Las Sendas is situated in the beautiful eastern Mesa section of Arizona, also known as the red mountain area. This area is accentuated by the dramatic peaks and rises of the superstition mountains, views of…
Great Day Trips for Mesa Residents and Visitors
Now that the weather is getting warmer, Mesa residents are venturing outside again to explore the beautiful desert landscape and to enjoy the first warm days of early spring. It is also the time of year when family and friends from more wintry states come to visit in order to escape ice and snow and enjoy the mild Arizona winter. Some visitors stay a few days and some maybe even a few days too long. No matter if you are planning on showing friends and family the sights of Arizona or are looking for a day to reboot while sending your guests off on their own, here are some great ideas for Mesa day trips :
Superstitious Mountains and Apache Trail:
If you enjoy breathtaking desert views without have to wander too far from Mesa and still want to make it to dinner on time, this is the perfect trip for you. The Apache Trail lets you wander in the footsteps of Native Americans and prospects alike. Beautiful scenery, desert views, and the feeling of the Wild West make this day trip a winner.
At Goldfield Ghost Town you can experience the spirit of the Wild West and even tour a mine. The Dolly Steamboat on Canyon Lake and the Tortilla Flat stagecoach stops will make you think of days gone by while eating the best and beefiest burgers around.
If you are looking for a fast and easy day trip while staying close to Mesa, this is a great way to go.
Prescott, Sedona and More
You will rack up roughly 300 miles on this day trip, but oh is it worth it. The beautiful City of Prescott located in the Ponderosa forest was established in 1863 and manages to combine a unique bohemian flair with its obvious wild west heritage. Here, you can sample some stiff drinks on Whiskey Row, walk the Courthouse Plaza or check out the site of the world’s oldest (who knew?) rodeo.
Then swing by the Red Rocks of Sedona. Sedona is famous not only for its red mountains, but also as an artist town and a location with intense spiritual properties. If you are taking this trip during the holidays, you might just get to see some snow as well.
On your way back to Mesa, stop by the legendary town of Jerome which is built into the side of Mingus Mountain, Montezuma Castle in the Verde Valley and Camp Verde where you can experience some archeological sites and immerse yourself in the local Arizona history. This trip will take all day (or maybe even overnight), but rest assured, there is a lot of fantastic food to be found along the way.
Did you know that Tucson was on the map long before Phoenix was? Founded in 1775 it is one of the oldest European settlements in Arizona.
Experience the Wild West at “Old Tucson Studios”, which continues to be a favorite for visitors of all ages and is proud to be one of the most popular locations for Wild West TV and movie productions with no end in sight.
But Tucson has more to offer than a bountiful history. The University of Arizona is world famous for its medical campus and astronomy. The Flandrau Planetarium is one of the best of its kind and offers evening star shows for aspiring astronomers.
Tucson, of course, features a multitude of fantastic places to eat and getting back to Mesa is a straight shot.
There are so many great day trips to take with Mesa as home base. Our real estate agents have experienced many themselves. If you are looking for things to do in and around East Mesa or are thinking about consulting a Las Sendas real estate agent, contact us today. The Coldwell Banker East Mesa Team will be happy to help