Visit Mesa launched the new Fresh Foodie Trail GeoTour with Geocaching HQ this week, offering up a fun, family-friendly socially distant activity in the destination. The new GeoTour is aimed at promoting the East Valley agritourism attractions that are popular experiences this time of year. The new tour will lead geocachers to the farm stops on the award-winning Fresh Foodie Trail and lucky treasure hunters can collect a series of limited-edition stickers along the way. Guests that find all 10 geocaches will earn a digital souvenir through Geocaching.com and also a Fresh Foodie Trail Recipe booklet and branded wooden spoon from Visit Mesa. Attractions participating in the tour include Steadfast Farms, Jalapeno Buck’s, True Garden Urban Farm, and other regional farms in the area.
Geocaching is a popular sport and an activity Visit Mesa is familiar with promoting to visitors. The organization launched their first GeoTour more than a year ago. That tour has more than 2,100 logs to date representing visitors from seven countries. Visit Mesa is still actively managing the Autism Certified City GeoTour, a collection of geocaches anchored at many of Mesa’s participating Certified Autism Centers and city parks. Both GeoTours can be searched on the free Geocaching.com App on any mobile device. Learn more at, www.VisitMesa.com/Geocaching.
December is also the last month for Arizona residents to book an Escape to Mesa vacation package featuring $150 in booking incentives. Visit Mesa launched the series of themed vacation packages earlier this year to encourage hotel stays in the city. The offer features a $150 incentive to guests that book a 2 or more-night stay in Mesa hotels and will be available for a limited time. Learn more at, www.EscapetoMesa.com, some restrictions apply.
Fresh Foodie Trail Geo Tour Stops:
1. Jalapeno Bucks BBQ
2. True Garden Urban Farm
3. Vertuccio Farm
4. Schnepf Farms
5. Queen Creek Olive Mill (2 geocaches)
7. Barnone at Agritopia
8. Steadfast Farms