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Book a Mesa vacation rental to experience one of Arizona's most thriving cities. iTrip Vacations Mesa manages rental homes in Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek and downtown San Tan.
Mesa and its surrounding cities sit east of Phoenix, and offer more than 330 days of sunshine per year. Their location near natural attractions, rivers, lakes and mountains makes it easy to plan outdoor adventures. Our guests enjoy kayaking, tubing, horseback riding, hot-air balloon rides, boating and playing golf. In addition, many exciting outdoor festivals – such as the annual ostrich festival in Chandler – entertain guests while they soak in some sun.
Baseball is also a favorite pastime in the greater Phoenix area. In Mesa, watch the Oakland As spring training at Hohokam Stadium, and Sloan Park hosts the Chicago Cubs spring training. Other outdoor attractions include Superstition Mountains, Apache Trail and Usery Mountain Regional Park.
For the best local experience, take a guided tour. Our Mesa vacation rentals provide easy access to multiple options. Sightseeing provides a memorable way to see the city while learning about the area's history and residents. Boat tours and rafting trips help visitors connect with nature. Then go on a 4x4 adventure or boat cruise via Dolly Steamboat. To unwind, stroll Rose Garden at Mesa Community College, home to 9,000 rose bushes and test gardens.
Families also feel at home here. Arizona Museum of Natural History is the only one of its kind in the greater Phoenix area. Plus, it has dinosaurs! Arizona Commemorative Airforce Museum caters to aviation fans with exhibits dating from pre-World War I to present time. In addition, families can't miss i.d.e.a Museum, Orange Patch, Golfland Sunsplash, Arizona Museum for Youth and Phoenix Zoo. They can also check out Gilbert Riparian Preserve for a fun nature walk or the Crayola Experience in Chandler.
Mesa's rich history and diverse population enable the area to bring art and culture to visitors. Mesa Arts Center houses four theaters for live performances, art galleries and art studios. Mesa Amphitheater welcomes music fans to outdoor concerts and festivals. MCC Performing Arts Center hosts greats in dance, music and theater. Those looking for late-night options should explore downtown Mesa, Chandler or Gilbert, which have bars, breweries, restaurants that host live music, and public art. Nearby communities also welcome guests to try their luck at casinos.
Shopping ranks as another popular activity. Retailers large and small fill the area selling everything from fashion and jewelry to locally made goodies and souvenirs. Superstition Springs Center and Mesa Riverview house dozens of stores and restaurants, or shop upscale brands at Village Square at Dana Park. Downtown's Main Street has boutiques and salons – perfect for pampering. Then browse Mesa Marketplace Swap Meet, which features some 1,600 vendors located on 55 acres. For fresh local produce and food, check out Gilbert Farmers Market in downtown Gilbert or visit the Olive Mill in Queen Creek to sample olive oils, vinegars and stuffed olives.
Mesa also has a thriving food scene. Organ Stop Pizza delights guests with a pipe organ while they eat Italian-inspired favorites. The area also has dinner theater options and restaurants focused on casual, international, Mexican-American, American traditional and farm-to-table options. For beer and wine, tour dozens of nearby breweries and vineyards.
If this isn't enough to keep everyone entertained, take a day-trip to nearby Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe. In Phoenix, find Musical Instrument Museum, Desert Botanical Garden, a large children's museum, mountain parks, sports and other family-friendly attractions. Scottsdale is best known for its golf courses and spas. However, our Mesa vacation rental guests also enjoy exploring Old Town Scottsdale, McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park and Butterfly Wonderland. In Tempe, popular attractions are Tempe Town Lake, Tempe Marketplace and Mill Avenue, which offers shopping along with restaurants, bars, and nightlife venues.
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Plan your Scottsdale vacation and enjoy luxury living in one of the top destinations in Arizona! iTrip Vacations has rentals in Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Paradise Valley and Cave Creek.
Located east of Phoenix, Scottsdale is best known for its natural landscape, golf and spa resorts, and exciting attractions. The city offers nearly 300 days of sunshine a year, providing warm weather for exploring all this destination offers vacationers.
Outdoor lovers flock to the area where guests can take ATV rides and desert tours, play golf, hike, sightsee and more. Many of these adventures explore the Sonoran desert, which covers large parts of Arizona and California. Top rated must-see spots include the McDowell Sonoran Preserve and Pinnacle Peak Park, both ideal for hiking and wildlife viewing. Other fun outdoor activities in Scottsdale include biking, horseback riding, rafting, tubing and extreme adventures.
When you book a Scottsdale vacation rental, your family has easy access to more than 25 stunning golf courses ranging in difficulty level, landscape and hazards. Area golf courses include well manicured public courses and luxury golf resorts with all the amenities of home. Popular courses include Topgolf Scottsdale at Riverwalk, Troon North Golf Club and TPC Scottsdale, an award-winning stadium course.
After a day on the greens, head to one of more than 50 spas in Scottsdale. With a focus on making you feel and look your best, areas spas cater to both singles and couples and feature both indoor and outdoor retreats. Visitors enjoy massages, skin treatments, alternative healing practices and relaxing pools, all waiting to provide comfort and a serene escape.
In addition, your Scottsdale vacation offers activities and sites for the whole family. One must-see area is downtown Scottsdale, home to museums, nightlife, restaurants, historic and modern attractions, and the Scottsdale Stadium. The downtown area also hosts several events that combine the Old West style with arts and culture showcasing the best of both worlds.
Those traveling with children also find plenty of things to do on their trip. Venture from your Scottsdale vacation rental to see the Butterfly Wonderland and OdySea Aquarium, two top family-friendly attractions in the area. Visitors also have access to escape games, mini-golf, theaters and sporting events. College and professional sports fans will love cheering on teams in baseball, basketball, football and soccer, to name a few.
Our guests enjoy choosing from hundreds of restaurants serving local cuisine, browsing art galleries, taking classes and tours, and shopping dozens of retailers. Area shopping hot spots include Fashion Square, Kierland Commons, Main Street Arts District and Scottsdale Quarter.
For added fun and entertainment, attend the dozens of exciting events throughout the year. From art walks and car shows to concerts and food festivals, there's always something to do in Scottsdale. Longtime favorites include Scottsdale Parada del Sol Parade, the Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale Art Festival and the Arabian Horse Show.
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