Mesa sits 20 miles east of Arizona's capital, Phoenix.
If you plan to visit Phoenix, set aside the time to visit the Taliesin West and the Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale.
Salt River Tubing is one of those places where you can enjoy the rush of water sports, learn some new tricks and workout all at the same time. If you'd like to check out this attraction but don't want a long and stressful commute, the Westgate Painted Mountain Golf Resort and Windemere Hotel and Conference Center are great options. See if you can find the flag at Alta Mesa Country Club. When you've finished exploring, the Super 8 Mesa/Phoenix Power and Main and Days Inn Mesa East are fantastic places to spend the night. They're both within easy reach of the attraction.
Mesa has a number of places to base yourself that will suit all kinds of budgets. Travelers who are looking for more economical accommodation, should check out the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Phoenix Mesa and Sleep Inn Mesa - Superstition Springs Center.
One of Mesa's nicer accommodations, is the delightful Arizona Golf Resort - Phoenix, Mesa.
Nothing can make your stomach rumble like a jam-packed day of exploring. Why not stop and refuel with a strong coffee and a snack at the Mesa pit-stop, East Valley Café? When you start feeling particularly peckish and need something a bit more substantial, pull up a chair at Little Caesars Pizza. J J Madisons is a cozy local hangout to enjoy a refreshing beer when the sun starts to go down.