I was very impressed with the bridal warehouse - mainly because they had tons of dresses in smaller sizes. I was able to find my wedding dress that fit me perfectly that only had to be adjusted for height. The girls here were so helpful and let me try on tons of dresses and didn't try and encourage me to buy right away. The price was very reasonable as well even including alterations. They have catalogs of every bridal item you would need and are happy to order for you.
PROS: Great selection, great prices, helpful staff
The oldest waterpark in Arizona but still very popular. They have it really organized with lots of lifeguards and other staff on hand. The wave pool is a blast but be careful of getting scraped on th bottom. It's worth renting a tube for the day for the rides and the wave pool. Also keep an eye out for coupons at local grocery stores!
PROS: Great wave pool and slides
CONS: Older facility
I attended this museum on one of their "free" nights and it was a good experience. They try and add some Arizona art history into the museum and have new exhibits and up and coming artists displayed. A little disappointing if you have been to other larger museums in the world but I think it's a good museum to get a taste and to just appreciate art.
PROS: New exhibits all of the time
CONS: Not very extensive
Crackerjax has just about everything you could want for a night of fun from mini-golf to batting cages. There is a wide range of ages attending but it makes it all the more fun. Prices are about the same as everywhere else but they do have some package deals that come in handy if you want to try a few different activities. Definitely do the mini-golf though!
PROS: Lots of choices
CONS: Can be crowded
I found this place while I was shopping and decided to try it out. It's a decent little nail place with the usual massage chairs and very clean. The prices were pretty average but I was really annoyed with the fact that almost none of the workers spoke English and sat conversing amongst themselves the whole time. I found it very rude and it made it difficult to explain what I wanted when no one could understand me.
PROS: Decent price
CONS: Unfriendly service
Scrapbook Barn has grown in the few years that I have gone to the store. Their new store is much larger and easier to use! There is a wide variety of supplies and they offer many scrapbooking classes. I like the card making class that they offer as well. Look for deals because it can be pricey!
PROS: Great classes
CONS: Pricey on some items
I love scrapbooking and was so excited to find Scrapbooks Etc. I really think it is the best scrapbooking place you could ever possibly find! The stafff is probably the most helpful of ANY store I have ever been to. They have tons of classes to help those that aren't as "crafty". The selection is very wide and they will order something if you can't find it (which is hard since they have so much). I love the store but it can get it expensive when you want to go so often!
PROS: Great selection, helpful staff
Golden's has to be the best gym value in Mesa. The price is outstanding! They have all the equipment that you could possibly need - not to mention trainers and a racquet club as well. It's worth investing in a membership here because even if you skip a day - you aren't paying an arm and a leg for the membership and don't have to feel guilty about it!
Curves is a circuit workout routine that is designed slowly for women. Everyone in the staff is so helpful and will design a workout program and eating program just for each individual. It doesn't matter what size you are - they will help. And the circuit routine is really easy to catch on to and you can find plenty of staff members to help out when you need it. I highly recommend this workout place for those women who want to get in shape but aren't ready for a "real gym".
This salon is tucked away in a strip mall off of Val Vista Dr. They have a waiting room that is closed off to where hair is being done and it is really nice to be able to sit there and relax for a few minutes before getting your hair done without the noise of people and hair dryers. I found all of the girls very friendly and welcoming and let a few of them do my hair for me. They also do a great job on waxing! They prices are very reasonable so that is another bonus.