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Best of Mesa Guide

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Mesa
Mesa is a thriving metropolis in the southwest, with lifestyle and leisure pursuits in high demand by visitors. Surrounded by the Sonoran Desert, Mesa is a playground for outdoor recreation, with convenient access to three lakes, two rivers and endless hiking trails. The city’s downtown is a vibrant epicenter with boutiques, antique shops, museums, studios and cafes – all anchored by Mesa Arts Center. Mesa is home to a stunning collection of golf courses, superb dining and upscale shopping.

All things to do » Things to do

Usery Mountain Regional Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Attraction type: Parks
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Mesa Arts Center
Mesa Arts Center
Attraction type: Art Museums
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Commemorative Air Force Museum
Commemorative Air Force Museum
Attraction type: Military Museums
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The Dutton Theater Mesa
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Arizona Museum of Natural History
Arizona Museum of Natural History
Owner description: The Arizona Museum of Natural History is the premier natural history museum in Arizona. It is dedicated to inspire wonder, respect, and understanding for the natural and cultural... more Owner description: The Arizona Museum of Natural History is the premier natural history museum in Arizona. It is dedicated to inspire wonder, respect, and understanding for the natural and cultural history of the Southwest. Explore Arizona and the Southwest from the creation of the earth 4.5 Billion years ago to the present. See the origins of life on earth, meteorites and minerals. In Dinosaur Hall, discover some of the biggest dinosaurs that ever lived, and on Dinosaur Mountain see how some appeared and sounded in a natural context. In a Walk through Time, explore ancient Arizona's Paleozoic Seas, Triassic Petrified Forest, monsters of the Cretaceous Seas, and the first animals to fly. "Rulers of the Prehistoric Skies", our newest exhibit, presents the amazing diversity of Pterosaurs, the flying reptiles of the Mesozoic. Neither dinosaurs nor birds, Pterosaurs ruled the skies from about 225 to 65 million years ago. less
Attraction type: Museums; History Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

India Oven
India Oven
Ranked #1 of 776 restaurants in Mesa
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations
Organ Stop Pizza
Organ Stop Pizza
Ranked #2 of 776 restaurants in Mesa
Cuisines: Pizza
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner
Dolce Vita Italian Grocer
Dolce Vita Italian Grocer
Ranked #3 of 776 restaurants in Mesa
Cuisines: Italian
Charleston's Restaurant
Charleston's Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 776 restaurants in Mesa
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Casa Ramos II
Casa Ramos II
Ranked #5 of 776 restaurants in Mesa
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

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Viewpoint RV & Golf Resort
$25 - $75
Ranked #3 of 12 Specialty lodging in Mesa
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Monte Vista RV Resort
$25 - $75
Ranked #5 of 12 Specialty lodging in Mesa

Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix/Gilbert
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix/Gilbert
$74 - $166
Ranked #1 of 6 hotels in Gilbert
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Days Hotel Mesa Country Club
2.5 of 5
Days Hotel Mesa Country Club
$49 - $98
Ranked #3 of 55 hotels in Mesa
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Courtyard by Marriott Phoenix Mesa
3.0 of 5
Courtyard by Marriott Phoenix Mesa
$71 - $157
Ranked #4 of 55 hotels in Mesa
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La Quinta Inn & Suites Phoenix Mesa West
2.5 of 5
La Quinta Inn & Suites Phoenix Mesa West
$64 - $107
Ranked #5 of 55 hotels in Mesa
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician
5.0 of 5
The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician
$265 - $901
Ranked #1 of 78 hotels in Scottsdale
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Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
5.0 of 5
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
$179 - $648
Ranked #3 of 78 hotels in Scottsdale
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Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5
Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa
$135 - $316
Ranked #6 of 27 hotels in Chandler
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