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Weekends and Messin' About in Mesa
Mesa is a city in Maricopa
County, in the U.S. state of Arizona and is a major suburb of Phoenix,
within the Phoenix Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is the third-largest
city in Arizona, after Phoenix and Tucson, and the 38th-largest city in
the country. Despite being a lesser-known city, Mesa is home to more than
460,000 people, making its population larger than other, more recognizable
cities such as Miami, St. Louis and Oakland. Residents of the city
are known as Mesans.
Weekends and Messin' About in Mesa by Nelson Stewart
Mesa is the most populous
suburban city in the whole of the United States, yet most of us don't really
know where it is! Well, now is a great time to find out because all through
February and March, the twentieth anniversary of Renaissance revelry and
family fun is happening in Arizona, right near Mesa!
Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace begins on February
9th and runs until the end of March. It is held on weekends only (and President's
Day). It boasts twelve stages of continuous entertainment, jousting tournaments,
an outdoor circus and day-long feasting! Grab your cloak and get over there!
The 30 acre Festival Village
can be found on Highway 60 (Superstition Freeway) past Kings Ranch Road.
This is between Apache Junction and Florence Junction. Medieval banquets,
King Henry and over 200 'shoppes' await your visit.
You can watch artisans create
blown glass ornaments, or make leather goods or spin sheeps' wool while
you watch. If that sounds too sedate, then you can see buccaneers fight,
watch Medieval Rock'n'Roll and laugh at the "Lord of Mischief's" hit and
When you want to get away
from the Medieval crowds, the delightfully green, treed city of Mesa is
a peaceful fall-back spot.
If you are planning an RV
trip, there are several great parks and resort grounds in Mesa for you
to hook up in. There are also literally dozens of golf courses awaiting
you in the larger area, and the Mesa area has an abundance of world class
golf courses. Mesa also has hostels and campgrounds, as well as bed and
breakfast accommodation and hotels.
officially describes itself as centrally placed in the rolling hills of
San Diego County, Arizona. In fact the name is a translation from the word
mesa to mean plateau; at 1200 feet above sea level, Mesa sits on a plateau
that is 100 feet above Phoenix, Arizona.
The added elevation keeps
it a little cooler, and it has a near-perfect climate with well paved roads
to encourage walking on the tree-lined streets. The scenery and greenery
in this lovely spot can be enjoyed from any of the outdoor cafes, which
give the city a cosmopolitan feel.
If you choose to vacation
here, there are lots of exciting things to do. All the usual stuff such
as biking, hiking, fishing and horse-riding is augmented by hot air balloon
rides, four wheel drive tours, Apache trail tours and air combat adventures.
The air combats are piloted by real military pilots: an unusual way to
see the country-side!
This is a very old town,
and the area has history dating back hundreds of years. Officially founded
in 1878 by Mormon pioneers, its population is still around ten percent
Mormon. Mesa is a family-oriented town, which may be why so many people
flock to it, and obviously the month of March is a great time to visit.
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Golf Resort & Conference Center, Mesa
A relaxing and inviting
haven for golf enthusiasts and conventioneers in sun-splashed suburban
Phoenix, the Arizona Golf Resort and Conference Center in Mesa keeps the
visitors coming with 12,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space
and an 18-hole championship course, complete with a signature 14th hole
requiring a 175-foot shot through cottonwood trees and over water. Just
one half-hour from Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport, the resort
places guests near the kid-friendly Phoenix Zoo, Sunsplash Water Park,
Goldfield Ghost Town and pro-sports facilities; major shopping venues;
spas; steamboat cruises on Canyon Lake; river floats and Jeep tours through
the Sonoran Desert; white-water rafting excursions on the Salt River; and
theaters, museums and galleries.
Western Dobson Ranch Inn and Resort, Mesa
Enjoy the vibrant Southwestern
landscape and genuine hospitality at Dobson Ranch Inn, a Mesa, Arizona
hotel in the scenic Valley of the Sun. Our Best Western Hotel in Mesa,
Arizona has everything you need for work and play, with a great location
just minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Guests will
also enjoy many local attractions conveniently located near the hotel in
Mesa, Arizona, with plenty of gorgeous weather perfect for exploring the
area.Dobson Ranch Inn Accommodation Mesa Arizona. Our accommodations in
Mesa, AZ are spread across 10 acres of lush, landscaped courtyards. .
