Located in the picturesque desert landscape of Virgin River Valley, Mesquite is a friendly destination with a small-town feel that offers sunshine and mild temperatures year-round, plus an assortment of exciting attractions and activities. There are fun shows and events, tranquil spas and incredible dining, all within close proximity to each other.

With so many things to do in Mesquite, Nevada, your trip is going to be fun filled from start to finish. Here is a helpful 2024 guide to Mesquite to consult when planning your getaway.

Things to Do Indoors

Mesquite is an extraordinary outdoors destination, but it’s just as easy to enjoy yourself indoors. There’s a lot to explore, including some truly interesting museums.

Unwind at the luxurious The Spa & Salon at CasaBlanca Resort-Casino-Golf-Spa, which offers themed treatments like the pedicure with a cranberry-orange fizzing foot soak. The full-service spa also offers wraps, scrubs, facials and massages.

The destination also offers several cultural experiences. There are even more interesting historical items from the area to explore – including the valley’s first slot machine – at the Virgin Valley Heritage Museum. There’s also the Donkey History Museum, dedicated to documenting the contributions of donkeys to the world. If you’re interested in art, you can peruse the works on display at the Mesquite Fine Arts Center and Gallery, which promotes art for all age groups and cultures.

And history enthusiasts will enjoy the collection of artifacts from the early Pueblo people in the Southwest at the Lost City Museum.

Two couples standing outside of the Lost City Museum in Mesquite.Lost City Museum

Searching for gaming fun? The casinos in Mesquite are just what you’re looking for. Check out Eureka Casino Resort, where you can play progressive tables, progressive slots, and even video-reel slot machines. The Virgin River Hotel/Casino/Bingo has it all, ranging from slots, table games, and betting at the race and sportsbook. Plus, it's the only casino in Mesquite with a bingo hall and with eight daily sessions, you’ll have plenty of chances at calling out “Bingo!” And with over 800 video poker and slot machines, you can spend a whole day at CasaBlanca Resort-Casino-Golf-Spa.

Things to Do Outdoors

Mesquite is a gorgeous destination, so taking time to be outdoors and enjoying the beautiful landscape is a fantastic way to experience the region. From championship golf courses to unique attractions, there’s a lot to explore.

Camel Safariis perfect for kids and animal lovers alike – expect to see a bundle of camels, porcupines, alpacas, llamas, sloths, tortoises and beautiful sand cats! Go from an animal park to an auto park at the Mesquite MX Park. The highly popular, off-road experience offers four different tracks and bleachers, a great vantage point to watch all the action commence on the courses.

Mesquite is nearby several state and national parks, all filled with fun outdoor activities (and breathtaking scenery, of course). Take in gorgeous views and the landscape of Valley of Fire State Park, located 45 miles from Mesquite, with its hidden canyons and unique rock formations. Nearby is the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, a popular spot for visitors as it’s home to the Hoover Dam, incredible wildlife and crystal-blue lakes.

Wakeboarding Lake MeadLake Mead National Recreation Area

Why not get the adrenaline pumping yourself? Take an epic leap from over two miles above Mesquite and enjoy the exhilarating experience with the expert staff at Skydive Mesquite. You can also take a joyride at Adventure Rentals, where you can either rent equipment to explore on your own or take a guided tour along designated routes and trails. Either way, you’ll be able to take in the expansive and picturesque landscape.

You can also hike and explore Gold Butte National Monument, a recent addition to America’s national monuments. Comprised of striking and rugged landscapes of chiseled red rock in a remote section of Nevada, it’s a great spot for both outdoor and photography enthusiasts.

Last but certainly not least are the eight championship golf courses in Mesquite, all cradled in the Virgin Mountain Foothills and within 10 minutes of most of the hotels and resorts. Enjoy the fresh air, take in panoramic views and get some exercise, too!

Where to Eat

Indulge in delicious dining in the destination, as it offers several lip-smacking culinary experiences. Whether you’re looking for a date-night feel or a fun and family-friendly atmosphere, Mesquite has you covered.

Katherine’s at CasaBlanca Resort-Casino-Golf-Spa features tableside presentations and a diverse menu that ranges from steaks to oysters and, when in season, freshly flown-in Florida stone crab. Gregory’s Mesquite Grill at Eureka Casino Resort is perfect for an intimate dinner. Its menu features steakhouse favorites and Italian dishes, and its two dining rooms have a welcoming and cozy atmosphere.

A couple enjoying a dinner and wine at Gregory’s Mesquite Grill inside Eureka Casino Resort.Gregory’s Mesquite Grill at Eureka Casino Resort

Looking for something more casual? Virgin River Caféat Virgin River Hotel/Casino/Bingo is open 24 hours with lots of menu options for breakfast, lunch, dinner or late-night snacks. There’s also Cinnamon Cafe at Mojave Edge, a quaint restaurant with an extensive menu. Whether it’s burgers or burritos, sandwiches or salads, it’s sure to have something that’ll hit the spot! 

Seeking a specific type of cuisine? D Thai Bistro serves traditional dishes – including soups, noodles and curries – and offers takeaway service (if you want to dine back in your hotel room). There’s also Los Lupes Mexican Restaurant, offering traditional dishes in a fun atmosphere. 

With safari tours offering up-close experiences with exotic animals, some of the best hiking in the country and fantastic resorts with all the amenities, Mesquite is a truly unique destination. Where else can you sky dive, hit the spa and play a round of golf in the same day? Planning a trip to the destination is easy – but this handy 2024 guide to Mesquite just made it easier! Be sure to check out all the deals before putting together your itinerary!