Things to Do in Mesa
Mesa is a beautiful city with many exciting things to do. The city was originally founded by Mormon settlers from Utah more than 100 years ago and they quickly took to the area. It is now a vibrant city and one of the jewels in the city’s crown is the beautiful Mormon Temple, located right in the center of the Mesa.
One of the most exciting places in Mesa is Organ Stop Pizza. There is not another place in the United States quite like this! Organ Stop Pizza is home to the world’s largest Wurlitzer organ, hence the establishment’s name. Perhaps not astonishingly, there are only a handful of organists that exist in the entire United States that can even play the massive instrument which wraps itself around almost the entire building interior! Guests will enjoy patriotic songs and songs from movies, television and classic tunes from every generation. Right now, the hottest songs being requested are those from the massive hit Disney film, “Frozen.” Feel free to stop up at the organist’s rotating platform and put in your own special song request.
The City of Mesa is very close to the Superstition Mountains and Usery Mountain Regional Park, both of which offer gorgeous desert vistas and lots of hiking opportunities. The Museum of Natural History, the commemorative Air Force Museum and the i.d.e.a. Museum are engaging museums located in Downtown Mesa and appeal to just about every member of the family.
If it’s time to go do some shopping, Downtown Mesa offers many restaurants, boutique shops and other specialty stores. You can find everything from antiques, clothes and Arizona-themed gifts to home décor, movie memorabilia and art galleries. The Mesa Arts Center features plays, performances, musical groups and many other specialty acts year round. It is also a beautifully designed building and a popular spot for local photographers. So whether you spend all your time in Downtown Mesa or venture a little further out to the desert, you will be ensured a memorable trip to this fun and engaging city. Mesa is also very close to Sky Harbor International Airport and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, making it very convenient for regional and international travelers. For additional information on the city and a list of exciting events, visit www.mesa.com.