Located within the fascinating Arizona landscape, Mesa is a great getaway destination for travelers of any age and is very popular with adventure tourists who like to challenge themselves with the mountainous terrain and nature lovers who marvel at its undulating mountains, canyons and valleys. For culture lovers there are interactive museums and Old West Towns. Outdoor activities are plentiful, from hiking and views in the Superstition Mountains, cruising Saguaro and Canyon Lake or enjoying family fun at the Arizona Museum of Natural History or i.d.e.a museum or Rawhide Western Town and Desert Botanical Garden of Phoenix Zoo.
Arizona also offers a good range of restaurants offering a variety of local and international cuisines. Shopping is plentiful at the Superstition Springs Centre or Mesa Riverview, for those who enjoy retail therapy, while others can explore the outstanding golf facilities located in the area. If your family needs a little pampering then the Fuchsia Spa is the place to experience wellness treatments and relax and unwind. Adrenalin lovers will enjoy the aerial delights of a hot air balloon ride, or desert tour in an airplane or explore the area on mountain bike or horseback. Fishing, river rafting, tubing and other river activities are well represented in the area.
Mesa is generally warm and dry all year round but mid-summer can be very hot, making it very uncomfortable to be outdoors. The hottest months are July and August and most people are active early in the morning to avoid the heat. The coldest months are December and January but the weather is very good and many people choose this as a time to visit so the Christmas period is very busy. August is the wettest month, while April to June are quite dry. A visit from November to April is likely to be the most enjoyable.
Many people avoid the area during the hot months of July and August when it can be too hot for adventure activities, sports or comfortable hiking. Despite being summer, the area can be quieter during this time, so some agents and hotels may offer special deals for travelers around this time. Avoid the Christmas season as this is a peak time and rates will be higher and crowds plentiful.