Visit Mesa, Arizona
Mesa, Arizona is a boundless destination surrounded by the natural Sonoran Desert beauty of Tonto National Forest and the communities of Apache Junction, and Queen Creek. This regional recreation playground boasts an assortment of lifestyle and leisure pursuits for visitors. Mesa is surrounded by the Tonto National Forest and Sonoran, but extra attractions make it the ultimate desert playground. From historical sites and beautiful rock formations on desert landscapes to countless outdoor leisure activities and the famous Fresh Foodie Trail, there is enough to warrant a visit by any ardent adventurer.
Mesa is the first-ever Autism Certified City in the world. The autism designation was launched by Visit Mesa, the leading regional destination marketing organization, to encourage businesses to participate in specialized autism training geared toward executives and front-facing hospitality and service staff to better recognize Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and service the needs of ASD travelers from the planning stages of a vacation to when they arrive in the destination, and throughout their stay. In total, almost 60 businesses and organizations in Mesa and the surrounding area completed autism certification training, and are now each deemed a Certified Autism Center by IBCCES, such as Jake’s Unlimited, AZ Goat Yoga, i.d.e.a. Museum, Arizona Museum of Natural History, Mesa Arts Center, Main St. Bar and Grill, and Escape Rooms Mesa.
Important Things to Know:
Passport Requirement: Yes
Visa Requirement: No. None required.
Best Time To Travel to This Destination: February to April or October to December.
This Destination is Best For: Family Adventure, Native History, Nature, Arts & Culture.
Is This a Family-Friendly Destination: Yes
Recommended Vaccinations: None required.