In Mesa, Arizona ninety per cent of the year is sunny. If that doesn’t have your interest piqued, then read on to learn more about the 5 things to eat, see and do in Mesa, Arizona.
The best post-flight activity has to be a hot-stone massage – even if your flight was only three hours long. We suggest you go from the baggage claim straight to Fuchsia Spa and think of it as a must to get into vacation mode.
While your there, check out the row of pedicure chairs and get your toes ready to be in the nude, as Arizona is definitely flip-flop weather.
Spa Fuchsia (http://www.fuchsiaspa.com/)
Nurture your inner Andy Warhol and visit the Mesa Art Centre where they offer nearly every type of arts class imaginable under the Arizonian sun. For visitors, there are one-day sessions or multi-weekend options including printmaking, glassworks and even photography.
Also, with plenty of local and touring shows playing in their theatres, catch a curtain call to cap off your day.
Mesa Art Center (http://www.mesaartscenter.com)
Think of this 166-acre place urban community farming as the future where agriculture, community and residential living come together in a pretty awesome way. Agritopia produces over 100+ items organically, including 60+ fruits and vegetables, 16+ times of citrus, chicken, eggs, sheep, alpha alpha sprouts, and even cotton. And that’s just the start of it.
In addition to the rows of residential homes, restaurants, weekly farmer’s markets, and community garden, they have a 24-hour farm stand where you pick what you need and slip cash through a mail slot – all based on the good ‘ol honor system.
The farm also composts their own soil with scraps from the residents, coffee grinds from the restaurants and have natural fertilizers and grazers in the form of sheep and chickens. Visit for a farm tour and don’t forget to stop for at The Coffee Shop for a wickedly good cup of java and some local nosh.
Take the complication out of restaurant-hopping with a 1-buildling, 2-concept in Gilbert. For drinks and appies, start at Postino. Nosh on their signature bruschetta, and wash it down with a cold glass of Four Peak’s beer (a local favourite) while overlooking their grassy waiting area. For mains and more, walk on over to Joy Ride Taco House and sample their tasty Mexican fare best paired with an aquas frescas.
Joy Ride Taco House (http://www.joyridetacohouse.com)
It’s a whole new ballgame for the Chicago Cubs as they wind up for playing in their new state-of-the-art stadium. This brand new, 15,000 seat stadium mimics Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. Drop by next spring for a good American baseball with a southwestern inspired design including a 360 degree fan walkway, and strategic building that puts 80% of the stadium seating in the shade.