Visit USA 2023 Travel Planner

16 BE INSPIRED Authentic Arizona From hiking and biking to calm waters and majestic mountains, every outdoor pursuit is on offer in Mesa. Visitors can take a journey on the legendary Apache Trail and experience Western heritage at a number of attractions along the historic route 88, including Tortilla Flat Saloon and Goldfield Ghost Town dating back to the 1880s. Head to the Salt River and observe wild horses in the riverbank. The native herd is often seen at sunrise and sunset, putting on a spectacular show for visitors of all ages. Kayaking and paddle boarding are popular activities for visitors as well. Locals love Mesa’s Nature Center located at Usery Mountain Regional Park. This is a muststop and visitors are able to select from daily programmes centered on desert education and entertainment. Flashlight walks, scorpion hunts, stargazing sessions and full-moon hikes are just some of the fun activities available. We hope you enjoy your time here and invite you to linger awhile. Discover fresh perspectives and flavors that await you, and let us be among the first to welcome you to The Modern Frontier. Karl May wrote about the grandeur of Arizona and all its mystery and magnetism. Visitors will discover western lifestyle at Saguaro Lake Ranch, where time stands still. The ranch is a collection of original 1920s cottages where guests gather for cowboy dinners and entertainment. Even more adventure can be found in Mesa! The city will be home soon to Revel Surf Park at Cannon Beach. Opening in Spring 2023, this new experience will offer real surfing waves in the desert as part of a two-acre lagoon. Mountain bikers can access the Hawes Trail System in Mesa, a 62-mile labyrinth of recreational trails that weaves visitors through the cactus-studded desert land. On any given day you’ll find hikers, bikers and horseback riders enjoying the trail system paths. Mesa shines as one of the state’s premier golf destinations and is home to more than 40 golf courses designed by the best including Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye. Courses feature breathtaking views set against beautiful mountains and blue skies. “Mountain bikers can access the Hawes Trail System, a 62-mile labyrinth of trails that weaves visitors through the cactusstudded desert land" Visit Mesa, Arizona Be inspired, visit VISITMESA.COM Surrounded by the Sonoran Desert, City Limitless is a region full of wild west history and heritage that is still celebrated today