The third largest city in Arizona, Mesa offers great hiking, artwork, museums and delectable food. It’s also well known for its challenging golf courses, Old West towns and family attractions. Here are some of the top places you should visit while you’re in Mesa.
1. Hohokam Stadium
The spring home for the Oakland Athletics, this 10,500-seat baseball park is a great place to catch a pro or college baseball game. Enjoy a festive atmosphere and delicious concession snacks, while celebrating America’s pastime.
2. Orange Patch
A popular local attraction, the Orange Patch features a beautiful, sun-kissed orchard, brimming with oranges, grapefruits, and tangerines. Best of all? Guests are allowed to harvest their own fruit under the guidance of an attentive staff. There’s also a farmers market with pickles, candy, and homemade jams.
3. Mesa Arts Center
A veritable work of art, the Mesa Arts Center is comprised of concrete, glass, steel and water features, which give it a vivid, colorful appearance. Inside, you will find exhibits, a sculpture garden and indoor and outdoor seating areas for live performances.
4. Organ Stop Pizza
One of Mesa’s most unique attractions, this popular restaurant offers authentic pizza and Italian favorites with a bit of a twist: a working Wurlitzer organ that serenades guests while they dine. Enjoy a lively experience, enhanced by great, freshly-made food.
5. Mesa Amphitheatre
With room enough for only 5,000 spectators, this small concert venue is a tough ticket for a good reason. It regularly plays host to live performances by local bands and nationally-known artists. Big enough for great acts, Mesa Amphitheatre is intimate enough to create an immersive experience for the entire audience.
6. Mesa Arizona Temple
Founded by the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, the Mesa Arizona Temple is famous for its striking holiday lights, along with unique architecture, artwork, and sculpture of Jesus Christ.
Treat the kids to some fun under the sun at this family-friendly hotspot. Enjoy go-karts, arcade games, miniature golf, and bumper boats on a manmade lake.
Located right next to Golfland, Sunsplash is a welcoming respite from the hot desert sun. Discover several swimming and wave pools, along with 29 different water rides and activities, including the Sidewinder, Cauldron, and Thunder Bay.