Mesa City -- located in Maricopa County, Arizona, some twenty miles east of Phoenix -- is bordered by Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, and Apache Junction. It is considered the third-largest city in the whole of Arizona, and recently became Arizona’s center of population, making Mesa among the most popular cities of Arizona and a great place to stay in a hostel.
Mesa was already a minor community or settlement long before the arrival of the Europeans to the United States. Unlike other areas, which were occupied by an assortment of Native American tribes, Mesa was a small community that was first populated by an unknown people, until they were later replaced by the Hohokam tribes, and later the Apache. It was not until the latter part of the nineteenth century that pioneering Mormon Daniel Webster Jones led an expedition, which later came to found Mesa’s earliest settler community, Lehi.
Nowadays, Mesa is a burgeoning city with innumerable sights and tourist destinations that pay homage to the city’s settler-history, while showcasing the best of modernity that it has to offer as well. If you ever find yourself in Mesa, you shouldn’t miss the historic sites and natural wonders the city has to offer. Mesa is an excellent place for would-be explorers, as it boasts the Mesa Grande Ruins and the Park of the Canals -- two of the most popular pre-settlement sights that Mesa has to offer.
For more modern but no less educational venues, Mesa has the Arizona Museum of Natural History, and the Mesa Historical Museum. If you’re looking for hotspots for entertainment, the Mesa Amphitheatre, the National Comedy Theatre, and Mesa Arts Center all make excellent places to find great, first-class entertainment without busting your budget. Further leisurely entertainment in the form of sports may be had; Mesa seems to have a propensity for golfers, as it boasts a number of wonderful golf courses such as the Las Sendas Golf Club, the Augusta Ranch Golf Club, Goldland Sunsplash, and the Longbow Golf Club. For non-golf related fun, you can also try taking a dip with Salt River Tubing or enjoy a rousing game at the HoHoKam Stadium or an amazing time at the Stratum Laser Tag arena. Mesa also abounds in excellent places to get some grub -- a number of eateries abound, serving some of the finest authentic cuisine this side of Arizona.
With Mesa being quite a popular spot for fun, booking Mesa hostels in advance is advised.
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