Disclosure: This is a post sponsored by Visit Mesa. It is a FANTASTIC deal for all of us in AZ and I was so excited they asked me to share it with you!
If you’re excited for a little getaway close to home, Visit Mesa has a phenomenal deal going on right now for Arizona residents. For stays now through December 30th you can enjoy a $100 gift card to spend on the Mesa activity of your choice and a $50 gift card to spend at the Mesa restaurant of your choice when you stay in any participating hotel for two nights. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing escape, a family fun weekend, or an adventure, this deal is incredible! You’ll book your hotel on your own for at least two nights (there are 53 hotels available to fit any budget, I saw one option for as low as $53/night) then head over here to sign up for the escape you’re looking for (click “book now” under the escape you want). With this form, you can request your $100 gift card for the activity of your choice and your $50 gift card for the restaurant of your choice. You’ll pick up your gift cards at the Mesa Visitors Center (they’re open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM by appointment). You must bring proof of Arizona residency and they will confirm your booking. This could be the perfect little vacation you need right now. There are so many options, there is something for everyone. This is definitely a win/win, a way for us to enjoy a much needed SAFE getaway while supporting local business!
I put together the places to stay, things to do, and spots to eat in Mesa that I’m most excited about.
Places to stay in Mesa:
Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch: “At Saguaro Lake Ranch, an Arizona guest ranch located by Saguaro Lake, on the banks of the Salt River, in the shadow of the majestic Bulldog Cliffs – life is simple. Sun-filled days, exciting adventures, idyllic star-lit nights and good company combine to create a vacation, destination wedding, or corporate event that will live long in the memory. Our 20 rustic cabins with panoramic views of a wilderness made famous by the writings of Zane Grey, and outdoor activities to suit everyone, make our property a true oasis in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert.” Head over here to check out some pretty incredible reviews on Trip Advisor. This is DEFINITELY on my list of places I’d love to visit.
Delta Hotels by Marriott: This is a Mesa hotel I’ve stayed at for a dance convention. My daughter and I had a great time. The beds are comfy, it’s close to restaurants, it has a nice pool and spa, and the people are friendly.
Also worth noting: “A multi-million dollar, full-scale renovation has just been completed on the Marriott Phoenix Mesa, located in the heart of Downtown Mesa, Arizona. The property officially rebranded and became Delta Hotels by Marriott Phoenix Mesa on October 3, 2018. The renovation included all 274 guestrooms and suites, flexible meeting space, lobby and common areas, as well as the property’s two dining venues Café Azul and AZ Brew.
Newly, refreshed interiors throughout all 274 guest rooms, corridors, lobby and common areas feature a color palette and textiles embracing the desert, its flora, fauna, skies, minerals, sunrises and sunsets. Guest rooms have been equipped with a new television entertainment package and high-speed internet upgrade.” Head over here to check out reviews on Trip Advisor.
Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West: This hotel is close to shopping, restaurants, and lots of fun activities. “The hotel’s 180 elegantly-appointed guest rooms, including 51 Junior Suites and 8 VIP suites each featuring plush furnishings, modern amenities, and thoughtful touches for both leisure and business travelers. Enjoy La Plancha Grill for dinner or Stats Sports Grill for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The hotel’s one-acre resort-style pool area has two swimming pools, two plunge pools, a hot tub, poolside services and modern fire and water features throughout. Make time for a workout in the state-of-the-art Sheraton Fitness center or to be pampered in the full-service salon.” Head over here to check out Trip Advisor reviews.
Things to do in Mesa:
Desert Belle Cruises: “Sit back and relax on this 90-minute narrated cruise where you’ll see towering canyon walls, dramatic desert vistas, and exotic Arizona wildlife. Listen as the captain describes the unique history of Saguaro Lake and the surrounding area. Don’t forget your camera and binoculars.” I went on this several years ago and had a great time!
The Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum: “Commemorative Air Force Airbase Arizona is dedicated to preserving the history of those who served in military aviation. Worthwhile exhibits and presentations are more than hardware or weapons — they are about the people who went in harm’s way or who rose to countless challenges behind the front lines or from the home front.” This is the #1 rated thing to do in Mesa on Trip Advisor, head over here to check out reviews from people who have been.
Cosmos Salon and Med Spa: If a day at the spa sounds fantastic, you may want to request your $100 gift card to Cosmos in Mesa. They offer hair and nail services, facials, peels, lash services, even Botox! It’s a beautiful salon located in a beautiful part of Mesa very close to Las Sendas.
Places to eat in Mesa:
Organ Stop Pizza: If you live in AZ and you’ve never been here, you’re missing out! The food is delicious and the music is truly incredible. “A rare find that is entertaining for all generations, Organ Stop is a must see, (and hear) experience. Featuring the largest Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ in the world, the master musicians play everything from Bach to rock while customers dine on delicious pizza, pasta, salad, soft drinks, beer, wine and delicious ice cream!”
The Original Blue Adobe Grill: They say this is “the place you hope to find in your travels.” Lucky for us it’s close by! “New Mexico cuisine with fresh ingredients, specialties include the Land of Enchantment combo with marinated tenderloin, pecan grilled chipotle shrimp, chicken enchilada and green chili potato, chicken verde, and shrimp rotelle.” Delicious!
Board & Batten: “Board & Batten prides itself on using the best ingredients possible when preparing our cuisine. Executive Chef Tony Snyder utlilizes fresh, locally grown produce and ingredients. ” The menu looks amazing, I can’t wait to try it out!
There are so many other great hotels, activities, and restaurants in Mesa that you can also choose.
“RULES & RESTRICTIONS
Escape to Mesa Vacation Packages are available to any Arizona resident that has a confirmed booking for a two-night or more stay in Mesa from September 1, 2020 to December 30, 2020 or while supplies last which may occur before this date. Hotel bookings must be for Mesa, Arizona hotels only; does not apply to vacation rentals or RV stays (ex: VRBO, AirBNB).
This offer is not valid for hotel stays that have previously been booked and/or reserved prior to Sept. 1. Incentive applies to new hotel bookings in Mesa only, reserved on or after September 1, 2020 and will only be available while supplies last. (Check-in must be verified by Visit Mesa staff)
HOW TO OBTAIN GIFT CARDS AFTER BOOKING HOTEL:
• Register your upcoming stay in Mesa online and make your gift card selection by clicking on one of the themed packages: Weekend Warrior, Family Fun and Relaxation Retreat.
• Visit Mesa Concierge staff will contact you up to 5 days prior to your arrival to confirm selections and estimated check-in time.
• If your arrival day is M-F, we recommend you check into your host hotel THEN proceed to the Mesa Visitors Center to claim your incentive gift card. Our visitors center is open M-F, 8 AM – 5 PM by appointment only. Please alert us when you plan to arrive to our office by calling 480-682-3666. Visit Mesa Concierge staff are required to confirm your hotel booking prior to releasing any gift cards.
• If your arrival day is outside of regular business hours, Visit Mesa Concierge staff will arrange to leave your gift cards/vouchers at your host hotel. The host hotel will only release gift cards AFTER you have checked in for you stay. Please work with Visit Mesa Concierge staff on additional details/arrangements.
• Check in at the Mesa Visitors Center (120 N. Center St, Mesa AZ 85201) during regular business hours (M-F, 8am-5pm)
~ Show Arizona Driver’s License or other form of Arizona ID (water bill, energy bill, etc.)
~ Show booking receipt or digital email confirmation
If the experience/restaurant you are seeking is not listed on VisitMesa.com, please inform Visit Mesa with your selection on your submission form. Gift cards/vouchers must be for Mesa, Arizona-based establishments only.
Gift cards cannot be for cash equivalent (ex: VISA, MC, AMEX). Offer is not transferable. Contact name listed on hotel reservation booking receipt must be the same contact on the Visit Mesa registration form; must show valid I.D. matching booking reservation to collect gift cards/vouchers applicable to the Escape to Mesa Vacation Packages campaign.”