Western Mezona Inn, Mesa
Discover an impeccably clean,
well-appointed Mesa, AZ hotel – discover the Best Western Mezona Inn. We
are in the historic downtown district, known as the “square mile of style”
and we offer one of the best hotel values anywhere in the city. Our Pet
Friendly Arizona hotel accommodations are spacious and thoughtful amenities
add to the comfort of your stay, whether for business or leisure. Our all
nonsmoking, pet-friendly hotel offers a number of comforts that we know
you’ll appreciate, including a complimentary hot breakfast, an onsite business
center, flexible meeting and event space and wireless Internet access.
We are centrally located with easy access to all areas of the valley, including
Phoenix, Scottsdale and Glendale.
Phoenix Mesa by Marriott
The Courtyard surrounds
travelers with the convenience that makes business and pleasure travel
easy. The hotel features many attractive amenities to ensure the most comfortable
stay. Such fantastic features include an onsite restaurant, complimentary
onsite parking, complimentary 24-hour onsite fitness facility, 24-hour
Market is available onsite, and complimentary shuttle service is provided
within a 5-mile radius from the hotel. No pets are allowed at the Courtyard
but service animals are permitted for people with disabilities. Guests
can enjoy the many attractions while exploring Mesa such as the Arizona
Mills Outlet Mall, Casino Arizona, Downtown Scottsdale, Golfland/Sunsplash
Water Park and the Phoenix Zoo.
Located just one block south
of Highway 60 on Country Club Drive, the Days Inn is just minutes away
from all the great attractions and activities, which Mesa has to offer.
The Days Inn Mesa is also centrally located to many of the attractions
in the area, including Chicago Cubs spring baseball camp, art museums,
the Mesa National Aquatic Center, horseback riding, and hot air balloons.
This property also features a modern exercise room. The 122 quiet, comfortable
guest rooms offer pillowtop mattresses. Bathrooms feature granite countertops.
Inn by Marriott Phoenix, Mesa
Leisure and business travelers
will be equally at home, here. The Fairfield Inn is in a convenient location,
with a major mall and many different types of restaurants within walking
distance. There is also a golf course next door, and both golf packages
and spring training baseball packages are available. Every day is a great
day at Fairfield Inn® by Marriott because each room is always bright,
fresh and clean. You'll be surprised just how comfortable and welcoming
a room can be at a price that won't strain your budget. And, because it's
by Marriott, guests can expect the friendly service that made them famous
and the guest-driven amenities that help you do more while on the road.
The Hampton Inn is located
5 minutes from downtown Mesa, 15 minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
and 20 minutes from downtown Phoenix. The hotel is located near Patriots
Square Park, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix Museum of History, Phoenix Zoo,
Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum, Pueblo Grande Museum, St Mary's
Basilica, Telephone Pioneers of America Park, Tonto National Forest and
Arizona Doll & Toy Museum. Many other attractions are convenient to
the hotel such as Arizona Hall of Fame Museum, Arizona Historical Society
Museum, Arizona Military Museum, Arizona Museum for Youth, Arizona Science
Center, Deer Valley Rock Art Center, Desert Botanical Garden Encanto Park
and the Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting. .
Quinta Inn & Suites Phoenix Mesa West
La Quinta Inn and Suites
Phoenix Mesa West is 10 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
The hotel offers guests a clean room at a price that will allow you to
enjoy the rest of your trip. The hotel offers consistent quality and value
at every location. Guests will appreciate the fresh, contemporary décor
and comfortable standard and king rooms with thoughtful amenities. To start
your day off right, the hotel provides a daily complimentary breakfast.
The hotel is convenient to many are dining, shopping and entertainment
The Phoenix Mesa Marriott
is a 12-story hotel located in the heart of downtown Mesa, Arizona. Whether
guests are traveling for business or pleasure, the Phoenix Mesa offers
comfort, convenience and location to suit all of the guest's needs. Nearby
points of interest include, Mesa Mormon Temple, Mesa Arts Center, Hohokam
Stadium, and Mesa Southwest Museum. For guests dining needs, the Marriott
Centennial Grille is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. American Continental
cuisine is served in a relaxing atmosphere overlooking fountain courtyard.