Good zoos, shopping, not $$$
Traffic and travel distances are negative
Mesa is the perfect winter get away!
All personnel is always willing to help or improve the service. The bar at the lobby is comfortable,...more
$71 as of January 2013. This is a better choice than the Travelodge down the street, especially if...more
I joined Holiday Inn's club called priority club, and was put on the Priority Club floor. It...more
My grandparents took us to eat here on our first full night in Mesa. My sister and I, generally having different tastes in restaurants and entertainment than our grandparents, were skeptical to say the least. The place is a popular favorite of the large retiree population which winters in the area of Mesa, but it was for a good reason. The food was...more
If you are downtown and want a light lunch, Cucina di Vita is a pretty authentic Italian deli with nice sandwiches (panini), soups, salads, pasta and pizza. Friendly people too!Note though that VERY few places in the downtown/Main Street area seem open for dinner. Try the Buffalo Chicken Wrap!more
A bistro is a small dining restaurant decatur serving simple food and wine. A bistro can be French, Italian, American or Australian, offering simple, convenient fare at reasonable prices. A bistro may serve restaurant dining with wonderful decatur, gourmet, dine, breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner, with tasty, simple dishes such as sandwiches,...more
The pizza we had was just "okay" but not outstanding. This is a family type restaurant, and has a variety of choices, but most all are Italian flavor. Besides the pizzas, there are meatball and Italian sandwiches, and pastas. Prices ranges were $7-9 for most items. Our loaded pizza was $20, and most cost $15-20 range. We only had the pizza-and it...more
Il Vinaio is an elegant but still kinda casual retsaurant on Main Street. Probably the best dining option in this part of town for dinner (so I have heard). I had already eaten so I just stopped here to check out the wine. I liked my glass of Gagliardo Villa M Blanco Moscato D'Asti. They have a Gluten free menu for those with that dietary...more
Kirk's has a surprisingly extensive menu for a bar and grill. There are plenty of TVs for watching sporting events, and some very cute waitresses. Happy hour 4 PM to 7 PM Monday through Friday and all day Sunday. Good selection of bottled and draft beers and good Margaritas.Try the Range Style Chili. Casual.more
Monsterland is a very unique bar and grill that has been featured on numerous TV stations in Arizona and on the Food Channel. Entrance is gained through a dark, twisting hallway lined with posters from classic monster movies and with life-sized mannequins of the Mummy, Dracula, and Frankenstein's Monster. The dress code gets pretty wild on costume...more
First thing one will notice about Mesa Thrift is, how well structured the shop is, how neat, and well preserved its items are. All of the slightly used articles, clothes, pottery, furniture etc. etc. are just nice, neat, and cheap too. Found there a wonderful Texas mug. The store has much space, and its entry is easy accessible for customers with wheel chair. Comfortable parking spot right in front of the door. Salesladies were very friendly as American salesfolks are always very friendly.
Side by Side for miles, these community home residents and mobile home parks abound. They line up for miles on end, and prices range from generally $150,000-200,000 for homes, and $40,000-70,000 for mobile homes. There are about 200,000 residences in Mesa, and much retail to support the need. It appears that there are 20-30% mobile homes in...more
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Mesa, like the entire Valley of the Sun, has next-to-nothing in the way of mass transit. If you are going to visit, you must rent a car or befriend a retiree who has nothing to do all day but ferry you around (and there are plenty of those driving around in their late-model Buicks from October through May). Also, the whole city is very spread out...more
Beware of the snakes when walking around in the desert.There are many areas in the city and around the area that have desert landscapes for yards and for decorations. This is done to keep water usage down. However, this type of area also provides a perfect place for the desert animals to live.You WILL find snakes under rocks and in the bushes in...more
For those of us who live in Mesa it gets cold in the winter, but if your visiting bring summer clothes no matter what time of year it is. Me and my husbands first time out here was in late Nov. and we went swimming on Thanksgiving day!Now ofcourse it is too
cold, but not if you're visiting.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: The only downfall is the snakes and scorpians if your out hiking make sure you are prepared with a first aid kit and DO NOT GO ALONE OR LEAVE THE PATHS.
Photo Equipment: A ton load of film. People don't think there is much to see in the desert but TRUST ME IT IS VERY PICTURESQUE!
Falcon Field in Mesa, Arizona was the home of No4 British Flying Training School between 1941-1945 flying Stearmans and Harvards. see http://www.mesaaz.gov/falcon_field/pdf/praised.pdfAll that is left of those days is the swimming pool & BBQ, and a chimney breast which was part of the cadets lounge. A number of ex RAF pilots visit the airfield and...more
Camping and hiking among the giant saguaro cactii outside of Mesa, AZ. It's a cheap, fun, and romantic way to get in touch with nature after enjoying a Spring Training game.The sunsets are beautiful, campfires are allowed, shower facilities on-site - look out for pseudo-scorpions!more
Mesa has been designated a "Playful City USA" again by KaBOOM an organization dedicated to bringing play into kid's lives. Mesa is probably the most kid-friendly city in the valley. Make sure you don't miss the Arizona Museum for Youth in Mesa. It is a Fine Arts Museum designed for kids.more
This seemed like a "second thought for the city" The center is located about two blocks from corner of Main & Center streets, and in one the administrative buildings. We went there for information, but it seemed like the employees knew little about what is in the city, and more focused on city admin business. Or, in other words, they took visitors...more
Mesa is a very nice town that has more stores than any place I have been to in some time.It looks like there is one store for every two people in town.The city has done a very good job of using the local plants for decorating the roads and public areas and keeps the water use down. The sunsets seen while we were there were very nice.more