Mesa is in the East Valley suburb of Phoenix and is well located as a base for exploring this vibrant area of Arizona.
Mesa is a great city for those who enjoy walking. The surrounding area is ideal for exploring by car, bicycle, horseback or on foot. The city has excellent shopping malls and sports facilities for visitors to enjoy from their Mesa holiday rentals and golf is popular with several championship golf courses in the area. In the hot summer months the Golfland Sunsplash Waterpark is a great place to cool off with wave pools, chutes, tubes and rides along with three miniature golf courses. Visit some of the local museums such as the Air Force Wing Aircraft Museum at Falcon Fields, the Arizona Museum of Natural History and the Arizona Museum for Youth which was opened to inspire interest in the arts for children.
Highlights to visit from your Mesa holiday home are the archaeological sites of the Mesa Grande Ruins and Park of the Canals of the Hohokam people that lived in the area between 1100 and 1400 AD. The Archaeological Park is a fascinating place to visit and is a National Historic Landmark. Visit the Sonoran Desert in this “Valley of the Sun” and see the hardy cactus and reptiles that survive in this harsh landscape. Fort McDowell is an excellent attraction where you can experience your own Wild West adventure including cattle drives, kayaking the Verde River and Jeep tours. One scenic trip not to be missed from your Mesa holiday home is the historic Apache Trail through the Superstition Mountains and foothills of Tonto Natural Forest.
Holiday rentals in Mesa experience a warm sunny climate throughout the year with very little rainfall. Average temperatures in July and August reach over 100°F (38°C) while winter temperatures are a pleasant 67-77°F (19-25°C). The area rarely gets close to freezing in winter. The wettest months are January through March with just over one inch of rainfall, while early summer has almost zero rain.
The main airport serving holiday rentals in Mesa, Arizona is Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport which is 13 miles from the centre of Mesa. It is very easy to pick up a hire car from the airport or take a taxi or shuttle bus. Airlines serving this busy airport include British Airways, Iberia, JetBlue, Air Canada, American Airlines, Continental, Delta, United and US Airways, among others. It has direct flights from London Heathrow and most major airports in the USA and Canada.