Packed with excitement, the Mesa area offers residents and visitors a multitude of educational, cultural, and outdoor activities.

Mesa offers easy access to the area’s most popular natural attractions including the Superstition Mountains, Apache Trail, Salt River, Usery Mountain Regional Park, and area lakes. There are endless opportunities to hike, paddleboard, waterski, camp, picnic, and even watch wild horses.

Did you know that Mesa was named one of the top 10 cities for bicyclists by Forbes magazine? With 40 miles of bike lanes, fantastic mountain biking trails on the Hawes Loop, scenic loops for road cycling, and the 35-acre Desert Trails Bike Park, Mesa is a great place to ride your bike.

Mesa is also a golfer’s paradise. With near perfect weather, golf can be enjoyed year round on golf courses designed by the best including Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Jack Nicklaus, and Pete Dye. With a variety of options from challenging desert golf to traditional links play, Mesa shines as one of the premier golf destinations in the Southwest.

The extensive list of Mesa golf courses includes the highly ranked Las Sendas Golf Club, Longbow Golf Club, Toka Sticks Golf Club, Augusta Ranch Golf Club, Superstition Springs Golf Club, Dobson Ranch Golf Course, and Painted Mountain Golf Resort to name a few.

Love baseball? Mesa is home to two Cactus League Teams: the Chicago Cubs and the Oakland A’s. Spring Training offers plenty of opportunities for baseball lovers to enjoy a spring game in Mesa’s two baseball stadiums. Arizona is also home to the Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB), Phoenix Cardinals (NFL), Arizona Coyotes (NHL), Phoenix Suns (NBA), Phoenix Mercury (WNBA) and Phoenix Rising (USL). 

Sports and outdoor activities are clearly important to Mesa residents and kids in Mesa have fantastic choices too. With an extensive Parks and Recreation department, award winning playgrounds, and a multitude of club sports teams, Mesa is a great place to be active at any age!

Looking for arts and culture? Mesa offers an array of museums, music venues, and festivals. Take in an award winning performance at the Mesa Arts Center, check out the dinosaurs and pan for gold at the Arizona Southwest Museum, bring your ride to Motorcycles on Main, or enjoy dinner on the lawn at Mesa Food Truck Fridays. Mesa offers something for everyone!