Located in the quaintly named Maricopa County, Mesa is a city in the state of Arizona and shares a border with the Salt River Pima- Maricopa Indian Community. With a population of over 400,000 inhabitants, Mesa is the third largest city in Arizona after Phoenix and Tucson, and is filled with museums, art work, hiking opportunities, and delicious food and drink.
You may be in the middle of the desert, but Mesa even has two rivers! So whether you enjoy the arid environment of the pioneers or the wetlands that led settlers here to pan for gold, there is something for everyone in this city. Let’s explore the 25 best things to do in Mesa:
1. Take in a game at Hohokam Stadium
If you are feeling in need of a little exercise but don’t want to go the whole hog then visit Hohokam Stadium, a baseball park capable of accommodating over 12,000 spectators at one time. The stadium is home to several local clubs and serves as a training ground and you can catch a game if you happen to be in town on game night. The ground is named after the Hohokam indigenous people who lived and worked on the land until the 15th Century.