesa Arizona Temple for Latter Day Saints is set on 20 acres of meticulously landscaped land. Gazing at it is enough to evoke enlightenment among worshippers and visitors alike. The religious complex is decked in festive finery during Easter and Christmas celebrations. You can pay a visit to the reflection pools or the gardens for a more inspiring time inside the temple.
Aside from taking on the Apache Trail and Superstition, travelers can seek further adventures in numerous sites near Mesa. You can check out the Old West town of Wickenburg and Lake Pleasant as well as cities of Flagstaff, Sedona, Prescott and Jerome. Arizona’s wine-producing region, just a short drive south of Tucson, beckons with wine-tasting trips and breathtaking hill scenery.