It’s no secret why the city of Mesquite attracts almost a million visitors a year. Combining a small-town atmosphere with an array of big-city attractions (like 24-hour gaming), Mesquite, Nev., has something for travelers of all types to enjoy.
Conestoga Golf Club is a must-play for traveling golfers visiting Mesquite. — Photo courtesy of Courtesy of Golf Mesquite NevadaLocated just 80 miles north of Las Vegas in the Virgin River Valley, Mesquite is a recreation lover’s dream. Boasting more than 300 days of sunshine a year, it’s the perfect place to reconnect with the great outdoors thanks to its close proximity to both Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks. It’s also just a short drive away from Nevada’s oldest and largest state park, Valley of Fire, known for its stunning rock formations and 3,000-year-old Indian petroglyphs. Feeling adventurous? Rent a RZR from Mesquite Extreme Powersports and see the beautiful desert landscape like never before.
Golfers also love Mesquite for its many championship golf courses–seven, to be exact. Each course offers its own unique playing experience around and through the canyons of Mesquite, like the Gary Panks-designed Conestoga Golf Club. The 18-hole, par-72 course features 51 strategically placed bunkers, sure to test the shot-making abilities of any player. Mesquite is also home to Golf Digest’s 2011 Fans’ Choice for Best Public Course in the Country: Wolf Creek Golf Club. With lush green fairways that wind through rugged desert terrain and elevated tee boxes that offer dramatic views of the 18-hole course, golfers are guaranteed a truly memorable experience–no matter what their score!
Guests of the Eureka Spa can enjoy their massage poolside in a cabana. — Photo courtesy of Courtesy of Eureka Casino ResortFor those who’d rather be pampered than play golf, Mesquite is the perfect place to rejuvenate. Treat yourself to an affordable service at The Spa & Salon at CasaBlanca, one of the area’s most soothing retreats located at the CasaBlanca Resort, then unwind in one of its heated outdoor mineral pools. For visitors who already hit the tees, the Eureka Spa at Eureka Casino Resort offers a Golfer’s Edge Sports Flex massage that combines Russian sports massage techniques with targeted stretching to relieve sore muscles and increase flexibility. Areas needing specific attention are wrapped in a cooling gel for immediate relief, so spa-goers are sure to be revived by the time the service is complete.
While you’re at one of Mesquite’s luxurious casino resorts, be sure to try one of the many mouth-watering restaurants found inside. From affordable 24-hour fare to fine dining, there’s sure to be something to satisfy every palate and pocketbook. Hungry for romance? Try Katherine’s inside the CasaBlanca Resort, serving a selection of savory USDA Prime steaks and delectable items prepared tableside.
Enjoy fine dining at its best at Katherine's inside the CasaBlanca Resort. — Photo courtesy of Courtesy of Mesquite GamingSome of the world’s best shows are also presented just a short drive away from Mesquite–and no, we’re not talking about the Vegas Strip. Mesquite is less than an hour away from the Tuachan Amphitheatre in Ivins, Utah, which is featuring such must-see productions as “Mary Poppins” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie” in 2013. Don’t feel like driving all the way back to Las Vegas after taking in a show? Not to worry; Mesquite boasts 1,763 hotel rooms, so it’s easy to spend the night. With all the area has to offer, though, who knows–your day trip might end up turning into a weekend getaway!